Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU College has continued to be an innovative leader in Malaysia through its SMART initiatives. KDU aims to provide a superior learning experience to nurture students to become independent and life-long learners. KDU offers a wide range of programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters levels. The Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor Degree courses are internally developed while the Bachelor and Master Degree programmes are conducted in association with prestigious universities in Australia and the UK.
KDU prides itself with its impressive alumni of more than 46,000 graduates. Many have successfully transferred to universities around the world to further their studies and have emerged as top students from these universities to become competent graduates who excel in their workplace. The college’s high standards of academic provision are well recognised by employers of various industries and universities worldwide.
KDU College Petaling Jaya, as of October 2010, has been awarded and upgraded to university college status by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia and shall hence forth be known as KDU University College.
KDU University College is a subsidiary of Paramount Corporation Berhad Group, a public listed company with a strong property arm consisting of Property Development, Property Investment and Property Construction. Its education arm is made up of KDU University College (Damansara Jaya, Section 13, Petaling Jaya and Glenmarie Campus), KDU College Penang, KDU Management Development Centre (KMDC) and Sekolah Sri KDU, a premier Smart School at the primary and secondary levels.
Over the years, the KDU Education Division may have grown in size and strength but its commitment remains the same: To provide quality education, be it in academics or life in general. KDU believes that people should learn more from people and be inspired by their life’s experiences.
People Inspire People. This is not just KDU’s tagline but it embodies the college’s mission to provide superior learning experiences in a caring and conducive environment for its students to realise their full potential to become individuals who are successful and relevant; and will contribute positively to society.
KDU is building a nation. Its nation comprises of a group of like-minded individuals with a shared vision of working together in its quest for excellence and uncompromising quality. Together with other key stakeholders – students, partners and the community – the KDU nation has grown from strength to strength. Together, the KDU nation aspires to inspire people to greatness.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus
Situated along the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong highway, our Damansara Jaya (DJ) Campus is a 5-storey building of over 25 years with up-to-date state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. KDU has been continuously upgrading her facilities to provide a conducive and up-to-par teaching and learning environment and atmosphere for our students.
The DJ Campus houses School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts, School of Engineering, School of Communication, Media and Information Technology, Centre for Pre-University Studies, Language Centre and the main administrative centre.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus General Facilities
The general facilities consist of KDU Square (a cool food court), computer labs, library, bookshop, newly-renovated auditorium, classrooms, lecture halls and lecture theatres. Suraus are also available for Muslim students and staff.
KDU Square is the perfect place to rest and relax and chat with your friends for tea, lunch or between classes. Or just watch a TV programme while having your snack. The Square is located on the Ground Floor.
KDU Computer Centre
Computer and Information Technology is a fundamental of the learning and research experience at KDU University College. Computer applications are incorporated into degree programmes and all workstations are equipped with current software applications. KDU students will be able to access the Internet at the computer labs, and printing service is available.
If you need to surf the Internet, or carry out an online research, you can do it freely at the Library, as it is WiFi-enabled. You can use your own notebooks – Just request for the CISCO 340 Wireless Network from the librarians. The Library is located on the 3rd Floor.
It is a full-service bookshop and offers a full line of gifts, textbooks, magazines, books and many other types of stationery. You are always welcome to place orders for any books which are not available on the shelf.
Newly renovated, the auditorium is used to host events such as the Inter-School Math & Science Quiz, Inter-School dance competitions, Malam Kebudayaan Melayu dinner and traditional dances, badminton tournaments and other activities. For use of badminton courts, students will have to pre-book to avoid disappointment as the auditorium may be used for other functions. It is available for rent for wedding dinners too.
Classrooms / Lecture Halls
Classrooms and lecture halls are air-conditioned and wi-fi enabled. Lecturers use either Powerpoint presentations or Prezi as one of their teaching aids.
Surau (prayer room for Muslims)
The surau for ladies is on the lst floor, and for the men, it is on the 3rd floor.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Pre-University Facilities
The facilities for Pre-University programme students include the general facilities and science labs.
The science laboratories are used by pre-university students for practical classes. There are the Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab and Biology Lab. They are all located on the Ground Floor.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Culinary Facilities
The facilities specifically for Culinary programme students include the general facilities, training restaurants and kitchen facilities.
This kitchen is fitted with 20 state-of-the-art competition specified workstations. The Kitchen is used to train students for competition purposes, hence the name. Short course cooking classes are also held here.
This kitchen is fitted with state-of-the-art molecular cooking utilities. It is used as a research centre as well as a classroom for the molecular cooking classes and demonstrations. In the picture is Chef Heiko Antoniewicz who carries out molecular cooking classes in this kitchen.
If you catch a whiff of fresh, homemade bread, it will lead you to the Pastry Kitchen where students learn the art of patisserie. It is a fully-equipped kitchen built to hotel kitchen specifications.
These training kitchens are located next to the training restaurants of The Windows of Damansara, Connexions and Café 87. They are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment tailored to hotel kitchen specifications.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Engineering Facilities
The Engineering Laboratories consist of six specialised laboratories which are as follows:
Embedded System & Microelectronic Lab
This is a computer lab with 26 Pentium 4 computers pre-loaded with engineering software such as pSpice, Matlab, simulink, 68K processor system software, PLC software, Processor Flight 68K trainer system, 8051 Microcontroller Board, Altera Max+2, Microwave Office and DSP Starter Kit.
- Communication Radio Lab – This lab is equipped with function generator, frequency counters, AM/FM signal generator, Spectrum Analyzer , Digital Oscilloscope, Network analyzer, Computer base NIDA Communication trainer system.
- Electronics Lab – This lab is equipped with power supply units, digital & analogue oscilloscope, Advanced Universal Trainer, Audio generator, LCR Meter Multimeter Benchtype, Fluke multimeters, Decade Resistance box, Decade Capacitance box, Programmer Units, IC testers, Magnifier Illuminated and semiconductor curve tracer units.
- Control & Robotics Lab – This lab is equipped with Analog Modeller units, Data Nibblers units, Servo Sets and Linear Image.
- Electrical Power Lab – This lab is equipped with Voltage Regulator, transformer, Three Phase Circuit Trainer, Dynamometer Experimental Trainer, Single Phase Transformer, Clamp meter, – Industrial Electronic Trainer, ELWE – U5 Electrical Equipment, power supply units, watt meters and motors.
- Technical Workshop – This workshop is equipped with Drilling machines, Cut of Machine, Electrician’s Hole Saw (different sizes), Bench Vice and Bench Drill (mini).
Skills Training Laboratories
These laboratories are located on the Ground Floor. They are to cater to the Skills Training Programme (JPK) Engineering students.
- Industrial Electronics & Automation Lab – The lab is equipped with Basic Pneumatic Learning Kit, Basic Hydraulic Learning Kit and compressor units
- Test Measurement & Instrumentation Lab – This lab is equipped with the TV trainers units, TV Pattern Generator, DC motor with foot mounting, AC motor with foot mounting, Safety Equipment, Oscilloscopes, power supply units, function generator, frequency counters, Electronic components kits, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Logic Probe TTL/CMOS.
- Engineering Design & Drafting Lab – This lab is equipped with drafting tables, drawing board engineering and drafting sets.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Hospitality and Tourism Facilities
The School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts takes pride in its training facilities of restaurants, front office and mock suite. Hands-on practical training complements theory lessons giving students added confidence in attending to guests’ needs.
Mock Front Office
The mock front office is equipped with the Oracle Hotel Reservation System. Practical classes in front office management are conducted here.
The Mock Front Office is located on the 3rd Floor.
5-Star Mock Suite
The mock suite is a twin-sharing suite with attached bathroom. Housekeeping ethics and practical classes are conducted here.
The Mock Suite is located on the 3rd Floor, an annex to the Mock Front Office.
The Windows of Damansara
This is a fine-dining restaurant where students from both Hospitality & Tourism and Culinary programme students learn food servicing.
The Windows of Damansara is located on the 1st floor with an attached training kitchen for Culinary programme students.
This is a general dining restaurant where students from both Hospitality & Tourism and Culinary programmes learn the art of food serving.
The Connexions restaurant is located on the Ground Floor, adjacent to KDU Square with an attached training kitchen for Culinary programme students.
Café 87 Restaurant
This is a deli-styled restaurant where students from both Hospitality & Tourism and Culinary programmes learn food serving.
The Café 87 restaurant has a training kitchen for Culinary programme students and it is located on the Ground Floor.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Mass Communication Facilities
Creative Waves (Sound Studio)
Many Mass Communication students dream of being the next Hunny Madu or a TV anchor presenter; Creative Waves give them this opportunity while they are still studying. Churning out internal broadcasts as part of their assignment, learning to do Public Service announcements and voice-overs for Film Studies, this process builds their self-esteem, self-confidence and at the same time, they learn more about voice control, pitch and pace to enhance their speech over the microphone.
Shutters (Photo Studio)
Have you ever flipped through magazines and wished your pictures looked as good? At the recent ‘Shutterbug’ workshop, 30 students learned all about basic photography, studio lighting and Photoshop 101. The workshop was made possible at our new photography studio, Shutters, and our Mac Lab, Pixel.
Shutters is equipped with a set of 4 studio lights, complete with softbox, barn door, snoot, reflector and two sets of portable backdrops for indoor and outdoor photoshoots. Used for classes, photography workshops for outsiders and also for student assignments or projects, students learn the basics of of studio lightings and its effects in enhancing photos and functions of the camera. They take turns to be photographes and models as they apply their knowlege trying out the various angles of lightings and camera lenses.
Pixels (iMac laboratory)
Pixels is an editing lab featuring 18 iMACS and 2 MAC PROS. Once a photography session has been wrapped up, the students would move on to Pixels Mac Lab, to continue with fundamental digital photography editing skills using Adobe Photoshop CS5. They will be taught on resizing and cropping images to get proper resolution for file sharing on the web or other media.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Language Facilities
Computer-Assisted Language Learning Lab
With the use of the latest computer-assisted language learning software, this lab is designed to provide an effective support to English language teaching and learning. It complements and supplements any type of activity that is traditionally done in a language classroom. Features of the system include the content (subject-based like English) and additional tools for language learning like Speech Analysis, Voice Tool, Contextual Grammar, Systematic Vocabulary, etc. Teachers can also monitor their students’ development as they can view precise documentation of student progress, and check if the students have done their assignments. The courses are made available to students as multimedia learning programmes, while teachers have at their disposal, management and monitoring tools as well as the content for teaching purposes.
Training on pronunciation and listening skills are also conducted in a modern language laboratory which enhances the teaching and learning process.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Other Facilities
The Campus is now disablility-friendly with the installation of ramps in the campus to accommodate accessibility by wheel chairs. Just let the security guards know and they will arrange a parking lot for you.
Wireless Internet Access
The Campus provides FREE wireless Internet access within the campus. KDU students can access WiFi at any place such as the library, classrooms, the main entrance concourse, KDU Square and many other hotspots.
Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
Located near the Admission & Bursary, you will find it safe to withdraw your cash in the premises of the college, or to make other banking transactions.
Vending Machines and Newspapers
Vending machines are also available to provide services such as sales of pre-paid phone card; hot, cold or carbonated soda drinks. Self-service photocopying is available on the 2nd floor. In promoting reading, FREE newspapers from The Sun , Today (English) and Oriental Daily News (Chinese) are also available.
The campus is safe and secure with 24 hours security service, seven days a week.
Transportation between campuses
For the convenience of students,a free shuttle van service is provided for students to Section 13 campus and vice versa. Bus transport is also provided for KDU hostelites to Damansara Jaya campus, and students can hop on the van shutttle to Section 13 if they need to do so.
KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus Programmes
- Pre-University Studies
- American Degree Program
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Information Technology
- Mass Communication
- Postgraduate Programmes
- Professional Accountancy
Location Map of KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus
Contact Details of KDU University College (KDU) Damansara Jaya Campus
KDU University College Sdn Bhd (Damansara Jaya Campus)
SS22/41, Damansara Jaya,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +6 03 7728 8123, +6 03 7953 6688
Fax: +6 03 7953 6699
KDU University College Sdn Bhd (Section 13 Campus)
76, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +6 03 7953 6988/6970
Fax: +6 03 7953 6699