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UTP Honours 1,659 Graduates at Convocation Ceremony

(18 November 2018)


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) today celebrated its 18th convocation ceremony with 1,659 graduates of different fields of science, engineering and technology.




This is the largest number of graduates that UTP has produced since its first convocation in 2001.  The university has now churned out 17,529 graduates from over 50 countries.




Out of this year's number of graduates, the university conferred 1,375 bachelor's degrees, 133 Masters and 151 PhDs.  For PhD, this is the most number of graduates that UTP has ever produced.


21% of the total graduates are international graduates from 38 countries, the highest number of countries for the university's convocation.


This year also saw a first-time graduation for Applied Physics and Applied Chemistry students.



Information Systems graduate Abdul Qayyum Halid was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Award, Koi Zi Kang (Chemical Engineering) and Chua Siong Chin (Civil Engineering) received the silver and bronze awards respectively.


Mohamad Fakhrul Ridhwan Samsudin, an MSc in Chemical Engineering graduate, received the Postgraduate Student Award at the Master level, while Tran Duc Chung of Electrical and Electronic Engineering received the same award for the PhD level.


Farbod Rahimi, a Mechanical Engineering graduate, was awarded the Best International Undergraduate Student award.


Leading the graduates in receiving their scrolls were former member of UTP Board of Directors Tan Sri Dato' Mohamad Noordin Hassan and former member of UTP Academic Advisory Council Professor Dr Klaus Riedle. Both were conferred with UTP Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Engineering respectively.



At the convocation ceremony, Chairman of PETRONAS, Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh was proclaimed as the university's Pro Chancellor.


Also present at the event were UTP Pro Chancellor Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, ITPSB Board of Directors, representatives from other universities and UTP Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib together with more than 2,000 parents and guests.​