In the early years of its establishment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE) offered professional development programmes such as short courses, seminars, workshops and in-house training. Due to an overwhelming demand, UTMSPACE took the initiative of offering mainstream academic programmes at Diploma and Undergraduate level conducted at 17 learning centres.
In tandem with its mission to provide quality continuing education services, UTMSPACE offers Professional Programmes includes; Professional Skills Certificate programmes, Professional Diploma programmes and English Language programmes.
In 2010, UTMSPACE has been entrusted to manage UTM College of Science and Technology (KST) and the Joint Programme Management Unit (UPPK) with the implementation of Full-Time Diploma programmes and Joint Diploma Programmes in collaboration with 17 private colleges.
On 28th January 2011, UTMSPACE was officially registered as a Limited Company by Guarantee; aims to lead the development of innovative and creative human capital through quality lifelong education.