Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA)

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 principle. 

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;

§  Providing conducive working and learning environment for the students and staff

§  Promoting  high student engagements

§  Supporting student development and alumni

§  Ensuring quality teaching and learning

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 UCTS offers 29 programmes under six schools and seven new programmes are still pending at Malaysian Qualification Agemcy (MQA), Professional Bodies or MOHE’s License approval. List of programmes offered under six schools are as follows:



School of Foundation Studies

Foundation in Sciences

Foundation in Arts

School of Business and Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons)

Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing

Bachelor of Technology Management (Hons)

School of Built Environment

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Design

School of Computing and Creative Media

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Design

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Digital Media

School of Engineering and Technology

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical and Electronic (Hons)

School of Postgraduate Studies

Master of Engineering (Research Mode)

Master of Science in Business Management (Research Mode)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Project Management

Master of Architecture

Master of Science in Applied Sciences (Research Mode)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Science

Future Programmes

Bachelor of Science in Construction and Property Management

Bachelor of Mobile Game Development (Hons)

Master of Construction Management and Economics

Master of Science in Architecture

Master of Science in Construction Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Management

Currently 19 programmes have been fully accredited, 6 programme is still awaiting for full accreditation, and 4 programmes are still under provisional accreditation.
In addition, UTS is also currently collaborating with four universities in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia to offer Articulation Degree Programme.

Teaching Assessment

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:

  1. Monitoring the academic staff based on the set criteria
  2. Improving the quality of courses and teaching skills of academic staff
  3. Grooming and sustaining the academic staff to be capable and competent
  4. Providing avenue for students’ feedbacks and identify necessary actions taken based on empirical data

Curriculum Review

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

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
Position: Director
Extension: 360
Email: rabuan 
Qualifications: PhD in Finance (UNIMAS), Master of Business Administration (OHIO), Adv. Diploma in Accountancy (UiTM), Chartered Accountancy (M)
Nurul Afiqah Binti Ibrahim
Position: Executive
Extension: 370
Email: nurul.afiqah
Qualifications: Corporate Master of Business Administration (UNIMAS), Bachelor in International Marketing (UMS)

Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD)

About CePD

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

  • To provide professional training programs / short-courses in collaboration with internal expertise and external training providers
  • To organise competency programs and professional courses / certifications for graduates to be more competent and marketable

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
Fax:  084-367301
Email:  ramli.rashidi




Download Fundamental BIM form

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

1. GARY LOH CHEE WYAI (084-367503) / gary@uts.edu.my

2. EDWIN BIN MISING UDUP (084-367538) / edwin@uts.edu.my

3. KHAIRUNNISA BT MOHAMAD YUNUS (084-367539) / khairunnisa.yunus@uts.edu.my

ACCA on the Accelerate Programme

About ACCA course

Download ACCA Registration Form


Date:  4th December 2021

Venue:  University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)

Delegates from
  • 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)
Objective 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)

Delegasi dari

  • UTS : Prof Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Ab Hamid (Vice-Chancellor, UTS)
  • JPK : Wakil bagi pihak JPK, Assoc Prof Ts Dr Ramli bin Haji Rashidi, (Director, CEPD)
  • Tetamu kehormat – Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Anak Jawong (Former Minister of Education, Science and Technological Reseach Sarawak)

Tujuan Memorandum Persefahaman

  • Kerjasama pembangunan program latihan kemahiran dan penyelidikan strategic bagi meningkatkan kualiti sumber manusia dalam bidang TVET dan melahirkan tenaga kerja mahir bertaraf dunia


Date:  4th December 2021

Venue: University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)

Delegates from

  • UTS : Prof Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Ab Hamid (Vice-Chancellor, UTS)
  • BSI : representative for BSI, 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)

Objective of the MoU

  • To explore common and fundamental objectives and benefits thereto in the field of Building Information Modelling, also known as Building Information Management (BIM) and ISO Standards

Assoc Prof Ts Dr. Ramli Rashidi, KMN, PBS
Position:  Director, CEPD & Assoc, Prof SET 
Extension:  537
Email:  ramli.rashidi
Qualifications: PhD TEVT (Bremen/UTHM), MSc HRD (UPM), B.Eng E&E (Brighton)

Edwin bin Mising Udup
Position:  Executive
Extension:  538
Email:  edwin
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Leadership, Diploma in Sport Management

Khairunnisa binti Mohamad Yunus
Position:  Administrative Officer
Extension:  539
Email: khairunnisa.yunus
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Arts (Hons) Art Management