Nilai University was established as Nilai College in 1997 and was upgraded to a university college in 2007 and a full-fledged university in 2012. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency rated Nilai University as Excellent (Setara 5) in 2011 and has reaffirmed this in the latest rating exercise undertaken in 2013.

Faculties and Programmes

The university has five faculties which together house 11 departments. The five faculties are the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology. The NU Centre for Postgraduate Studies offers a variety of taught and research programmes for which it collaborates with the NU Centre for Research Excellence. The Centre for Foundation Studies offers two foundation level programmes that permit progression to all the degree programmes offered at the university. The University has the approval to run 2 foundations, 16 diplomae, 3 advanced diploma, 22 bachelor's, 6 master’s and 1 PhD programmes.

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Nilai University is jointly owned by the Nilai Resources Group and Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV).

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The Nilai Resources Group which is the developer of the Putra Nilai township has numerous subsidiaries including Nilai International School that delivers the Cambridge International curriculum, the four-star Nilai Springs Resort Hotel, the Nilai Springs Golf and Country Resort which maintains a 27-hole golf course and Putra Nilai Sdn Bhd a property development arm. This diverse portfolio presents various opportunities for the university to leverage on.

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Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) is part of the FELDA group, the world’s largest palm oil produced and palm oil plantation operator, based on planted hectares. Listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 2012, FGV is the world’s largest producer of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) producing over3.2 million tons of CPO annually. It is also the largest producer of refined sugar in Malaysia and one of the country’s top processed rubber producers. The company is now considered the third largest plantation operator in the world with operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Our Vision

To be an international centre of education excellence, dedicated to providing our students learning experiences that will enrich them for life.

Our Mission

  • Providing quality education and internationally recognised programmes.
  • Offering a full-fledged, world-class campus complete with residential and recreational facilities.
  • Producing employable well-rounded graduates who are professionally competent, and socially confident.

Milestones

  • 1996

    In 1996, the founders of the University decided to respond to the Government’s call to make Malaysia a regional centre of education excellence by setting up a private higher educational institution. The dream was an institution that provides affordable quality education benchmarked against world standards. The first step towards the realisation of this dream began in 1996 when the groundwork commenced in the strategically located modern township of Putra Nilai.

1998
With the full infrastructure in place, Nilai College opened its doors, offering homegrown diploma programmes in the areas of Business, Information Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. In addition, as one of the first institutions approved to run 3+0 programmes, Nilai College offered students internationally recognised foreign degrees – the La Trobe University (Australia) degree in business and the Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom) degrees in accounting, business, computing and hospitality. 1999

Within a year, the University’s name spread to other countries and in 1999, the pioneer batch of international students enrolled. Currently, the University maintains one of the highest international to Malaysian student ratio amongst private institutions of higher learning. This cosmopolitan environment with students from over 50 countries worldwide, adds a vibrant and exciting atmosphere to campus life. In today’s increasingly globalised world, these opportunities for cross-cultural experiences go a long way in preparing one for a global career. 2003

The University’s dedication and commitment were given due recognition when it won the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) Industry Excellence Award (Services) in 2003.

Since the turn of the century, the University has developed other programmes rooted in traditional academic fields, as well as those innovative and new to the Malaysian academic landscape such as the Aircraft Maintenance and Automotive Engineering programmes. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the university has added a number of Master degree programmes to its offerings.

2007
The government of Malaysia conferred University College status to the institution.

2012
The institution reached another huge milestone with an invitation to become a full-fledged University by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2012.

The institution was rated as Tier 5 (Excellent) by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency - SETARA 2011 Ratings

Programmes taught in:
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This programme is designed to prepare you to leverage assets, manage budgets, achieve financial efficiencies, and maximise investments. Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (M.Q.A.), the programme aims to provide you a solid grounding on the theories, principles and practices in accounting, finance, taxation and auditing. With courses ranging from financial accounting, financial reporting and analysis, to international business, macroeconomics, taxation and auditing, this bachelor’s degree programme generates the skills required to enhance your analytical and quantitative capabilities-equipping you to pursue a career in the field of accounting, finance, taxation or auditing.

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Propel your managerial career in an exhilarating hospitality and tourism adventure. Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, this programme equips you with profes ... [+]

Propel your managerial career in an exhilarating hospitality and tourism adventure. Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, this programme equips you with professional skills in hospitality operations while developing your management abilities. You will acquire strong business acumen in managing people, profitability, issues, events, and marketing within the hospitality and tourism industry. Ultimately, this programme gives you the career mobility to dive into a challenging supervisory position within the hospitality and tourism sector or optionally soar in a business specialisation in any industry.

The collaboration between Nilai University and the Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) will provide strong networking opportunities as well as exchanging valuable knowledge and information to promote the highest professional standards in the hospitality industry for the benefit of both parties.... [-]

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Nilai University’s B.B.A. (Hons) programme is a broad-based programme which gives equal emphasis on all the various disciplines in the field of business. You will be equipped with the vision, skills, critical thinking and ethics necessary to succeed in today’s marketplace and to work at the pace needed for a successful career. This programme is a carefully integrated combination of general education and business studies.

You will be provided with a solid foundation in business and general subjects and upon graduation, will be trained to function in a business environment whether local or global, through the exposure to a variety of business subjects such as accounting, business law, and ethics etc. Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, this programme is well suited for those seeking expertise in the general business management area.... [-]

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This programme is an innovative multi-disciplinary degree that was developed with inputs from key industry players and the academicians. It features biotechnology modules coupled with electives in business, communications, marketing, accounting and many more.

Programme Pathways

Entry Requirements STPM or equivalent 2Cs (NGMP 2.00) STAM Jayyid rank UEC 5Bs Foundation / Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.00 Diploma (MQF Level 4) in related field Minimum CGPA 2.00 ADTP Minimum CGPA 2.00 AUSMAT / SAM / SACEI / HSC Minimum 50% in 5 subjects CPU / CIMP Minimum 50% in 6 subjects IB UK 24 marks in 6 subjects

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Computers are at the heart of everyday life. It pervades most areas of human activity, and the demand for competent professionals is high. Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, this programme offers you a balance of technical and creative thinking modules to enable you to effectively adapt and excel in the ever-changing computing industry. With a great focus on the principles of computing, it aims to provide you with a comprehensive foundation, which permits you to adapt to new computing technologies and ideas. Under the guidance of our expert lecturers, you will learn technical skills and graduate with a solid academic background in computing, programming and other key areas of information technology, which will enable you to pursue various IT roles in a wide range of organizations.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering programme prepares a graduate for a professional career in the Electrical and Electronics field, specializing in the designing and operating of sophisticated devices, equipment, technology, services, and systems. This programme also offers a broad range of skills to ensure a holistic education, preparing the graduate to be a successful team player and engineer with good communication and soft skills.

This programme offers to the student in-depth fundamental knowledge of Electrical and Electronic Engineering via modules such as Electrical Technology, Fundamental of Communication Theory, Fundamental of Digital Circuit, Engineering Workshop, Understanding Engineering, Instrumentation and Process Control, Control Systems, Computer Organization and Architectures and others. Furthermore, a student will also be taught advance Electrical courses such as Electrical Power, Electrical Machines and Drives, High Voltage Engineering and Electrical Energy Utilization. Advanced electronic courses such as Advance Electronics, Digital Electronics, Power Electronics, Microprocessor, and Advance Digital System will also be taught. A student will also have the opportunity to learn subjects in the telecommunications fields such as Analog Communication, Digital Communication, Network Technologies, Introduction to Network, and also Applied Electromagnetism.... [-]

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This programme focuses on the design and application of thermal, fluid and mechanical power systems and the design, production, and use of machines and tools. It will provide a solid understanding of core concepts including engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, materials science and engineering, CAD/CAM/CAE and energy management.

This programme focuses on the design and application of thermal, fluid and mechanical power systems and the design, production, and use of machines and tools. It will provide a solid understanding of core concepts including engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, materials science and engineering, CAD/CAM/CAE and energy management.... [-]

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