Study Mode for New Students (For May 2021 Trimester) 

Last update on 7 April 2021 

1. When my classes start?

ProgrammeStart Date 
Foundation31 May 2021
Undergraduate (Except for MBBS)8 June 2021
MBBS27 September 2021
Postgraduate (Except for Master of Architecture)17 May 2021
Master of Architecture8 June 2021

For the upcoming October 2021 intake, the classes will commence on 27 September 2021 (for Foundation programmes) and 18 October 2021 (for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes) respectively. The study mode will be announced later. If you wish to know more, please contact us here

2. When is my orientation?

The orientation programme will be conducted a week before the trimester start date. It was planned the orientation will be conducted in hybrid mode. Freshmen may choose: 

 (a) To join the physical orientation activities on campus (Note: The physical orientation arrangement may change subject to the latest updates/announcement from the relevant authorities such as MOHE/MKN/KKM) 

 (b) To attend the orientation fully online by accessing the UTAR e-Orientation website at e-orientation.utar.edu.my starting from 17 May 2021 at 8.30am. In this case, you are NOT required to report physically on campus.. 

3. What is the study mode?

The Blended Learning method, which is a combination of physical and online teaching and learning (OTL) classes, shall be conducted in May 2021 Trimester. Students will have a choice to: 

(a) Return to campus with blended learning, i.e. some classes are done physically and some online, OR 

(b) Continue with online teaching and learning (OTL).

4. Which classes are done physically or online?

All lecture classes will be conducted ONLINE only. Practical and tutorial classes are available in EITHER ONLINE OR PHYSICAL*

For Tutorials & Practical classes:

Faculty / Institute / Centre will arrange the tutorial / practical groups to be conducted in both OTL mode and physical mode (subjected to the availability of the capacity) according to the course planning. Students will have the choice to choose for either the OTL or physical group provided:

I. For student who choose for physical mode need to return to campus.

II. For student who choose OTL mode will continue to study remotely.

*There are some courses (subjects) with compulsory physical practical sessions or tutorials required by the professional body or faculty. In this case, you need to return to campus for these courses. Please refer to the list of compulsory courses in Table A3 (pages 5-7) of our latest announcement on 7 APRIL 2021 HERE.

**If you are NOT able to return to campus and would like to attend the practical class via OTL mode instead of physical mode, you can apply to your respective Faculty Dean / Centre Director for approval. Please find your faculty contact HERE

***Year 1 semester 1 course listing by programme and faculty will be posted at admission status enquiry portal

5. Should I return to campus if all my courses are delivered through online?

You are not required to return to campus should the courses in your programme are conducted fully online in the May 2021 Trimester. However, you may return to campus to use our campus facilities based on your need.

6. How should I inform University of my preferred choice of study mode? (New intake students)

Upon payment of the student bill , you can access to UTAR Admission Status Application System to confirm your study mode and subsequently obtain your course timetable via this link http://www2.utar.edu.my/admStatus/login.jsp (process to the "Confirmation of Academic Study Mode" tab on the left hand side) 

It is IMPORTANT that you contact your Faculty General Office if you have any query with regards to your study mode and course timetable. Please find your faculty contact HERE.

7. How should I inform University of my preferred choice of study mode? (Existing students)

All existing students of Foundation and Undergraduate Programmes shall complete the Course Pre-registration and Confirmation of Academic Study Mode online at https://unitreg.utar.edu.my/, starting from 8 April 2021 according to the staggered schedule as follows: 

(i) Foundation Programmes: 21 April to 23 April 2021 

(ii) Undergraduate Programmes: 8 April to 23 April 2021

Please refer to the guideline in Part B and Part C of our latest announcement on 7 April 2021

It is IMPORTANT that you contact your Faculty General Office if you have any query with regards to your study mode and course timetable. Please find your faculty contact HERE.

8. How the examination will be conducted?

Remote Examination will be implemented including Continuous Assessments (i.e., tests and assignments) and Final Assessments (i.e., time-restricted open-ended assessments and online examinations)

9. Guidelines for students returning to campus

For students returning to campus as per categories allowed by MOHE, please follow the latest guidelines as listed in the UTAR COVID-19 News and Announcement Webpage - https://dccpr.utar.edu.my/covid-19-advisory/announcements/(01032021_C)-Guidelines-for-Students-Returning-to-Campus-from-1-March-2021.pdf


The conduct of all essential physical hands-on classes and activities in the campuses or the use of campus infrastructures and facilities, will follow all the health and safety SOPs as per MOHE and the relevant authorities, as well as the physical distancing SOPs issued by the University. 

Any changes/updates to the above arrangements will be announced from time to time, in accordance to the latest directives from MOHE, professional bodies and relevant authorities.