The Quality Assurance Academic Unit is established on 1st Mei 2017 inline with the award of Self Accreditation status by the Malaysian Qualification Agency on 22nd of February 2017. The status grants the University to accredit its academic program itself. This unit is governed under the Academic Affairs Department, structured and responsible directly under the office of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs which is led by a manager, Prof. Madya Dr. Salniza Md Salleh, and assisted by assistant registrar and 4 staffs. The main role and function of this unit is to impose audit on provisional accreditation and full accreditation of all academic programmes in the university and maintaining the standard programme of the university.

This unit also acts as secretariat of Accreditation of University Committee which its main role is to endorse the final reports of auditors of provisional accreditation and full accreditation respectively besides other matters relating to self accreditation.


The role of Academic Quality Assurance Unit (UJKA) is to ensure the accreditation requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia are fulfilled, the Academic Quality Assurance Unit (UJKA) plays the role as follows:
  • Ensure that UUM maintains self-accreditation status;
  • Ensure that all good practices related to program compliance and accreditation are met and implemented by the university;
  • Preparing and submitting a quarterly self-accreditation report to MQA;
  • Ensure that UUM is ready to face the evaluation of the institution by MQA (compliance audit) at least once every five (5) years;
  • Submit an application for follow-up audit of MQA within a year from the date of award of self-accredited status;
  • Plan, implement and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Provisional Accreditation for new academic programs;
  • Plan, implement and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the Full Accreditation Audit for programs that have obtained approval of Provisional Accreditation;
  • Manage the registration of new programs that have obtained Provisional Accreditation approval to be registered on the Provisional Accreditation Certificate (PAS) list at MQA;
  • Manage the registration of academic programs that have obtained Full Accreditation approval from the Senate of University ,in the Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR);
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of laboratory accreditation (if any and related);
  • Conduct audit of old programs (deemed accredited programs); and
  • Also play a role as a liaison unit to deal with outside institutions such as MOHE, MQA and other agencies in handling the academic accreditation agenda for the UUM academic program.




Prof. Madya Dr. Salniza bt Md. Salleh
ManagerProf. Madya Dr. Salniza bt Md.
(+604) 928 3340
Liyana Al-Hany bt Abdul Halim
Assistant RegistrarLiyana Al-Hany bt Abdul
(+604) 928 3311
Nurhadayah bt. Abdul Rahim
Executive OfficerNurhadayah bt. Abdul
(+604) 928 3342
Faizah bt. Ibrahim
Senior Administrative Assistant (C/O)Faizah bt.
(+904) 928 3332
Hakimah bt. Saidin
Administrative Assistant (C/O)Hakimah bt.
(+604) 928 3344
Noor Azizah bt. Ahmad Tajudin
Administrative Assistant (C/O)Noor Azizah bt. Ahmad
(+604) 928 3339






  1. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1/2013 - Penggunaan Standard Ijazah Sarjana dan Kedoktoran
  2. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2013 - Penggunaan Standard Program
  3. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2013 - Penggunaan Standard Diploma Eksekutif
  4. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 4/2013 - Keperluan Minimum Purata Nilai Gred Kumulatif (PNGK) Untuk Bergraduat bagi Program Peringkat Ijazah Sarjana - Secara Kerja Kursus dan Campuran
  5. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 5/2013 - Penggunaan Standard Program
  6. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1/2013 - Pindaan Terhadap Standard: Ijazah Sarjana dan Kedoktoran (Syarat Kelayakan Masuk Program Ijazah Sarjana)
  7. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2013 - Pembatalan Standard Program: Sains Perpustakaan dan Maklumat




  1. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1/2014 - Penggunaan Standard Kursus Asas (Foundation)
  2. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2014 - Penggunaan Standard Program
                                                  i.    Standard Program: Pengajian Media Dan Komunikasi
                                                  ii.   Standard Program: Seni Persembahan
                                                  iii.  Standard Program: Perakaunan
  3. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2014 - Penggunaan Standard Program Pendidikan
  4. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 4/2014 - Penggunaan Standard Program bagi bidang Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak
  5. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 5/2014 - Perincian Kelayakan Masuk Bagi Negara Indonesia








    Circular/Letter  Document
i. Malaysian Qualifications Framework   English  Malay
ii. Code of Practice      
  1.    Institutional Audit (COPIA)   English  
  2.    Programme Accreditation (COPPA) - (under review)   English Malay
  3.    Open and Distance Learning (COP-ODL) Circular No. 2/2012 English Malay
iii.     Programme Standards      
  1.    Accounting Circular No. 2/2014    
  2.    Art and Design Circular No. 3/2012
Notification Letter No. 2/2012
  3.    Biotechnology Circular No. 1/2009    
  4.    Building Surveying Circular No. 2/2013    
  5.    Business Studies Circular No. 1/2015    
  6.    Computing Circular No. 1/2015    
  7.    Creative Multimedia Circular Letter No. 2/2015
Circular No. 3/2012
  8.    Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance Circular No. 1/2018    
  9.    Early Childhood Education Circular No. 4/2014    
  10.  Education Circular No. 3/2014    
  11.  Engineering and Engineering Technology      
  12.  Finance      
  13.  Hospitality and Tourism      
  14.  Information Science      
  15.  Islamic Studies      
  16.  Law and Shariah Law      
  17.  Media and Communication Studies      
  18.  Medical and Health Sciences      
  19.  Muamalat and Islamic Finance      
  20.  Performing Arts      
  21.  Psychology      
  22. Traditional and Complementary Medicine      
iv. Standards      
  1.    Executive Diploma      
  2.    Foundation      
  3.    Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma      
  4.    Masters and Doctoral Degree      
v. Guidelines to Good Practices      




Academic Quality Assurance Unit
Academic Affairs Department
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Phone :    +604 928 3311/3339/3344
Fax :    +604 928 3305

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