The Sabah Faculty Branch began operations on 20 May 2002 and is the first and only Faculty Branch located in East Malaysia. The Faculty Branch is situated in Pusat Dagangan Donggongon, Penampang, Sabah.
Donggongon Penampang is just a 30-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu City and is the gateway to some renowned tourist destinations such as Tambunan Rafflesia Information Centre, Kadazan Dusun Cultural Centre (KDCA), Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Monsopiad Cultural Village, Kipandi Butterfly Park, the famous Mahua Waterfall at Tambunan and lots more.
Sabah Faculty Branch is located in the middle of Donggongon town, where the famous Tamu (Market) is held every Thursday and Friday. Penampang is a booming district with a lot of ongoing new developments and constructions, such as the International Technology & Commercial Centre (ITCC), 360 Boulevard, C-Park Condos, malls and condominiums, making Penampang one of the fastest-growing towns after KK City.