MPU (Matapelajaran Umum)
The Malaysian Ministry of Education officially announced that from 2014, the General Education Subjects (GES) or Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) will replace the Compulsory Subjects or Mata Pelajaran Wajib (MPW) for all private higher education institutions in Malaysia, including Curtin University Malaysia. The new MPU units will affect all new undergraduate students enrolled from 2014 onwards. Students undertaking foundation, Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy are exempted from doing MPU units.
The Private Higher Education Institution Act 1996 (Act 555) stipulates that every private higher education institution teaches the following compulsory subjects. These units, in compliance with Section 43(3) Act 555, are compulsory for both international and Malaysian students in order to graduate.