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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.

  • Ranked in the range of 521-530 in the QS World University Rankings 2019

  • Ranked 99th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2019

  • Ranked 221st in the QS World University Rankings by Broad Subject of Engineering and Technology 2019. UTP was ranked in 4 subjects, Chemical Engineering was ranked Top 200, Top 300 for Mechanical Engineering, Top 250 for Electrical Engineering and Top 400 for Computer Science & Information System.

  • Ranked at the 71-80 band in the QS Top 50 under 50 2019 


Times Higher Education (THE)

  • Ranked 601-800 in the THE World University Rankings

  • Ranked 98th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2019

  • Retained its position between the 151 - 200 range in the THE Young University Rankings 2018  

  • Ranked at 101-110 in the THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

  • Ranked 60th in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2019 (previously known as BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings) 


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. ​