DISTED College, George Town, Malaysia

Average Tuition (entire course)
Postgraduate Certificate
Local
USD2,544
International
USD2,544

Certificate
Local
USD1,916
International
USD1,916

Diploma
Local
USD5,386
International
USD5,386

Bachelor's Degree
Local
USD13,657
International
USD13,657
Year founded
1987
Type
Private
Intakes
January, March, May, August, September
Student population
1,200
Male : female student ratio
Information not available
Local : international
95 : 5

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Contact information

340 Macalister Road, 10350 Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Malaysia
Email: info@disted.edu.my

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Summary

DISTED College has been established since 1987 and today offers a good mix of foundation, diploma and degree programmes in two very centrally located heritage campuses.

A premier non-profit college in Penang owned by the Wawasan Education Foundation, DISTED is committed to providing education and training to young students to serve the needs of industry and community.

It thrives on the confidence of the community and the strengths of its programmes, staff and student care.

The college offers an environment that gives young school leavers safe and great opportunities to live and learn a life of adventure, creativity, independence and leadership as well as to thrive and achieve significance in knowledge for the service of mankind.

Students are able to enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, entertainment and sporting activities that will contribute to a great on-campus and well-rounded learning experience.

DISTED is made up of 2 campuses in Penang.

  1. The DISTED Yeap Chor Ee Campus on Macalister Road houses mixed modern and heritage buildings in a very green setting.
  2. The DISTED School of Hospitality Campus is located in Bangunan Wawasan on China Street Ghaut in the heritage enclave of the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town. Facilities

To help students to realise their aspirations, the DISTED Yeap Chor Ee Campus is equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities that include a learning resource centre, computer labs, science labs, engineering labs and cafeteria.

The DISTED School of Hospitality Campus is equipped with first class facilities for classroom learning as well as practical learning to acquire knowledge and skills that are relevant to the real working world. It has a restaurant, food production kitchen, bakery kitchen, bakery shop, demo kitchen cum lecturer theatre, housekeeping mock-up room, library and computer lab.

The Pulau Tikus area where the college is located has a wide range of services and amenities - banks, clinics, restaurants, coffeeshops, supermarkets etc. - to meet the needs of students.

The "home away from home" hostel has facilities for conducive living and studying that include fully-furnished and airconditioned bedrooms, living room, dining room, common kitchen and free internet service.

Daily transportation to the college is arranged for the students staying in the off-campus housing at no extra cost.

The hostel rates per person per month are:

  • Triple sharing room (double decker bed) - RM390
  • Triple sharing room (single bed) - RM450
  • Twin sharing room - RM530

Vision

To be the premier college serving the needs of industry and community.

Core Values

  • Customer Orientation
  • Process Driven
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Mutual Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Continual Improvement

Philosophy

  • Commitment to delivering quality education through solid programmes, excellent faculties and good infrastructure.
  • Uphold quality and relevance as paramount in delivering higher education programmes.
  • Offer scholarships to outstanding and deserving students as a community initiative to promote high level of education among young people in the country.
  • Encourage and support staff to display a keen sense of commitment and responsibility so that each student is assured of a rewarding and meaningful education that will endure for a lifetime.

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