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.

Check out our campuses now.

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

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

UNITAR Centre Alor Setar

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

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

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

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

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

Tingkat 2 & 3, Kompleks MAKSAK,                  Jalan Cerung Lanjut,
20300, Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu

UNITAR Centre Kuantan

UNITAR Centre Kuching

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

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
Level 13, 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 Arts & Design

The School of Media, Arts & 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 & Tourism 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 & Socities

UNITAR’s clubs and societies are run by students, for students. You can join a wide range of clubs and societies depending on your areas of interest:

Student Representatives Council (SRC)

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the main student governing body in the University, representing the entire student population. It plays a crucial role in connecting students with the administration of the University. Representatives are elected annually through a General Election held by UNITAR.

You may reach your Student Representative Council (SRC) at src@student.unitar.my

UNITAR International Students Society (UISS)

UISS is a forum for international students to get to know other students as well as an avenue for students who are interested in getting together and supporting the needs of international students at UNITAR. The society has organized activities such as Hari Raya and Christmas celebrations to foster greater camaraderie and cross-cultural understanding among students.

Welfare & Community Works

Borneo Student Society (BSS)

BSS is open to all students from Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak) as well as those from the islands of West Malaysia. BSS is an active society that organizes and takes part in many related activities within and outside the University.

Cultural & Religious Associations

  • UNITAR Muslim Society (UMS)
    UMS brings students of the Muslim faith together, through activities that are in accordance with Islamic teachings. It is also a platform where members can seek to improve their understanding of Islam.
  • UNITAR Indian Society (UIS)
    UIS brings Indian students together, promoting shared fellowship through its activities which focus on Indian culture and heritage.
  • UNITAR Chinese Society (UCS)
    UCS brings Chinese students together, promoting shared fellowship through its activities which focus on Chinese culture and heritage.
  • Duta Budaya Tari (DBT)
    Duta Budaya Tari UNITAR is the University’s official cultural team under the Student Affairs Department (STAD) to cultivate interest among students in activities related to culture and heritage. Duta Budaya has introduced several groups in which students will learn and experience the beauty of the rich Malaysian culture, with its many traditions.

Recreational Activities

UNITAR Adventure and Recreational Club (URAC)

URAC welcomes active, fun loving UNITAR students to this fast growing outdoor activities group. URAC focuses on offering all members a wide variety of outdoor, cultural, sporting, travel and social events to participate in. Its mission is to provide members a wide array of fun-filled activities in a relaxed, no-pressure environment to foster social interaction amongst its members. Among the activities organized are jungle tracking, mountain climbing and recreational trips within Malaysia.

Academic Associations
  • HOST Club (HOST)
    The HOST Club is a University organization with the primary goal of providing social and educational activities for UNITAR students interested in the hospitality and tourism industry. The club has organized many activities for its members including inter-university interactions and external party exchanges.
  • UFS Darevolution (UFS)
Sport Activities & Martial Arts

Sports

The University, through the Sports and Recreation Unit, provides ample facilities for the following sports:

  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Rugby Club

Martial Arts

Taekwondo Club
The Taekwondo Club brings like-minded martial arts fans together in a competitive, active and social environment. Members can spar and improve their fitness levels in classes that range from conditioning and form-work, to self-defense.

 

 

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.


Medical illnesses

Students with any other medical conditions which may hampered their daily academic life.

 

Contact Us

Our counsellors are available from Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm

Counselling Unit of UNITAR

Student Experience Department, Ground Floor
Call: 03-7627 7200 (Ext: 7233, 7367)
Email: stad@unitar.my

Career Services Centre

UNITAR Career Services Centre aims to provide support to students in terms of enhancing student’s employability skills and assist in clarifying their career pathway by equipping the students through various channels and resources. We form partnership with various companies and employers to bring more industry related topic into the classroom and create opportunities for strategic collaborations with the faculty to develop students with competitive traits and out-of-the-box thinking qualities.

The core services offered by the Centre:

  1. Provide students with information on relevant employability opportunities.
  2. Conduct various workshops and programmes to help prepare the students to be career-ready and prepare them with knowledge of current needs in the industry.
  3. Provide an avenue for the students to connect with employers in the industry.
  4. Build partnerships with various industry partners to optimize opportunities for internships and job placements while at the same time creating collaborations for academic delivery.
Services Offered by UNITAR Career Services Centre

a. Programmes available for students
Get insights on your interest and understand your own strength with engagements from the faculty, industry partners and UNITAR counselors.

  • Career Profiling (Psychometric Assessment by MIMOS)
  • Career Forum
  • Industry Talks/Industry in the Classroom
  • Career Advisory Services

Want to time earn money to ease your financial situation and at the same time learn from professionals in the industry? Secure appointments with our counsellor to know more about the programme below:

  • Work-Study Programme
  • Apprenticeship Programme with Industry Partners (coming soon in 2020)

b. For students before undergo Internship Placements
With the support from UNITAR Industry Partners, get tips, idea and the empowerment from the workshops/training delivered by the experts and professionals in the field. Find out what is the current trends in the industry and skills needed by the employers.

  • Effective Resume Writing
  • Interview Skills Workshop
  • Professional Online Presence
  • Professional Grooming Skills
  • Presentation Skills

For the list of participating companies searching for internship placements, please refer to our career advisor. For students who have issue to get internship placements, please address your concern here.


c. For Final Year and Graduated Students

Your future employers await you! Now is the moment to use your skills and knowledge for the good use. Impress them and you might be climbing the corporate ladder in no time.

  • Career Day
  • Employer Project
  • Professional Online Presence
  • On-site Interview
  • Sub-skilling Training/Workshop

For more information on career services, please email us at comm@unitar.my
Visit our UNITAR Career Portal through the Student Dashboard (in UNIEC Virtual) to get more information on internship, part time and job placements opportunities.

Become a UNITAR Industry Partner

Employers are welcome to have collaborations and partnership with us. Just drop us an email and we will contact you for further discussion.

  • Internship opportunities
  • Part-time job placements
  • Job opportunities for graduate
  • Academic collaborations
  • Employability Skills Workshop
  • Industry in the Classroom
  • Employer Projects
  • Sponsorship for Events and Awards

Team

Badrie Bin Abdullah
Director
03-7627 7200
ext. 7339
badrie@unitar.my
Alpa Shah
Manager, Corporate Relations
extn 7224
alpa.shah@unitar.my
Muhammad Amir Bin Zainal
Administrative Assistant
03-7627 7200
ext. 7452
muhammad.amir@unitar.my

 

 

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.