Wawasan Open University Background
Wawasan Open University Background, Wawasan Open University (WOU; Malay: Universiti Terbuka Wawasan) is a private university in Malaysia that provides working professionals access to affordable, quality higher education via open distance learning (ODL), allowing them to study while they continue in their jobs
Wawasan Open University (WOU; Malay: Universiti Terbuka Wawasan) is a private university in Malaysia that provides working professionals access to affordable, quality higher education via open distance learning (ODL), allowing them to study while they continue in their jobs. The university spread its wings in September 2013 to offer full-time degree programmes for STPM school leavers and diploma holders at its Main Campus in Penang.
WOU aims to maintain the highest institutional standards and achieved a Tier-5 or “Excellent” rating by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in the SETARA local university ranking exercise. All WOU programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and approved by the MOHE.
There are currently more than 50 programmes offered for part-time undergraduate and postgraduate study at WOU in such fields as management, accounting, banking and finance, sales and marketing, psychology, liberal studies, English studies, construction management, electronics, manufacturing, and education.
The university also offers six full-time, on-campus learning Bachelor’s degree programmes in Penang in the fields of management, accounting, sales and marketing, banking and finance, logistics and supply chain management, and computer systems and networks.
There are four schools under Wawasan Open University:
- School of Science and Technology
- School of Education, Languages and Communications
- School of Business and Administration
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
WOU also conducts learning, training and research through its:
- Centre for Graduate Studies
- Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (PACE)
- Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI)