All WOU programmes are approved and accredited by the Ministry
of Education (MOE) and the Malaysian Qualifications
The following programmes have received full accreditation from
MQA and are recognised by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA):
Bachelor of Business in Management (Hons)
Bachelor of Business in Sales and Marketing (Hons)
Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance (Hons)
Bachelor of Business in Business Information Systems
Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Hons)
Bachelor of Business in Logistics and Supply Chain
Bachelor of Technology in Computer System and Networks
Bachelor of Technology in Computing and Intelligent
Bachelor of Technology in Electronic Commerce (Hons)
Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication
Bachelor of Technology in Electronics (Hons)
Commonwealth Executive Master in Business Administration
Commonwealth Executive Master in Public Administration
FAQs on MQA’s approval and accreditation process
What are the functions of MOE and MQA in the
education landscape in Malaysia?
The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA) are two governmental bodies
which regulate, monitor and oversee the quality assurance
practices and accreditation of all the academic programmes
for both the private and public institutions of higher
Why should I choose programmes that are
approved/accredited by them?
This is mainly to ensure that students’ qualifications are
granted by MOE-approved institutions and are properly
recognised in Malaysia; without this, many companies may not
consider the qualifications valid.
Are WOU’s programmes approved by MOE and MQA?
Yes, all of WOU’s programmes are passaged through MOE and
MQA, first for approval to conduct and then accreditation
before the graduation of the first batch of students.
How do I know that WOU’s programmes are approved by
In Malaysia, all institutions of higher learning must obtain
approval from MOE to run the respective academic programmes
and must be provisionally accredited by MQA before these can
be offered to students. For verification of the approved
programmes please refer to the MOE website (www.jpt.mohe.gov.my)
What is the internal quality assurance process
involved in the development of new programmes at WOU?
When WOU develops new programmes, an Advisory Peer Group
(APG) consisting of external academic and industry experts
will be consulted. The curriculum structure will then be
sent through the School Board, Senate and Board of Governors
(previously known as Council) for deliberation and
approval before submitting the relevant documents to MQA for
What is the process involved for MQA provisional
Before the first batch of students of a new programme enters
their last semester of studies, WOU will submit the relevant
documents to MQA for full accreditation exercise:
WOU submits MQA-02 documents for the full accreditation
MQA submits report to WOU with proposals for
MQA FULL ACCREDITATION IS GRANTED!
MQA then will forward recommendation to JPA for JPA
recognition of WOU programmes.
At the MQA Accreditation Board Meeting, WOU provides the
Finally, the MQA Accreditation Panel of Assessors (POA)
conducts a site visit.
How can I be sure that the qualification I am
pursuing is approved/provisionally accredited/fully
accredited by MQA?
If provisionally accredited:
•The MOE code accompanying the name of each programme
indicates that this has been approved by MOE.
• Students can also call MQA at 03-79687002 for
If fully accredited:
• Students can look up the programme up on the Malaysian
Qualifications Register (MQR) at
http://www.mqa.gov.my/mqr/carianakr.cfm. Just search for
“Universiti Terbuka Wawasan”.
How about whether the qualification is recognised by
Students can look up the programme up at JPA's Qualification
Accreditation search engine at
Just search for “Universiti Terbuka Wawasan” under the
The programme I am looking for is not listed in the
Malaysian Qualifications Registry (MQR) or on the JPA
website? What does this mean?
This just means that the programme has yet to complete its
full cycle and it is at the stage of provisional
accreditation. Only programmes that have been awarded full
accreditation status will be recognised by JPA.