Facilities at MDIS Malaysia
MDIS Malaysia is developed on a 29.7 acres land. The Campus will consist of the Main Spine which links the various buildings and facilities such as the Library Block, Administration Block, Academic Blocks, Sports Hub and Student Hostels.
The Main Spine is designed in such a way for easy accessibility so that one can walk from one location to another under all kinds of weather conditions.
The Main Spine consists of three (3) levels. It has a sheltered car park for staff, visitors and students. The second level has a sheltered pedestrian walkway, bicycle track and shop fronts. Within this levose to walk or cycle to the various buildings and facilities of the Campus, or buy necessities from the shops available along the walkway. The third level is an open-top viewing platform that houses several el, one can choF&B outlets.
The Library Block serves as the entrance to the Main Spine, welcoming visitors with MDIS’ signature globe dome and a grand staircase that is lined with water features.
The Library Block consists of five (5) levels. It marks the location of the main entrance and vehicular drop-off point with reserved parking lots for guests. It houses the main reception area with counselling rooms and meeting rooms where staff can discuss with potential students on the course details. There will also be a spacious library area, seminar rooms and classrooms.
The Administration Block is constructed on top of a small hill. It has a rotunda with a roof shaped like a mortar board, and this will be the main focal point of the entire Campus.
The Administration Block consists of nine (9) levels. It comprises of cafeteria and training labs for the various Schools. It also houses the administration office, classrooms, seminar rooms, lecture rooms, training centre, staff lounge and board room.
The Academic Blocks comprises of classrooms, seminar rooms, lecture rooms and plenty of open terrace areas for the students to rest, study and interact. There are also car parks at the lower levels.
The Academic Blocks are equipped with solar panels and rain water collection tanks on the roofs. The sun energy harvested will be used for common lightings and hot/cold water dispenser machines. The rain water harvested will be used for irrigation.
There are “green walls” on the sides of the buildings to help shield direct sunlight.
All of the above factors help to reduce heat energy from the sunlight, thus reducing the electricity consumption.
The Student Hostels are also equipped with solar panels and rain water collection tanks on the roofs as well as “green walls” on the sides of the buildings.
The square openings on the facades of the Student Hostels are provided to break the monotonous tone of the buildings but also allowing wind to flow through the buildings freely, thereby creating a wind tunnel effect.
There are three types of rooms available; Single Bed, Double Bed and Triple Bed.
The rooms are fitted up with furniture in modular forms comprising of study tables, beds and cabinets. A separate compartment with clear glass cover and louvers at the side, allowing sunlight and free air movement, is also provided in each room for laundry to dry.Following are the facilities provided in the Student Hostels.
- Student lounge – one each for male and female block, with TV set, tables and chairs
- Study room – one each for male and female block with shared tables and individual cubicles
- Praying room at each Student Hostel
- Pantry – two on each Student Hostel, one for halal and the other for non-halal food consumption
- Communal area – for students to rest, study and interact
- Classrooms / Seminar Rooms – each classroom / seminar room has a capacity of 40 pax. Classrooms are separated by a partition, so that when necessary, two classrooms can be combined to become one 80 pax classroom.
- The Lecture Room has a tiered seating with a capacity of 150.
Some specific training facilities will be provided for the various Schools and they are as follows.a. School of Media and Communications
• Filming Studio has a mock-up setting with high headroom for scene shootings such as news broadcast, interview and performances.
• Observation Studio/TV Studio Control and Editing Room is where the students are able to experience the production and editing of TV programmes via an LED screen. This room has a tiered seating to facilitate better communication between the instructor and the students.
• Audio Recording Studio/Radio Studio has a mock-up DJ studio with attached editing bay which will allow the students to experience the production and editing of radio programmes.b. School of Tourism and Hospitality
• Hotel Lobby and Restaurant has a mock-up hotel lobby with reception counter, lounge, bar counter and restaurant which will allow the students to experience the operation of a hotel. The restaurant will be opened to public on some special occasions whereby the students will be able to experience first hands-on operation.
• Hotel Room has a mock-up setting of a hotel guest room with complete facilities such as a twin bed with divan, writing desk, bedside table, desk chair, bedside reading lamps, sofa, luggage rack, and side table/coffee table and attached bathroom.c. School of Information Technology
• Computer labs of 40 pax each are separated by a partition, so that when necessary, two labs can be combined into a larger one.
a. Indoor Facilities – a sports hub with shower facilities for Gym/Fitness Centre, Badminton, Table Tennis and Basketball Court.
b. Outdoor Facilities – Jogging Tracks, Football / Cricket Field, Tennis and Sepak Takraw
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Students and staff in EduCity Iskandar Malaysia will enjoy an integrated campus experience with ready access to shared amenities including the International Student Village, which offer dynamic lifestyle and living options. This first block of apartments for student accommodations can house up to 600 students. In addition, a 14,000-seater stadium and sports complex housing sporting facilities of international tournament standards in EduCity Iskandar Malaysia will also be completed.
Stadium & Sports Complex (SCC)
The SSC comes with a 14,000-seater stadium comprising a world-class soccer cum rugby pitch, a 400-metre athletic track complying with the Association of Athletics Federation standards and an Aquatic centre complete with Olympic-size swimming and diving pools. Other recreational options include indoor or outdoor courts for squash, basketball, badminton, volleyball and futsal.
Multi-Varsity Enterprise Complex (MVE)
The 7-acre MEV Complex is designed to be the “heart” of the education hub, comprising state of the art faculties and schools for ICT, Logistics, Engineering, Hospitality and Creative Arts. Upon completion in 2013, the MEV will be home to Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology, University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, Multimedia University and a future Hospitality School. The MEV will also house a dedicated EduCity Student Centre with cafeterias, sundry shops, meeting rooms and lecture theatres. By 2020, the MEV will be able to accommodate approximately 5,000 students.