The University Self-Accreditation 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 University Self-Accreditation Unit (SWA Unit) is to ensure the accreditation requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia are fulfilled, the University Self-Accreditation Unit (SWA Unit) 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
                                                  i. Standard Program: Psikologi
                                                  ii. Standard Program: Sains Maklumat
  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


  1. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1/2015Penggunaan Standard Program
                                                  i.   Standard Program: Pengajian Perniagaan
                                                  ii.  Standard Program: Komputeran
                                                  iii. Standard Program: Undang-Undang dan Perundangan Syariah
  2. Pekeliling MQA Bil.2/2015Dasar Pindah Kredit Dan Penambahbaikan Dasar Program Pemindahan Ijazah
  3. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil.1/2015 - Pindaan terhadap Standard: Ijazah Sarjana dan Kedoktoran
  4. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil.2/2015 - Penambahan subbidang dalam Standard Program: Multimedia Kreatif
  5. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil.3/2015 - Penambahbaikan terhadap Standard Program: Undang-Undang dan Perundangan Syariah


  1. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1/2016Audit Pematuhan MQA 
  2. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2016Standard Program Sains Perubatan dan Kesihatan 
  3. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2016Standard Program Kewangan
  4. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 4/2016Penambahbaikan Proses Pemantauan Syarat-Syarat Khusus Perakuan Akreditasi
  5. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 5/2016 - Garis Panduan Pindah Kredit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  6. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 6/2016 - Garis Panduan Amalan Baik: Pengakreditan Pengalaman Berasaskan Pembelajaran Terdahulu Bagi Tujuan Penganugerahan Kredit [GGP: APEL(C)]
  7. (DIMANSUHKAN) Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil .1/2016Pindaan Syarat Kelayakan Masuk Dalam Standard Program
  8. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2016Pindaan Syarat Kelayakan Masuk Dalam Standard Program 
  9. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2016Pindaan Terhadap Syarat Kelayakan Masuk Tahap Diploma Dalam Standard Program: Sains Perubatan Dan Kesihatan (Subbidang Keselamatan Dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan)
  10. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil. 4/2016 - Penyelarasan Standard Diploma Eksekutif Dengan Dasar Pengakreditan Pembelajaran Berasaskan Pengalaman Terdahulu Bagi Tujuan Penganugerahan Kredit [APEL(C)]


  1. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 1/2017 - Maksud 'Penghentian Program' Bagi Tujuan Penyerahan Kembali Perakuan Akreditasi Kepada MQA
  2. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 2/2017 - Keperluan Penilaian Akreditasi bagi Program Deemed Accredited Universiti Awam
  3. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 3/2017 - Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia (MQA) Sebagai Badan Pengiktirafan Kelayakan
  4. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 4/2017 - Dasar Jaminan Kualiti Program Pengajian Luar Negara yang Ditawarkan secara Kerjasama dengan PPT Tempatan
  5. Pekeliling MQA Bil. 5/2017 - Pemakaian Kod Amalan Akreditasi Program (COPPA) Edisi Kedua
  6. Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil.1/2017 - Pengisian Matriks Body Of Knowledge (BOK) Bagi Program yang Tertakluk Di Bawah Standard Program : Komputeran  [Matriks BOK : Degree]   [Matriks BOK : Diploma]
  7. Pekeliling Pengurusan Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta (PPTS), Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi Bil.2/2017Pengemaskinian Dasar Kerjasama Kursus Pengajian Di IPTS


    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
Circular Letter No. 2/2016
[English [Malay
  2.    Art and Design Circular No. 3/2012
Notification Letter No. 2/2012
[English] [Malay]
  3.    Biotechnology Circular No. 1/2009 [English] [Malay
  4.    Building Surveying Circular No. 2/2013 [English] [Malay
  5.    Business Studies Circular No. 1/2015 [English  
  6.    Computing Circular No. 1/2015 [English] [Malay]
  7.    Creative Multimedia Circular Letter No. 2/2015
Circular No. 3/2012
[English [Malay]
  8.    Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance Circular No. 1/2018 [English  
  9.    Early Childhood Education Circular No. 4/2014 [English [Malay]
  10.  Education Circular No. 3/2014 [English]  
  11.  Engineering and Engineering Technology   [English] [Malay]
  12.  Finance   [English]  
  13.  Hospitality and Tourism   [English [Malay]
  14.  Information Science   [English [Malay]
  15.  Islamic Studies   [English] [Malay]
  16.  Law and Shariah Law   [English [Malay
  17.  Media and Communication Studies   [English [Malay
  18.  Medical and Health Sciences   [English]
(2nd edition)
  19.  Muamalat and Islamic Finance   [English [Malay
  20.  Performing Arts   [English [Malay]
  21.  Psychology   [English [Malay
  22. Traditional and Complementary Medicine   [English [Malay
iv. Standards      
  1.    Executive Diploma Circular No. 3/2013
Circular Letter No. 4/2016 
  2.    Foundation Circular No. 1/2014    [Malay]
  3.    Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma  Circular Department of Higher Education, Reference No. JPT/GS1000-606JLD.1(28)
dated 22 July 2013
  4.    Masters and Doctoral Degree Surat Pekeliling Bil. 1/2015
Circular No. 4/2013
Circular No. 1/2013
Circular Letter No. 1/2013 
[English] [Malay]
v. Guidelines to Good Practices      
  1.    Academic Staff Notification Letter No. 4/2014 [English [Malay
  2.    Academic Staff Workloads  Notification Letter No. 7/2014   [Malay
  3.    Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
(compulsory to be complied with by the HEPs)
Notification Letter No. 3/2011
Notification Letter No. 3/2013
Notification Letter No. 2/2014
 [English] [Malay
  4.    Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit Award for Credit Award [APEL(C)] MQA Circular No. 6/2016
Guidelines to Good Practices: APEL(C)
  5.    Assessment of Student Notification Letter No. 4/2013 [English] [Malay]
  6.    Credit Transfer for MOOC MQA Circular No. 5/2016
Guidelines on Credit Transfer for MOOC
  7.    Curriculum Design and Delivery Notification Letter No. 4/2013 [English] [Malay]
  8.    Monitoring, Reviewing and Continually Improving Institutional Quality (MR-CIIQ) Notification Letter No. 5/2014 [English] [Malay]
  9.    Malaysian Qualification Statement Notification Letter No. 1/2015 [English]  
  10.  Guidelines on Terms Used for External Examiner, External Advisor and Advisory Board Notification Letter No. 2/2015   [Malay]
  11.   Work-Based Learning Notification Letter No. 3/2016 [English] [Malay]





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