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Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

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Institution Profile

Background of Institution


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is a leading private university in Malaysia.

The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acres) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The university is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia.

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas. They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system.

UTP has produced more than 15,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 60 countries around the world.

UTP has continuously achieved ?numerous national and international recognition in only 22 years of its establishment:

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

  • 5-Star overall rating in the QS Stars University Rating System
  • Ranked 482nd in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked 99th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 221st in the QS World University Rankings by Broad Subject of Engineering and Technology 2019.
  • UTP was ranked in 4 subjects
    • Chemical Engineering was ranked - Top 200,
    • Mechanical Engineering - Top 300
    • Electrical Engineering - Top 300
    • Computer Science & Information System - Top 400
  • Ranked at the 71-80 band in the QS Top 50 under 50 2019

Times Higher Education (THE)

  • Ranked 601-800 in the THE World University Rankings
  • Ranked 98th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 101-150 in the THE Young University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 101-110 in the THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 60th in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2019 (previously known as BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings)

Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA)

  • Retained its six-star rating (the highest performance level) in MyRA for its research development and commercialisation programme.

Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA)

  • Rated Six Star or outstanding status in SETARA 2017. 

Courses Offered

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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
Tel :+605-3688181 | Fax +605-3688113 |
Email: [email protected]

Student Testimonials

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact Details

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Bandar Seri Iskandar,
31750 Tronoh

Type: Private University

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

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