General Studies/ Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)

The General Studies/Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) is a qualification that all Malaysian and international undergraduate students of private education institutions in Malaysia, including the University of Reading Malaysia, must complete before being awarded an undergraduate or honours degree.

The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia announced the ruling on Section 41(5) of the Private Higher Education Act 1996 on 1st September 2013.

The main objective of MPU, is to enhance the knowledge and soft skills of each student, including philosophy, history, teamwork and communication, to ensure that all undergraduate students are knowledgeable, balanced, skillful, and have a strong leadership abilities.

The MPU qualification does not apply to students at Foundation, Masters or Doctoral levels.

We are pleased to announce that students applying to study an undergraduate degree at UoRM now have the opportunity to complete up to four of the required MPU modules at UoRM via undergraduate July intake. Students can apply to join the July 2022 intake here.

Current UoRM undergraduate students also have the opportunity to complete their MPU modules in July- September during the Summer Break

MPU Term Dates

Sessions 2021/2022 (July Intake)

The July term below is optional for the new and current Malaysian students.

Terms July
Registration and Enrollment 2nd Aug - 5th Aug 2022
Freshers Day 27th Jul & 28th Jul 2022
Term 1 (Jul) 1st Aug - 16th Sep 2022

Term 1 (Jul) Final Assessment Week

5th Oct & 7th Oct 2022

*Any remaining MPU modules need to be completed during Term 1 September or Term 2
Sessions 2022/23 (September)

MPU modules are delivered during the undergraduate Term 1 and 2 each year.

You will be allocated to your module depending on your main programme.

UoRM MPU Summary for Students (Starting April 2022 Cohort)

CODE MODULE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MALAYSIAN STUDENTS (without SPM Credit in Bahasa Malaysia) MALAYSIAN STUDENTS (with SPM Credit in Bahasa Malaysia) MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
U1 (Credit Hours=6)
Appreciation of philosophy, values and history
MPU 3183 PENGHAYATAN ETIKA DAN PERADABAN (APPRECIATION OF ETHICS AND CIVILIZATION) - Malay
MPU 3193 FALSAFAH DAN ISU SEMASA (PHILOSOPHY AND CURRENT ISSUES) *Malay/English
MPU 3143 BAHASA MELAYU KOMUNIKASI 2
(MALAY COMMUNICATION 2)
- - English
U2(Credit Hours = 3)
Mastery of soft-skills
MPU 3213 BAHASA KEBANGSAAN A
(NATIONAL LANGUAGE A)
- - Malay
U3(Credit Hours = 3) - Choose ONE module only
Broadening of knowledge about Malaysia
MPU 3301 MALAYSIA'S MULTIETHNIC & CULTURAL SOCIETY English
MPU 3303 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN MALAYSIA English
MPU 3113 HUBUNGAN ETNIK
(ETHNIC RELATIONS)
Malay
MPU 3123 TAMADUN ISLAM DAN TAMADUN ASIA (TITAS)
(ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND ASIAN CIVILIZATION)
Malay
U4(Credit Hours = 3)
Competencies in managing communities practically, community service and co-curricular activities
MPU 3401 CO-CURRICULUM English
TOTAL 4
(Credit Hours = 12)
5
(Credit Hours = 15)
4
(Credit Hours = 12)

UoRM MPU Summary for Students (Before 2022 Cohort)

CODE MODULE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MALAYSIAN STUDENTS (without SPM Credit in Bahasa Malaysia) MALAYSIAN STUDENTS (with SPM Credit in Bahasa Malaysia) MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
U1 (Credit Hours=6)
Appreciation of philosophy, values and history
MPU 3113 HUBUNGAN ETNIK
(ETHNIC RELATIONS)
- Malay
MPU 3123 TAMADUN ISLAM DAN TAMADUN ASIA (TITAS)
(ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND ASIAN CIVILIZATION)
- Malay
MPU 3173 PENGAJIAN MALAYSIA 3
(MALAYSIAN STUDIES 3)
- - English
MPU 3143 BAHASA MELAYU KOMUNIKASI 2
(MALAY COMMUNICATION 2)
- - English
U2(Credit Hours = 3)
Mastery of soft-skills
MPU 3213 BAHASA KEBANGSAAN A
(NATIONAL LANGUAGE A)
- - Malay
U3(Credit Hours = 3)
Broadening of knowledge about Malaysia
MPU 3301 MALAYSIA'S MULTIETHNIC & CULTURAL SOCIETY English
OR
MPU 3303 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN MALAYSIA English
U4(Credit Hours = 3)
Competencies in managing communities practically, community service and co-curricular activities
MPU 3401 CO-CURRICULUM English
TOTAL 4
(Credit Hours = 12)
5
(Credit Hours = 15)
4
(Credit Hours = 12)

Undergraduate degree students are required to achieve 10 – 14 credits in order to graduate with the General Studies/MPU qualification.

These modules can be undertaken at any time, in any sequence throughout the duration of an undergraduate degree, as long as students enrol in, undertake, complete and pass the required modules before the end of their undergraduate degree.

An exemption for the National Language A module will be granted to students who have scored credit and above in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

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