New Era University College

New Era University College or New Era UC is an established private education institution in Malaysia with a strong focus on the Chinese education market.

Introduction to New Era UC

This establishment was set up in 1988 which was the result of many years of efforts and hard work of the Chinese community in the country. Then, it started out at New Era College and was not until 2016 that it was upgraded by the Ministry of Education to UC (University College) status. Since then, the UC has not looked back but has grown by leaps and bounds to become one of the stronger private UCs in the market today.

Faculties in New Era UC

To date, New Era UC runs 3 faculties which are:

  1. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  2. Faculty of Media and Creative Arts
  3. Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Among these 3 faculties, they will have 10 other sub-departments which offer courses running from pre-university, undergraduate to postgraduate levels. The areas of specialization under these faculties include:

  • Chinese Language & Literature
  • Education
  • Guidance & Counselling Psychology
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Drama & Visuals
  • Media Studies

In the market, New Era UC is very popular for its courses in Chinese Language and Southeast Asian Studies while the business courses have been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years as well. To add value to the UC, the Tan Lark Sye Institute was established in 2015. This was done to complement the current research in Chinese education thereby stamping a stronger ground in the market that New Era has been so known for. To date, it has about 8,000 students enrolled in its various courses. Based in Kajang, it must be noted that New Era UC is a non-profit organization with a strong focus in offering high-quality education to its students. Among the facilities offered by New Era UC include:

  • Being an LCCI Registered Training Centres
  • A Cisco Networking Academy where students are able to gain the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certifications

Below are courses offered under the various Faculties.

Faculty of Business & Information Technology

The Faculty of Business and Information Technology is made up of 3 departments that offer various programmes and courses through either one of the departments.

  • Department of Business Studies
  • Department of Finance & Accounting
  • Department of Computer Science & Information Technology

The courses that are offered within these departments include those in accounting, marketing, electronic commerce, business administration as well as many areas of Information Technology including Web Design, Software Engineering as well as in highly-technical disciplines like computer networking.

  • Foundation in Business
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Web Development Technology
  • Diploma in E-Commerce
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Finance and Accounting
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Network Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing (Honours)

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at New Era UC meanwhile provides courses in the respective levels under specializations that are taught at the following departments:

  • Department of Chinese Language & Literature
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Guidance & Counselling Psychology

The courses that are offered to students in this faculty include some of the most popular ones that New Era UC has been known for.

  • Foundation in Chinese Communication
  • Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language & Literature
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling and Psychology

Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts has courses provided at all tertiary education levels through the 3 departments at the UC which are as below. Students who are interested in the mass communications, visual arts and performance arts would surely enjoy studying in these areas.

  • Department of Art & Design
  • Department of Drama & Visuals
  • Department of Media Studies

Meanwhile, students can choose between the many courses offered under this faculty which are:

  • Foundation in Art and Design
  • Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Fashion & Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Communication
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)

Other courses offered

Besides the pre-university and undergraduate courses at New Era UC, students are able to enroll into postgraduate programmes and other professional ones too which include:

  • PhD in ASEAN Studies (Research)
  • PhD in Chinese Studies (Research)
  • Master of Arts (ASEAN Studies) (Research)
  • Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) (Research)
  • College English Programme


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