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 Energising Futures

​​Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is the best 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 23,000 graduates. It currently has an enrolment of above 800 foundation students, more than 4,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world.


The university has continuously achieved ​numerous national and international recognition in only 25 years of its establishment:


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

  • Ranked 307th​ in the QS World University Rankings 2024

  • Ranked 69th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2024

  • Ranked 200th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

    UTP was ranked in 11 subjects (additional one subject than last year’s rankings):

    i. Top 50 for Petroleum Engineering - ranked 16th in the world and 1st in the nation
    ii. Top 50 for Mineral Engineering – ​ranked 1st in the nation
    iii. Top 10​0 for Chemical Engineering - ranked 3rd in the nation
    iv. Top 200 for Civil ​Engineering - ranked 6th in the nation
    v. Top 200 for Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ranked 6th in the nation
    vi. Top 250 for Mechanical Engineering - ranked 6th in the nation
    vii. Top 450 for Computer Science and Information Systems - ranked 7th in the nation
    viii. Top 400 for Chemistry - ranked 6th in the nation
    ix. Top 500 for Business and Management Studies – ranked 11th in the nation​
    x. Top 550 for Physics - ranked 6th in the nation
    xi. Top 350 for Materials Sciences – new entrant (ranked 6th in the nation)

  • Ranked at the 61-70 band in the QS Top 50 under 50 2021 

Times Higher Education (THE)

  • Ranked 301-350 in the THE World University Rankings 2024

  • Ranked 63rd in the THE Asia University Rankings 2023

  • Ranked 79th in the THE Young University Rankings 2023   

  • Ranked 60th in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2022

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 Competitive status in SETARA 2022. ​​​

Last updated on ​10​ November 2023