IMPERIA was founded in 1995 by a group of professional estate agents to offer training and human resource development courses to the general public. It was also approved by the Selangor State Education Department for Certificate Courses under the name of “Centre for Continuing Development and Further Education” in October 1996.
On 20th April 1998, it was further approved by the Department of Private Education, Ministery of Higher Education for Diploma Courses under the name of “Institute for Continuing Development and Further Education” (ICDFE).
Academic collaborations and links with academic education institutions for twinning, franchise and credit transfer programmes have also been established.
During the initial years, ICDFE operated from a double-storey shop office in Petaling Jaya Old Town. ICDFE took its first batch of 31 students in January 1997,to enrol for the Diploma in Estate Agency,a two-year programme examined and awarded by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and the Estate Agents, Malaysia. ICDFE was also involved in areas of human resource training and development, courses such as competency-based training and seminars.
In December 2001,ICDFE adopted several changes to reflect its enhanced capability and serious commitment to quality education in Malaysia. The major changes were:-
- The change of name from ICDFE to IMPERIA Institute of Technology.
- The relocation of campus to at Kelana Brem Tower 2, Kelana Jaya Town Park from Petaling Jaya Old Town.
- The twinning with foreign university in offering Degrees and Post-Graduate programmes in Malaysia.
In March 2012, IMPERIA moved to her new city campus at Menara Summit ,UEP Subang Jaya for better environment and greater convenience to students.
There are few unique competitive advantages which give her edge over the other institutions:
A) The two 3+0 honours degree programmes franchised by Liverpool John Moores university ,UK are the only board accredited 3+0 surveying programmes in Malaysia.
B) The Graduates of her accredited surveying programmes are able to secure professional licenses as follows:
|No||Programme||Future Profession||Licensed With|
|I||Diploma in Estate Management||Registered Estate Agent||Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BOVAEA)|
|II||BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management & Development 3+0||Registered Valuer/ Estate Agent||Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BOVAEA)|
|III||BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Cost Management 3+0||Registered Quantity Surveyor.||Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia|
C) Her professional surveying programmes (i) and (ii) above are the only private estate agency and valuation programmes accredited by BOVAEA as at 12.05.2014.