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Multimedia University

Multimedia University
Universiti Multimedia
Other name
Universiti Telekom
Former names
Institute of Telecommunication and Information Technology (1994-1996)
Telekom University (UniTELE)(1996-1999)
MottoInquire, Inspire and Innovate[1]
TypePrivate (Government-linked company status)
Established1996 (as a university)
ChancellorYABhg. Tun Dato' Seri Zaki Tun Azmi
PresidentProf. Ts. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq
Vice-presidentProf. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan(Vice President Academic & Internationalisation)
Prof. Ir. Dr Hairul Azhar Bin Abdul Rashid Vice President Research & Innovation)
Ms. Susan Ooi Chooi Mei (Vice President Marketing & Communication)
Mr. Rozham (Vice President Finance & Business Venture)
Students14,598 as of December 2017[2]
Location, ,
2°14′56″N 102°16′37″E / 2.24889°N 102.27694°E / 2.24889; 102.27694
ColoursBlue and red
AffiliationsLAOTSE, ACU,[3] ASAIHL[4]
MascotThe eBee
Multimedia University logo.png
Multimedia University Cyberjaya campus
Multimedia University Melaka campus
Multimedia University Johor campus

Multimedia University (MMU; Malay: Universiti Multimedia) is a private university in Malaysia. The university has three campuses, located in Melaka, Cyberjaya and Iskandar Puteri. The university hosts 9 faculties and 19 research centres.[5][6]


In 1994, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), established the Institute of Telecommunication and Information Technology (ITTM) in Taiping, Perak. The first campus was established on TM's former northern region office where the first batch of 42 students were selected to undergo an experimental 2-year telecommunication engineering diploma program. In 1996, with the academic success of the first two batches, TM was invited by the Ministry of Education the set up the first private university in Malaysia. ITTM was granted university status and renamed itself to Universiti Telekom.

In 1997, The Melaka campus was set up in the Ayer Keroh district. The setting up of the campus involved converting an old building belonging to TM's southern region office.

TM was offered by the Government of Malaysia to establish a university in MSC Malaysia, then known as Multimedia Super Corridor, to catalyst the MSC program. A campus was set up in Cyberjaya and opened on 8 July 1999. The relationship between the Cyberjaya campus and the MSC is intended to be similar to the relationship between Stanford University and Silicon Valley.[7] The university was renamed from Universiti Telekom to Multimedia University.

In 2013, MMU established a third campus in Iskandar Puteri, Johor specialising in cinematic arts in collaboration with the renowned University of Southern California.[8]

Recognition and achievement

In 2002, The Multimedia Learning System (MMLS) of MMU won the Asia Pacific MSC IT & Telecommunication Award (APMITTA) and the 2001 Asia Pacific Award for Best of Smart Learning Applications.[9] During 2004, MMU secured four awards from the Ministry of Education, namely, the Highest Enrolment of Local Students, Excellence in R&D, the Highest Number of Courses Accredited, Special Award in Recognition of MMU's Overall Achievement.[10]

In 2009, MMU was ranked at 171 by THES-QS in the Asian University Rankings, the first private university in Malaysia to achieve such a feat.[citation needed]MMU ranks at 175 by QS University Rankings:Asia 2019[11] and ranks 11th among Malaysian universities which follow IIUM (which ranks at 143 in Asia[12]).

Since 2015, MMU has been placed in the top 151-200 universities worldwide by QS World University Rankings by subject Electrical and Electronics Engineering.[13]

MMU was rated tier 5 (Excellent) in the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education SETARA Rating in 2010 and 2011. This is the highest rating achieved by all institutions. Other universities that achieved tier 5 rating include Monash University (Sunway campus), Nottingham University (Malaysia campus), and University Malaya.

In 2018, it's student number has dropped drastically due to low intake and poor marketing strategy. Many of the staffs were transferred to other faculty and departments due to internal restructuring. MMU is ranked 151-200 by QS World University Ranking 2014 in the category of Computer Science and Information systems.[14]



MMU began with a single computing faculty known as the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) in 1997. After the establishment of the Cyberjaya campus in 1999, FIT was split into the Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST) based in the Melaka campus, and Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) based in the Cyberjaya campus. FIST offers undergraduate programs with majors in Data Communications and Networking, Security Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology Management, Bioinformatics.[15] The undergraduate programs in FCI offers specialisations in Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Game Development.[16]

Business and Management

The Faculty of Business (FOB) is based in Melaka. It offers programs in Knowledge Management, Marketing Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, Banking & Finance, and Accounting.[17] The Faculty of Management (FOM), based in the Cyberjaya campus, offers programs in Accounting, Financial Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Economics.[18]

Engineering & Technology

The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) is based in Cyberjaya. It offers bachelor's degrees accredited by the Washington Accord in Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications, Nanotechnology, and Optical Engineering.[19] The Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), based in Melaka, offers courses in Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. The majors offered by the FET Electronics Engineering courses are Bio-Instrumentation, Robotics and Automation, and Telecommunications.[20]

Creative Multimedia & Cinematic Arts

The Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), based in the Cyberjaya and Iskandar Puteri campus, was established in 1999. Prior to that, it was based in the Melaka campus and known as the Faculty of Media Arts and Science.[21] The Cyberjaya campus offers programs in Animation and Visual Effects, Advertising Design, Media Arts, Virtual Reality, and Interface Design. The Iskandar Puteri campus was established in 2013 to offer the Cinematic Arts program as part of FCM.[22] The Cinematic Arts program was designed in collaboration with the University of Southern California.[23]


The Faculty of Law (FOL) is based in Melaka. The university's law program was formerly a part of the business faculty, then known as the Faculty of Business and Law, before establishing as its own independent faculty in 2013. FOL students are fully exempted from taking the CLP examination.[24]

Academic Centres


  • Distance Education[25]

Student life

Students in Multimedia University are exposed to many facilities provided by the university. Active clubs and societies has formed since the beginning of history of Multimedia University. There are vast amount of events and activities throughout the whole academic year, covering classes,workshops, ball-night,competition, and even job fairs. The University provides other facilities such gym, library, and Learning Points to optimize students enlightenment in their Campus life.


Multimedia University was ranked amongst the top 151-200 universities worldwide by QS World University Rankings by Subject Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2015, 2016, and 2017 consecutively.[26] It was also ranked 193 and 179 by QS Asian University Rankings in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Partner Institution


See also


  1. ^ "Dean's Message". MMU. Archived from the original on 6 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Home > Information About > The University > Demographics".
  3. ^ "ACU members".
  4. ^ "The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning".
  5. ^ "The University". MMU. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Faculty Research Centres". MMU. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Speech by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad". MMU - Chancellor's Office. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ "SCA International Projects 2015". USC. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ "MSC APICTA 2001".
  10. ^ WebWay E Services. "Profile Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya Campus - Where To Study -".
  11. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2019: Asia - MMU". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  12. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2019: Asia - IIUM". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Multimedia University (MMU) Rankings". QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Multimedia University (MMU) Rankings". QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Undergraduate Programmes". MMU - Faculty of Information Science and Technology. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Programmes". MMU - Faculty in Computing and Informatics. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Undergraduate Programmes".
  18. ^ "Course Details". MMU - Faculty of Management. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  19. ^ "Undergraduate Programmes". MMU - Faculty of Engineering.
  20. ^ "Undergraduate Programmes". MMU - Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
  21. ^ "Welcome Message". MMU - Faculty of Creative Multimedia. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  22. ^ "Undergraduate". MMU - Faculty of Creative Multimedia.
  23. ^ "MMU Offers Bachelors Degree In Cinematic Arts". Bernama.
  24. ^ "CLP Exemption Status". MMU - Faculty of Law. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  25. ^ []
  26. ^ "Multimedia University (MMU) Rankings". QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 13 September 2017.

External links

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