Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM)

Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM) is managed by Kolej Poly-Tech MARA Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), KPTM offers a wide range of educational opportunities in the field of information technology, computer science, accounting, business management, engineering and health sciences. Kolej Poly-Tech MARA (KPTM), formerly known as Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran MARA (KYPM) was established as a private higher educational institution under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555) in September 2003.

It all started in January 1983 with the establishment of the Learning Resource Centre in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. In June 1983 Maktab Sains MARA (also known as MARA Community College) in Kuantan, Pahang was formed. At that time, it offered a twinning programme known as the American Associate Degree (AAD). The programme was well accepted by more than 75 universities in the United States and New Zealand as a 2+2 transfer degree programme. This remarkable achievement later led to the establishment of KPTM Kuala Lumpur (1987), KPTM Bangi (1988) and KPTM Kota Bharu (1994). Other international strategic alliances were formed with the Northern Consortium of the United Kingdom (1988), the Australian Consortium of Higher Education in Malaysia (1994) and the British Consortium of Higher Education in Malaysia (1994) which enabled students to further their studies in a number of reputable universities in the UK and Australia. 1993 saw another alliance formed with the Dublin Business School, Ireland to conduct the ACCA professional accounting programme. A Partnership with Coventry University, United Kingdom (2004) has led to initiatives in producing world class graduates.

KPTM’s existing strength was built through its excellent track record and the merging of 2 MARA’s renowned institutions i.e. Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran MARA (KYPM) and Akademi Infotech MARA (AIM). KPTM has grown to be among the biggest Bumiputra private educational institutions with more 12,500 full time students spread over 7 campuses, with Kuala Lumpur as the main campus and branches in Bangi, Kuantan, Kota Bharu, Alor Setar, Ipoh, Batu Pahat and Semporna.

Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM)KPTM also established local collaboration with the public and private universities such as Universiti Teknologi MARA (1994), Universiti Putra Malaysia (1995), Universiti Malaya (1995), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1996), Universiti Sains Malaysia (1996), Universiti Multimedia (1998), Universiti Utara Malaysia and also the Matriculation Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia (1999).

Our commitment to life-long learning and flexibilty to education are reflected in the diversity of the programmes offered through the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). Since its establishment in 1995, CCE has offered part time and distance learning programmes ranging from certificates, diplomas, degrees in a multitude of areas, as well as short courses conducted in collaboration with the local and international universities and partner institutions.

KPTM is now proud of its history and solid foundation that has brought outstanding continuous educational growth as we progress into the future. In recent times, we are able to extend our affordable quality programmes to many individuals in the effort to enhance knowledge and skills. It has become our absolute commitment to provide every opportunity to individuals in gaining easy access to education, besides providing holistic approach to education and training, thus assuring students a career and life enhancing investment for the future.

KPTM has stridden through another historical milestone in its excellent journey in academia recently when its Kuala Lumpur branch was upgraded to a full university college status. Today, since October 2015, KPTM KL is proudly known as Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA (KUPTM), offering high quality home-grown degree programmes in the area of Accountancy, Communication, Human Resources, English and Information Security. With this progress, KUPTM is ever ready to produce more quality and professional Bumiputera who are able to function resiliently and effectively at the global stage.

Faculties, Departments and Programmes at Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM)

Faculty of Computing and Technological Science (FCTS)


  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Computer Science


  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma In Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Technology with Accounting 3 + 0 in Collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Technology with International Business 3+0 in Collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Network and Mobile Computing 3+0 in Collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Security

Faculty of English Studies (FES)


  • Department of English


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied English Language Studies
  • Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Faculty Of Communication and Media Studies (FCMS)


  • Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Corporate Communication
  • Diploma in Corporate Communication

Faculty Of Cognitive and Human Development (FCHD)


  • Department Of Quantitative Studies

Faculty Of Business and Accountancy (FBA)


  • Department Of Business & Economics
  • Department Of Professional Studies
  • Department Of Accounting


  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • Diploma on Accounting and Finance

Professional Programmes

  • CAT-ACCA Certified Accounting Technician
  • ICSA – Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Postgraduate Programme

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM) Contact Details

Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur
Jalan 6/91, Taman Shamelin Perkasa
56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 92069700
Fax: +603 92815764


Kolej Poly-Tech MARA
Level 4 & 5, Jalan 7/91, Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603 91795600
Fax: +603 92817491
Email: ukk@kptm.edu.my