Internal Quality Assurance

Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) oversees the accreditation process and academic program registration at Malaysia Qualification Register (MQR) for UiTM. Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) was formally established in March 2017 in line with the conferment of Self-Accreditation status to UiTM on 2 January 2017. IQA is responsible for assuring the UiTM's academic programme meet the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Code of Practice for Programme Accreditation (COPPA) standard, Malaysian Qualification Framework (MQF) and respective MQA programme standards requirements, thus enable accreditation. IQA is placed under the direct purview of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of InQKA.

The main tasks performed by IQA are:
  • Academic Programme Evaluation for Accreditation Purposes
  • Assessing Curriculum Review Document to ensure compliance to MQA COPPA, MQF and respective MQA programme standard
  • Site Visit to New Location to Ensure Programme Educational Resources and Support Services are sufficient and comply to the MQA COPPA, MQF and respective MQA programme standard requirements.
  • Facilitates Submission of Accreditation Application to Professional Body and Registration at Malaysian Qualification Register (MQR)
  • Evaluate the Capacity and Capability of Partner Institution for Transnational Education



COPPA 2nd Edition 2017 requires continual review of the programme to ensure its currency and relevance. Programme may be reviewed continuously or periodically. The review involving changes exceeding thirty percent (30%), notification of the changes must be submitted to MQA. Thus, IQA needs to assess the curriculum review document to ensure compliance to MQA COPPA, MQF and respective MQA programme standard.

Registration at MQR is based on location of the programme offered. Therefore, any additional location for the existing programme need to be registered at MQR. Thus, a site visit audit to the new location to ensure programme educational resources and support services need to be conducted to ensure its sufficiency and at the same time comply to the MQA COPPA, MQF and respective MQA programme standard requirements.
An academic programme which is accredited by a professional body need to submit accreditation application document through IQA. IQA will then forward the application to MQA which will then forward it to the respective professional body for assessment. Upon approval of the application, IQA will register the program at Malaysian Qualification Register (MQR).
Transnational education is where an academic programme is offered in a different country from the one where the awarding institution is based. IQA will evaluate the capacity and capability of Partner Institution for Transnational Education.

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Institut Kualiti dan Pengembangan Ilmu (InQKA)
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Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor
MALAYSIA

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