The Department of Languages administers Compulsory and Compulsory Elective subjects. This department offers Foundation English, Technical Communication, Technical Communication, Technical English, English for Professional Communication and Foreign Languages (Malay, Arabic Mandarin, Japanese, German and French). Subjects such as Foundation English, Technical Communication, Technical English and English for Professional Communication are compulsory for students who have not attempted MUET or obtained Band 2 and below in MUET. The third language subjects are offered to students as a valued added elective subject to learn foreign languages.
This Department also conducts courses for the University in enhancing language proficiency among its staff and students. The courses are Intensive English Language Programme (IELP) for international students, English Proficiency Programme for Academicians, English in Bits and Pieces, Arabic in Bits and Pieces, Mandarin in Bits and Pieces and Japanese in Bits and Pieces. Other activities organised are SALL Open Day and English Week.
The Department has six language laboratories and one Self Access Language Lab (SALL) which are equipped with various foreign language software, audio-visual equipment, watching rooms as well as multimedia computers to enhance the language teaching and learning environment.