Founded in 1983, Kolej Poly-Tech MARA (KPTM) is a centre of educational excellence for academic, professional and continuous learning programmes. KPTM has grown and developed approximately 20,000 graduates with a wide choice of careers and opportunities in government, industry, the professions, or to further study at prominent universities worldwide.
KPTM, formerly known as Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran MARA (KYPM), the premier community college in Malaysia, was incorporated into the private higher educational institution under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555) in September 2003. Managed by Kolej Poly-Tech MARA Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), KPTM embodies and delivers reputable education in Information Technology, Computer Science, Accounting, Business, Engineering and professional programmes at its branch campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Bangi, Kota Bharu, Alor Star, Ipoh and Batu Pahat.
Our proud history and solid foundation will drive continuous educational growth into the future. In recent times, we have extended our quality programmes to all individuals and populations. It is our absolute commitment to provide opportunities for individuals to gain easy access and holistic approach to education and training towards the establishment of knowledge-based society.
Why Choose Us
KPTM has over 300 well-qualified and full-time teaching staff with skills, knowledge, experience, flexibility and an enthusiasm to embrace change and commitment towards educational excellence.
A quality face-to-face teaching and comparatively small-size classes, supported by modern technology, help to make KPTM an especially welcoming place with closer interaction between student and lecturer.
We offer holistic education, which emphasises on balanced learning and experience inclusive of academic achievements, personal development, and social responsibilities; targeting at producing a market-driven and highly employable graduate.
We provide intensive English lessons and computer classes to further strengthen the foundation of the students since their early years in KPTM.
KPTM offers more than 30 courses at Honours Bachelor's Degree, Diploma, Certificate and Pre-diploma, through its collaboration programmes with international and local universities as well as internal (homegrown) programmes in the following areas:
- Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Health Science
In addition, KPTM has also been granted to run the National Vocational Training Council (MLVK) programmes:
- Computer System Technician; and Computer Networking Technician (Level 3)
- Computer System Assistant Technician; and Computer Networking Assistant Technician (Level 2)
KPTM also provides highly recognised professional programmes opportunities such as Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and ACCA Certified Accounting Technician (CAT).
Continuous and Distance Education Programmes
In line with our commitment to life-long learning and broadening access to higher education, KPTM through its Division of Professional and Distance Education (DPDE) offers a wide range of degrees, diplomas, certificates and professional programmes through its part-time and short courses, which includes English languages, Accounting, Business, Health Sciences and Computer Science. All these programmes are being conducted through collaboration with other recognised international and local universities together with the College's in-house expertise.
KPTM is well equipped with the sort of comprehensive facilities a student needs. It provides accommodation for more than 5,000 students, a full range of library services with a networked catalogue, air-conditioned classrooms, lecture halls and computer laboratories that are outfitted with modern amenities.
We offer a range of integrated student support facilities, covering financial, welfare, health service, careers service and academic support. We also have extensive sports facilities, including sports fields, swimming pool, tennis, badminton, basketball, sepak takraw and netball courts.
Approximately 80% of our students are qualified and granted for loans from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). Students may also apply loans from Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN), Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA), state foundations, commercial banks and several related corporate organisations.
All programmes offered are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, and several programmes are accredited by the National Accreditation Board (LAN). Both KPTM's ACCA and ICSA programmes are recognised by the worldwide leading professional body i.e. ACCA, UK and ICSA, UK.
KPTM has been awarded a status of 'Registered' tuition provider for ACCA. Quite a number of KPTM's ACCA students were ranked among the world's best and Malaysia's top ten based on their ACCA examinations paper. Most of KPTM top scorers were also awarded the excellence award from its highly reputable collaboration partners.
List of Collaboration Partners
- Multimedia University
- Universiti Teknologi MARA
- Universiti Putra Malaysia
- Universiti Utara Malaysia
- The University College of The Cariboo, Canada
- Coventry University, United Kingdom