Governance and Policy

Governance and Policy

General Guidelines and Regulations

National Education Code Manual (NEC)

National Education Code Manual (NEC) serves to provide a coding system of education programmes and training that will support the accurate tracking assessment and reporting of fields of study and programmes registrations and completions in Malaysia. 

National Education Code Manual (NEC)

Code of Practice (COP)

Code of practice is a guideline for all the stakeholders about the nine quality assurance evaluation areas for quality assurance purposes. The code of practice document is compulsory to be complied with, in conducting higher education programmes. Following is the list of code of practice documents.

Code of Practice (COP)                                                  Document  
Institutional Audit (COPIA)
Programme Accreditation (COPPA) 
COPPA Edition 2
Open and Distance Learning (COPPA-ODL)
5.Open and Distance Learning (COPPA-ODL) 2nd Edition                  COPPA-ODL 2nd Edition


Standards document sets general guideline of certain qualification level based on the Malaysian Qualifications Framework. Standards is compulsory to be complied by the higher education providers in conducting higher education programmes.

No.  StandardsDocument
1.Executive DiplomaStandard - Executive Diploma
2.FoundationStandard - Foundation
3.Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma                Standard - Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma
4.Masters and Doctoral DegreeStandard - Masters and Doctoral Degree
Masters and Doctoral Degree (2021 vs 2013)Standard Master Doctoral Degree - 2021 vs 2013

Programme/Discipline Standards

Programme standards is developed as a guideline to the stakeholders to assist the development of programmes in a particular field of study, which covers all the education levels: from certificate to doctoral degree.

This document outlines sets of characteristics that describe and represent the minimum levels of acceptable practices that cover all the nine quality assurance areas: programme aims and learning outcomes; curriculum design and delivery; assessment of student learning; student selection; academic staff; educational resources; programme monitoring and review; leadership, governance and administration; and continual quality improvement. The programme standards is developed by panel members in consultation with various public and private higher education providers (HEPs), relevant government and statutory agencies, professional bodies, related industries and students. The programme standards is compulsory to be complied with, in conducting the respective programmes.

No.  Programme standards                                                   Document
1.AccountingPS Accounting
2.Art and DesignPS Arts and Design
3.BiotechnologyPS Biotechnology 2nd Edition
4.Building SurveyingPS Building Surveying
5.Business StudiesPS Business Studies
6.ComputingPS Computing
7.Computing (Addendum)PS Computing _ Addendum for Computing
8.Creative MultimediaPS Creative Multimedia
9.Dental SpecialtiesPS Dental Specialties
10.Diploma In Dental Surgery AssistancePS Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance
11.Early Childhood EducationPS Early Childhood Education
12.EducationPS Education
13.Engineering and Engineering TechnologyPS Engineering and Engineering Technology
14.FinancePS Finance
15.Halal StudiesPS Halal Studies
16.Hospitality and TourismPS Hospitality and Tourism (2nd Edition) June 2019
17.Information SciencePS Information Science
18.Islamic StudiesPS Islamic Studies
19.LanguagePS Language
20.Law and Shariah LawPS Law and Shariah Law
21.Media and Communication StudiesPS Media and Communication Studies
22.Medical and Health SciencesPS Medical and Health Sciences
23.Muamalat and Islamic FinancePS Muamalat and Islamic Finance 2nd Edition
24.Performing ArtsPS Performing Arts
25.PharmacyPS Pharmacy
26.PsychologyPS Psychology
27.Traditional and Complementary MedicinePS Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Guidelines to Good Practices

Guidelines to good practices is a compilation of good practices by the higher education providers (HEPs) that aim to provide guideline to the stakeholders about the nine quality assurance evaluation criteria. HEPs are encouraged to adhere to the recommended good practices.

Guidelines to Good Practices Document
1.Academic StaffGGP: Academic Staff
2.Academic Staff WorkloadsGuidelines Beban Staf Akademik

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)  (compulsory to be complied with by the HEPs)GGP: APEL


Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit Award for Credit Award [APEL(C)]GGP: APEL for Credit Award (APEL C)

5.Assessment of StudentGGP: Assessment of Students
6.Credit Transfer for MOOCGGP: MOOC
7.Curriculum Design and DeliveryGGP: Curriculum Design and Delivery

Monitoring, Reviewing and Continually Improving Institutional Quality (MR-CIIQ)
GGP: Monitoring , Reviewing and Continually Improving Instituional Quality

9.Malaysian Qualification StatementGuidelines Malaysian Qualification Statement

Guidelines on Terms Used for External Examiner, External Advisor and Advisory Board

Guidelines Istilah Pemeriksa Luar, Penasihat Luar, Lembaga Penasihat

11.Work-Based LearningGGP: Work- Based Learning
12.Malaysian Qualifications FrameworkUpdated MQF Edition 2

Garis Panduan Pembangunan Program Akademik Universiti Awam (GPPA) Edisi KeduaGaris Panduan Pembangunan Program Akademik Universiti Awam (GPPA) Edisi Kedua

Kerangka dan Elemen Kurikulum Tersedia Masa Hadapan (Future Ready Curriculum)

Lampiran 1 Kerangka dan Elemen Kurikulum Tersedia Masa Hadapan (Future Ready Curriculum) Pogram Akademik Universiti Awam (UA)

Garis Panduan Pembangunan Program Akademik Universiti Awam Edisi KeduaGaris Panduan Pembangunan Program Akademik Universiti Awam Edisi Kedua
16.Guidlines to Good Practices: Micro-CredentialsGGP: Micro-credentials (July 2020)

Garis Panduan Penamaan Program Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia (Guidelines on Nomenclature of Malaysian Higher Education Programme)Garis Panduan Penamaan Program Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia

Self-Accreditation related documents

Submission document templates

Document Title                                                                Download
1. Read Me FirstRead Me
2. IIUM MQA-01 (Others)New template - MQA-01 (Others) last updated 15 Jan. 2020
3. IIUM MQA-02 (Others)New template - MQA-02 (Others) last updated 15 Jan. 2020
4. IIUM MQA-01 (Research only)New template MQA-01 (Research only) last updated 15 Jan. 2020
5. IIUM MQA-02 (Research only)New template MQA-02 (Research only) last updated 15 Jan. 2020
6. Appendix A Appendix A (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
7. Appendix B - Table 3Appendix B (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
8. Appendix C - Table 4Appendix C (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
9. Appendix D - Table 5Appendix D (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
10. Open Distance Learning (ODL) TemplateODL Template
11. Part D of IIUM MQA-02 (Self-Review)Part D of IIUM MQA-02 (Self-Review)
12. Self-Review Report GuidelinesSelf-Review Report Guidelines
13.  Programme Curriculum Review SWOT AnalysisProgramme Curriculum Review SWOT Analysis
14. Assessor Summary Report for Curriculum ReviewAssessor Summary Report for Curriculum Review
15. Establishment of New Academic Programme          Template Establishment of New Academic Programme
16. Appointment of BOS Members Proposal for Appointment of Board of Studies Members
17. Critical Review TemplateCritical Review Template

Link to e-CURE system:


Tutorial on how to use the e-CURE system

1. Into the system

2. Add course into this Programme

3. Course vs PLO

4. Assign course developer

5. Course vs Taxonomy

6. Course vs Soft Skills

7. Course vs SLT

Policy on Student Feedback Survey (SFS)

Policy on Student Feedback Survey (SFS)

Link to Student Feedback Survey (SFS)


           Please click this link: IIUM SFS

Accreditation Tracking

Link: Status of Programme Accreditation (As of 29 April 2020)

Accreditation Certificate

What is 2u2i?

With the aim to support flexible education and Shift 1 of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education): Holistic, Entrepreneurial and Balanced Graduates, the 2u2i academic programme is a learning concept which combines on- and off-campus learning throughout the study period.

The brand 2u2i is used to indicate learning that occurs on and off campus in various combination such as 3 years in university, 1 year in industry (3u1i), 2 years in university, 2 years in industry (2u2i) and 2 years in university, 1 year in industry (2u1i).


Learning time      Industry
To provide undergraduates with greater exposure to real working environment and experience through more learning time in their respective industriesTo ensure the courses, delivery and learning methods offered by the universities are relevant and conform to industry needs through industry involvement in curriculum design

Proses Penawaran Program 2u2i

Garis Panduan Pelaksanaan Mod Pengajian 2u2i

IIUM Training and Workshop on 2u2i Mode of Study & Work-Based Learning (WBL)

UniCORE 2020

UniCORE 2020