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Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)



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# 6 SETARA 2013
4 Undergraduate programs
6 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established Data not available
Campus setting Suburban
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
foreign students 20%
Nationalities Data not available

About Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia.

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

UTP is the first and only private university in Malaysia to be rated a maximum 5-star overall rating in the QS StarsTM University Rating System.

UTP also made its first appearance in the QS Top 50 under 50 and is ranked in the 91-100 band.  The ranking is based on the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old. 6 institutions in Malaysia received such recognition this year namely UPM, UTM, UKM, USM, UIA and UTP, with the last two having the same rank of 91-100.

Apart from the QS rankings, UTP had also, for the first time, made the list in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017. UTP and other Malaysian research universities UKM, UPM, USM and UTM are all ranked in the 601-800 band.

 UTP had also made its debut in the prestigious THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017, coming in at 91st.  This placed UTP among the top 100 best research-led universities in the developing world.

Recently, UTP made its debut into the THE Asia University Rankings 2017, ranking it at the 141-150 band.

The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on 9 niche areas.  They are Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. 

 UTP is the first and only private university to be awarded a 6-star rating (the highest performance level) by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia for its research, development and commercialisation efforts under the Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA).

 UTP continues to provide distinctive educational opportunities to its students with the rating of Tier 5 (Excellent) University for SETARA (Rating System for the Malaysian Higher Education Institutions) and achieved Tier 5 for D-SETARA (Discipline-Based Rating System) in Engineering.



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UTP has a dedicated student services unit to assist students in residential related matter like off and on-campus housing, understanding tenancy information and dealing with agents and landlords. Generally, the rooms provided on campus are on a two-bedded or twin-sharing basis.

Student will be provided with accommodation for their whole education period in UTP. The cost of accommodation at UTP is at RM260/month (*USD60/month) for both Foundation Programme and Undergraduate Programme

*1USD = RM4.35 (subject to the currency exchange rate)


Teaching and Research Laboratories
UTP has made a conscious effort to ensure that the teaching and research facilities are built and maintained to enable efficient academic delivery, as well as support groundbreaking research and development.

Our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities are specifically designed to:

  • Provide a conducive learning environment
  • Enable the creation of well-rounded graduates
  • Instill students with high technical competence
  • Motivate students to realise their full potential
  • Enable critical thinking, creativity and promote business acumen and communication skills

Sports and Recreation Facilities
Apart from ensuring students have access to world-class academic facilities, UTP also makes physical fitness and co-curricular competitiveness a priority. All students will enjoy full access to an array of sports and recreation facilities in our dedicated sports complex.

UTP Health Centre
The wellbeing and health of our students and faculty are among our top priorities. UTP has its very own health centre – staffed by experienced medical personnel – to provide emergency and routine health services 24 hours, 7 days a week.


UTP is nestled in a 400 hectare area within the quaint yet developing locale of Bandar Seri Iskandar in the state of Perak, Malaysia.

  • 40KM from state capital of Ipoh
  • 213KM from nation's capital of Kuala Lumpur


  • By car via Ipoh - Lumut Highway – Southbound
  • By car via North - South Expressway Gopeng / Simpang Pulai Exit – Northbound
  • Via local Flight to Sultan Azlan Shah Airport
  • Via bus to Batu Gajah Town

Student population

Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

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