Wawasan Open University (WOU) in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Wawasan Open University (WOU) is Malaysia’s first private, not-for-profit, open learning institution, a lifelong learning community without borders. We use flexible approaches to make higher education accessible to all – anytime, anywhere. Our self-paced learning environment is specially designed for the convenience and accessibility of adult learners of any age, gender, ethnicity and background.

Funded by charitable trusts, corporations and the public, we aim to lower the personal cost of learning and make it more affordable. If you wish to study for accredited qualifications or for personal enrichment without leaving your home or job, then Wawasan Open University is for you.

In Open Distance Learning, as the term implies, you learn from a distance. There may be a physical separation between the teacher and you, but our appointed tutors have a new role. They meet you for selected tasks such as counselling, giving tutorials or solving your learner-related problems.

In the traditional system of education, the teacher communicates content by word of mouth. In distance education, on the other hand, content is transmitted to you electronically, over the telephone and by teleconferencing as well as through on-line communication and traditional print material.

Wawasan Open University (WOU) Facilities and Services

Wawasan Open University is offering organisers the privilege of holding functions at any of the nine venues in the Homestead heritage mansion and the 12-storey Albukhary tower building at competitive rental rates.

The blend of old world charm epitomised in the 20th century mansion and contemporary architecture reflected in the glass facade tower turns events into memorable experiences for guests.

WOU’s fully equipped state-of-the-art theatres on the fifth floor of the tower can hold up to 400 people and are suitable for arts performances, concerts, movie screenings, seminars and symposiums.

There are 17 seminar rooms on Level 2 of the Albukhary building, equipped with audio-visual facilities, to hold trainings, presentations and workshops. Varying in size, these rooms can accommodate up to 80 participants.

Wawasan Open University (WOU) Academic Programmes/Courses

School of Science and Technology

Graduate Diploma Courses:

  • Graduate Diploma In Database Management
  • Graduate Diploma In Electronics
  • Graduate Diploma In Telecommunication

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Computer Systems and Networks
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Database Management
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Computing and Intelligent Systems
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Electronic Commerce
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Electronics
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Information and Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Multimedia Design
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Networks and Data Communication

School of Education, Languages and Communications

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education

School of Business and Administration

Graduate Certificate Courses:

  • Graduate Certificate In Business Management
  • Graduate Certificate In Logistics Management

Graduate Diploma Courses:

  • Graduate Diploma In Corporate Administration
  • Graduate Diploma In Sales and Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma In Business Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma In Supply Chain Management
  • Graduate Diploma In Business and Finance

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Sales and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) (Corporate Administration)
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Postgraduate Courses:

  • CeMBA
  • CeMPA

School of Foundation and Liberal Studies

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology

Centre for Graduate Studies

  • Master of Business Administration in Construction Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Manufacturing and Production Management

Location Map of Wawasan Open University (WOU)



Contact Details of Wawasan Open University (WOU)

Wawasan Open University (WOU)
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
10050 Penang,

Tel: 04-2180 333 (Opening Hours: 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)

Toll Free Careline at 1300-888-968 (WOU)
24-hour Self-Help

Fax: 04-226 9323
Email: enquiry@wou.edu.my