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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 23 years of its establishment:


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

  • 5-Star overall rating in the QS Stars University Rating System

  • Ranked 439th​ in the QS World University Rankings 2021

  • Ranked 82nd in the QS Asia University Rankings 2020

  • Ranked 259th in the QS World University Rankings by Broad Subject of Engineering and Technology 2020.

    • UTP was ranked in 7 subjects:

      1. Mineral & Mining Engineering – Top 50 (new entrant - ranked 42nd worldwide and ranked 1st in the nation)
      2. Chemical Engineering - Top 150
      3. Civil & Structural Engineering – Top 200 (new entrant)
      4. Electrical & Electronics Engineering – Top 250
      5. Mechanical Engineering - Top 300
      6. Computer Science & Information System - Top 400
      7. Chemistry – Top 550 (new entrant)
  • Ranked at the 61-70 band in the QS Top 50 under 50 2021 

Times Higher Education (THE)

  • Ranked 601-800 in the THE World University Rankings

  • Ranked 124th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2020

  • Ranked 101-150 in the THE Young University Rankings 2020   

  • Ranked 78th in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2020

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. ​​​

Last updated on 6 July 2020​