Taylor's University

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Taylor's University Lakeside Campus
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Other name
MottoWisdom, Integrity, Excellence
Established1969 (1969)
Vice-ChancellorProf Michael Driscoll
Location, ,
3°03′53″N 101°36′58″E / 3.06472°N 101.61611°E / 3.06472; 101.61611Coordinates: 3°03′53″N 101°36′58″E / 3.06472°N 101.61611°E / 3.06472; 101.61611
CampusTaylor's University Lakeside Campus
Colours         Black and Red

Taylor's University (commonly referred to as Taylor's) is a private university in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It was founded in 1969 as a college, was awarded university college status in 2006, and university status in 2010. Taylor's University offers courses in tertiary education, from foundation and diploma to degree, post-graduate and professional programmes. It is ranked #601-650 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, ranked #135 in the 2019 QS Asia University Rankings[2], and ranked #201-250 in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings[3].

Taylor's University is a member of the Taylor's Education Group which comprises Taylor's College, Garden International School, Taylor's International School, Australian International School Malaysia, Nexus International School Malaysia, and Nexus International School Singapore.[4]


The first Taylor's campus was located in a building on Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur offering the Victorian Higher School Certificate (VHSC) programme for a student population of 345. In 1985, Taylor's moved to its second campus in PJ New Town. Four years later, the Subang Jaya Campus was launched and two new pre-university programmes were introduced: the Canadian Pre-University Programme (CPU) and South Australian Matriculation (SAM).

By 1990, more programmes had been introduced, including the American Degree Programme; Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Construction; Business, Accounting, Marketing and Finance; Cambridge A Level; Computer Science, Software Engineering and IT; Engineering; Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts; Taylor's Business Foundation.

In 2001, the fourth campus in Wisma Subang housing the Taylor's Business School was launched. The following year, Taylor's College Petaling Jaya (TCPJ) became the fifth campus at Leisure Commerce Square, and Taylor's School of Hospitality and Tourism was relocated from Kuala Lumpur to this new campus. TCPJ also housed the School of Communication, School of Architecture, Building and Design, and Taylor's School of Computing. In 2004, the sixth campus was launched in Subang Square housing the American Degree Programme.

More expansion came with the launch of the seventh campus in Sri Hartamas (TCSH) in 2008. This campus is able to accommodate 800 students and runs the Cambridge A Level programme, South Australian Matriculation programme and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Work commenced on the RM450 million Taylor's University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya in early 2007. The campus, which was completed in 2010, houses all tertiary programmes under one roof.

In January 2018, Taylor’s College was moved to the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus[5]. The Taylor’s College campuses in SS15 Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas were closed following the move.

School of Engineering[edit]

The School of Engineering at Taylor's University is a Project-Based Learning School and is a member of the CDIO Initiative. Taylor's School of Engineering offers the following programmes: PhD in Engineering Education, MSc in Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, and Foundation in Engineering. It developed and successfully deployed the first MOOCs in the history of Malaysia, exploring Entrepreneurship and Success.[6]


Taylor's University developed a main campus called Taylor's University Lakeside Campus in year 2010's to accommodate with the ever-expanding amount of student intake. Alongside the main education facilities such as laboratories, computer labs and kitchen, they also built a commercial block to help students with education materials as well as restaurants. It is also the location of the university hostel U-Residence which can lodge around 900 students and there is a hotel facility called Ruemz. It is run by the students and some part-time employees.

Counseling and Psychological Services Centre (CPSC)[edit]

In 2008, Taylor's established the Counseling and Psychological Services Centre (CPSC). Taylor's established the CPSC to demonstrate awareness that the psychological well-being of an individual is as important as academic achievement. The centre is led by En. Adnan Omar, a suicide and social sciences expert, who made appearances on NTV7 for discussion on suicide.[7]

Teaching and learning philosophy[edit]

Consisting of Taylor's University (tertiary programmes) and Taylor's College (foundation and pre-university courses), Taylor's has educated more than 65,000 students.

Taylor's pioneered the Taylor's Graduate Capabilities (TGC) initiative in 2018. This approach emphasises a student-centred curriculum, aiming to produce graduates who not only possess academic and theoretical knowledge but supplementary qualities such as leadership, creativity, and teamwork.[8]

Student life[edit]

Taylor's offers a range of pre-university, diploma and degree courses. Acknowledged as the biggest independent centre for Cambridge A Level (CAL), Taylor's runs the largest South Australian Matriculation (SAM) programme, and the Canadian Pre-University Programme (CPU), a programme recognised and acknowledged by top universities worldwide. The American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP) allows students to apply into universities in the United States.

Students can choose to major in subjects including Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Biosciences and Law, to Business, Communication, Fashion Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Medicine and Pharmacy.

Taylor's has introduced new programmes, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), degrees in Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Martial arts, and Quantity Surveying and Postgraduate Studies.


Taylor's University is a member of Taylor's Education Group, which comprises Taylor's College, Garden International School, Sri Garden Schools, Australian International School Malaysia, Nexus International School Malaysia, Nexus International School Singapore and upcoming Taylor's International School.


  1. ^ "The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning". www.seameo.org.
  2. ^ "Taylor's University". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  3. ^ "Taylor's graduates are highly sought after - Nation | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Taylor's Education Group". Taylor's Education Group.
  5. ^ "Taylor's college announces move to Lakeside campus - Education | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  6. ^ Al-Atabi, M.T. and DeBoer, J. 2014 “Teaching Entrepreneurship using Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).” Technovation. In Press.
  7. ^ http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7768667715996702691#
  8. ^ Graduate Capabilities. Taylor's University.

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