Governance and Policy

Governance and Policy


AQAR 2018

Addendum to Appendix A AQAR


With the new course outline template, course owner must prepare a course plan to be read together with the course outline. Examples of course plan templates are given in the Annex of Appendix B. Each Centre of Studies (CoS) has the right to design their own course plan tailored to the needs and requirements of each CoS.  The course plan will allow innovations in teaching and at the same time guide students better in their learning experience. In summary: 

Course outline: Provides the basic information for the management and quality assurance of the course. The standardised template is to be used. Should there need to be additional information required by professional bodies, the course owner may include this as Annex 1.  This course outline should be well thought-out to last the entire cycle of the curriculum without the need to re-submit to Senate.

Course plan: Provides the details on how the course is to be implemented for the particular semester. This includes details on what topic to be covered when, what activities to be done when, and the details of the assessment. There is no standardised template, as long as the information is understood and able to be monitored, the course instructor is accountable for the course plan implementation. The course plan is flexible in terms of its adaptability to the immediate needs that arise at any particular time.

Course Outline: Guideline 

New Course Outline Template endorsed by Senate ; dated 30 July 2021

Samples of Course Plan Format

Taxonomy and Soft Skill Elements


When do I need to submit a course outline for Senate endorsement?

Do I need to change the Course Code and Course Name (or Course Title) when I review a course outline?


Certificate Module Proforma Template

Template on Establishment of New Certificate Programme


IIUM Student Academic Performance Evaluation (Undergraduate) Regulations 2021


PG Policies and Procedures




Guidelines for Strong Room


IIUM Disability Inclusion Policy


List of Phased-out Programme


List of Consolidated Programme


IIUM ERTL Guideline 04/2020 (June 2020) 

IIUM Official Guidelines on Returning Local Students Sem 2 2020/21 No. 1/2021

IIUM Official Guidelines on Returning International Students Sem 2 2020/21 No. 1/2021

Commencement of Work during CMCO and RMCO 5 -18 March 2021 (4 March 2021)

Commencement of Work during CMCO 1-14 April 2021 (1 April 2021)

IIUM Official Guidelines during the CMCO 02/2021 (4 April 2021)

IIUM Official Guidelines for Students' Activities CMCO O2/2021 (16 April 2021)

Announcement on CMCO 01/2021 (22 April 2021)

Advisory CMCO 01/2021 (22 April 2021)

Announcement - Commencement of working during MCO from 6-17 2021 May (5 May 2021) 

Advisory CMCO 2/2021 (28 April 2021)

A Halt to Students' Activities (5 May 2021)

IIUM Official Guidelines during the Movement Control Order 04/2021 for Students Return to Campus after Eid Fitr (14 May 2021)

Announcement MCO 01/2021 (16 May 2021)

Advisory during the MCO 01/2021 (16 May 2021)

Commencement of Work During Movement Control Order 3.0 (24 May 2021)

IIUM Official Guidelines during MCO (2 June 2021)

Surat Edaran Fleksibiliti Tambahan Pelaksanaan Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran di Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (28 Jun 2021)

IIUM Official Announcement during EMCO Period 1/2021 (3 July 2021)

IIUM Official Announcement EMCO 03/2021 (16 July 2021)

IIUM Official Guidelines for Students Returning to Their Hometowns for Sem. 2, 2020/2021 (17 July 2021)

IIUM Official Guidelines for Campus Reopening Sem. 1 2021/22 (15 September 2021)

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) 2010

National Education Code 2020 (NEC) 2020 - Effective on 1st January 2022

Comparison NEC2020 vs NEC2010

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.

No.  Code of Practice (COP)                                                  Document  
1.Institutional Audit (COPIA)COPIA
2.Programme Accreditation (COPPA) COPPA
3.COPPA Edition 2COPPA 2 Edition
4.Open and Distance Learning (COPPA-ODL)COP-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
5.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 2nd Edition
6.ComputingPS Computing 3rd Edition
Computing (Addendum)PS Computing _ Addendum for Computing
New PEOs & PLOs (Aligned to MQF v2) Computing
7.Creative MultimediaPS Creative Multimedia
8.Dental SpecialtiesPS Dental Specialties
9.Diploma In Dental Surgery AssistancePS Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance
10.Early Childhood EducationPS Early Childhood Education
New PEOs & PLOs (Aligned to MQF v2) Early Childhood Education
11.EducationPS Education
New PEOs & PLOs (Aligned to MQF v2) Education
12.Engineering and Engineering TechnologyPS Engineering and Engineering Technology
13.FinancePS Finance
New PEOs & PLOs (Aligned to MQF v2) Finance
14.Halal StudiesPS Halal Studies
15.Hospitality and TourismPS Hospitality and Tourism (2nd Edition) June 2019
16.Information SciencePS Information Science
New PEOs & PLOs (Aligned to MQF v2) Info. Science
17.Islamic StudiesPS Islamic Studies
18.LanguagePS Language
19.Law and Shariah LawPS Law and Shariah Law
New PEOs & PLOs (Aligned to MQF v2) Law & Shariah Law
20.Media and Communication StudiesPS Media and Communication Studies
21.Medical and Health SciencesPS Medical and Health Science (2nd Edition)
22.Muamalat and Islamic FinancePS Muamalat and Islamic Finance 2nd Edition
23.Performing ArtsPS Performing Arts
24.PsychologyPS Psychology 2nd Edition
25.Traditional and Complementary MedicinePS Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Professional Bodies Manual

1.  Manual Akreditasi Program Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah
2.PS Pharmacy
3. 2020 BEM Policy on Naming and Content of Education Programmes at Dublin, Sydney and Washington Accord Levels
4.Accreditation Manual for Online Quantity Surveying Programmes (Jan. 2021)
5.ILAM Programme Recognition Handbook 2019
6.Malaysian Standards for Medical Specialist Training - Criteria for Full Accreditation - Submission Form Medical Specialist Training Programme - Evaluation Instrument for Medical Specialist Training Programme

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.

No.  Guidelines to Good Practices Document
1.Academic StaffGGP: Academic Staff
2.Academic Staff WorkloadsGuidelines Beban Staf Akademik
3.Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)  (compulsory to be complied with by the HEPs)GGP: APEL
4.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
8.Monitoring, Reviewing and Continually Improving Institutional Quality (MR-CIIQ)      GGP: Monitoring , Reviewing and Continually Improving Instituional Quality
9.Malaysian Qualification StatementGuidelines Malaysian Qualification Statement
10.Guidelines on Terms Used for External Examiner, External Advisor and Advisory BoardGuidelines Istilah Pemeriksa Luar, Penasihat Luar, Lembaga Penasihat
11.Work-Based LearningGGP: Work- Based Learning
12.Malaysian Qualifications FrameworkUpdated MQF Edition 2
13.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)
14.Garis Panduan Pembangunan Program Akademik Universiti Awam Edisi KeduaGaris Panduan Pembangunan Program Akademik Universiti Awam Edisi Kedua
15.Guidlines to Good Practices: Micro-CredentialsGGP: Micro-credentials (July 2020)
16.Garis Panduan Penamaan Program Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia (Guidelines on Nomenclature of Malaysian Higher Education Programme)Garis Panduan Penamaan Program Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia
17.Garis Panduan Permohonan Kelulusan Penubuhan/Penstrukturan/Penjenamaan dan Penaiktarafan Fakulti, Sekolah, Pusat, Akademi dan InstitusiPanduan Permohonan Entiti Akademik
18.MQA Guidelines of Curriculum: Foundation (GCF)MQA Guidelines of Curriculum: Foundation (GCF)

Self-Accreditation related documents

Submission document templates

Document Title                                                                Download
1. Read Me First READ ME
2. IIUM MQA-01/02 Part AIIUM MQA-01/02 Part A
3. IIUM MQA-01 (Others)IIUM MQA-01 (Others) Last Updated 20 April 2022
4. IIUM MQA-02 (Others)IIUM MQA-02 (Others) Last Updated 2022
5. IIUM MQA-01 (Research only)IIUM MQA-01 (Research only) Last Updated 20 April 2022
6. IIUM MQA-02 (Research only)IIUM MQA-02 (Research only) Last Updated 20 April 2022
7. IIUM MQA-02 (Self-Review) Part DIIUM MQA-02 (Self-Review) Part D Last Updated 21 April 2022
8. Appendix A Appendix A (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
9. Appendix B - Table 3Appendix B (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
10. Appendix C - Table 4Appendix C (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
11. Appendix D - Table 5Appendix D (last updated 15 Jan 2020)
12. IIUM MQA-01-ODL Part B & C Version 1.1IIUM MQA-01-ODL Part B & C Version 1.1 Last Updated 21 April 2022
13. IIUM MQA-02-ODL Part B & C Version 1.1IIUM MQA-02-ODL Part B & C Version 1.1 Last Updated 21 April 2022
14. Self-Review Report GuidelinesSelf-Review Report Guidelines
15. Programme Curriculum Review SWOT AnalysisProgramme Curriculum Review SWOT Analysis 2023
16. Assessor Summary Report for Curriculum ReviewAssessor Summary Report for Curriculum Review 2022
17. Appointment of BOS Members Proposal for Appointment of Board of Studies Members
18. Critical Review TemplateCritical Review Template
19. Introduction to IIUM MQA-04 TemplateIntroduction to IIUM MQA-04 Template
20. IIUM MQA-04 TemplateIIUM MQA-04 Template
21. IIUM MQA-04 Part AIIUM MQA-04 Part A
22. Self Review Report Template Self Review Report Template
23. Audit Preparation ChecklistAudit Preparation Checklist
24. Checklist for Submission MQA-01 (Others)Checklist for Submission MQA-01 (Others)
25. Checklist for Submission MQA-01 (Research only)                  Checklist for Submission MQA-01 (Research only)
26. Checklist for Submission MQA-02 (Others)Checklist for Submission MQA-02 (Others)
27. Checklist for Submission MQA-02 (Research only)Checklist for Submission MQA-02 (Research only)
28. Checklist for Submission MQA-04Checklist for Submission MQA-04
29. Free Template FREE TEMPLATE
30. Template for Observation of IIUM Programmes via Research ModeTemplate for Observation of IIUM Programmes via Research Mode

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 9/2018 Permohonan Akreditasi Penuh Sarjana Tahap 7 MQF dan Kedoktoran Tahap 8 MQF Secara Penyelidikan

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2019 Penggunaan Edisi Terkini Standard Program Sains Perubtan dan Kesihatan Subbidang Sains Pertuturan

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2019 Penambahbaikan Terhadap Standard Ijazah Sarjana dan Kedoktoran

MQA Advisory Notes on credit Transfer

Surat Makluman MQA Bil 6 2019 - Program Integrasi Sarjana Muda

Pindah Kredit

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 1/2020 Penghentian Proses Penilaian Program Akreditasi Penuh 

Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2020 Kadar Bayaran Permohonan Penyenaraian dan Pendaftaran Program Swaakreditasi dalam Daftar Kelayakan Malaysia oleh Pemberi Pendidikan Tinggi Berstatus Swaakreditasi

Pekeliling MQA Bil. 5/2020 Garis Panduan Amalan Baik: Pengakreditan Pembelajaran Berdasarkan Pengalaman Terdahulu bagi Tujuan Penganugerahan Kelayakan Akademik

Advisory Note No. 2/2021 Panduan Pengendalian Program Pendidikan Tinggi Semasa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1 2021 - Penggunaan Edisi Terkini Standard: Ijazah Sarjana dan Kedoktoran

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 5/2021 Penilaian Program Mod Penawaran Industri (2u2i) Berdasarkan Garis Panduan Pelaksanaan Mod Pengajian 2u2i dan Dokumen Penilaian Kendiri Mod Pengajian Industri (2u2i)

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 6/2021 Pemakaian Format Laporan Tambahan bagi Penilaian Program Mod Penawaran Industri (2u2i) oleh Ahli Panel Penilai

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 7/2021 Penambahbaikan Pindah Kredit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) dengan Gred

Advisory Note No. 5/2021 Fleksibiliti Pengendalian Program Pendidikan Tinggi Semasa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 10/2021 Permohonan Nilai Taraf bagi Kesetaraan dengan MQF

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 11/2021 Permohonan Penilaian Program Berasingan untuk Kaedah Pengajian Secara Sepenuh Masa dan Separuh Masa oleh BEM & BQSM

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 13/2021 Guidelines: Graduate Certificate in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Teaching Competency

Surat Makluman MQA Bil. 14/2021 Hala Tuju dan Keperluan Penawaran Program Sijil Tahap 3 Kerangka Kelayakan Malaysia (Malaysian Qualification Framework, MQF)

Kompilasi Dasar Jaminan Kualiti Pendidikan Tinggi (2009-2020) Edisi Ketiga

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1 2023 Penggunaan Edisi Terkini Standard Program: Psikologi

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2 2023 Fi Permohonan Sebagai Pusat Penilaian Pengakreditan Pembelajaran Berdasarkan Pengalaman Terdahulu bagi Tujuan Kemasukan (APEL.A) mengikut Ketetapan Pakej Baharu

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3 2023 Pelaksanaan Sistem Jaminan Kualiti Tunggal TVET: Pelanjutan Tempoh Permohonan Conversion Program Akademik ke Program TVET

Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 4 2023 Prasyarat dan Fi Permohonan Akreditasi Pusat Penilaian Pengakreditan Pembelajaran Berdasarkan Pengalaman Terdahulu bagi Tujuan Kemasukan melalui Micro-Credentials (APEL.M)

e-CURE Version 2

Link to e-CURE system: e-CURE v2


1. How to login

2. Programme Setup

3. Assigning Course Developer

4. Course Outline Entry 



Tutorial on how to use the e-CURE Version 1 system

Link to e-CURE V1 system: e-CURE V1

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

Student Feedback Survey (SFS)

The SFS is a platform for students to give feedback on lecturers, courses, University's facilities and Kulliyyahs. The SFS replaces the previous Teaching Efficiency Rating (TER) system.  

The SFS is to be completed once per semester within the following timeframe:  

  • Semester I & II: From Week 10 until the first day of the final examination period.
  • Block system: During the last 2/3 (two-third) of that particular block.

Policy on Student Feedback Survey (SFS)

Policy on Student Feedback Survey (SFS)

Log in to Student Feedback Survey (SFS)



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 & Worked-Based Learning (WBL)