Life at UNITAR

UNITAR Campus & Centres

UNITAR, the first Virtual university in Southeast Asia, has a strong presence with campuses spread throughout the country. We are driven by UNIEC (or UNITAR Education Core) which comprises 3 components of blended-learning; Face to face, online learning and customised learning environment.

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UNITAR’s main campus was first established in 1997 and remains one of our biggest campuses in the country.

UNITAR International University Main Campus Petaling Jaya

UNITAR International University Main Campus Petaling Jaya

Tierra Crest, Jalan SS6/3,
Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

UNITAR Centre Alor Setar

UNITAR Centre Alor Setar

UNITAR Centre Ipoh

UNITAR Centre Ipoh

No.15, Arena Niaga Pari,
Arena Niaga Pari 2, Off Jalan Silibin,
30100 Ipoh, PERAK

UNITAR International University Regional Centre Johor Bahru

UNITAR International University Regional Centre Johor Bahru

Aras 4, Bangunan Perisind,
No. 8, Jalan Bukit Timbalan,
80000 Johor Bahru,
Johor Darul Takzim

UNITAR International University Regional Centre Kota Bharu

UNITAR International University Regional Centre Kota Bharu

PT 300 & 301, Seksyen 27,
Jalan Kebun Sultan,
15300 Kota Bharu,
Kelantan Darul Naim

UNITAR International University- Sabah Sales office

UNITAR International University- Sabah Sales office

Lot 129, Block S, Alamesra Plaza Utama (Phase 3),
Sulaman Coastal Highway,
88400, Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah

UNITAR Centre Kuala Lumpur

UNITAR Centre Kuala Lumpur

C-0-5, Block C Megan Avenue II,
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

UNITAR Centre Kuala Terengganu

UNITAR Centre Kuala Terengganu

Tingkat 2 & 3, Kompleks MAKSAK,

Jalan Cerung Lanjut,
20300, Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu

UNITAR Centre Kuantan

UNITAR Centre Kuantan

UNITAR Centre Kuching

UNITAR Centre Kuching

Lot 3127 – 3130 Block 10, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93250 Kuching Sarawak
UNITAR Centre Seremban

UNITAR Centre Seremban

Facilities

Library

UNITAR has an extensive Knowledge Management Centre comprising reading materials in both print and electronic format. We have more than 31,000 printed books which are well-catalogued, for easy access and retrieval. The Knowledge Management Centre subscribes to multi-disciplinary databases which consist of electronic journals, e-books, reports, online theses and plagiarism checker as follows:

  • Emerald Publishing
  • Ebscohost
  • Proquest Theses & Dissertations
  • Proquest E-Book Central
  • Lexis Nexis (Malaysian Law Database)
  • IEEE Xplore
  • Turnitin (Plagiarism Checker)

Comfortable seating and a multimedia zone facilitate group study and discussions.

Opening Hours:

During SemesterExam WeekSemester Break
Mon – Fri : 9.00am – 8.00pm Sat & Sun : 9.00am – 5.30pm Public Holiday : ClosedMon – Sun : 9.00am – 8.00pm Public Holiday : ClosedMon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.30pm Sat & Sun : Closed Public Holiday : Closed
One Stop Centre

UNITAR's One Stop Centre is a centralised concept that enables students to take care of matters related to financial aid, fees
and billing, payments, disbursements, registration and enrolment in one visit without having to be referred elsewhere, making it
convenient and efficient for our students. Located at Level 3 across from the Student Lounge, the OSC Team is willing and ready
to assist the students at any time.
Auditorium

The UNITAR Auditorium seats a maximum capacity of between 300 - 350 students comfortably. Students who wish to organise
an event, theatre performance and any other activities that require this space may make a booking in advance at pmd@unitar.my
Student Lounge

This spacious area with WiFi connectivity is a favourite for students to hang out in between classes or as a meeting spot.
Surau

Visitors may locate the public Surau (Islamic prayer room) on Level 3 to perform Salat. For UNITAR staff and students, the private
Surau is located on Level 10.
Cafe

A warm and inviting cafe where friends can gather over hot drinks and food, this cafe is conveniently situated at Level 2.
Language Laboratory

Our language laboratory is tech-enabled and equipped with advanced facilities to help students improve their language skills,
in particular the English Language. Drop by to experience this for yourself.
Computer Laborator

Our computer laboratories are well equipped with the latest computer systems to facilitate our objective of 21st Century Teaching
and Learning. With wireless connectivity, our students can seamlessly pursue their studies on campus within and beyond classroom
walls, with complete ease.
Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Facilities

To facilitate a hands-on experience in hospitality, UNITAR has three kitchen spaces - preparation, pastry and culinary. Together with a
mock housekeeping suite, training restaurant and cafeteria, students have a supportive environment within which they can hone their
culinary and practical training skills for this course.
Early Childhood Education Laboratory

For students taking up this course, the UNITAR mock Early Childhood Education Learning Centre is an ideal set-up that emulates
the environment necessary to aid in the development of a student's skills for childhood education in the early years.

Student Accomodation

UNITAR Residences

UNITAR offers two (2) places to accommodate students’ residences, which are at the Parklane hostel and the Grand hostel. The residences are affordable and located within a reasonable distance from the main campus. Our experienced team at Admin and Residence Management Department are ready to assist overseas and outstation students or those from different cultures, helping them to understand and assimilate into daily student life.

Accommodation Options:

1. Standard Room at Parklane (Without Air Conditioning)

No.ItemsDescription
1.Accommodation typeDormitory (2 – 8 persons per dormitory)
2.Rental rate per month (per student)RM160.00 – RM250.00
3.Terms and conditionsPayment: One (1) month rental, one (1) month rental deposit, RM60.00 for administration fee and RM30.00 for access card and room key deposit
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
4.FacilitiesDouble-decker bed, mattress, wardrobe, study area (study table and chair) and laundry area

2. Deluxe Room at Parklane (With Air Conditioning)

No.ItemsDescription
1.Accommodation typeDormitory (2-4 persons per dormitory)
2.Rental rate per month (per student)RM160.00 – RM250.00
3.Terms and conditionsPayment: One (1) month rental, one (1) month rental deposit, RM60.00 for administration fee and RM30.00 for access card and room key deposit
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
4.FacilitiesDouble-decker bed, mattress, wardrobe, study area (study table and chair) and laundry area

3. Apartment Type “A” at The Grand (With Air Conditioning)

No.ItemsDescription
1.Accommodation typeApartment (2 – 3 persons per apartment)
2.Rental rate per month (per student)RM300.00 – RM350.00
3.Terms and conditionsPayment: One (1) month rental, one (1) month rental deposit, RM60.00 for administration fee, RM60.00 for access card and RM15.00 key deposit
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
4.Facilities2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom, Single bed or Double decker bed, mattress, wardrobe, study area (study table and chair) and laundry area

4. Apartment Type “B” at The Grand (With Air Conditioning)

No.ItemsDescription
1.Accommodation typeApartment (3 – 4 persons per apartment)
2.Rental rate per month (per student)RM300.00
3.Terms and conditionsPayment: One (1) month rental, one (1) month rental deposit, RM60.00 for administration fee, RM60.00 for access card and RM15.00 key deposit
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
Tenancy Contract: One (1) semester, renewal of contract is subject to availability
4.Facilities2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, Single bed or Double decker bed, mattress, wardrobe, study area (study table and chair) and laundry area

5. Leased Housing (Non-UNITAR Residences)

For students who prefer to stay off-campus, please contact our UNITAR Admin and Residence Management for a list of agents who can assist in locating a suitable residence for you.

Security

UNITAR students will have a safe and secure environment to live in as they focus on their studies. 24-hour security guards and strategically located CCTV cameras are on every floor in the buildings. Main entrances are tech-enabled, and students and staff members are provided with approved access cards.

Surrounding Facilities

UNITAR Residences are located close to a shopping mall, medical centre and post office. Students have easy access to recreational activities such as watching movies at the Golden Screen Cinema, shopping at retail outlets or buying groceries at hypermarkets such as Tesco and Giant.

Our UNITAR Admin and Residence Management office is contactable at all times for your residential needs.

Enquiries

For further enquiries please contact:

Admin & Residence ManagementAdmin & Residence Management
Ground Floor, Block G2 & G3
Parklane Commercial Hub, Jalan SS7/26,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-78864231
Email: rmd@unitar.my
Tierra Crest
Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-76277200
Email: arm@unitar.myy

UNITAR Education Core (UNIEC)

UNIEC (UNITAR Education Core) refers to UNITAR’s Holistic Innovative Learning, which forms the essence of UNITAR’s teaching and learning. The student-centric focus is seamless where knowledge transfer can happen anytime, anywhere; and where the conventional engagement between lecturers and students deemed essential for learning can take place on a virtual platform.

UNITAR offers “blended-learning” where student lecturer communication is a mixture of face-to-face contact (known as UNIEC Face) and online interaction (UNIEC Virtual). UNIEC Profiling also allows students to customise their learning environment.

Bringing UNITAR’s innovative methods into lectures is the “flipped classroom” concept of teaching, where students review content before the start of a class in order to use class time for hands-on activities with lecturers. This is one example of the many forward-thinking methods used in the UNIEC learning environment.

  • UNIEC Virtual:
    The virtual learning platform which offers a combination of tools for communication, collaboration, creation, sharing, analyzing and also customizing (UNIEC Profiling System).
  • UNIEC Face:
    Face-to-face interaction that complements virtual learning, strengthening and reinforcing the learning foundation of students.

  • UNIEC Tab:
    A tablet will be provided to all UNIEC students, equipped with learning enablers such as e-books, courseware, a Campus Management System and customised mobile apps.

  • UNIEC Space:
    Classrooms are designed to support learning in its various forms: co-operative learning, inquiry-based learning, flipped-classrooms, IWV, interactive collaboration and case study learning.

  • UNIEC Live:
    Experience video conferences using the UNIEC system via Big Blue Button, on an open source web conferencing platform developed for online learning.

Faculties & Centres

School of Media, Art & Design

The School of Media, Art & Design (SMArD) are the newest faculty formed in 2020. Its aim to provide outstanding graduates who embrace excellence and perfection in arts, design and communication field to produce expertise in current skills and technology for communication, multimedia and design industry.

Business, Technology & Accounting

Faculty of Business & Technology is dedicated to nurture wholesome graduates, equipped with the tools, knowledge and practical experience to succeed as entrepreneurs, corporate managers and business professionals.

Education & Humanities

Faculty of Education and Humanities offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programmes that are designed to equip its students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the industry.

Culinary Arts

With “Driven to Delight” as the tagline, School of Culinary Arts places the emphasis on the variety of traditional and modern ASEAN cuisine selections and cultures recognised in the international arena.

Foundation

Every journey has a beginning. The UNITAR Foundation School focuses on “Discovering Potentials” and providing a strong academic foundation needed to succeed in the University environment.

Clubs & Societies

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the main student governing body in the University, representing the entire student population, designed to promote student leadership skills among students. SRC members demonstrate leadership qualities by being the standard model for students through words and actions. SRC plays a crucial role in connecting students with the administration of the University. Representatives for various positions are elected annually through a General Election held at UNITAR.

Positions in the SRC includes:

  • President
  • Vice President of Secretarial & Treasury
  • Vice President of Engagement & Activities
  • Exco Secretarial and Academic Affairs
  • Exco Secretarial Student Welfare
  • Exco Secretarial Clubs and Societies
  • Exco Secretarial Sports and Cultural
  • Exco Secretarial Information, Publicity and Engagement
  • Exco Community Outreach

You may reach your Student Representative Council (SRC) at src@student.unitar.my and official Instagram account @unitarsrc

UNITAR SOCIETIES

1. Unitar Muslim Society (UMS)

An ISLAMIC society in UNITAR. This club focuses on creating an ALL-INCLUSIVE culture among the students. They do not just look for good people but also those who desire goodness in their lives.

2. UNITAR Indian Society (UIS)

UNITAR Indian Society (UIS) also known as Persatuan Mahasiswa India UNITAR was established on 23rd of November 1999. UIS acts as the Indian student’s representative body in UNITAR. It also brings together all the Indian students in the university under one roof and are happy to welcome non-indian students as well. UIS is an ever active and constructive club that brings out your talent and helps you to be a better version of yourself.

3. UNITAR International Student Society (UISS)

UNITAR International Society’s main goal is to combine every culture together and break the language barrier and get an opportunity to learn multi languages, culture and hangout with different people.

4. UNITAR Borneo Student Society (UBS)

The Borneo Student Society introduces the culture from East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) towards the UNITARian members. The main interactions are cultural activities that mostly consist of group events to support and uplift the well-being of our fellow members and assist in familiarizing oneself with the culture of both East and West Malaysia.

5. UNITAR Chinese Society (UCS)

The Chinese Society has vision to be the body for students to access knowledge on Chinese culture and language. UCS is determined to unite students of all races to be part of a peaceful environment as our motto, “Undivided we are together (yi)”. Our interest is to maintain a relaxed and fun environment. We believe that society events should be relaxing, therapeutic and knowledgeable.


UNITAR CLUBS

6. UNITAR Recreational & Adventure Club (URAC)

URAC is a club that was established in 2015. They nurture students in doing various sports activities, especially mountaineering, and have interests in various activities & environmental awareness. URAC club holds outdoor and indoor sports activities for all UNITAR students. This is a club for those who like challenging activities and having fun.

7. UNITAR Debate Club

The Debate Club makes the best of every student’s speaking ability in a professional manner. We are individuals who are willing to use the most of our speaking abilities in a professional manner on topic-based questions with our own opinions. Our interests are keeping up with issues that may have opinions on both sides and understanding and sharing them wisely with each other.

8. Duta Budaya Tari

A traditional dance club that proudly educates the many known and unknown traditional dances in Malaysia. To create a community of people that appreciates the hardship that is put into each traditional dances performed.

9. Kelab Bahasa Melayu (KBMU)

The Bahasa Melayu Club was established to appreciate and recognise the beauty of the Malay language and culture. “Sayang Bahasa, Bangsa Dijaga.”

10. KMC Buddies Club

KMC Buddies Club is a librarian club under the Knowledge Management Centre at UNITAR. This club is not just to be a bookworm but also to encourage students to excel in leadership skills and create a culture of knowledgeable students.

11. El’Harmonique Club

El’Harmonique was established to transform the student’s inner lives one voice at a time, impassioned and spark each heart to live with the acceptance in a world of contradistinction. This is a music and choir club that was established since 2016 by UNITAR alumni Marlisa.

12. UNITAR Peers Club

Peers Club was established to guide students in enhancing their soft skills, competitive skill and survival skill through the programmes and assist them in giving guidance through the psychological approach to producing an excellent and competitive graduate through the balancing of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects.

13. UNITAR IT and Technopreneurship Club

This club organizes tech workshops to make UNITAR students skilful in tech. Join us as we never conduct boring events, rather only useful and fun ones!

14. Sweet Potato Club

Sweet Potato Club consists of a group of Performing Arts for Young Children such as singing, dancing, acting, storytelling, arts and crafts, baking, as well as other activities related to young children. We are interested in giving an opportunity and providing a platform for ECE students to share and exhibit their creativity, ideas and talent.

 UNITAR SPORTS

15. UNITAR Football & Futsal Club (UFC)

UNITAR Football and Futsal Club consists of 2 Categories which are the Men and Women categories. As a club, we provide a variety of events to encourage UNITARians to be physically fit and mentally balanced through the sport we love.

16. UNITAR Badminton Club (UBC)

UNITAR Badminton Club provides benefits not just for individual but also for a team. Self-esteem is the main objective which allows us to build more confidence and trust in our own ability. It also teaches us skill building in the future for our careers and personal relationships.

17. UNITAR Netball Club (UNC)

The Netball Club represents UNITAR for Netball tournaments such as MASISWA, SUKIPT, MAPCU or any external tournament. We constantly work to improve our skills and contributions, provide effective practices and commitment, and enhance the knowledge in the sport of Netball.

18. UNITAR Chess Club (UCC)

The Chess club is a community that guides, shares, and teaches others on ways we could improve; be it inside or outside of chess. In chess, we use our strategic, critical, and creative thinking to come up with solutions to overcome a situation and form plans to be a few steps ahead of our opponent, as so in life. We, chess players, play, learn, and have a good time. Whether it’s a win or a loss, there is always something we could learn and improve on from our previous games.

19. UNITAR Volleyball Club (UVC)

The Volleyball Club represents UNITAR for Volleyball tournaments such as MASISWA & SUKIPT. We explore new concepts and knowledge from experienced players in addition to having a strong depth of talented individuals in our team and striving to develop and train our team skills in hope to represent UNITAR in future tournaments.

Counselling Unit

The Counselling unit focuses on assisting individuals to understand their feelings, behavious and relationship with others. This includes a variety of situations, choices, and decisions. All the sessions are conducted by licensed professional counselors that are registered under Malaysian Board of Counselors (LKM).

Types of Counselling Services:

  1. Individual/Group Counselling Session
  2. Self-Help Consultation and Academic Advising
  3. Career and Psychological Testing
  4. Awareness Talks and Training

Special Needs Student Support

With the aim of assisting all students to assimilate seamlessly into their academic life, the Counselling Unit of UNITAR provides support and guidance for students across a wide range of physical disabilities, mental impairments and medical conditions.

Learning Difficulties

Students with learning difficulties, especially due to mental disability or cognitive disorder.

Physical Disabilities

Students who have mobility difficulties.

Mental Health Difficulties

Students who are diagnosed with depression or any other mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

Gifted / Talented

Students with exceptional intellectual and/or psychomotor abilities. E.g. mathematics, music, language, painting, dance and sport.

Sensory Impairments

Students who have eyesight problems, hearing impaired and have speech impediments.

Career Placement Centre

The Career Placement Centre is a platform that provides UNITAR students with a holistic exposure beyond academics – to build your employability skills, entrepreneurship skills and get you ready for the world of work.

We work directly with students and collaborate with faculties/departments to develop resources and experiences that connect career with academics and student life. We also partner with employers and others to provide students/alumni rewarding opportunities, internships, jobs, and career-related education.

Working closely with our exclusive partner, PERKESO, UNITAR is officially appointed as a MyFutureJobs Satellite Centre that strengthens and widens the opportunity for UNITAR students and alumni for better career pathways.

MyFutureJobs Career Placement Centre was officially launch by the Minister of Human Resource YB Datuk Seri Saravanan Murugan on 18 December 2021.

Our Services

  1. Career advising, profiling, and counselling
  2. Career preparatory skills
  3. Networking events
  4. On-campus / virtual recruiting
  5. On-campus / virtual interviews
  6. Applied learning opportunities (internships, work study program and research by industry)
  7. Job placement through MyFutureJobs portal (under PERKESO partnership)

What is MyFutureJobs Portal?

It is a Job Platform Portal for all Malaysians, providing placement opportunities under the PENJANA Initiative – Launched Mid 2020 as Official National Employment Portal, to aid all Malaysian whom employment affected by the Pandemic (previously known as Job Malaysia).

Things that we do:

  1. Career Employability Workshops & Seminars.
  2. Online & Physical Career Fairs
  3. Effective Resume Writing & Interview Clinics
  4. Professional Online Presence
  5. Professional Grooming Skills
  6. Presentation Skills
  7. Communication Skills

Vision & Mission

To empower students to discover and pursue a path to a fulfilling career, so they can make their own unique contributions towards society. We aim to equip individuals and organizations with the relevant knowledge, attitude and skills needed for personal and career success.



Sustainability

Energy Conservation

The central air-conditioning comes on at 7:30 a.m. and is switched off at 6:30 p.m., with the temperature at an average of 21ºC.

Last one to leave any department is responsible for switching off all the lights. Lights are also switched off when no one is present in the department, such as during lunchtimes, meetings or events.


Water Conservation

UNITARians are encouraged to turn taps off when soaping cutlery and other utensils.

Faucets and pipes and constantly checked for leaks as we are aware that even a small drip can waste 50 or more gallons of water a day. If a leak is identified, we rectify the problem within the same working day.


Recycling Programme

We print on both sides of a paper to reduce paper wastage, and where one-sided printing is required, we reuse these papers when they placed in the recycling boxes.

We flatten all cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper and common mail for recycling as it makes it easier to be processed and leaves more room for other recyclables.


Green Transport

Our company owned vehicles are serviced every three months to ensure low-carbon emission. These vehicles only run when filled with passengers to reduce trips and conserve fuel consumption.