Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is the number 1 private university 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 has produced more than 15,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 66 countries around the world.
The university has attained numerous prestigious national and international recognitions in only two decades of its establishment.
UTP is the first and only private university in Malaysia to be rated a maximum 5-star overall rating in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) StarsTM University Rating System.
Furthermore, UTP retains its position in the 601 – 650 band in the QS World University Rankings 2018, the only private university to make it into the rankings.
UTP has improved its standing in the QS Asia University Rankings 2017, moving up 26 places and is now ranked Top 101.
UTP has also made its first appearance in the QS Top 50 under 50 2017 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.
UTP is also ranked 233rd in the QS World University Rankings 2017 by Faculty for its Engineering and Technology Faculty.
UTP has improved its standing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have maintained their position as Top 150 and Top 200 respectively. Meanwhile, Electrical Engineering has improved its rank to be in the Top 200 and Computer Sciences & Information Systems has managed to place itself in the Top 300.
Apart from the QS rankings, UTP has made the list in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 for the first time and is ranked in the 601-800 band.
UTP has 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.
In addition, UTP has made its maiden entrance into the THE Asia University Rankings 2017 and is ranked between 141 – 150. It has also debuted in the THE Young University Rankings 2017 and is ranked between 151 – 200. It is also ranked at 131-140 in the newly introduced THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017.
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 sustainable living, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system.
UTP is the first and only private university to be awarded a six-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 Six Star or outstanding status in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education 2017 (SETARA)