General studies for all new undergraduate students

General Studies or Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)

The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia has officially announced the offering of General Studies or Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) to replace the Malaysian National Subjects (MNS) for all private higher education institutions in Malaysia, including Monash University Malaysia.

Effective from 1 September 2013, all international and Malaysian students must enrol, undertake, complete and pass General Studies as a prerequisite for the award of an undergraduate degree and/or honours degree.

The objective of General Studies is to provide a holistic education across the disciplines for both Malaysian and International undergraduate students and opportunities to engage in diverse life-long learning skills while acquiring valuable knowledge. The General Studies comprises four broad categories namely:

  • MPU U1 : Appreciation of philosophy, values and history
  • MPU U2 : Mastery of soft skills
  • MPU U3 : Broadening of knowledge in Malaysia
  • MPU U4 : Practical management of community projects

For further information regarding the General Studies, please click here.

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