Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on January 10, 1997 when PETRONAS was invited by the Malaysian government to set up a university.
UTP offers a wide range of engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels complemented with a strong focus on Research and Development. The programmes are designed with high industry relevance to provide a dynamic learning environment.
The University community comprises of students and staff from various countries and is located in a beautifully landscaped setting, amidst the new township of Seri Iskandar. Its peaceful environment, wide open spaces and abundant lakes make these serene surroundings an ideal place to study.
A majority of the students are local, but there are significant numbers of foreign students studying in the university as well. The foreign students are from Cambodia, Chad, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Iraq and Yemen. large number of international students are from Pakistan & Sudan, local and international, study under convertible loans or scholarships from the Education Sponsorship Unit of Petronas itself.
Besides international students, there are also international lecturers and tutors in UTP. They are from Egypt, United States of America, Belgium, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Russia, Turkey and Turkmenistan.
UTP offers one of the longest industrial internship programmes in the country. The students are posted as interns for 28 weeks (approximately 7 months). The length of the internship duration allows students to engage in more significant work assignments and is widely thought as a major strength of the academic curriculum.
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