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Raffles University Iskandar Malaysia

Background of Institution


Raffles University Iskandar (RUI) is a multi-faculty, international university approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. You can expect a vibrant, practice-based learning experience aimed at transforming you into a confident, world-class professional.

RUI is owned by Raffles Iskandar Sdn Bhd,, which is a joint venture between Raffles Education Corporation (REC) and [email protected] Sdn Bhd (EISB), where REC owns 80% and EISB 20%.

RUI is developing a new state-of-the-art campus on a 65-acre plot of land located in EduCity Iskandar Malaysia. RUI’s strategic location in Iskandar will place the university in a secure and growing state economy with high potential in both economic and cultural development. Currently, it is operating from its city campus at Menara Kotaraya, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru.

RUI offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Design, Business Administration, Accountancy, Applied Psychology and Logistics. Foundation and English Language Programmes are also offered.


Our vision is to be the premier University in Malaysia.


We provide a learning environment that leads to successful careers through educational experiences that promote:

  • Social responsibility
  • Professional excellence for employability
  • Analytical thinking for problem solving
  • Creativity to encourage innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

About Raffles Education Corporation Limited

RUI’s parent company, Raffles Education Corporation Limited ("RafflesEducationCorp") is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Since establishing its first design college in Singapore in 1990, the Group has grown to operate 31 colleges in 29 cities across 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Singapore, Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.

Since our establishment, more than 20,500 students enrolled in RafflesEducationCorp's tertiary programmes have benefited from a quality education that provides graduates with a well-rounded hands-on learning experience that is relevant to the industry.

The Group also owns the Oriental University City ("OUC") in Langfang, Hebei Province, China – a 1 million square metre self-contained campus. Within this campus, OUC provides education services to six colleges with an additional student population of over 19,000.

Headquartered in Singapore, RafflesEducationCorp employs over 2,500 academic and administrative staff, and is listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange. RafflesEducationCorp was ranked as one of the Top 200 Asia-Pacific companies on the Forbes Asia’s “Best under a Billion” list for four consecutive years from 2006 to 2009.

Academic Strengths


The academic staff of RUI come from all over the world, include Ireland, USA, Denmark, Malaysia and many other countries. They are more than teachers, they are “creative practitioners” and experts in their own professions. Their commitment to impart their knowledge and skills to our students, also of different nationalities, creates an environment which is rich in creativity and innovation. This learning environment will broaden students’ perspectives, enhance adaptability and enrich their personal growth.

Programme Outline

RUI is the only private university in [email protected] to offer bachelor’s degrees in design and applied psychology. We provide excellent opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential and develop themselves into successful world-class professionals and world leaders.

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as below:

Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Business Studies

Provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate business working knowledge, creativity and innovation in business. It is designed to prepare students to be job-ready and/or opt for advanced standing in any of the degree programmes in RUI’s Business School upon completion of the programme.

Diploma in Interior Design

Is industry focused and relevant to the workplace as students will have acquired the skills in designing businesses, creativity, and technical skills needed by the industry. At the end of the programme, students will be able to describe and explain the concepts and principles of interior design, demonstrate competence in the practical skills of interior design, communicate effectively, and work effectively as designers in industry.

Diploma in Visual Communication

Gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry. Through studio-based learning projects combined with critical thinking, conceptualisation and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative yet practical solutions for various problems in the process of visual communication with a high level of intellectual engagement.

Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)

Introduces budding fashion designers to the fundamentals and more. Students will learn how to utilize textile technology, familiarise themselves with a fashion designer’s studio and develop their fashion senses with design theories.

Bachelor of Fashion Business (Honours)

Prepares graduates when they enter the fashion industry either as entrepreneurs or in management positions in the fashion industry. Throughout the learning process, students will discover how to apply theories to actual retail environments; and with the compulsory internship, students will be able to apply what they have learned in real-life scenarios.

Bachelor of Product Design (Honours)

Covers the latest trends and technology, drawing, prototyping and development of products in digital platforms.

Bachelor of Jewellery Design (Honours)

Will prepare graduates for the jewellery industry in Malaysia and internationally. Students will develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of materials such as metals, gemstones, glass, enamel and wood. They will learn the jewellery making process, from planning to the final piece.

Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

Will enable graduates to pursue careers as interior designers who use their skills to design space and effects. Their work range from making a client’s home comfortable to transporting people into another space and era with periodic décor.

Bachelor of Graphic Design (Honours)

Students will graduate with a strong portfolio of practical work and will be industry-ready to produce effective materials for print or online publishing. They will then learn how to apply their designs on print, digital, or interactive platforms using the right media. 

Bachelor of Multimedia Design (Honours)

This programme covers both theoretical and practical aspects of this exciting career. Students will follow a comprehensive digital media syllabus in graphic design, art history, animation, programming, and sound and video production.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

Is a full-time three-year degree programme that focuses on producing professionals capable of applying social and ethical responsibilities, analytical skills, competitiveness and entrepreneurship in business. 

Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)

Is a full-time four year degree based on all the professional and legal requirements of this profession. Students will learn all the necessary skills to develop into competent accountants such as business operations, taxation, auditing and business environment. Before graduation, students will be able to participate in a professional attachment programme.

Bachelor of Applied Psychology (Honours)

Is designed to educate students in different areas of applied psychology. The course begins with the fundamentals of psychology so that students develop the knowledge and understanding of the concepts, theories and practices of psychology.

Postgraduate Programmes

RUI-EGM14(3).jpgMaster of Business Administration

Will fast track your career and maximise your managerial skills as it is focused on the market’s needs and latest trends. This is a professionally-oriented programme to develop advanced skills in business for students who already have some practical business experience.

Master of Design

This programme enhances designers’ practical skills to the level of master practitioner through Design Studio subjects, while furthering their theoretical understanding through Design Theory subjects, and developing their capacity for critical reflection on the profession of design through Design Studio Practice.

Master of Education

Is designed to help our students to achieve real professional development upon the completion of the course. We work closely with the industry, delegate group tasks to participants, who are then able to develop and discuss their ideas on education, based also on the knowledge accumulated during their degree course and work experience.

Most of our degrees include a compulsory work experience period, proving our commitment to being a practical university. 

Academic Facilities & Resources

  • Interior Design Studio
  • Fashion Design Draping Studio
  • Fashion Design Drafting Studio
  • Sewing Room
  • Photography Studio
  • Lecture rooms
  • Library
  • MAC Lab
  • PC Lab
  • RUI Online Access Journal

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities for Graduate Employability

Through our Centre of Professional Development (CPD), we assimilate our students to the industry for projects, internships, industry research, and career and professional development

We prepare our students with professional development skills and provide resources in support of their careers. By forging an extensive strategic alliance with the industry, our team at CPD provides a seamless interface between industries and our students, opening a world of career opportunities for them.

With CPD, graduates can expect top exposure for jobs advertised and industry partners have wide geographical reach and access to a greater number of talents than traditional recruitment methods.

Recognition & Achievement

All listed programmes conducted at RUI have been granted provisional accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) while the RUI English Language Programme is a short, intensive course approved by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

Address :
Raffles University Iskandar Malaysia
Menara Kota Raya, Aras 9
Jalan Trus
80000 Johor Bahru
Tel : 607-277 8868
Fax : 607-277 8878
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