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General Studies / Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)

Here is some information about general studies for new undergraduate students at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia.

As you may already know, General Studies or Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) is a pre-university qualification of general studies. The Private Higher Education Institution Act 1996 requires that all private higher education institutions, including Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, provide General Studies/Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) as compulsory subjects.

The Ministry of Higher Education requires that all students pursuing a degree programme take the MPU units as a prerequisite for the award of their undergraduate degree. That's why we offer compulsory MPU subjects in compliance with Section 43(3) Act 555, which is mandatory for both Malaysian and international students to graduate from our esteemed institution.

MPU modules are designed to promote nation building through the consolidation and enlargement of knowledge about Malaysia, as well as to enhance skills acquisition, mastery, and application to support nation building.

Our next intake will be in September 2023, and we are excited to welcome both Malaysian and international students to the classes. We believe that these modules are an integral component of a comprehensive education, and we are proud to offer them to our students. If you have any questions about our MPU modules or any other aspect of our institution, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

General Studies (MPU) Course Structure

Attending the MPU sessions and passing the MPU subjects are mandatory.


   Medium of Instructions 
No.Unit CodeUnitMalaysian StudentsInternational StudentsCredits
1 MPU 3193 Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
(Philosophy and Current Issues)

(Malay Language)

(English Language)
2 MPU 3183 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
(Appreciation of Ethics and Civilizations)

(Malay Language)
- 3
3 MPU 3143 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
(Malay Language Communication 2)
(English Language)

MPU 3302 

Kursus Integriti dan Antirasuah
(Integrity And Anti-Corruption)

(Malay Language)

(English Language)
5 MPU 3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A
(National Language A)
This unit is only applicable for Malaysian students who did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu paper (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia/Malaysian Certificate of Examination). 2

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