Think Australian Education, Think UOW Malaysia

The Batu Kawan campus brings for the first time an Australian higher education experience to Mainland Penang.

Conceptualized as a green campus in a park environment, students are greeted with its generous landscaping and fountains the moment they enter the campus and are ushered into the vibrant educational learning spaces scattered throughout the campus.

The design is inspired by the Internet of Things (IOT) evolving learning pedagogy; making learning possible everywhere. The library provides an expansive study environment, bursting with colour, with a variety of study spaces to stimulate innovative thinking, within what undoubtedly will become the hub of the campus.

A chill-out lounge is also provided on-campus providing a gymnasium and recreational facilities. Connected to the campus, by a covered walk-way, is Utropolis Batu Kawan which houses the conveniently appointed hostel accommodation, including a swimming pool, another gymnasium, and futsal court.

The expansive 10-acre campus houses facilities that support the delivery of selected programs from 3 faculties, including graduate programs.

The 3 faculties being the Centre for Pre-University Studies, School of Engineering, Computing & Built Environment, and the School of Business. UOW Malaysia is a recognized full-spectrum tertiary education provider, offering programs from foundation through to research doctorate degrees.

Students can commence their foundation or diploma studies and progress through to degree studies at Batu Kawan campus, or any of the other global UOW campuses located in Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Given a focus upon producing industry ready graduates, there is a prominence of industry 4.0 embedded in the curriculum at this campus to ensure students are future-ready.

A team of UOW Malaysia researchers, based in Penang, are actively researching the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-things (IOT), with both industrial and home applications.

This expertise is translated into the classroom through the offering of a number of industry 4.0 courses offered in partnership with IBM.

The campus is located next to IKEA, the Design Village shopping precinct, and adjacent to the Batu Kawan Industrial Park. This ensures there is optimal collaboration with employers to provide students with opportunities to undertake internships and participate in professional activities.

What to expect when you study at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan Campus 

University life can be an exciting time. It is a time of significant change and growth but can be rather overwhelming in the beginning, especially if you’re studying away from home for the first time. Here are some tips and things about university life that will help the transition smoother. 

  • You’re in charge. Once you start university life at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan Campus you’re in charge of your schedule. You decide when to study, when to do your coursework, when to spend time with your friends and when to relax. You will have to make many decisions on your own so you will have to be more independent than when you were in secondary school or high school. 
  • You will learn something everyday. Being in a new environment surrounded with new people means you will learn something new everyday. You might have to learn how to cook, or use a washing machine. University life gives you many opportunities to learn, and it’s not just during your lectures!
  • You will meet people from all over the world. UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan Campus is inclusive and diverse and you will get to make friends with fellow students from various backgrounds. 
  • A lot of your work will be done outside of lecture time. You will have to allocate time for independent research, writing your papers and preparing for presentations and exams. 
  • UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan Campus is a university that will support you as an individual and as a student. You will find support for your studies, health, well-being, accommodation, finances and other aspects of university life. 
  • There’s always something going on. You’re just a short distance from all the amenities and facilities that you need. There’s also plenty of activities happening on campus grounds so you’ll never be bored. 
  • You get to develop leadership skills. There are numerous clubs and societies that you can join. You will have the opportunity to have your voice heard and make a positive impact.


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UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan Campus
Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, 14100, Penang

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +604 563 6000 
Local Enquiry: +6018 916 0368
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