Southern University College

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Southern University College
Nánfāng Dàxué Xuéyuàn
Motto Self-Renewal, Virtue, Nature
自强不息, 厚德载物
Established 1990
Type Private
President Dr. Thock Kiah Wah[1]
Location Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Colours Blue and Red

Southern University College (also known as Southern UC) is the first non-profit higher education institute and private university college in Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. It was previously known as Southern College, established in 1990.


The establishment of the Southern UC was to provide an educational channel at home for high school graduates when they were unable to further studies in foreign countries. Foon Yew Advanced Studies Programme was setting up in 1975, where later on the Foon Yew Board of Directors made application to the Ministry of Education for setting up Foon Yew College on the foundation of this programme. With the persistence and efforts of the Chinese community, Southern College was finally approved by the Ministry of Education and established in 1990. Through twenty-two years of management and efforts, the Ministry of Higher Education has finally approved Southern College to upgrade to Southern University College on 19 June 2012.[2]

Southern University College is located at Skudai area, Johor Bahru Malaysia, which is within the Iskandar Malaysia Economic Zone. The campus is about 25 acres, donated by the philanthropist Mr. Seow Wan Heong. Following the development of Iskandar Malaysia Economic Zone, Southern UC will be one of the important educational institutes of Malaysia, and slowly develop as an international educational institute.

Faculties and departments[edit]

Faculty of Business & Management[edit]

  • Diploma In Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in International Business
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma In Logistic Management
  • Diploma in Financial Analysis
  • 3+0 Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Accounting & Finance - In collaboration with University of Wales, UK
  • 3+0 Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Business Management - In collaboration with Teesside University, UK

Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science
    • Diploma in Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Software Engineering
    • 3+0 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing - In collaboration with Teesside University, UK
  • Department of Electrical & Electronic
    • Diploma in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Chinese Studies
    • Diploma in Chinese Studies
    • Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Chinese Studies
  • Department of English
    • Diploma in English
    • Bachelor of Art (Hons) in English (TESL)
  • Department of Malay
    • Diploma in Malay Studies
    • Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Malay Studies
  • Department of Journalism and Communication Studies
    • Diploma in Journalism
    • Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Mass Communication)

Faculty of Art & Design[edit]

  • Diploma in Industrial Design
  • Diploma in Advertising Design

Faculty of Chinese Medicine[edit]

Faculty of Education[edit]

School of Foundation & Studies[edit]

  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Certificate in Computing
  • Foundation in Business
  • Foundation in Computing
  • Foundation in Arts
  • Foundation in Science
  • Foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine

School of Tourism Hospitality[edit]

School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE)[4][edit]

  • Executive Diploma in Business Administration
  • Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Executive Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Executive Diploma in Logistics Management
  • Top-up Degree - In collaboration with University of Glamorgan, UK
  • Life Long Learning Programme
  • Corporate Training Programs


  • Southern Traditional Chinese Medical Centre
  • Centre for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
  • Modern Language Centre
  • General Studies Centre

Rankings and awards[edit]

Southern University College was awarded 4-star (Very good) rating for the overall college-based category in MyQUEST 2010/2011. [5]


  1. ^ "President's Message". Southern University College. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "History". Southern University College. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sim Mow Yu Chinese Education and Teacher Training Centre". Southern University College. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE)". Southern University College. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "MyQUEST 2010/2011". Ministry of Higher Education(MOHE). Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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