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Southern University College (Previously known as : Southern College)
PTD 64888, 15 KM,
Jalan Skudai, P.O Box 76,
81300 Skudai,
Telephone No.
07-558 6605
Fax No.
07-556 3306


Southern University College (Previously known as : Southern College)

1 BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 3+0 in collaboration with University of Wales, UK 120 Starting 23/08/2011
2 BA (Hons) Business Management 3+0 in collaboration with Teesside University, UK 120 Starting 11/04/2012
3 Diploma in Financial Analysis 92 Starting 01/11/2010
4 Diploma In Accounting 92 Starting 14/03/2006
5 Diploma in Accounting 93 Starting 14/03/2011
6 Diploma In Advertising Design 91 Starting 18/03/2009
7 Diploma In Business Administration 92 Starting 19/08/2008
8 Diploma In Chinese Studies 95 13/09/2006 - 12/09/2011
9 Diploma in Chinese Studies 95 Starting 13/09/2011
10 Diploma In Computer Science 92 Starting 11/03/2009
11 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering 92 08/05/2007 - 07/05/2012
12 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 92 Starting 08/05/2012
13 Diploma In English 95 Starting 24/03/2008
14 Diploma In Industrial Design 95 Starting 05/05/2010
15 Diploma in Information Technology 92 24/07/2007 - 23/01/2013
16 Diploma in Information Technology 92 Starting 24/01/2013
17 Diploma In International Business 92 Starting 02/02/2009
18 Diploma In Journalism 94 Starting 16/12/2008
19 Diploma In Logistics Management 92 Starting 03/08/2010
20 Diploma In Marketing 92 Starting 22/10/2008
21 Foundation in Business 51 Starting 18/02/2011
22 Foundation in Computing 51 Starting 28/03/2011
23 Foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine 50 Starting 21/06/2011

Southern University College (Previously known as : Southern College)

15km, Jalan Skudai, P.O.BOX 76, 81300, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Tel : 07-5586605
Fax : 07-5563306


Southern College, which is open to all Malaysians and International students, was established in 1990 as the first non-profit community college in the country wholly funded by public donations.

The campus is located 15km from Johor Bahru and is within easy reach from Senai Airport.

Academic Strengths

The College provides high quality education and affordable fees in a Chinese-English bilingual environment.

Students can obtain a Bachelor's Degree from the college's various partner universities in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, China and Taiwan via credit transfer arrangements.

Students are encouraged to take an active role in extra-curricular activities to enrich their college life, to prepare themselves to face various challenges in society and to serve the nation in future.

Programme Outline



Business Administration


International Business

Logistic Management

Computer Science

Information Technology

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Malay Language


Chinese Studies


Industrial Design

Advertising Design

Fashion Design


Business Studies


Professional Tourism & Hospitality Management Training Program

Academic Facilities

4 blocks of student dormitories with well- equipped facilities and tight security

Three floors of library stocked with 200,000 books, journals and audio- visual materials and a computerized system of management

A Computer Centre with the latest computer facilities

Three lecture halls of different sizes for various activities

Wan Heong Hall and various rooms at the basement level provide ample space for cultural and students activities

A football field and several basketball, tennis and volleyball courts are available for various sport activities

School bus services provided

Student Support Services

The Student Counseling Office helps students on personal growth, self- understanding and self-discovery of one's own potential. They also help in building problem solving and social skills, organize activities such as career talks, seminars and workshops, community services, movie shows and study groups and provide information on current job vacancies.

The International Office provides educational counseling services for students and establishes links with the local and foreign universities.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

The college has a scholarship scheme for freshmen. Each year, it offers over 300 scholarships valued at RM3 million (which includes full and half scholarships) to students of various Departments who have achieved excellent results in their High School examinations.

There are also study grants valued at RM2,500 per annum available for needy students.


Southern College has academic links with many universities in countries all over the world such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. Through credit transfer, our Diploma graduates can further their studies in the respective universities and obtain a Bachelor's degree within nine months to two years.

In September 2003, the college was granted the permission by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Domestic Affairs to recruit foreign students. The first batch of students from China has started their Diploma Studies in February 2004.

In March 2007, our Diploma in Chinese Studies was approved and given the- status of full accreditation from LAN.

Diploma in International Business
The programme is designed in response to the ever growing globalization process and the rapid advancement of technology in the international context. It emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects of global business. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to acquire sufficient knowledge and sensitivity towards international business opportunities.


  • To provide students with an in-depth knowledge of commerce.
  • To design courses with emphasis on practical application so that students will be able to adapt to the job market in the industrial and commercial sectors.
  • To assist students in developing the skills, aptitudes, attitudes and expertise necessary to comprehend and cope with, the challenging complexities currently faced in the world of business and industry today.
After graduation, students can serve in any industrial or commercial sectors; they can also further their studies for higher degrees in foreign universities through credit transfer.

Admission Requirements

  • Certificate of Unified Examination (UEC) for the Chinese Independent Secondary School (Senior Middle Level) with 3 credits
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and 3 credits
  • Any other equivalents
  • Priorities will be given to applications with good academic performance at English and Mathematics


  • The tuition and miscellaneous fees are RM15,505.00 for the whole course calculated on the basis of a total of 92 credits.
  • Fees and miscellaneous charges are payable in January, April and August each year.
  • Additional credits will be charged on the basis of RM120.00 for each credit.
Core Subjects
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Documentation and Export Procedures
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • International Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • E –Commerce
  • Practical English
  • Business English
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance
  • Business Law
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Customs Procedures
  • International Trade
  • International Pricing
  • Export Management for small Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Applications
  • Quantitative Methods
Business Electives
  • Human Resource Management
  • Database Management
  • Chinese
  • Foreign Language- Japanese
  • Fundamentals of Banking
LAN Courses
  • Pendidikan Moral
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
College subjects
  • Physical Education I
  • Physical Education II
  • Pengajian Kemanusiaan
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia(TITAS)
  • Dialog Peradaban Islam - Konfucianisme

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