Open Distance Learning (ODL) for Working Adults

Education is a basic human right, and Open University Malaysia (OUM) aims to contribute to this goal. It does this by developing fair access to higher education for all students – be it school-leavers or working adults of all educational backgrounds.

OUM’s part-time open distance learning (ODL) programmes are designed to fit the varied lifestyles and responsibilities of working adults, as well as the current education landscape. As the programmes and classes are fully online, OUM’s part-time courses are the practical option for working adults to work and study at their own time and pace.

Working adults who live far from the main campus need not worry. With 35 learning centers spread nationwide, people from different states in Malaysia can continue to receive academic help without the hassle of travel.

Besides that, OUM applies its 20-year ODL experience in curating an effective, accessible and practical online learning model for the students. This is especially useful for those who do not have a learning center nearby. All you need is a working computer and an Internet connection, and you’re all set. The entirety of the university’s learning resources is accessible through its learning management system, myINSPIRE.

With 50 different higher learning courses, OUM caters to students of all levels with:

Anyone can achieve

OUM acknowledges that not everyone has the privilege in continuing their studies after completing secondary school. Statistics show that while there is an average of 450,000 SPM candidates annually, only 150,000 of them are able to pursue higher education.

There are several reasons a significant number of students do not pursue their studies. One common reason is financial difficulty. Quite often, a good student had to let go of his academic dreams and choose to work and support his family instead.

However, with OUM, this group of young people can pursue their dreams of earning a university degree all while supporting their families. ODL and an online part-time study option allows them flexibility at an affordable rate.

OUM is continuously building its strengths to cater to students from all academic and economic backgrounds. It enables flexibility in studies, recognizes accreditation of prior experiential learning, accepts past education courses for credit transfer, and provides learning centers across the country while offering online courses to everyone across the world.

Looking for a flexible part-time study course to further your studies in the business and management, applied sciences and education and social sciences fields? Join the 180,000 OUM student body and become one of the annual 85,000 graduates in an MQA-accredited and internationally recognized university.

For more information, call 03-7801 1800/2000, WhatsApp 012-303 9935/019-357 9074 or email