Taylor’s College was founded in 1969. The tertiary arm of Taylor’s Education Group, it was awarded University College status in 2006 by the Ministry of Higher Education. The group is one of the pioneers of private education in Malaysia.
Background & History
The first Taylor’s campus was located in a building at Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur offering the Victorian High School Certificate (VHSC) programme for a student population of 345. In 1985, Taylor’s moved to its second campus in PJ New Town. Four years later, the Subang Jaya Campus was launched and two new Pre-University programmes introduced – the International Canadian Pre-University (ICPU) programme and South Australian Matriculation (SAM).
By 1990, a host of other programmes had been introduced along the way, including the American Degree Programme; Architecture, Quantity Surveying & Construction; Business, Accounting, Marketing & Finance; Cambridge A Levels; Computer Science; Software Engineering & IT; Engineering; Hospitality Tourism & Culinary Arts; Taylor’s Business Foundation.
In 2001, the 4th Campus in Wisma Subang housing the Taylor’s Business School was launched. The following year, Taylor's College Petaling Jaya (TCPJ) became the 5th Campus at Leisure Commerce Square and Taylor’s School of Hospitality and Tourism was relocated from Kuala Lumpur to this new campus. TCPJ also housed the School of Communication, School of Architecture Building & Design and Taylor’s School of Computing. Then in 2004, the 6th Campus was launched in Subang Square housing the American Degree Programme.
More expansion was in the works with the launch of the 7th and newest campus in Sri Hartamas in 2008, which incorporated contemporary design and a conducive study environment. The new campus is able to accommodate a maximum of 800 students, and at the moment runs the Cambridge A Level programme, South Australian Matriculation programme and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Teaching & Learning Philosophy
Consisting of Taylor’s University College (tertiary programmes) and Taylor’s College (foundation and pre-university courses), Taylor’s is strongly committed to its mission of empowering the youth of the world through education, so that they may take their productive places as leaders in the global community. To date, more than 57,000 students have graduated from Taylor’s and moved on to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Taylor’s pioneered the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) initiative in 2008, in line with a worldwide drive to revamp university-level education in keeping with privatisation and globalisation trends. This approach emphasises a student-centred curricula, aiming to produce graduates who are not only sound in academic and theoretical knowledge, but are also imbibed with supplementary qualities such as leadership, creativity, teamwork, adaptability and street-smarts that will give each one of them the added edge to shine in the global marketplace.
Studying at Taylor's
Taylor’s offers a range of pre-university, diploma and degree courses. Acknowledged as the biggest independent centre for Cambridge A-Levels, Taylor’s also runs the largest and most successful South Australian Matriculation (SAM) programme, and the International Canadian Pre University (ICPU), a programme recognised and acknowledged by top universities worldwide. The American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP) allows students to apply into Ivy League Universities in the United States.
Students can choose to major in subjects from Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Biomedical Science and Law, to Business, Communication, Hospitality and Tourism and others, partnering with top-class universities from United Kingdom, Australia and France, among others.
This year, Taylor’s has introduced several new programmes under its umbrella, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), and degrees in Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Quantity Surveying.