IIUM Directory of Kulliyyahs

Kulliyyah of information and Communication Technology

The Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT) was established in November 2001. From that moment, KICT has made necessary moves to realize its vision, which is to produce knowledge workers equipped with ICT skills and knowledge (‘Ilm) and the Consciousness of God (Taqwa).

This Kulliyyah is the combination of the Department of Information Systems (DIS)Department of Computer Sciences (DCS), and Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS). All programmes in the Kulliyyah are designed for integration of Islamic knowledge and ICT.

The Kulliyyah has the mission to promote collaboration with other universities and industries, both nationally and internationally, in teaching, learning, research, and consultancy, to establish a center of excellence for each department in KICT, and to advance research and development in creating a value-based information system.

KICT also aspires to initiate and develop more rigorous programmes in the area of information and communication technology. It places a great emphasis on providing excellent programmes and teaching resources in order to enhance the quality of learning and research. It is expected that students will find a unique set of opportunities available to study for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Kulliyyah of Nursing

From a humble beginning of 12 students, the Kulliyyah had increased the student intake to more 150 students per intake, making the total of 179 enrolled students in 2016, consisting of 144 female and 35 male students. 

At present there are 40 academic staffs. Majority of them are still pursuing their Masters in Nursing or PhDs either abroad or locally.

From the time the Kulliyyah was formed, the Annex Building of the Kulliyyah of Medicine was used as the temporary office. When the Kulliyyah of Medicine shifted to the Indera Mahkota Campus (IMC), the Kulliyyah of Nursing occupied the whole second floor as its administrative office and Clinical Laboratory. In 2009 the office was shifted to the second floor from the original office on the ground floor. Now the office is more spacious and located at a more strategic place next to the teaching and learning facilities in particular near the Clinical Skills Centre (CSC). 

For strategic management, the Kulliyyah used Balance Scorecard method as championed by the IIUM. The Kulliyyah worked very hard to meet the target as measured by the Key Performance Index (KPI).

Nurses play an important role in the patient care both in the government and private hospitals and they are essential personnel in the healthcare services. Currently, there is shortage of nurses in the country and the government health services. It is hoped that this programme will improve the situation and thereby consolidate the health services in Malaysia.

Kulliyyah of Science

Welcome to Kulliyyah of Science (KOS), where we are committed to academic excellence and focused on research. 

The faculty is committed to produce graduates with deep theoretical knowledge in science and highly developed practical skills, whom employers would be eager to recruit by combining quality teaching with high impact research. Our curriculum employs a range of teaching methods that are not only ensure efficient and effective teaching and learning, but also foster a capacity for independent learning.

Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences

The field of medicine has given rise to the concept of health which encompasses all aspects of social sciences, behavioural sciences and environmental sciences with emphasis on the disease and the patient. This form of health concept concentrates not only on those suffering from diseases or ailments but also on those who are healthy.

Based on this advancement, IIUM has developed a new strategy in the teaching of the Health Sciences namely in programmes of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy,  Nutrition Sciences, Optometry and Visual Sciences, and Physical Rehabilitation Sciences.

The aim of establishing a new faculty by the name of the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences in the year 2003 was with the aim of raising the standards of health sciences and also as a contribution to the national manpower or human resource in these fields. IIUM has a campus in Kuantan that houses medical and science-based faculties situated in Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. Currently, the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences is sited in the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences Building of the Kuantan Campus.

In order to equip the students with both academic and soft skills, of course, there are also student societies and Allied Health Science Student Society (HEALS) is the society under this kulliyyah. The students have been organizing lots of programmes every year for themselves and, internal and external communities to enhance their skills as well as fill up their leisure time.

Kulliyyah of Pharmacy

The Kulliyyah of Pharmacy at International Islamic University Malaysia is a part of the aspirations of the long term development of the Indera Mahkota Campus, IIUM, Kuantan. Established on 1st August 2000, the Kulliyyah offers a comprehensive range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

It is situated at the Bandar Indera Mahkota of the city of Kuantan with all Pahang state government offices and social amenities. The Kulliyyah is recognised for the excellence in teaching and research, and attracts both high-quality staff and well-qualified students.

Kulliyyah of Medicine

With the first intakes of students in 1997, the Kulliyyah of Medicine has for 24 years been producing highly motivated and accomplished doctors practising holistic medicine that enables them to lead the medical profession and to influence the medical practice all over the world. It also incorporates Tawheed (The Oneness of Allah SWT) in the delivery of knowledge by following the University Philosophy on Islamization of Human Knowledge, Integration and Internationalization to achieve Comprehensive Excellence (IIICE). This has enabled our graduates to continue on to become Neurosurgeons, Physicians, Clinical Specialists, Health Directors, Hospital Directors, Professors and many other well-renowned posts in the Ministry of Health Malaysia, University Hospitals and other International Organizations and Centers, leading the future of medicine in Malaysia and the world.

Kulliyyah of Engineering (KOE)

With the vision to be a “A Global Centre of Innovative Engineering Education and Research with Values and Professional Ethics”, the Kulliyyah of Engineering provides quality engineering education in fundamental and specialized fields, as well as providing our students with a broad base in management, ethics, and humanities so that they graduate prepared to serve the emerging needs of our society.

The Kulliyyah offers an integrated and comprehensive education while incorporating the Islamic concept of tawhid, teaching students to unify the spiritual and physical aspects of life into a harmonious continuity. Besides being professionally qualified and competent, our graduates will acquire spiritual, intellectual, moral and ethical characteristics, and develop a harmonious relationship with Allah (the creator), their fellow human beings and their natural environment.

Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) 

The Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) was established on the 1st June 1996 to fulfill the need for professional in the built environment. The Kulliyyah offers unique programs geared towards integrating Islamic values and the tawhidic educational approach in the built environment profession. KAED aims at pioneering the integration of the Islamic World View into both teaching and training of emerging professionals within the built environment professions by applying the tawhidic educational approach. This will not only produce graduates who will fulfill the general requirements of the built environment industry, but who will also become competent in Research and Development (R & D) activities.

Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS)

The Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS) was one of the first two faculties established when the International Islamic University Malaysia began operations in 1983.  There are currently four academic departments within the Kulliyyah:

 Department of Economics,  Department of Business Administration,  Department of Accounting,  Department of Finance.  Our vision is to be a leading faculty of international excellence in teaching, research and consulting services integrating conventional economics, accounting, business and finance including Islamic banking and finance-related areas imbued with values and morality based on revealed sources of knowledge.

Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law (AIKOL)


The Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws was previously known as the ‘Kulliyyah of Laws’. It was one of the two Kulliyyahs formed at the inception of the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1983.

The Kulliyyah started with 3 teaching staff and the first batch of undergraduate students of 59. The first programme offered was Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)(Honours). In 1986, the Kulliyyah started its Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) and Ph.D programmes. In 1989, the double degree programme LL.B (Shari’ah)(Honours) was launched.

In 2000, the Kulliyyah was proclaimed as Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), in honour of the late Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Ahmad bin Mohamed Ibrahim, the founding father of the Kulliyyah.