Welcome to DISTED College. I am glad that you have made your way here, and I am pleased to introduce you to DISTED College, Penang’s first private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning. Since our inception in 1987, DISTED has produced more than 10,000 graduates from its pre-university, diploma and degree programmes. Many have gone on to hold significant positions and rewarding careers in the public and private sectors. If you are visiting us from outside Malaysia, we are located in Penang island, often dubbed the Pearl of the Orient or the Silicon Valley of the East. The DISTED community joins me in welcoming you to join our growing community of international students coming from Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and Russia, just to name a few.
Closer to home, DISTED is also a much sought-after institution of choice among students from neighbouring states around Penang, with a majority coming from Kedah and Perak. The DISTED Student Residence, SPACE, provides a home-away-from-home accommodation facility for these out-of-town students.Read more
The college operates out of two campuses – the Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus, our main campus on Macalister Road and the Wawasan City Campus, which houses our School of Hospitality Management, on China Street Ghaut in the heritage enclave of George Town.
Since 1987, we have pioneered the delivery of two of the most well-recognised Pre-University programmes – the Cambridge A-Level and the SACE International (formerly known as South Australian Matriculation). We continue to run these programmes, and you would be pleased to know that over 6,000 students have gone through this international gateway en route to their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
You will also find in this website detailed information on our range of diploma, degree and professional programmes. Seven of our diploma programmes award students with a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) Higher National Diploma from the UK in addition to a DISTED Diploma. Our partnership with Staffordshire University in the UK has resulted in the offering of highly marketable business degrees in accounting and finance, business management, marketing management and event management. DISTED is the only institution to offer the HELP University Bachelor of Psychology programme outside of Kuala Lumpur.
Regardless of your choice of programme, know that our faculty members are committed to the highest standards of teaching excellence and creating the best learning environment. We are here to provide you with internationally-recognised academic qualifications that will help you progress onwards and upwards.
Our excellent track record in delivering quality education is unmatched, as evidenced by the 5-star accolade in the 2012/13 Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQUEST) conducted by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified institution, DISTED is committed to the continuous improvement of our education services to ensure top-notch quality as a higher education provider.
The pursuit of education at DISTED will be supported by a thriving and dynamic learning community; where academic excellence is complemented with enriching community care programmes and industry-focused initiatives. The DISTED Education Experience encompasses a holistic college life beyond classroom walls through exciting programmes and activities under the INSPiRE, Community Connect, Let’s Go Green and eLearn initiatives. These programmes will offer you invaluable life lessons that will inspire, motivate and empower you throughout your journey with us.
I invite you to join us, and I wish you great success in your academic and personal growth.
Thank you for making DISTED the preferred institution for your child. We shoulder the responsibility of giving your son or daughter the best possible education he or she deserves in a positive and secure learning environment.
Even as the cost of higher education increasingly becomes a challenge, rest assured that as a Not-for-Profit institution, DISTED strives to make quality education accessible to all through our competitively affordable fees.
We remain committed to preparing each student for the next level in their educational journey, and onward to success in the workforce. There is no doubt that this investment of a lifetime in your child’s future will be one that is worthwhile.
President and CEO