MMU is proud to present the “Build Your Own Curriculum” to all its students.

What is BYOC?

BYOC is designed to enable MMU students to graduate with additionally diversified knowledge and skills, beyond the domain of their respective programmes.

Taking advantage of BYOC, a business student, for instance, could graduate with some specific IT skill set; an engineering major might choose to master screenwriting; a student in strategic communication could choose to add banking and finance to his or her pool of knowledge.

Venturing into other domains would broaden your knowledge and perspective, giving you the ability to look at your field of study from different points of view. Do that with BYOC to see the big picture and how the pieces fit together. Create your niche and build a unique skillset to shape your future, get a head start towards what you aspire to achieve.


BYOC caters to your interest and allows you to learn what you like and enjoy. 

How is BYOC Structured?

In contrast with a conventional undergraduate programme’s fixed curriculum, the BYOC curriculum presents the opportunity for students to choose or mix and match open elective courses. This means that, instead of taking elective courses pertinent to your programme structure, you may choose to take elective courses offered by other faculties. 

The selection of elective courses, termed open electives, is specially curated to cover a wide range of fields, from cutting-edge technologies to the creative arts to business and management. Students may take these electives either as individual courses or as part of an elective specialisation track.

As diversifying knowledge and skill set is an important element of BYOC, all open electives have no pre-requisite requirements.

BYOC courses fall into the broad categories of Technology, Humanities & Law, and Creative Arts.

These courses may be taken by any student with minimal restrictions – for each elective course that is a part of your programme structure, you can enrol in a course from the BYOC catalogue of open electives.

You may choose a course from a different field of study and/or faculty.

How are BYOC classes conducted?

The classes are conducted physically in the faculty offering the course, or in hybrid mode. You will undertake all lectures, tutorials, and any practical lab sessions that are a part of the course. Scheduling will be planned in a manner that the timetable for the open electives will not interfere with your core courses.