KDU College Damansara Jaya is part of KDU, an institution that has over 32 years of history and experience, believes in providing real world education to meet real world needs, and has traditionally, been successful in producing competent graduates and preparing students for top universities all over the world.
Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU was one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus. The institution, as KDU College then, was awarded the university college status in 2010 – a reflection of its quality programmes, and the growth of its international student population.
KDU University College and KDU College are members of Paramount Education, a fully-integrated education services provider for primary, secondary, tertiary, and postgraduate level studies as well as executive and professional development programmes.
KDU College, situated at the Damansara Jaya campus, offers quality international programmes with great student experience through its partnership with top universities around the world. Its close collaboration with top-ranking foreign university and education partners also ensures students of globally-recognised pre-university and bachelor degree qualifications that are equivalent to those awarded by the partners’ home campuses. KDU students thus have the best of both worlds at their doorstep.
General Facilities at KDU College Damansara Jaya
- Lecture Theatre – From wide halls to classrooms, each lecture theatre were designed for students’ comfort.
- KDU Square (Cafeteria) – From western to Asian cuisines, students gather at this brightly lit space for the meals to get them going.
- Computer Lab – High speed internet access and printing facilities are available across the many labs available for use.
- Library – Students are given access to thousands of books, journals and other literature, inclusive of online library resources.
- Bookstore – A one stop centre for text books, reference books and other stationary needs made available on campus.
- Accommodation – Hostels fitted with quality furniture and facility set to make students feel at home.
- Pandemonium (Jamming Space) – A hotspot for students to kick back and jam up some funky sounds and music.
- Student Lounge – A student hotspot equipped with comfortable furniture for students to ease their minds.
Pre-University & Foundation Studies Facilities at KDU College Damansara Jaya
Set at the Damansara Jaya campus, the facilities provided have been revamped and updated tailored to fit the needs of students and industry standards.
- Science Laboratory (Physics Lab) – Students conduct the various experiments in the safe spaces laboratory.
- Science Laboratory (Biology Lab) – Students conduct the various experiments in the safe spaces laboratory.
Law Facilities at KDU College Damansara Jaya
The campus is also fitted with facilities for the law centre, spaciously designed for practical learning.
- Moot Court – Students are able to mimic the real court situations in the dedicated Moot Court.
Programmes at at KDU College Damansara Jaya
PRE-UNIVERSITY & FOUNDATION STUDIES
For over 30 years, KDU has been paving the way for pre-university education in Malaysia. At KDU, we ensure that our pre-university students are equipped with the knowledge and foundation in their chosen field of study, so that they are able to adjust into their tertiary education with ease.
We also engender a positive learning environment in which our students can grow in confidence and achieve their true potential. Class sizes for formal subjects are limited to 30 students – a commitment towards the provision of strong pastoral care. Pre-university students at KDU also enjoy a strong support system from the dedicated lecturers for academic and personal guidance, to ensure that learning is optimised, they are on the right track and they gain entrance into the best universities.
Our graduates have continued on to some of the best universities in the world including:
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- London School of Economics
- Imperial College London
- Kings College
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- University of Sydney
- National University of Singapore University of Hong Kong.
AMERICAN DEGREE TRANSFER PROGRAMME (ADP)
The liberal education system of the American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP) supports the spirit of inquiry and fosters a culture of idea exchange by focusing on critical thinking. This falls in line with the ideal that students will reach their full potential in the midst of a diversified environment they helped create, which will open more doors to various different communities around the world.
At KDU, we equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy. Throughout this process, we also instil in students the confidence and character they’ll require to excel in the fields of business by honing their communication skills, emotional intelligence and sense of entrepreneurship. The opportunities and experiences students are exposed to here at KDU will prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.
KDU College, in collaboration with the University of Chester, offers 3+0 business degree programmes, giving students the opportunity to graduate with an internationally-recognised UK business degree locally.
As the legal profession grows more dynamic every day, we strive to adapt our methods in order to deliver an education that meets the needs of the current environment while still maintaining a curriculum that is both intellectually demanding and engaging. Our programmes are tailored to help students develop their legal analytical skills so they may excel in any career choice – whether as practicing attorneys, members of the judiciary or other legal professionals in different industries.
As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.
KDU College, in collaboration with Northumbria University, UK, contributes to the development of the engineering profession in Malaysia by offering the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which has strong academic and practical training to facilitate the progression of students to various technical and professional skills in electrical and electronics engineering.
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & CULINARY ARTS
The global hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industries are dynamic and constantly evolving. It is among the world’s largest and fastest growing industries, offering boundless opportunities for ambitious students who enjoy working with people and in a range of exciting environments, be it locally or internationally.
At KDU, students will find the blend of true hospitality, tourism and culinary subjects taught in specialised facilities that mirror state-of-the-art, real world environments. Our range of programmes ensure that students emerge as excellent, well-rounded graduates, armed with a combination of knowledge and skills that are in high demand with employers.
Together with lecturers who carry both industry and academic experiences, we constantly push boundaries to ensure our students learn from the best. KDU is the only institution to offer molecular cooking as a compulsory subject in our culinary programmes, in addition to launching the first-ever culinary book that applies molecular cooking techniques in Malaysian recipes. KDU is also no stranger to the competitive culinary scene, with lecturers and students excelling in competitions both locally and internationally.
KDU is also internationally recognized, garnering the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education as well as accreditation from The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) as an Associate Member.
Established in 2008, KDU College’s Professional Accountancy (PAC) was recently given the ACCA Approved Learning Provider – Platinum status with its high quality tuition and student support services. This means that PAC has not only met the challenging performance targets set by ACCA, but has exceeded it due to the excellent academic performance of students in the ACCA examination over the years.
With professional and qualified lecturers backed by years of experience, PAC is there to aid students who require extra help and ensure that students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to take on real challenges with confidence. They also provide regular counselling support and communication with students to establish a healthy and mature mind. Students can also join the PAC Club to hone their leadership and interpersonal skills by participating or organising various events and activities.
English proficiency is critical for anyone seeking to live, work, or succeed professionally in the global arena. At KDU, our programmes, which cater for most language levels and abilities, enable students to sharpen their English language skills before commencing their tertiary education in Malaysia.
As we have students from across the world coming through our doors each day, we also conduct regular English language enrichment activities and field trips to help them adapt to a new country and culture. It’s a great way to help the students and lecturers bond in a relaxed and fun environment.
Besides classroom learning, there are also enrichment activities, field trips and workshops organised to provide greater exposure to the language learning process.
The language community in KDU is a melting pot. Our international students come from at least 20 different countries. The Centre for Intensive English boasts of excellent student-staff rapport. Our dedicated and qualified teaching staff ensure that students excel in their studies.
Pastoral care is provided to all students who are each assigned an academic adviser throughout their course of study.
KDU College Damansara Jaya Contact Details
SS22/41, Damansara Jaya,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +603 7953 6688