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​​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 22,000 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 361st​ in the QS World University Rankings 2023

  • Ranked 68th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2023

  • Ranked 159th in the 2022 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 22nd in the world and 1st in the nation
    ii. Top 60 for Mineral Engineering – ​ranked 1st in the nation
    iii. Top 150 for Chemical Engineering - ranked 3rd in the nation
    iv. Top 200 for Civil ​Engineering - ranked 5​​th in the nation
    v. Top 250 for Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ranked 6th in the nation
    vi. Top 300 for Mechanical Engineering - ranked 6th in the nation
    vii. Top 450 for Computer Science and Information Systems - ranked 6th in the nation
    viii. Top 500 for Chemistry - ranked 6th in the nation
    ix. Top 550 for Business and Management Studies – ranked 13th in the nation​
    x. Top 600 for Physics - ranked 6th in the nation
    xi. Top 400 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 401-500 in the THE World University Rankings 2022

  • Ranked 95th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2022

  • Ranked 119th in the THE Young University Rankings 2022   

  • 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 Six Star or outstanding status in SETARA 2018/2019. ​​​

Last updated on ​2 November 2022