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Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

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Institution Profile

Background of Institution

utp_p.jpg Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on January 10, 1997 when PETRONAS was invited by the government to set up a university. The campus is built on a 400 hectare site at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that complement with a strong focus on research and development. The programmes are designed with high industry-relevance to provide a dynamic learning environment. The university community comprises of students and staff from various nationalities. The university is located in a beautifully landscaped setting, amidst the new township of Seri Iskandar. Its peaceful environment, wide open spaces and abundant lakes make these serene surroundings an ideal place to study.

What Makes Us Special?
UTP emphasises the importance of self driven learning where the academic staff functions as the facilitators in addition to being lecturers. They apply multiple-modes of learning, such as team-based learning, use of multimedia facilities, project-based assignments and independent learning. In addition, practical experience is also provided through an 8- months industrial training programme, which encourages students to apply what they learn and learn what is being practiced.

The academic programmes at UTP are broadbased with strong fundamentals in the science and technology that provides flexibility for students to specialise in the areas of their choice.

UTP also collaborates with more than 350 companies globally to provide industrial experience to its students

Programme Outline

utp2.jpegUTP provides foundation programmes, Bachelors Degree programmes specialising in Engineering and Information Technology (IT), as well as postgraduate degree courses like Masters and Doctor of Philosophy with majors in Engineering, Science, as well as IT. Its programmes are accredited by National Accreditation Board (Lembaga Akreditasi Negara) and Engineering Accreditation Council, Board of Engineers (BEM) (for engineering degrees) and Public Services Department (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam).

Facilities

The numerous sports and recreational facilities at UTP include a gymnasium, a swimming pool, game courts and fields. On-campus accommodation is also provided to every student. Meanwhile, the university's Information Resource Centre (IRC) promotes information sharing among 27 of PETRONAS group libraries nationwide, with comprehensive collections of technical references that are mostly related to engineering, science & technology, management and languages.

UTP provides a Media Room equipped with satellite TV channels, the Electronic Library of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Inc that contains over 400, 000 articles in over 12, 000 individual publications, the EBSCO host database that compiles scholarly and popular journals, printing services, as well as the OPAC service through the Intranet for students to browse the abundant resources in various study areas.

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities
The Student Support Services Department organise various cultural, social, academic, sports, and recreational activities for its students through 19 clubs and societies registered in UTP. International Students Unit assists in the welfare, immigration and visa of international students. Individual counselling services is available for students requiring advice on numerous matters. There are also several development programmes organised to develop students' potential and skills to lead, manage, and communicate, in line with the university's mission to nurture well-rounded graduates.

Scholarships/Financial Aid for International Students
Scholarship and study loans are offered by government educational loan institutions as well as private financial organisations. Students can forward their enquiries about financial aids to the Welfare & Scholarship Unit of Student Support Services Department.

Courses Offered

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Masters Degree Level
1.
Master of Philosophy (Mphil) in Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: FT(2-4 Years) & PT(3-6 Years)
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Master of Science (MSc)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: FT(1-4 Years) & PT(2-5 Years)
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3.
Master of Science (MSc) in Chemical Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1 Year
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Master Of Science (MSc) In Civil Engineering (By Research)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1 Year
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Master of Science (MSc) in Electronics Systems Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1-3 Years
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Master of Science (MSc) in Information Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1 Year
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Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1-3 Years
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Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Geoscience
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1-3 Years
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Master of Science (MSc) in Process Integration
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1 Year
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Master of Science in Asset Management and Maintenance
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1-3 Years
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11.
Master of Science in Drilling Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1.5 Years
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Master Of Science In Electrical And Electronics Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1-3 Years
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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1-3 Years
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Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Duration: 1.5 Years
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Contact Details

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Address:
Bandar Seri Iskandar,
31750 Tronoh
Perak

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 605-368 8000 (General Line)
Fax: 605-365 4075
Website: http://www.utp.edu.my

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Key Personnel

Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim

Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

About UTP Vice Chancellor
Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS since 1 November 2012. Abdul Rahim graduated in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from University of Birmingham, UK in 1976 and later received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the same university. As a professional engineer, he was previously the Chairman of the Engineering Accreditation Council, Malaysia and sat in the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Abdul Rahim reported duty in PETRONAS in September 1976, and his last position was the Vice President of Research and Technology Division from 2006 – 2008. Prior to that, Abdul Rahim was the Vice President of Gas Business (2002 – 2006), Vice President of Human Resource Management (1998 – 2002) and CEO of PETRONAS Penapisan Melaka (1991 – 1998). Abdul Rahim is currently the President of the Malaysian Gas Association, President of Asia-Pacific Natural Gas Vehicle Association, immediate past-president of the International Gas Union from 2012 to 2015. He is also an associate member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Commissioner of the Energy Commission, Malaysia and a member of the National Science & Research Council, Malaysia.

Contact Details
Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Bandar Seri Iskandar
31750 Tronoh
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Malaysia
Tel :+605-3688181 | Fax +605-3688113 |
Email: rahimhs@petronas.com.my

Student Testimonials

Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung, Vietnam

Chemical Engineering, 5 years

This is my third year of studies in UTP. I found that the lecturers here are very supportive and delivered the syllabus accordingly. However, I strongly feel that as a student, we need to have our own initiative to search and do our homework to gain extra knowledge. The tutorial session for practicing exercises is also good as it will assist the students who need further understanding on the subject they learn. The 8 months Industrial Internship Programme is also another advantage where the students will be exposed to hands-on training and knowledge during their attachment to the Industry.


Ivan Edson Isaias Mindo, Mozambique

Civil Engineering, 5 years

For the first 3-5 months when I started studying, it was quite challenging for me since I needed to adjust myself to the environment which was new to me. As time goes by, with the help from my other international & local colleagues, I made new friends and focused on my objective of coming here, which is to get a degree and learn the different cultures, which is fun after all.

Until now, UTP has been providing me with a practical education along with well-equipped labs and useful field trips. I’m glad that the university is progressively paving the way to develop not only good students in academic performance but also in extra curricula activities.


Leena Arshad Mohammed Ahmed, Yemen

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 1st year

At that time when I applied, I knew only a little about UTP and PETRONAS and even about Malaysia itself. However, after obtaining the scholarship from PETRONAS I learnt a lot more and found that UTP is among the best universities in Malaysia and I realized that I have a very good chance to get the appropriate education and knowledge that I have always wanted and that I was not mistaken in making the decision to come here.


M. Arief Nurhadi anto, Indonesia

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 2001-2004

UTP is a great place for research. They have provided me with the opportunity to complete a M.Sc. under the guidance of the top Malaysian academicians. Since my research was also supported by the industry, it gave me opportunity to meet the industrial community of my field. I have found the environment and support to be first-class and I believe that UTP offers a research experience that is second to none.


Nguyen Thi Minh Anh, Vietnam

Business Information Systems, 3rd year

Getting the scholarship by PETRONAS was a great opportunity for me to see if Malaysia would be a better place to enhance my knowledge, broaden my horizons and improve my personality. UTP is a modern campus. The eight month Industrial Internship Program provides a practical period that is longer than other universities but it creates a better opportunity for us to gain industrial exposure and provides sufficient time to bring our theory into practice.


Pouria Behram Manesh, Iran

Civil Engineering, 5 years

Before I came to Malaysia, UTP was introduced to me as an excellent engineering university with a modern campus and facilities. Now after 1 year of studying here, I believe what I was told is true.

UTP has the facilities which are perfectly unique. Even though its location is quite far from the town of Ipoh, the campus atmosphere provides a good & suitable place to study. I believe by recruiting more experts and highly experienced staff be it in the academic or administration field, UTP can go further to become a leader in technology education and centre for creativity and innovation. Thank you PETRONAS & UTP.