Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA) was formed in 2013 under the supervision of the first Director, Professor Datin Dr. Napsiah Ismail to oversee, manage, facilitate, monitor and report on the development of academic programmes and enhance the roles of supporting departments towards ensuring high quality delivery of education in UCTS, which now known as UTS. She was succeeded by Professor Dr. Salfarina Abdul Gapor in 2018. In 2019, Assoc. Professor Dr. Rabuan took over the directorship of CQA and continued with the tradition. Centre for Quality Assurance is committed to ensure continuous quality improvement and high quality of teaching and learning through its vision, mission and principles.
UTS academic programmes have been developed in close collaboration with the industries and based on industrial needs. Initially, UTS started with four schools and offered only six academic programmes, two at foundation levels and four at undergraduate levels. These are Foundations in Art and Foundation in Science under the School of Foundation Studies. The School of Business and Management offered Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accountancy, while the School of Engineering and Technology offered Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical and Electronic and Civil Engineering. The School of Built Environment initially only offered Bachelor of Quantity Surveying.
In 2014, more Bachelor programmes were offered including Architecture, Network Computing, Software Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In 2015, Electrical Engineering and Food Technology were offered.
The School of Postgraduate Studies was formed in 2016, marking a huge milestone for UTS, whereby five postgraduate programmes were introduced, two at PhD level by research and two at Master level by research, of which both are under Business Management and Engineering. Master of Business Administration was offered through coursework in 2016. In 2018, two more Master by coursework were offered – Master of Project Management and Master of Architecture. In 2019, two more Research programmes were offered – Master of Science in Applied Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Sciences.
In 2020, School of Computing and Creative Media introduced two programmes at postgraduate level which are Master and PhD in Computing as well as two programmes at undergraduate level – Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design and Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media. On the quarter fourth of year 2021, School of Built Environment introduced Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. Both schools expected to offer another six programmes at Degree, Master and PhD level in year 2023.
Welcome to UTS CQA website! Greetings from UTS, Sibu, Sarawak. We are proud that we have achieved our goal to be a full-fledged university in 2021. With the new status we continue to work hard in order to be the University of Choice by students, academics, researchers and industry in Sarawak and the region.
In the past years (in 2019) we have achieved our goal on Excellent University Status (Tier 4) in SETARA Rating which encouraged us to strive further to achieve our mission of providing world-class educational programs and learning environment by;
Thus, we do your utmost to support the schools and academic staff to transform teaching and learning through creativity and innovation, making learning a “fun” and fruitful activities for both academic staff and students. One main important function of CQA is to ensure high quality of teaching and learning, which is in line with the 21st Century new pedagogical approach and emphasising the use of the latest state of the arts technology, in teaching and learning. To achieve this, we have ensured that learning space and environment have good ambience and relevant to current needs in teaching and learning. CQA also conducts internal audits to ensure programmes are ready for external accreditation process, and contents as well for the purpose of continuous quality improvement.
Although CQA is only manned with two personnel, we are working hard to provide administrative, guidance and support for quality assurance to the schools and other supporting departments. CQA in close collaboration with the Human Capital Department, also provides pedagogy courses for new academic staff to ensure that common aspirations are shared by all with regards to cultivating “excellent practice” in teaching and learning. In the coming future, CQA will implement and monitor ISO 9001 certification for UTS. Facing new tasks and challenges are positive signs of expansion, growth and improvement. The key to a successful institution is the willingness to change and adapt, and most of all putting quality as the priority. The most important goal of CQA is to instil institutional and public confidence in UTS academic standards and I am extremely honoured to be part of the continuous efforts to elevate UTS at the highest level in teaching and learning.
“Striving towards Education at its Best!”
AP Dr. Rabuan Bin Mantine
Director, Centre for Quality Assurance
Currently UTS offers 29 programmes under six schools and seven new programmes are still pending at Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), Professional Bodies or MOHE’s License approval. List of programmes offered under six schools are as follows:
School of Foundation Studies
School of Business and Management
School of Engineering and Technology
School of Built Environment
School of Computing and Creative Media
School of Postgraduate Studies
Currently 19 programmes have been fully accredited, 6 programmes is still awaiting for full accreditation, and 4 programmes are still under provisional accreditation.
In addition, UTS is also currently collaborating with four universities from United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia to offer Articulation Degree Programmes.
Teaching Assessment is conducted at every end of each semester in order to get feedbacks from the students on the effectiveness of teaching and learning for the purpose of:
Curriculum Review is carried out at every end of each semester and conducted within ten days after the final results have been approved by the Senate. It is done based on reviews of qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data include Course Coordinator’s reflections of the course’s content and flow, comments from the External Examiner(s), comments from the Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP), comments during Student Dialogue or other qualitative data relevant or related to the course. Quantitative data includes Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) attainment and student workloads in relation to the Student Learning Time (SLT). Curriculum Review Meetings are chaired by the Head of Programme and a report will suggest any necessary amendments of individual course’s learning outcomes, syllabus, and assessment strategy as well as teaching methodology.
Exit Survey is conducted after the graduation of every cohort of a programme, depending on the duration of the programme, commonly after 3 or 4 years. The respondents for this survey are the graduates. The purpose of the Exit Survey is to identify students’ views of the programme and their assessments and ratings of the overall achievement of the Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs). Findings from the survey will be analysed and Head of Programmes (HOPs) are responsible to take necessary actions based on the findings.
Associate Professor Dr. Rabuan bin Mantine
Qualifications: PhD in Finance (UNIMAS), Master of Business Administration (OHIO), Adv. Diploma in Accountancy (UiTM), Chartered Accountant (M)
Nurul Afiqah binti Ibrahim
Qualifications: Corporate Master of Business Administration (UNIMAS), Bachelor in International Marketing (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
CePD was established in September 2015 with the aim to offer continuing education and professional programmes to the public, industry, alumni, staff and students of UTS.
1. The CePD/UCSSB was established on 12th April 2016 and had been operating business at Block 8, 1st Floor, No. 1 Jalan Universiti, 96000 Sibu Sarawak and our Electrical Installation Workshop at Unicity (near Li Hua Hotel).
2. UCSSB registered with Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) (No Siri: 1183312A) as a training provider.
3. UTS is a Corporate Affiliate Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (Membership Number: OM0149).
4. CePD/UTS is an Accredited Training and Examination Center for Wireman G1, G2, and Chargeman L1 (issued by The Ministry of Public Utilities Sarawak).
CEPD in its capacity
If you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us as below:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramli bin Haji Rashidi, KMN, PBS
Director, Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD)
Tel (DL): 084-367537
Download Fundamental BIM form
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact: (Please add @uts.edu.my after email name)
1. GARY LOH CHEE WYAI (084-367503) / gary
2. EDWIN BIN MISING UDUP (084-367538) / edwin
3. KHAIRUNNISA BT MOHAMAD YUNUS (084-367539) / khairunnisa.yunus
Date: 4 December 2021
Venue: University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)
UTS: Prof Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Ab Hamid (Vice-Chancellor, UTS)
DHS: representative for DHS, Assoc Prof Ts Dr Ramli bin Haji Rashidi, (Director, CEPD)
Special Guest: Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Anak Jawong (Former Minister of Education, Science and Technological Reseach Sarawak)
Objectives of the MoU
Collaboration to offer the Certificate of Completion in Hospitality Operations (CCHO)
Students who has completed the CCHO programme can pursue their diploma studies in Hospitality and Tourism Management with TMC Academy Singapore
Tarikh: 4 Disember 2021
Tempat: Universiti Teknologi Sarawak (UTS)
Date: 4 December 2021
Venue: University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)
Objective of the MoU
Assoc Prof Ts Dr. Ramli Rashidi, KMN, PBS
Position: Director, CEPD & Assoc, Prof SET
Qualifications: PhD TEVT (Bremen/UTHM), MSc HRD (UPM), B.Eng E&E (Brighton)
Ts. Gary Loh Chee Wyai
Position: Deputy Director of CEPD,
Head of Research, Advanced Centre on Sustainable Socio-Economic Development & Senior Lecturer, SCM
Qualifications: Master of Science in Computer Science, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Edwin bin Mising Udup
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Leadership, Diploma in Sport Management
Khairunnisa binti Mohamad Yunus
Position: Administrative Officer
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Arts (Hons) Art Management