Southern University College

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Southern University College
Kolej Universiti Selatan
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Former names
Southern College (1990–2012)
Motto Self-Renewal, Virtue, Nature
自强不息, 厚德载物
Type Private
Established 1990
President Dr. Thock Kiah Wah[1]
Location Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Colours Blue and Red
Affiliations MAPCU

Southern University College (Malay: Kolej Universiti Selatan) is a non-profit, private university college in Malaysia. It is the first non-profit higher education institute and private university college in Skudai, Johor. 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
  • Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Electrical & Electronic
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Department of Chinese
    • Department of English
    • Department of Malay
    • Department of Journalism and Communication Studies
    • Department of Education
  • Faculty of Art & Design
  • Faculty of Chinese Medicine
    • Department of Chinese Medicine]
  • School of Foundation & Studies
  • School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE)


  • Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR)
  • Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture (RICEC)
  • Sim Mow Yu Chinese Education and Teacher Training Centre (SMYCE)
  • Southern Traditional Chinese Medical Centre
  • Excellent Teaching and Learning Centre (ETLC)
  • International Education And Exchange Centre
  • Incubation & Career Centre (EICC)
  • 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. [3]


  1. ^ "President's Message". Southern University College. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "History". Southern University College. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "MyQUEST 2010/2011" (PDF). Ministry of Higher Education(MOHE). Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°31′59″N 103°40′47″E / 1.533161°N 103.679852°E / 1.533161; 103.679852