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Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Motto Engineering Futures
Established 10 January 1997
Type Private
Chancellor YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad[1]
Vice-Chancellor YBhg Datuk (Ir) Dr. Abdul Rahim Haji Hashim[2]
Pro-Chancellors Tan Sri Sidek Hassan
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas[3]
Undergraduates 6000[4]
Postgraduates 1200[4]
Location Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Campus 1000 acres (400 ha.) [5]
Colours Blue sapphire and Brass[6]
Nickname UTP
Affiliations ASAIHL

The Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is a Malaysian private university. It was established on 10 January 1997. The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acre) at Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia. The university is a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia.

UTP places strong emphasis on Research and Development as it strives to achieve the status of an internationally renowned Research University. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. This is evident when UTP was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) for its research, development and commercialisation efforts recently.[4]

In recent years, UTP is ranked in the top 200 in the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by subject for Chemical Engineering.[7] UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be ranked in the top 200 for the 2014 QS Asia University Rankings[8] and ranked at 335 for the QS World University Rankings under Engineering and Technology Faculty.[4]


  • History 1
  • Campus 2
    • Academic Complex 2.1
    • Sports complex 2.2
    • Foundation programmes 2.3
    • Undergraduate degree programmes 2.4
    • Postgraduate degree programmes 2.5
    • Student industrial internship programme 2.6
  • Clubs and societies 3
  • Newsletters and Journalism Teams 4
  • Rankings 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


In 1997, UTP was established in Perak, [11]

UTP has produced more than 10,000 graduates and currently has an enrollment of over 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world. UTP complements its engineering and technology programmes with quality education in the areas of management and humanities, with the aim of producing well-rounded graduates exhibiting excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.[4]


The university site is located one kilometre from the village of Tronoh, a former mining town in the Perak Tengah district of [11]

Academic Complex

The new academic complex was designed by [11]

Sports complex

The university has a centralised sport facilities, commonly known as the sports complex. It consists of a swimming pool, several football fields, three futsal courts, three takraw courts, five basketball courts, five tennis courts, three volleyball courts, four squash courts, three badminton courts, a jogging track and a netball court.

In general, students participate actively in sports, with the most popular sports being football and volleyball.

[12]Ęċ==Education== The foundation programmes are offered for students that enrol to UTP with SPM level or other equivalent levels to prepare them for degree programmes. Newly enrolled students with STPM level or other equivalent levels are exempted from the foundation programmes. Other newly enrolled diploma graduates are exempted from certain courses according to their academic performance and courses taken during their diploma programmes.

Currently, UTP offers two foundation programmes, five bachelor engineering degree programmes and three bachelor technology degree programmes.

Foundation programmes

The foundation programmes offered in UTP are engineering foundation programme and technology foundation programme. As the names suggest, the engineering foundation programme prepares the student programme for students to pursue their studies in technology degree programmes.

Undergraduate degree programmes

The engineering degree programmes take a total of four years to complete (including internship), while technology degree programmes take three and a half years. All engineering students are welcomed to enrol in Management minor starting academic year of 2009.

Postgraduate degree programmes

UTP also offers postgraduate degree programmes by research, and by coursework and dissertation.

Student industrial internship programme

UTP offers one of the longest industrial internship programmes in the country. The students are posted as interns for 28 weeks (approximately 7 months). The length of the internship duration allows students to engage in more significant work assignments and is widely thought as a major strength of the academic curriculum.

Clubs and societies

There are several clubs and societies inside the campus. The main student's organisation of UTP is the MPPUTP (Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar UTP) or SRCUTP (Enactus and AIESEC in UTP.

Newsletters and Journalism Teams

There are currently 2 journalism teams are working on the campus newsletters, namely Heart of Tronoh (HOT), a monthly publication, and The Inspirer, which releases an issue once every semester.


Year Rank Valuer
2012 201-250 QS Asian University Rankings
2013 201-250 QS Asian University Rankings
2014 191-200 QS Asian University Rankings
2015 151-160[13] QS Asian University Rankings

See also


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  8. ^ teknologi petronas (petronas)
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  10. ^ "History of UTP". UTP Website. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d
  12. ^ te jsnj eyeh
  13. ^ "Universiti Teknologi Petronas". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 

External links

  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas – Official website

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