University of Nottingham Malaysia


The University of Nottingham Malaysia is considered one of the top private and foreign universities in the country. Established back in the year 2000, it comes with a strong reputation through being a branch campus of the UK based institute of higher learning.

What is the University of Nottingham Malaysia known for?

There are currently nearly 5,000 students enrolled in various programmes at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Among them, more than three-quarters of the students are in the undergraduate programmes while the rest are in postgraduate courses and in further education levels. Its campus is located in Semenyih in Selangor. The University of Nottingham Malaysia is very well known for its engineering degrees while it has stamped its mark as one of the leading research universities not only within the country but across the region as well.

The reputation of University of Nottingham Malaysia

Being a foreign university, this establishment is self-accredited where it has garnered some of the top awards in the education sector. As such, its reputation and brand name resonate very well among students, parents and the market at large. Among them include being ranked ‘Excellent’ by the Ministry of Higher Education. This is equivalent to Tier 5 of a 1 to 6 scale. Besides Malaysia, the university has another branch operating in China. Owned by Boustead Holdings Bhd, a subsidiary of LTAT or Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (Armed Forces Fund Board), YTL Corporation Berhad and the University of Nottingham and the Alumni Association, this university has a strong reputation for being stable, quality learning and student experience. Its purpose-built campus in Semenyih comes with sports facilities, a swimming pool as well as a myriad of other state-of-the-art faculties.

The Biotechnology Research Centre

The University of Nottingham Malaysia is home to the state-of-the-art Biotechnology Research Center, a facility that provides research and development resources for the biotechnology sector. This emphasizes mainly in palm oil crop which has been an ongoing initiative by the Malaysian government for a long time now. The center offers spaces that can be used for research as well as for teaching of students specializing in biotechnology from the University.

Schools within the University of Nottingham Malaysia

Within the University, several schools operate that offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students in their respective fields. Similar areas are categorized together for more efficient utilizing of resources and to ensure that all facilities are used effectively. These units are divided among their fields which are as below:

Arts and Social Sciences

The non-science courses are offered under this unit. This includes the offering of business courses under the Nottingham University Business School. The Centre for English Language and Foundation Education (CELFE) offers courses in languages and related areas while this also includes the Division of Organisational and Applied Psychology and Nottingham School of Economics. Other branches here include:

  • Education
  • English
  • General Studies Department
  • Media, Languages and Cultures
  • Politics, History and International Relations

Courses offered here are:

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Management
  • BA (Hons)TESOL in Education
  • BEd (Hons)TESOL in Education
  • MSc Business and Management
  • BSc (Hons)Business Economics and Finance
  • BSc (Hons)Business Economics and Management
  • BSc (Hons)Economics and International Economics
  • BSc (Hons)Economics
  • BA (Hons)English Language and Literature
  • BA (Hons)English with Creative Writing
  • BSc (Hons)Finance, Accounting and Management
  • BSc (Hons)International Business Management
  • BA (Hons)International Communication Studies
  • BA (Hons)International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature
  • BA (Hons)International Communication Studies with Film and Television Studies
  • BA (Hons)International Relations
  • BA (Hons)International Relations with French
  • BA (Hons)International Relations with Spanish
  • BSc (Hons)Management
  • MA Management
  • PGCert Educational Leadership and Management
  • PGDip Educational Leadership and Management
  • English Language and Literature MA
  • English with Creative Writing MA
  • MSc Finance and Investment
  • MSc International Development Management
  • MA International Relations
  • MSc Management Psychology
  • MBA Master of Business Administration Finance
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MA Media, Communications and Culture
  • MSc Occupational Health and Safety Leadership
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (International)
  • MSc Professional Accountancy


The Engineering field is one of the flagship areas of the University. Within this school, there are several areas and specializations which are:

  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences

Below is the list of courses offered:

  • BEng/MEng (Hons)Chemical Engineering
  • BEng/MEng (Hons)Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering
  • BEng/MEng (Hons)Civil Engineering
  • BEng/MEng (Hons)Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BSc (Hons)Mathematics and Management
  • BEng/MEng (Hons)Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng/MEng (Hons)Mechatronic Engineering
  • MSc Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering
  • MSc Environmental Engineering
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering

Science and Related Fields

In the science courses, students are able to venture into various specializations that cover the following segments and areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biosciences
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental and Geographical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

Courses offered under this category of schools include:

  • BSc (Hons)Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons)Biotechnology
  • BSc (Hons)Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons)Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc (Hons)Environmental Science
  • BSc (Hons)Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons)Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences
  • MPharm (Hons)Pharmacy
  • BSc (Hons)Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • BSc (Hons)Psychology
  • BSc (Hons)Software Engineering
  • MSc Computer Science

Pre-University studies

This is where students can enroll in foundation courses that give them the fundamental knowledge of their specific fields of study to prep them for the more advanced levels of study later. Foundation courses at the University of Nottingham Malaysia include:

  • Foundation in Arts and Education
  • Foundation in Business and Management
  • Foundation in Engineering
  • Foundation in Science


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