The Penang Branch Campus first began operation on 15 July 1994 on temporary premises at Transfer Road. On 28 June 1999, the permanent campus that is nestled amidst the lush and scenic greenery in the prime greenbelt of Tanjong Bungah was officially opened by the then Deputy Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi. This impressive campus is approximately a 20-minute drive from Georgetown, Penang’s capital city.
The Penang Branch Campus is deemed to have the best landscaping among the institutions of higher learning in Penang, having won the Penang State Landscaping Contest for two consecutive years.
Students who come to the Penang Branch Campus will not only enjoy studying in a conducive environment but also experience the enchantment of the island of Penang, one of the major tourist destinations in the country.
Penang boasts a diverse blend of cultural heritage of different and distinct ethnic groups, making the stay here an unforgettable experience for every student. Penang is also a gourmet paradise and the many tourist attractions like historical religion landmarks, cultural and historical landmark, beach resorts and shopping centres promise an invaluable experience to every student who sets foot on the island.
Penang has a rich and lively heritage which offers plenty for the visitor to explore and experience. Most places can be accessed within a half hour drive from the Penang Branch Campus.
From the remnants of the colonial era to the vibrant and diverse cultures found on the island that makes up the modern Malaysia society, Penang is a unique sight to behold and most aptly called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’.
Modern amenities are located in close vicinity to the Penang Branch Campus. The nearest ones are located less than 10 minutes away by car.
The Penang Branch recently completed the building of 3 modern blocks of academic buildings comprising of a 3 story purpose built Library, a twin Lecture Theatre and a 4 story Faculty block. Currently the blocks are waiting for CCC certification.