University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (2.945 N,
101.874 E) was established in 2000 as the Malaysia campus of
the University of
Nottingham, UK, making it
the first purpose-built UK university campus in a foreign
University of Nottingham in Malaysia.
Formerly known as the University of
Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn Bhd
this term is now reserved for the holding company. The campus'
chairman is YM
Tengku Tan Sri Ahmad Rithauddeen
, a Nottingham graduate and
former Malaysian Defence Minister.
Facilities include a purpose built sports facility, students
association building, food court as well as shops. Students also
have 24 hours access to computer facilities. Broadband access is
University's campus is situated in Semenyih, 30 km
South of Kuala Lumpur costing over RM120million
The majority shareholder of University of
Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn Bhd is Boustead Group
. It was officially
opened by Najib Tun Razak (Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia on 26
September 2005 and an alumnus.) The University was previously
situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur in the Wisma MISC building on Jalan Conlay, and a
presence is still retained at the central Kuala Lumpur
Currently, as of 2009, the university has around 2900 students with
a large number of foreign students from over 50 different
countries. The campus has grown considerably since the official
opening in 2005, with construction of a new Research Building,
Teaching Building, 2 Accommodation Blocks and expansion of the
Student Association Building.
The Malaysia Campus offers courses in Computer Science,
Engineering, Business, Law and Pharmacy, Applied Psychology, Civil
Engineering, Education and Plant Bio-Technology. Upon completing a
degree at the Malaysia campus, students are awarded a University of
Nottingham degree certificate which is indistinguishable from the
certificates awarded at the Nottingham campus. The degrees that are
awarded are accredited by international professional bodies such as
the Association of MBA's and the UK Engineering Council.
Apart from taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the
university also offers a full range of projects available for
research-based postgraduate studies leading either to MPhil or PhD.
More than 20 research programmes are currently being carried out at
the Malaysia Campus.
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences
The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science was established at
the Malaysia Campus in August 2005 to coincide with the move to the
new campus at Semenyih. All programmes can be completed solely in
Malaysia, but an option is also open to students whereby they can
complete the 2nd year of their respective degrees at the Nottingham
campus in the United Kingdom.
The faculty consists of five main schools: School of Chemical and
Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Mechanical
Engineering, and the School of Computer Science and Information
Technology. There is also a Foundation Studies division that offers
foundation programmes specific to the engineering sciences.
Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences
There are two main schools within the faculty: School of Pharmacy,
and School of Biosciences.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
There are four main schools that make up this faculty: Nottingham
University Business School Malaysia, School of Law, School of
Applied Psychology, and School of Education. Similarly with the
Faculty of Engineering, there exists a special foundation studies
division that offers pre-university foundation programmes.
Accommodation at the Semenyih campus includes on-campus and
off-campus options. On-campus lodging rates start at RM330 to RM600
per month. There are a variety of room options from single to
quad-sharing. All rooms are on a self-catering basis.
Off-campus accommodation are available to students at the
neighbouring Taman Tasik Semenyih neighbourhood. The location of
the off-campus residences is within a 3 km radius from the
Currently there is a bridge that connects the neighbouring Taman
Tasik Semenyih 5 with the back of the university.
Public transport is unavailable except for the university sponsored
shuttle buses commuting between the campus and Kajang KTM
Station. Other than the buses,
alternative means of transportation include taxis.