Perdana College follows the trimester system. Each semester consists of 17 weeks, comprising of 13 weeks of lectures a week's study leave, 2 weeks of examinations, and a week of term break.
The medium of instruction is English. All communications, lectures, seminars, tutorials, and laboratory classes are conducted in English. Students who are not proficient in English are required to go through several levels of English (up to IELTS) offered by the English Department in order to strengthen their foundations.
IT usage is integrated into most subjects, including non-computing subjects such as accounting, business, marketing and mathematics, requiring students to use computer in problem solving. Some examinations are administered online.
Course materials / resources are provided on the College intranet and online course management systems EASY. The use of the latest IT enables the students to develop analytical skills which they need to adapt to ever-changing work environment.
The College teaches students to become analytical, innovative thinkers committed to lifelong learning. We work to impart into students who view life and pursue their careers with integrity, initiative, and dedication, in line with the values and ethos of the College.
Every student is assigned a faculty advisor. Personalized academic counselling and regular assessments ensure that the academic progress of individual student is being look into.
The credit subjects carry an academic weight of either 3 or 4 credit hours, which is to be completed over one semester.
The minimum number of formal contact hours per semester for a 3 credit-hour and 4 credit-hour course is 45 and 58 hours respectively.
A contact hour may refer to lecture, tutorial, seminar, laboratory, or examination. A 3 credit-hour subject generally consists of 3 hours of lectures per week and may have a weekly or fortnightly tutorial. Some subjects involve laboratory classes. Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, laboratory classes, presentations, projects, quizzes, mid-semester examination and final examination.