What is APEL (C)

APEL for Credit Award [APEL(C)] is the award of credits for prior experiential learning towards a course in an accredited programme of a higher education provider (HEP).

Prior experiential learning is learning based on experience. It includes all learning which you have done up to this point which has not already been formally assessed. These can be:

Join us at MMU now and get your prior experiential learning recognised for credit transfer through APEL (C)! The APEL (C) assessment will determine the extent to which you have achieved the desired course learning outcomes for award of credits within a programme of study. Credit transfer up to 30% of total graduating credits of a programme of study!



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apel-c-icon-6 allows up to 30% credit transfer from total graduating credits

Who can apply APEL (C)?

APEL (C) Application Process


Criteria for Award of Credits

Subjects Available for APEL C Application

Student Testimonials

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APEL (C) at MMU has enabled me to fast track my studies by trading my work experience through a challenge test. I have managed to save time as well as money since I was able to credit transfer and take less subjects.


Mr. Neoh Hoo Thye
Masters of Computer Science in Software Engineering and Software Architecture
Faculty of Computing and Informatics,
Multimedia University

I never thought that the long years of experience that I have had holding managerial and leadership positions in numerous companies have allowed me to gain credit through APEL (C) at MMU. The life and work experience that I have gathered is recognised, assessed with the same rigour as any other learning would be at higher institution level, and awarded credit. I can now graduate sooner than I expected.

Mr. Sharbani Harun
Doctorate in Business Administration
Faculty of Management, Multimedia University

How do I find out more about APEL (C)?

Learn more about APEL (C) by contacting the Lifelong Education Department (Centre for LEARN) at

03-8312 5509/5257

    Lifelong Education Enquiry

    Enquiry related to Lifelong Education.

    You will be assigned an APEL (C) Advisor who will support you through the APEL (C) process by:

    • introducing you to the APEL Guidelines;
    • building your confidence as a learner through identifying your strengths and skills; and
    • advising you on how to prepare for your assessment.