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Open University Malaysia
Universiti Terbuka Malaysia

Logo of the Open University Malaysia
Motto Universiti Untuk Semua
Motto in English University for All
Established 2000
Type Private
Chancellor Tun Jeanne Abdullah
Vice-Chancellor Professor Tan Sri Dr Anuwar Ali
Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Colours Blue, and Silver
Corporate logo of the Open University Malaysia


About OUM

Open University Malaysia or OUM is the 7th Malaysian private university owned by the Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations (METEOR) Sdn. Bhd, a consortium of 11 public universities in Malaysia. It leverages on the quality, prestige and capabilities of its owners - a consortium of 11 Malaysian public universities.

Currently, the main campus is located at Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. In addition to this, there are 61 learning centres throughout Malaysia, out of which 10 are regional learning centres.

Initially opening its doors to 753 learners in 2001, OUM has over 79,000 students in 70 academic programmes in its eighth year of operations, a record of some sort. Through OUM, working adults can upgrade their knowledge and skills for the purpose of career progression, career transition or pursuing lifelong learning ambitions, all within the comfort of their homes.


Currently, the Vice-Chancellor of OUM is Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Anuwar Ali. The first Chancellor was the late YBhg Datin Seri Endon Mahmood (the wife of 5th Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Badawi) who was appointed on 16 December 2004. On 8 December 2007, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah was appointed as the new Chancellor of OUM. While, the Pro-Chancellor is YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim who is also the Executive Chairman of Arab-Malaysian Corporation Berhad.

e-Learning Methodology and Tools

  • Open Entry
Open Entry refers to non-restrictive entry requirements for a degree programme, applicable to adults who possess learning experience which can be assessed and matched against the learning outcomes of an academic course.
  • Blended Learning Methodology
1. Face to face learning
Tutorials were conducted where students have the opportunity to physically meet their tutors and discussed their subject and their assignment
2. e-Learning
Students are required to participate in an Online Forum using Learning Management System and discussed among each others and with their tutors and peers on their subject matters and on their assignment.
3. Self-managed learning module
Students do not have to come over for their tutorials but they still need to come for their tests. They learn by using participating in the Learning Management System and using their own modules.
4. m-Learning
The learning materials are designed in downloadable formats that can be accessed using a desktop or laptop computer. You could then opt to transfer these contents into your handphone to view them. All you need is a handphone equipped with the necessary features.

OUM has a strong network of learning centres nationwide. These learning centres are located at major cities and towns, from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak. OUM has 53 Learning Centres nationwide fully equipped with tutorial rooms, computer laboratories, library and Internet facilities.

  • Modules
Modules are used by the students, tutors and Subject Matter Expert (SME).The modules are written by academicians from both public and private universities in Malaysia.
The Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Sanusi Digital Library has more than 25,000 volumes of printed books in the main campus and learning centres nationwide. As for the digital collection, the online databases consist of more than 70,000 titles of e-books and 23,000 titles of e-journals. Other electronic collections include electronic theses, newspaper articles and legal acts.
  • iRadio
Malaysia's first Internet radio station to base its programmes on modules offered by a university, iRadio OUM has grown leaps and bounds ever since its inception in April 2007. Boasting a variety of shows mainly aimed to add value to OUM learners' open and distance education, iRadio is the creativity link, bridging education and information with entertainment in hopes to provide an alternative outlet for those looking for both entertainment and education in the worldwide web.
  • OUM Today
OUM Today is a monthly digital magazine of the univesity.

Accreditation of Programmes by OUM

The following programmes have been fully accredited by Malaysian LAN and JPA

  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours
  • Bachelor of Information Technology & Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Multimedia Communication with Honours
  • Bachelor of Education (Civil Engineering) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Education (Mechanical Engineering) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Education (Electrical Engineering) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Education (TESL) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Education (Science) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Education (Mathematics) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mathematics with Information Technology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Arabic Language) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Chinese Language) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Malay Language) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Tamil Language) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Islamic Education) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Physical Education) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Special Education) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Music Education) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Social Studies) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Pre-School Education) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Teachership (Visual Art Education) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Technology Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mathematics and Management with Honours
  • Master of Science (Engineering)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Environmental Science (Integrated Water Resources Management)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Multimedia Communication


This is an examination conducted to measure the competency level of IT professionals in Malaysia. It is equivalent to Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination (JITEC). Many Japanese companies use JITEC as a standard on skill development and objective level evaluation of IT Engineers. In Malaysia, METEOR was given the responsibility to implement MITPE. The MITPE are administered by the Malaysian Examination Council.
A certification, which certifies that the holder has knowledge of the essential concepts of Information Technology (IT) and is able to use a personal computer and common computer applications at a recognized level of competence. In practice the ICDL certificate indicates that the holder has passed one theoretical and six practice-based tests which assesses the holder’s competence in using a personal computer and working with common computer applications, and also their knowledge in IT.
ICDL became an approved training programme under the Human Resource Development Fund’s (HRDF) PROLUS scheme. Employers may send their staff to attend the training and submit their claims to HRDF after the completion of the course.
This course is designed to give students exposure to the structure and functions of the English language in a communicative context. It is also designed to assist the students to be competent in English. This course incorporates the grammar awareness approach, which enables students to work out grammar rules for themselves.
For more information, please visit the website.


  • Faculty of Business & ICFAI
  • Faculty of Education & Languages
  • Faculty of Applied and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Information Technology & Multimedia Communication
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Centre for Graduate Studies
  • Institute of Professional Development
  • Centre of Assessment for Prior Learning
Offers courses that will contribute to the expansion of one’s knowledge and help equip graduates with the necessary learning skills as provide functional skills for today’s working world.

Academic Support Centre

OUM Student Portals

OUM Club is a virtual OUM student club run by a few OUM students. Its membership are open to any OUM students and staffs. It is also contains lots of tips and information for current OUM students.

Foreign Students

OUM foreign students came from Canada, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bahrain, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen.


(You will need to have Google Earth Software)

  • OUM main office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (nearby The Mall, KL)
Download the KML file here
Latitude: 3° 9'37.68"N
Longitude: 101°41'26.38"E


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