Application of Curriculum Design Maturity Model at Private Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia: A Case Study

  • Chee Ling Thong
  • Yusmadi Yah Jusoh
  • Rusli Abdullah
  • Nor Hayati Alwi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 229)


Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is applied as a process improvement model not only in software industry but also in education sector. This study proposes a maturity model, which constructed based on CMM, in guiding curriculum designers in Institution of  Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia to design quality curriculum. The proposed maturity model possesses process and product elements; and it contains a set of key process areas and best practices. A case study is carried out in a private IHL in Malaysia to perform a pilot test on the proposed maturity model. The results may also help the institution to be informed of current as well as future improvement process, finally aid in producing quality curriculum for IHL in Malaysia.


Capability maturity model Curriculum design Curriculum design process Curriculum designer Institution of higher learning Quality curriculum 



This work was supported by Universiti Putra Malaysia, under the Research University Grant (RUGS:9308600).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chee Ling Thong
    • 1
  • Yusmadi Yah Jusoh
    • 2
  • Rusli Abdullah
    • 2
  • Nor Hayati Alwi
    • 3
  1. 1.School of IT, Faculty of Business and Information ScienceUCSI UniversityKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Information System, Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Educational StudiesUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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