Under the new curriculum structure, students are given the opportunity to mix and match modules, according to their strengths and interests. Students who come to Taylor's University will rise from the ground up and experience a multi-dimensional education, which is made of three building blocks: academic excellence, life skills and emotional well-being. These building blocks help nurture eight essential attributes that contribute to future-ready skills, namely:

  • Discipline Specific Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Personal Competencies
  • Social Competencies
  • Global Perspectives


The Primary Major of a bachelor degree programme is the fundamental and core body of knowledge of a discipline required for a degree. It consists of Common Core modules and Discipline Core / Specialization modules that typically require two (2) years of study for a 3-year degree programme.


Common Core

Common Core refers to modules that are common across the school that provides common knowledge and skills that all students should demonstrate. The final project and internship modules are considered part of the school Common Core modules. These modules may be offered to students from other disciplines or schools as flexible study.


Discipline Core / Specialisations

Discipline core refers to modules that are specific to a discipline. It may consist of a list of prescribed choices of compulsory and optional modules (core elective) required for a particular major. Students majoring in that area must complete the prescribed choices of modules. These are alternatively known as specialisation modules or concentration modules.



The University Core module aims to develop critical thinking, build up social intelligence and cultivate civic responsibility as well broaden cultural knowledge with these modules. Besides the compulsory general modules required by the Ministry of Higher Education such as ethnical and cultural studies, the TCF includes two specially designed modules to strengthen students’ life skills and emotional well-being.

Life Skill for Success and Well-being - This module guides students through the process of self-discovery, which is essential in gaining insight about one’s character, personality, values and beliefs. By discovering their true essence, students can develop personal and professional goals that align best with who they are as a person and what they want to achieve in life.

Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics and Relationship Management - This module imparts to students the importance of team work and managing relationships. It trains them to become productive members of a team, communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms and sharpen their critical thinking skills.

When these two modules are completed, students can take advantage of the Shine Award Programme, where they will further enrich their learning journey and cultivate capabilities employers want. Students who complete this programme will receive a Second Transcript to certify their co-curricular activities. 


The Flexible Study Component allows student to study modules in a related or unrelated field from the same or different school to complement the primary major. It may be completed in a form of free electives, extension, minor or a second major that typically requires at least one (1) semester of student learning time.

This approach to learning is immersive, flexible and adaptive to evolving demands of employers. Under this new curriculum structure, students are given the opportunity to mix and match modules. They can complement their primary major with:

Electives – Choose from five to seven free elective modules in 3 different clusters of which not related to the Primary Major. These clusters include (i) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, (ii) Business, Services and Management and (iii) Science, Technology and Society.

A Minor – Gain breadth of knowledge by taking five set modules outside of a particular major field of study. There are 47 minors offered.

An Extension – Expand depth of knowledge by taking five set modules in a specific area within a major field of study. There are 18 extensions available.

A Second Major – Master another field of study by taking 12 set modules. Choose from 10 majors.


Click on the button below to see a full list of all Flexible Study Components offered under the TCF.