Multimedia University

Multimedia University, abbreviated as MMU, is the first ever full-fledged private university in Malaysia. The university has three campuses, located in Melaka, Cyberjaya and Johor.

Multimedia University
Universiti Multimedia  (Malay)
Other name
Universiti Telekom Sdn.Bhd.
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
Vice-presidentProf. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan (Academic and Internationalisation)
Prof. Ir. Dr Hairul Azhar Bin Abdul Rashid (Research and Innovation)
Mr. Rozhan Zainuddin (Finance and Business Ventures)
Mr. Zambri Pawanchik (Marketing and Communication)
Pro-ChancellorYBhg. Academician Professor Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid
Location, ,
2°14′56″N 102°16′37″E / 2.24889°N 102.27694°E / 2.24889; 102.27694Coordinates: 2°14′56″N 102°16′37″E / 2.24889°N 102.27694°E / 2.24889; 102.27694
ColoursBlue and red
AffiliationsACU,[2] ASAIHL[3]
MascotThe eBee
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Campus
Multimedia University Melaka campus
Multimedia University Johor campus

The university hosts 9 faculties and 8 research institutes.[4][5]


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 redeveloping and repurposing of the former TM 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.[6] 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.[7]

Recognition and achievementEdit

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.[8] 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.[9]

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[10] and ranks 11th among Malaysian universities which follow IIUM (which ranks at 143 in Asia[11]).

Since 2015, MMU has been placed in the top 151-200 universities worldwide by QS World University Rankings by subject Electrical and Electronics Engineering.[12]

MMU is ranked 151-200 by QS World University Ranking 2014 in the category of Computer Science and Information systems.[13]



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.[14] The undergraduate programs in FCI offers specialisations in Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Game Development.[15]

Business and ManagementEdit

The Faculty of Business (FOB) is based in Melaka. It offers programmes in Knowledge Management, Marketing Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, Banking & Finance, and Accounting.[16] The Faculty of Management (FOM), based in the Cyberjaya campus, offers programmes in Accounting, Financial Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Economics.[17]

Engineering & TechnologyEdit

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.[18] 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 Robotics and Automation, and Telecommunications.[19]

AFX Lab : Sponsored by ASTRO at Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Cyberjaya
Microfabrication Lab at Faculty of Engineering, Cyberjaya

Creative Multimedia & Cinematic ArtsEdit

The Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), based in the Cyberjaya and Johor 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.[20] The Cyberjaya campus offers programs in Animation and Visual Effects, Advertising Design, Media Arts, Virtual Reality, and Interface Design. The Johor campus was established in 2013 to offer the Cinematic Arts program as part of FCM.[21] The Cinematic Arts program was designed in collaboration with the University of Southern California.[22]


The E- Moot Court at Faculty of Law, Melaka Campus

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.[23]

Postgraduate ProgrammesEdit

Innovate Lab at Cyberjaya Campus

Multimedia University postgraduate programmes:

By Coursework (Cyberjaya | Melaka)

  • Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)
  • Master of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Business Management
  • Master of Computer Science in Software Engineering and Software Architecture (click here)
  • Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)
  • Master of Business Administration (click here)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (click here)

By Research (Cyberjaya | Melaka)

  • Master of Philosophy (Management)
  • Master of Engineering Science
  • Master of Science (Information Technology)
  • Master of Science (Creative Multimedia)
  • Master of Laws

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Multimedia)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Laws)

By Mixed Mode

Student lifeEdit

Innovate Lab at Cyberjaya Campus

The university is equipped with facilities such as ASTRO lab, SiRi lab, Innov8 Lab (in FCI), Ideas lab (in FOE), E Moot Court (in FOL Melaka), SMART Intelligent Lab, Bio Informatics Lab.

Swimming Pool at Cyberjaya Campus
Siri Lab at Faculty of Management, Cyberjaya


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.[24] It also was included in the QS World University Ranking in the 801-1000 rank worldwide. It was also ranked 193, 179 and 175 by QS Asian University Rankings in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively[25]

Partner InstitutionEdit


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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Multimedia University at Wikimedia Commons