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 100 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)
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)
Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA)
Last updated on 10 November 2023