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 has produced more than 14,000 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.
In less than 2 decades since it was established, the university has attained prestigious national and international recognitions.
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.
It made its debut in the 2016/17 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, entering in the 601-650 band. It is ranked 6th and it is the only private university in Malaysia to make it into the rankings.
UTP has 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. The university has improved its standing in the QS Asian University Rankings 2016, moving up to 127th place from the ranking range of 151 - 160 in 2015.
UTP is ranked 233rd for the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Faculty for its Engineering and Technology Faculty.
QS has recognised UTP as amongst the world’s elite institutions in 4 of the 42 subjects featured in the rankings. In 2017, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering subjects maintained their position in the top 150 and 200 respectively. Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science & Information Systems subjects have improved their ranking and are now in the top 200 and top 300 respectively.
Apart from the QS rankings, UTP has, for the first time, made the list in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017. UTP 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 has placed UTP among the top 100 best research-led universities in the developing world.
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.