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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • 303 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost US$ 360 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Public

About Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a research university driven by innovation and graduate-focused. Situated both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia.

UTM has been awarded with numerous awards and achievements and below are just some recent ones :

2017/2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings
Ranked 253 in the world
Ranked 21 in the “Top 50 Under 50”
Ranked 49 in Asia
Asia Top 10 Young Universities
Ranked 5 Stars Overall Rating for QS Star Rating

2017 Times Higher Education World University Ranking (Asia)
Highest joint rank in Malaysia at 121 – 130

2017 QS World University Rankings by Faculty / Subject
Ranked 90 in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology
6 Subjects Ranked 51-100
Architecture / Built Environment | Computer Science & Info Science | Chemical Engineering | Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Civil & Structural Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

2017 University Ranking by Azademic Performance (by Field)
4 Subjects Ranked Top 100
Environmental Engineering | Chemical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Civil Engineering

2017 US News Best Global Universities
Ranked 85 for Engineering Category

2017 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
2 Subjects Ranked 51-75
Chemical Engineering | Water Resources

2017 NTU Ranking by Subjects
2 Subjects Ranked
Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering

2016 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings
Ranked 56 and the only Malaysian University ranked top 100

2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities
Top 100 in Civil Engineering under Shanghai Ranking

2015 CWTS Leiden Ranking
Ranked 1st in Malaysia in the Science Research Impact
Ranked 1st in Malaysia in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Impact

Ranking Web of Universities
Ranked 3rd in the Ranking Web of World Repositories in Malaysia, Jan 2017
Ranked 2nd in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Malaysia in July 2017

3-Star ASEAN Energy Management Gold Standard Certification
First institution to be awarded 3-Star by the ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS)


Campus information

Faculty of Built Environment

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Quantity Surveying
  • Department of Urban & Regional Planning
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Center for The Study of Built Environment in The Malay World (KALAM)
  • Center for Innovative Planning & Development (CIPD)

Faculty of Civil Engineering

  • Department of Structure & Materials
  • Department of Geotechnics & Transportation
  • Department of Hydraulic & Hydrology 
  • Department of Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Bioscience & Medical Engineering

  • Department of Biotechnology & Medical Engineering
  • Department of Biosciences & Health Sciences
  • Department of Clinical Sciences

Faculty of Computing

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Information System

Faculty of Islamic Civilization 

  • Fiqh Science and Technology
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Islamic Education
  • Halal Science

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

  • Department of Communication Engineering
  • Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Power (POWER) Engineering
  • Department of Control and Mechatronics Engineering (CMED)

Faculty of Chemical Engineering

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Bioprocess Engineering
  • Department of Polymer Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • System Dynamics & Control
  • Thermo – Fluids
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Aeronautics Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Marine Technology
  • Solid Mechanics & Design
  • External Programmes
  • Post Graduate Studies

Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate

  • Geomatic Engineering
  • Geoinformatics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Property Management
  • Land Administration & Development

Faculty of Education

  • Educational Foundation
  • Science & Mathematics Education
  • Educational Multimedia
  • Technical & Engineering Education
  • Social Education

Faculty of Management 

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Human Resource Development
  • Department of Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Science

  • Mathematical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Advanced Photonics Institute
  • Postgraduate Society

Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering

  • Department of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Nuclear Engineering

From Senai International Airport to UTM Johor Bahru

  • Starting from Lebuh Putra Utama.
  • Head south on Lebuh Putra Utama toward Jalan Jumbo
  • Turn left onto Jalan Jumbo
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
  • Continue straight onto Jalan Lapangan Terbang
  • Take the ramp onto Lebuhraya Senai
  • Continue onto Jalan Skudai
  • Take the ramp to Lebuhraya Skudai – Pontian
  • Keep right at the fork and merge onto Lebuhraya Skudai – Pontian
  • Slight right toward Lebuhraya Skudai – Pontian
  • Continue straight onto Lebuhraya Skudai – Pontian
  • Slight left to stay on Lebuhraya Skudai – Pontian
  • Slight left onto Jalan Ladang
  • Turn right onto Jalan Kempas 1
  • Arriving at Jalan Kempas 1.

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport to UTM Kuala Lumpur

  • Starting from KLIA exit.
  • Head southwest toward Jalan Pekeliling
  • Continue straight onto Lebuhraya KLIA Extension
  • Take the ramp onto Lebuhraya Utara – Selatan Hubungan Tengah
  • Slight left onto Lingkaran Putrajaya
  • Take the ramp onto Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur – Putrajaya
  • Exit onto Jalan Tun Razak
  • Slight right to stay on Jalan Tun Razak
  • Slight left to stay on Jalan Tun Razak
  • Turn right onto Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
  • Turn left onto Jalan Semarak
  • Arriving at Jalan Semarak.


There are 10 residential colleges  which can take up more than 14,000 students. There are two types of room available in each college: single and double.

Some colleges provide single accommodation for students with each room having a network port and its own attached bathroom. There are about 301 units of 2 bed-room and 3-bedroom family apartments available in 3 colleges, usually reserved for international students. Most of the units are well equipped, fully furnished with ports for telephone and access to campus IT facilities and the Internet.

Cafeteria, multipurpose hall, muslim prayer room, tennis courts, internet, convenient store and common room besides other facilities in the students’ rooms are among the facilities provided at each residential college.

Full time students may apply for accommodation on campus. All new single international postgraduates are guaranteed a room on campus. Since there are very limited on-campus accommodation currently available for families, the accommodation for families with children are subjected to availability.
UTM Kuala Lumpur has one residential college, which can have about 2,500 students, almost all are reserved for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The facilities provided in this college are cafeteria, multipurpose hall, muslim prayer room, internet and common room besides other facilities in the students’ rooms.

In addition, there are about 40 rooms available in the Business and Advanced Technology Centre (BATC), located within the campus. These rooms are fully furnished and air-conditioned with internet connection facilities and mainly for postgraduate students. Alternative off-campus private accommodations are quite easily available in the nearby area.

Courses available 9

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 2 Computer Science and IT 2 Engineering 3


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