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Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan
Ibrahim Sultan Polytechnic
Latin: Polytechnic Ibrahim Sultan
Motto Peneraju Ilmu Sejagat
Motto in English Global Knowledge Leader
Established 2015 - University status[1]
2010 - Premier Polytechnic status[2]
1998 - permanent campus
Type Public
Director Mohd Hatta Zainal[3]
Admin. staff 542[4]
Students 4,835[4]
Undergraduates 3,974[5]
Other students 861
Location Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Former names 1998 to 2010 - Politeknik Johor Bahru

     Tiffany Blue

Nickname PIS
Affiliations Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission
The main entrance gate of PIS
Night scene of PIS gate that still use the original logo of Politeknik Johor Bahru (PJB)

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan (also known as Ibrahim Sultan Polytechnic or PIS) is one of the polytechnics in Malaysia (the ninth institution established).[6]

The polytechnic specializes in technical studies, with separate departments for the engineering divisions such as mechanical and electrical engineering. It also has departments for design and visual communications, tourism and hospitality, mathematics, science and computer, and general studies.

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan is located in Pasir Gudang, one of the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, in the south of Peninsular Malaysia.


  • History 1
  • Vision 2
  • Mission 3
  • General 4
    • Rebranding 4.1
    • Recognition 4.2
    • Malaysia Polytechnic University 4.3
    • Premier Polytechnic 4.4
  • Academic 5
    • Courses of Study 5.1
    • International Accreditation 5.2
      • Canadian Technology Accreditation Board 5.2.1
    • Collaboration & Articulation 5.3
      • Credit Exemption 5.3.1
    • Department & Programme 5.4
    • International Students 5.5
    • Niche area 5.6
    • Mode Of Study 5.7
    • Centre of Excellence 5.8
      • Poly Boutique 5.8.1
      • Poly Cuisine 5.8.2
      • Poly Agro 5.8.3
      • Poly Travel 5.8.4
      • Poly Design 5.8.5
  • Residential Colleges 6
    • Campus Residential College 6.1
    • Off-Campus Residential College 6.2
  • Cooperation 7
  • Ratings 8
    • MQA PolyRate 2013 8.1
  • Achievement 9
  • Social Responsibility 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


Planning for the polytechnic began in the 7th Malaysian Plan in collaboration with the government of Malaysia and the World Bank. Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan opened its doors to students in July 1998 in Johor Bahru Technical Secondary School (also known in Malay as Sekolah Menengah Teknik Johor Bahru. Planning early establishment of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan began in 1991, with an effort to identify a suitable site in the area of Johor Bahru. In July 1998, Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan began operating in the actual site of 100 acres in Plentong, Johor Bahru, with a project cost of RM 155.52 million.


  • To be a leader of Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Asia Pacific by 2020.


  • Develop at least three (3) year internationally active collaboration.
  • Become a Center of Excellence for Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Asia Pacific.
  • Gaining international recognition at the institutional level, staff and students.
  • Increasing the employability of graduates to 100 per cent in the global market.



The original name of public higher education institutions before the Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan (PIS) was Politeknik Johor Bahru (PJB). Politeknik Johor Bahru changed its name to Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan after the name of Sultan of Johor (in Malay word as Sultan Dan Yang Dipertuan Bagi Negeri Dan Jajahan Takluk Johor Darul Ta'zim). The name change officially took place on December 15, 2011.[7] Council Declaration Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan was executed by His Majesty the Sultan Ibrahim Ismail ibni al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Iskandar, son of the late Sultan Iskandar of Johor at the Multipurpose Hall of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan.


Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan has been recognized as one of three Premier Polytechnic by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia on 25 February 2010 at the Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC), which was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Two other polytechnics is also recognized are Politeknik Ungku Omar (PUO)[8] and Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PSA).[9][10]

Malaysia Polytechnic University

Recognition as Premier Polytechnic is fundamental before Malaysia Polytechnic University was established in 2015.[1]

Premier Polytechnic

THREE polytechnic recognized as the premier polytechnic which is Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan (PIS),[11] Politeknik Ungku Omar (PUO),[8] and Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PSA)[9][10] are given autonomy to modify the 30 percent of the learning modules, particularly in the subject (niche area) determined in each direction.[2]


Courses of Study

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan offers several courses in the Special Skills Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and (estimated to be offering degree programs "Hands-On" at the latest by the year 2013 and other post-graduate program at the time coming soon).

International Accreditation

Canadian Technology Accreditation Board

In 2014, all polytechnics in Malaysia has received accreditation from the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. The courses that has been accredited are: -

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (eligible to students of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering (eligible to students of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) (eligible to students of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan)
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Computer)
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (eligible to students of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan)

All above programmes equivalent to Technician Level (Dublin) based on IQDB Rating.

Collaboration & Articulation

In order to provide continuous routes, Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan will create articulation with John Moores University and implement twinning programs with Taylor's University for Hospitality program articulated by Toulouse University in France (in preparation for creating course of Bachelor Degree in Hotel & Catering Management soon which is expected in 2013-2015).

Credit Exemption

University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia has been offer Bachelor Degree programs for engineering and engineering technology programs for Malaysian Polytechnics Diploma holder. Exemption of credit of up to 10 academic courses and practical courses for polytechnic diploma awarded depending on the articulation route for bachelor's degree program at USQ.

Here is a list of polytechnic diploma program credit exemption for bachelor's degree program offered at USQ;

USQ Program relevant to the polytechnic diploma and total exemption granted may be referred to in a letter from the USQ dated March 3, 2012 for more information.[12]

Department & Programme

Department Programme MQF Level
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering 5
Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering 4
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 4
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Material) 4
Diploma in Manufacturing Technology 4
Electrical Engineering Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Control) 4
Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Communication) 4
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 4
Design & Visual Communication Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Graphic Design & New Media (intake 2014) Home Grown [13] 6
Bachelor of Art and Design (Hons.) in Fashion Design - (intake 2015) Twinning Programme PIS-UiTM 6
Bachelor of Art and Design (Hons.) in Industrial Design - (intake 2014) Twinning Programme PIS-UiTM 6
Bachelor of Art and Design (Hons.) in Digital Media - (intake 2013) Twinning Programme PIS-UiTM 6
Diploma in Graphic Design 4
Diploma in Fashion Design & Clothing 4
Diploma in Industrial Design 4
Special Skills Certificate (Graphic Design) 3
Special Skills Certificate (Fashion Design) 3
Tourism & Hospitality Bachelor of Science (Hons.) International Tourism & Hospitality Management (intake September 2013) Home Grown [14] 6
Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management 4
Diploma in Tourism Management 4
Diploma in Event Management 4
Special Skills Certificate (Hotel & Catering) 3

International Students

Recently, international students also have the opportunity to study at the Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan (at the latest by the year 2015).

Niche area

The main areas offered by the Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan is in Engineering (Mechanical & Electrical), Hotel & Catering Management, Fashion Design, Tourism Management and Design (Graphics & Industry).[15]

Mode Of Study

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan offered full-time and part-time program mode.

Centre of Excellence

Poly Boutique

Poly Boutique[16] is a brand developed by Malaysia Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Centre or better known as the abbreviation for MPEC. The first incubator of Poly Boutique is located at the Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan. It was undertaken jointly between fashion & apparel design students and entrepreneurship club. The brand was launched by Linda Onn.

Poly Cuisine

Poly Cuisine[17] or formerly known as Dapur Kampus ... Bersama Poly Cuisine is a television show (culinary travelog) produced by Department of Polytechnic Education in collaboration with KiraWang Sdn. Bhd. that highlights polytechnic graduate capability and capacity in terms of skills, innovation and entrepreneurship.

5 polytechnics which offer courses in Hotel and Catering department has been involved in the success of this plan includes Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan, Pasir Gudang, Johor, Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Arau, Perlis, Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu Sabah.

Through this plan, the polytechnic graduates can demonstrate prowess and skills in preparation of special recipes specifically local tradition.

Starting January 6, 2013, Karl Shafek will make a special appearance as the host. This plan will be aired every Sunday at 12.30 pm on RTM 1.

Poly Agro

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan (PIS) has developed plantation chilli fertigation with its own brand of Poly Agro in Kulaijaya.[18]

Poly Travel

Poly Design

Residential Colleges

Campus Residential College

  • Kolej Hi-Tech 1 (HT1)
  • Kolej Hi-Tech 2 (HT2)
  • Kolej Hi-Tech 3 (HT3)
  • Kolej Info Tech 1 (IF1)
  • Kolej Info Tech 2 (IF2)
  • Kuartes (for staff)

Off-Campus Residential College

Known as a "Smart Home".[19] The address is Flat Taman Cendana, Pasir Gudang, Johor. It is a partnership developed by Marbleplan Property Sdn Bhd. and supported by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

  • Block 2
  • Block 3
  • Block 4


Recently, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Department of Polytechnic and Community College Management (JPPKK) with four local universities to establish the Malaysian Technical University Network Programme (MTUN). The university is Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM),[20] Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM),[21] Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)[22] and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).[23]

Through this program, the university will allocate slots by 20 percent to polytechnic graduate students. Apart from that, the transfer of credit for polytechnic students will also be more simplified. This will provide opportunities for students to choose more variety of relevant courses.[24]


MQA PolyRate 2013

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan was evaluated and given a rating in PolyRate 2013 and classified as Tier 6 which is Outstanding polytechnics in Malaysia.[25]

This makes Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan as one of the best three of the 32 polytechnics in Malaysia until now.


Year Competition / Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Medal
2012 Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) - 2 10 12
40th International Exhibition of Invention, Geneva - 2 - 2
Innovation And Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 1 3 2 6

Social Responsibility

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan social obligation to offer courses to people with disabilities (or in Malaysia formerly known as Orang Kelainan Upaya and OKU in acronym) to give them the opportunity to receive training appropriate to their ability.[15] This supported a conducive learning environment complete with high-tech workshops, computer labs, resource center and wireless internet access make the climate more transformative learning, creative and innovative. In addition, the lecturers become an important asset in the form of students who are knowledgeable, skilled and competitive.


  1. ^ a b 3 politeknik premier jadi universiti 2015
  2. ^ a b Berita Harian | Politeknik premier
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  6. ^ Portal Bahagian Pengambilan Pelajar, Jabatan Pengajian Politeknik
  7. ^ Majlis Pengisytiharan Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan
  8. ^ a b Portal Rasmi Politeknik Ungku Omar - Politeknik Ungku Omar
  9. ^ a b Portal Rasmi PSA - Utama
  10. ^ a b Malaysia's three premier polytechnics named - Nation | The Star Online
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  16. ^ Poly-Boutique Ibrahim Sultan: INFO POLY BOUTIQUE
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  20. ^ Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia - UTHM Official Portal | Portal Rasmi UTHM
  21. ^ UTeM | Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  22. ^ Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Portal Rasmi
  23. ^ Home
  24. ^ Program Rangkaian Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (MTUN) untuk lulusan politeknik - mazudi | mazudi
  25. ^

External links

  • Official Portal of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan
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