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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

4.1 out of 5 (19 ratings / 12 reviews) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), an innovation-led and graduate-focused Research University. It is located 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.

Master's Programmes

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The history of technical education in this country has been a century old. It all began in 1904 when a Technical School began its operation on Weld Road (now Jalan Raja Chulan) to teach Technical Assistants for the Federated Malay States Departments of Railways, Survey and Public Works.


  • Undergraduate Programmes
  • Postgraduate- Mainstreams Programme
  • Postgraduate- Part-Time External Programme
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Part Time Degree/Diploma Programmes
  • Continuing Education


  • UTM strive to excel in multi-disciplinary research, particularly in science and engineering field, which have been UTM's focus area. In order to be top ranked institution both locally and globally, a number of Centres of Excellence were established to gather expertise from various faculties and background to work on the core business defined in the particular Centre of Excellence.
    • UTM Niche Area includes an internal team of expert researchers, a line of international experts, industrial partners and including government agencies. The Niche Area was strategically aligned not only to the national agenda (the Malaysia Education Blueprint and the New Key Economic Area; NKEA) and also the global grand agenda.


    • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has been recognized as one of the best university in Malaysia in producing high quality graduates. Once again this year, Career Centre UTM will be organizing UTM Career Carnival 2018 in the middle of  April 2018 , at Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI), UTM Johor Bahru.
    • This event is aimed to facilitate and give direct exposure to industries to meet UTM graduates in various fields such as science, technology, engineering and management. UTM is home to more than 24,000 students from various communities and nationalities pursuing undergraduates as well as postgraduate studies.

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    Student services

    The Office of Corporate Affairs is a division within the Chancellery of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), which supports the university top management in the university strategic corporate communication, public relation as well as media relation.

    Housing services

    Students Affairs Office provides 10 residential colleges that can accommodate up to 14,774 students in one academic session and 301 housing units for students who bring along their spouse and children to stay with them throughout their studies in UTM. 

    There are two types of housing available for the students. One of which is the apartment type (a – two – room and a – three – room apartment) and the other is the town house with two rooms. Each housing unit is furnished with basic facilities such as furniture and refrigerator for the students’ convenience.

    Library services

    • Online Databases, e-Journals & e-Books
    • UTM Institutional Repository (UTM-IR)
    • UTM Library Digitised Collections
    • Open Access Initiatives
    • UTM Open E-Journals
    • MyUniNet Portal

    ICT services

    UTM offers a number of on-line services for our students, faculty and staff: These set of e-services are the direct web interfaces that users interact with to accomplish specific tasks.

    • Strategic Planning
    • Customer Supports
    • Database Management
    • Infrastructure & Security
    • Academic Computing
    • Application Engineering
    • Web & Multimedia

    Medical services

    • UTM Health Centre focuses to create a healthy university community physically, mentally and socially. 
    • Apart from medical and dental care, this unit is also involved directly or indirectly in disease control and promotion of community health campus. 

    Student Life

    Campus life

    Moving within the campus can be a confusing and frustrating thing if you do not know your way around. UTM provides free campus bus services, the schedule can be accessed here . There are a few choices of Guest Houses in UTM to stay, the information regarding the charges, locations and contact number of the houses can be found here .

    Sports facilities

    UTM students compete in 35 varsity sports and 20 club sports. Students, faculty and staff also enjoy state-of-the-art recreational facilities and fitness programs.

    The sports facilities in campus focuses on its main objectives to help boost the sports spirits as well as promotes healthy living among the students.

    • Facilities
    • Kayak
    • Recretional Forest
    • Horse
    • Volleyball/Beach Soccer
    • Petanque
    • Eco-Recreation

    Student Reviews

    An independent and self-motivated foreign student with enthusiasm in academic and non-academic level
    Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great international environment that developed my speaking and writing in English and also local language that I learned from some friends. I get used to work as early as I could to finish my academic task in a group that enhance me in knowledge brainstorm and teamwork communication skill. Since I was study aboard, I joined international student society that developed in...

    My Malaysian Exprience
    Abdellatif Mebarki rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Malaysia is an amazing country, people so nice ...

    Study Engineering Courses in UTeM!
    Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

    This review is actually directed to Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). Since I couldn't find it in the list, so UTM is the closest choice I can made. I have been studying in UTeM for almost 5.5 as for now. Starting with my Diploma in Mehanical Engineering for 2.5 years, and 3 years for my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, majoring n Plant and...

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