With a student base of 80% military cadets and 20% civilians, National Defense University of Malaysia’s multi-disciplinary educational programs, professional exchanges, research and outreach all ensure that Malaysia’s future leaders are prepared to better address issues relating to defense and security.
Thousands of applicants vie for a highly valued spot in the university’s specialized faculties of Defense Studies and Management, Defense Science and Technology, Engineering as well as Medicine and Defense Health. This year, in collaboration with Warwick University and Cranfield University of the U.K., NDUM has started offering a Master of Engineering Business Management for Defense and Security.
The competition is fierce, but the rewards are tangible. “Unlike other universities with thousands of graduates who do not always get employment, our graduates leave and get meaningful careers soon after graduation. It goes to show that despite NDUM’s boutique orientation, its graduates are highly marketable,” says Vice Chancellor Lt Gen Dato’ Wira Allatif Mohd Noor.