Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit Award

APEL (C) is an award of credit granted to a student based on prior experiential learning that is relevant and specific towards a course within a programme of study.

UTAR APEL (C) Centre has been set up under the Division of Admissions and Credit Evaluation (DACE) to facilitate and process the applications for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit Award [APEL(C)]. It is an authorised centre approved by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to implement APEL(C), starting from September 2019.  


  • Recognise learning acquired through work experience and short courses attended;
  • Encourage admission of adult students to higher education programmes;
  • Reduce redundant learning or learning of similar content; and
  • Reduce the time and cost of completing a study programme.


The award of credits through APEL(C) is in the form of credit transfer (up to a maximum of 30% transfer credits permitted) and will be counted towards the total graduating credits of the specific programme of study enrolled.

WHO should APPLY?

  • OPEN to all registered students of UTAR Master (by Coursework / Mixed Mode) and Bachelor programmes with relevant knowledge and skills acquired through non-formal work-related learning experience and informal training courses.
  • NO minimum age requirements