American Degree Transfer Program
Student holding USA flag
Approval Code
(Arts) KPT/JPS(N/0011/6/0004)(MQA/FA10720)06/24
(Science) KPT/JPS(N/0011/6/0003)(MQA/FA10721)06/24
Course Mode
Full Time
Course Duration
4 years (up to 2 years at UCSI College)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
January, May, July and September
Course Overview

The American Degree Transfer Program is designed to expose students to the education system practiced in the United States and to prepare them for the American university life. Students can opt to transfer to any of UCSI College’s American partner universities after their one to two years’ study at the College via this credit transfer program. 

The nature of the American Degree Transfer Program exposes students to diverse fields, ranging from business and computer sciences to social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. 

Why choose the USA as your study destination?

  1. American universities are at the forefront of research and technology. Students may have the opportunities to study with leading scholars and Nobel Prize winners.
  2. Some of the world-leading companies and brands are US-based. These companies actively recruit graduates from top American universities.
  3. The US is ranked number 1 in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018
  4. In the US, students are exposed to rich culture, campus life and the opportunity to blend in the diverse cultures of international students.
  5. It is now more affordable and desirable with UCSI College’s American Degree Transfer Program.


Why choose American Degree Transfer Program at UCSI College?

  1. Each student is assigned an academic advisor to ensure a wholesome learning experience and to a seamless transfer to a US university.
  2. Dedicated and experienced International Collaboration Centre (ICC) officers will advise and assist students on university placements, transfers, visa application and accommodation as among others.
  3. Conducive learning environment and great campus facilities (e.g. free shuttle bus, swimming pool, squash court and on-campus hostel)
  4. Various scholarships and financial aid provided by UCSI College and American partner universities
  5. UCSI College Kuala Lumpur campus is easily accessible by MRT, KTM, taxi and bus.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
SPM or GCE O-level
Pass with minimum 5 credits
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
Pass with minimum 5Bs
Foundation or Matriculation
Pass with minimum CGPA 2.00
Any equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian government
English Language
International students are also required to achieve a minimum score of 5.5 for IELTS or any equivalent qualification

Courses Offered

Students are exposed to a broad range of academic subjects outside of their core discipline, making them a well-rounded individual. It is imperative for students to refer to our academic advisors on the specific criteria and transfer requirements from the respective universities. The American Degree Transfer Program consists of subjects from the following study areas. 

General Education

Writing and Communication Literacy:

  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Quantitative Literacy:

  • College Algebra for Business
  • Calculus for Business and Economics
  • Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry 1

Natural Sciences and Technology:

  • General Biology 1
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Physics 1
  • Understanding Nutrition
  • Computer Programming 1 / Java

Fine Arts:

  • Basic Photography
  • Film Studies


  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Eastern Civilization
  • American History 1
  • American History 2
  • Islamic and Asian Civilization

Social and Behavioural Sciences:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Business Resources
  • Basic Practices of Marketing
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Business Communication
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Skills for Ecommerce
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Application
  • Management Accounting
  • Management in IT
  • Management Information System
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Operation Management in Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis with Excel

Liberal Arts – Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • American History 1
  • American History 2
  • Basic Photography
  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Expository Writing
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Eastern Civilization
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Sociology

Liberal Arts – Communication & Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Exploring Journalism
  • Film Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Media Writing
  • Personality Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Psychology
  • Video Production

  • Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry 1
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry 2
  • Calculus for Business and Economics
  • College Algebra for Business
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Matrix and Linear Algebra
  • Physics for Engineers I
  • Physics for Engineers II
  • Statistics for Engineers Scientists
  • Understanding Nutrition
  • University Biology 1
  • University Biology 2
  • University Chemistry 1
  • University Chemistry 2
  • University Physics 1
  • University Physics 2

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Computing for Engineers
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electric Circuits I
  • Electric Circuits II
  • Engineering Economics
  • Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Digital System Design 1
  • Digital System Design 2
  • Introduction to Signal Processing
  • Introduction to Systems and Control
  • Introduction to Telecommunications
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Technical Communication

  • Computer Organization Assembly Language
  • Computer Programming 1
  • Computer Programming 2
  • Computer Programming C++
  • Data Structure and Algorithm
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Internet Technologies
  • Introduction to Programming-Python
  • IT and Computer System
  • Multimedia Programming
  • Networking Technologies
  • Object-Oriented Programming C++
  • System Analysis and Design
  • VB .NET Programming
  • Web Applications Development

MPU Subjects
  • Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Local Students)
  • Malaysian Studies 3 (International Students)
  • Green Business

Fee Structure

Local Students

Approximate Tuition Fees:

Science: RM43,760
Arts: RM43,160

International Students

Approximate Tuition Fees:

Science: RM52,888
Arts: RM52,162

Majors and Partner Universities

The American Degree Transfer Program is one of the most flexible degree programs that provide students an opportunity to study an American degree from a wide range of disciplines or majors that students can choose from. In the American degree transfer program, UCSI College partners with the top US universities, aiming to provide quality higher education to students at an affordable fee.



  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Gaming
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Software Development


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Liberal Arts

  • Education
  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Literature and Arts
  • Mass Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology


  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Care Management
  • Health, Nutrition and Fitness
  • Nursing


In the American Degree Transfer Program, UCSI College partners with the top US universities, aiming to provide quality higher education to students at an affordable fee.

  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Iowa
  • University at Albany
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Saint Leo University
  • George Mason University
  • The University of Arizona
  • University of Manitoba

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