Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has yet again made a commendable achievement in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject with a significant improvement in ranking for Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering subjects for 2016.
Chemical Engineering has improved its position and now ranked as Top 150 in the world as compared to Top 200 in 2015. At the same time, Mechanical Engineering is now ranked in the Top 200 as compared to Top 250 in 2015. This is a tremendous achievement for Mechanical Engineering which only made its maiden entrance to the QS ranking system only last year.
The Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Science & Information Systems subjects remain in the Top 250 and Top 350 respectively.
With this achievement, QS has recognised UTP as amongst the world’s elite institutions in four of the 42 subjects featured in this ranking based on based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
“Part and parcel of our effort to improve our standing as a reputable and credible provider of higher education services is to participate in various rating and ranking initiatives. These participations enable us to position where we are vis a vis our peers. They also help us to understand where our strengths and gaps are, which will allow us to address them appropriately for continuous improvement,” said UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim.
UTP is also the only private university in Malaysia to be rated a four-star institution by QS, with a maximum five-star rating in five areas out of eight, namely employability, internationalisation, innovation, facilities and inclusiveness.
UTP is also the only private university in Malaysia to be ranked in the top 200 for the 2014 QS Asia University Rankings and ranked at 335 for the QS World University Rankings under Engineering and Technology Faculty.
Abdul Rahim said these recognitions place UTP on a global map of educational excellence and to the university’s credentials.