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 Energising Futures

​​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)

  • The first and only private university in Malaysia to be rated a maximum 5-star overall rating in the QS StarsTM University Rating System.
  • Climbed 80 places into the rank range of 521-530 in the QS World University Rankings 2019 from its previous position of 601-650 range.
  • Leaped 88 places to 145th from its previous 233rd place in the QS World University Rankings by Broad Subject of Engineering and Technology 2018. UTP was ranked in 4 subjects, Chemical Engineering was ranked Top 150, Top 200 for Mechanical Engineering, Top 250 for Electrical Engineering and Top 300 for Computer Science & Information System.
  • Improved its standing in the QS Asia University Rankings 2019, moving up 2 places and is now ranked 99.  
  • Advanced 20 places in the QS Top 50 under 50 2019.   It is now ranked at the 71-80 band, improving its position from the 91-100 band last year. The ranking is based on the world's best universities that are less than 50 years old. 

Times Higher Education (THE)

  • Made the list in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 for the first time and is ranked in the 601-800 band.
  • Leaped 36 places from its 2017 performance and is now ranked at 114th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2018.
  • Retained its position between the 151 - 200 range in the THE Young University Rankings 2019.  
  • Ranked at 131-140 in the THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017.
  • Ranked 60th in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2019 (previously known as BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings).  The university jumped 13 places from its previous ranking of 77th in 2018.

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. ​