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Consortium of 11 Public Universities

that set up OUM UNIVERSITI TERBUKA MALAYSIA on 10 August 2000


The University’s organization structure:

On 23 January 1998, a consortium of 11 public universities was incorporated as Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operation Sdn Bhd (METEOR), with the main role of developing multimedia technology applications for the education sector. OUM belongs to UNITEM Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of METEOR, as shown in the following organisation chart.

University of Malaya

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

International Islamic University Malaysia

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Mara

GUPES - Global Universities Partnership on Environment Sustainability aims to promote the integration of environment and sustainability concerns into teaching, research, community engagement, the management of universities including greening of university infrastructure/facilities/operations, as well as to enhance student engagement and participation in sustainability activities both within and beyond universities.


BIO JOHOR 2014 25TH-27TH AUGUST 2014

BIO JOHOR Exhibition are among the most highly anticipated international trade exhibitions in the Asian region. More than a thousand visitors across Malaysia and international are expected to visit this showcase that will feature biotechnology breakthroughs, innovative products and solutions in the areas of AgBiotech, BioMedical, BioIndustrial, environment, manufacturing, forestry and many more.

Language & Communication Courses by Language Academy, UTM

UTM at a Glance

The four UTM core strategies towards innovation and value creation:

• To contribute to the development of human capital through quality education
• To lead research and innovation in science and technology
• To project branding that meets the needs of stakeholders
• To contribute to society towards sustainability, innovation and global aspiration.


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Technological University of Malaysia)Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Technological University of Malaysia

81310 UTM Skudai, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
For enquiries, please contact:
Head of Department
Phone : (+607) 5534008 Fax: (+607) 5566162 Email:

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is one of the TOP 30 universities in Asia. As a prestigious institution of higher learning, UTM strives for academic excellence through creative teaching and learning methods using the state-of-the-art technology.  UTM seeks to maintain its position as the main contributor in developing technical expertise for the country .

Electrical Engineering Faculty is the most popular. Other focus groups of UTM :

1) Aerospace, Information Technology and Communications
2) Automotive, Marine and Aeronautics
3) Chemical and Biotechnology
4) Constructions, Materials and Advanced Materials
5) Electronics
6) Energy, Environmental Technology
7) Manufacturing and Machinery
8) Science and Mathematics
9) Social Sciences.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

1 Bachelor of Architecture 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
2 Bachelor Of Computer Science (Bioinformatics) 481 (Computer Science)
3 Bachelor Of Computer Science (Computer Networks & Security) 481 (Computer Science)
4 Bachelor Of Computer Science (Graphics And Multimedia Software) 481 (Computer Science)
5 Bachelor Of Computer Science (Industrial Computing) 481 (Computer Science)
6 Bachelor Of Computer Science (Software Engineering) 481 (Computer Science)
7 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical -Gas) 524 (Chemical and Process)
8 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) 524 (Chemical and Process)
9 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical-Bioprocess) 524 (Chemical and Process)
10 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical-Polymer) 524 (Chemical and Process)
11 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil -Environmental) 526 (Civil Engineering)
12 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 526 (Civil Engineering)
13 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil-Construction Management) 526 (Civil Engineering)
14 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
15 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) 522 (Electricity and Energy)
16 Bachelor Of Engineering (Electrical-Control & Instrumentation) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
17 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Electronics) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
18 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
19 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Medical Electronics) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
20 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Microelectronic) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
21 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Telecommunications) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
22 Bachelor of Engineering (Geometrics) 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
23 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical -Aeronautics) 525 (Motor Vehicles, Ships and Aircraft)
24 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical -Industrial) 521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
25 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
26 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical-Automotive) 525 (Motor Vehicles, Ships and Aircraft)
27 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical-Manufacturing) 521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
28 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical-Marine Technology) 525 (Motor Vehicles, Ships and Aircraft)
29 Bachelor Of Engineering (Mechanical-Materials) 521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
30 Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) 524 (Chemical and Process)
31 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
32 Bachelor of Management (Marketing) 342 (Marketing and Advertising)
33 Bachelor of Management (Technology) 345 (Management and Administration)
34 Bachelor of Quantity Surveying 526 (Civil Engineering)
35 Bachelor Of Science (Biology) 421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
36 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) 442 (Chemistry)
37 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 481 (Computer Science)
38 Bachelor of Science (Construction) 526 (Civil Engineering)
39 Bachelor of Science (Geoinformatic) 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
40 Bachelor of Science (Health Physics) 545 (Applied Science)
41 Bachelor of Science (Human Resource Development) 345 (Management and Administration)
42 Bachelor of Science (Industrial Biology) 545 (Applied Science)
43 Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry) 545 (Applied Science)
44 Bachelor of Science (Industrial Design) 214 (Design)
45 Bachelor of Science (Industrial Mathematics) 461 (Mathematics)
46 Bachelor of Science (Industrial Physics) 545 (Applied Science)
47 Bachelor of Science (Land Administration and Development) 341 (Wholesale and Retail Sales)
48 Bachelor of Science (Material Physics) 545 (Applied Science)
49 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) 461 (Mathematics)
50 Bachelor of Science (Physics) 441 (Physics)
51 Bachelor of Science (Property Management) 341 (Wholesale and Retail Sales)
52 Bachelor of Science (Remote Sensing) 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
53 Bachelor of Science and Computer with Education (Chemistry) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
54 Bachelor of Science and Computer with Education (Mathematics) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
55 Bachelor of Science and Computer with Education (Physics) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
56 Bachelor of Science with Education (Biology) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
57 Bachelor of Science with Education (Chemistry) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
58 Bachelor of Science with Education (Counseling) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
59 Bachelor of Science with Education (Islamic Studies) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
60 Bachelor of Science with Education (Mathematics) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
61 Bachelor of Science with Education (Physics) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
62 Bachelor of Science with Education (Science) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
63 Bachelor of Science with Education (Sports Science) 146 (Training for Teachers of Vocational Subjects)
64 Bachelor of Science with Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
65 Bachelor of Technology with Education (Civil Engineering) 146 (Training for Teachers of Vocational Subjects)
66 Bachelor of Technology with Education (Electrical Engineering) 146 (Training for Teachers of Vocational Subjects)
67 Bachelor of Technology with Education (Living Skills) 145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
68 Bachelor of Technology with Education (Mechanical Engineering) 146 (Training for Teachers of Vocational Subjects)
69 Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
70 Diploma in Architecture 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
71 Diploma in Civil Engineering 526 (Civil Engineering)
72 Diploma in Computer Science (Information Technology) 481 (Computer Science)
73 Diploma in Computer Science (Multimedia) 481 (Computer Science)
74 Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Communication) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
75 Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Mechatronics) 523 (Electronics and Automation)
76 Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power) 522 (Electricity and Energy)
77 Diploma in Electronic Engineering 523 (Electronics and Automation)
78 Diploma in Land Surveying 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
79 Diploma in Management Technology 345 (Management and Administration)
80 Diploma in Management Technology (Accountancy) 344 (Accounting and Taxation)
81 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
82 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautic) 525 (Motor Vehicles, Ships and Aircraft)
83 Diploma in Property Management 341 (Wholesale and Retail Sales)
84 Diploma in Quantity Surveying 526 (Civil Engineering)
85 Diploma in Urban & Regional Planning 581 (Architecture and Town Planning)

As in 2013, Malaysia has the following higher education opportunities for secondary students:

1) 414 Private colleges
2) 37 Private universities
3) 20 Private University-colleges
4) 1 Public University-college
4) 7 Foreign branch campus
5) 20 Public universities
6) 24 Polytechnics
7) 37 Public Community Colleges

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (University of Technology, Malaysia, UTM) is the oldest public engineering and technological university in Malaysia.

The university specializes in technical studies, with separate faculties for the various engineering divisions such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical and Biomedical engineering.

It also has faculties for Education, Pure Sciences, Management, and Human Resources Development. It is Malaysia major source of graduate engineers and similar professionals.

Alumni of UTM have been instrumental in developing sectors related to engineering and technology in Malaysia.

With over 20,000 students on campus, more than 25% of them are postgraduates. Since the 1990s, the number of foreign students, particularly from neighboring Asian countries, the Middle East, and Africa, has been increasing, especially in postgraduate programs.

Malaysia offers excellent facilities for Middle Eastern students to further their education. The competitive rates of study fees in Malaysian public and private universities were a major plus.

Many foreign university administrators have set up their campuses in Malaysia, and Malaysia's higher education institutions offer better rates than other countries.

In 2014 there are now about 25,000 Middle Eastern students in Malaysia. Among them are 168 UAE students in Malaysian universities, mostly in engineering and science and technology.

UTM graduates have gone on to many academic and professional institutions across the world.

Oil Palm Plantation in Tawau, Malaysia

Executive Diploma In Plantation Operation Management

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
School Of Professional And Continuing Education (SPACE)

Duration : 13 Months - 15 Months

UTM is conducting an Executive Diploma in Plantation Operation Management course at Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, KK and Tawau at the GPD Learning center

Apply EPF (KWSP) for study. The course designed for working adults.
2 days class in a month (Block Study System - Intensive Class)
Saturday 2.00pm - 8.00 pm and Sunday 9.00am - 3.00 pm

More about Oil Palm Plantations, Cocoa Plantation in Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia |UTM|
Pejobot Pendaftar
Bohogion Pengurusar Akademik
Unit Kemasukon Dan Rekod
81310 UTM Skudai, Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: 07-553 3333  Fax:07-558 1791

UTM offer Diploma level courses for SPM students as folllowings :

Programmes for SPM students

Faculty of Built Environment
1 Diploma in Architecture 6 Arts & Sciences
2 Diploma in Material Survey 6 Arts & Sciences
3 Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning 6 Arts & Sciences

Faculty of Civil Engineering


Diploma in Civil Engineering 6 Sciences

Faculty of Computer Science & Information System
1 Diploma in Computer Science - Information Technology 6 Sciences
2 Diploma in Computer Science - Multimedia 6 Sciences

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
1 Diploma in Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics 6 Sciences
2 Diploma in Electrical Engineering - Power 6 Sciences
3 Diploma in Electrical Engineering - Telecommunication 6 Sciences
4 Diploma in Electronic Engineering 6 Sciences

Faculty of Geoinformation Science & Engineering
1 Diploma in Land Surveying 6 Sciences
2 Diploma in Property Management 6 Arts & Sciences

Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development
1 Diploma in Technology Management 6 Arts
2 Diploma in Technology Management (Accountancy) 6 Arts

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
1 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 6 Sciences
2 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical 6 Sciences

Top 4 Best Universities in Malaysia
University 2007 2006 2005
University of Malaya UM 1 2 1
Technological University of Malaysia UTM 2 3 4
National University of Malaysia UKM 3 1 2
Putra University of Malaysia (UPM) 4 4 3

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a government-funded public university in Malaysia with a two objective.

1) to become a world class research university by producing outstanding Science and Technology graduates and top-notch research.

2) to fulfil Malaysia's national aspiration as a public university by producing quality graduates for various needs and industries as well as performing various social obligations expected by its many stakeholders.

UTM also share an important objective with other Commonwealth universities, that is to promote and develop academic excellence at various levels.  

Since its establishment as a technical school in 1904 and subsequently a full fledge university on 1st April 1975, UTM has committed itself to developing and enhancing various academic and professional programmes in the area of science and technology. Having produced more than 200,000 technical graduates and qualified professionals over the years for local industries and government agencies as well as for multinational companies all over the world, UTM has been regarded as Malaysia's premier institution of higher learning in Engineering and technology and has at times been nicknamed the MIT of Malaysia.  

UTM has now two campuses. Its 1,222 hectare main campus is situated in the town of Skudai, Johor, located at the Southern tip of the Malaysian peninsular. Its older 18 hectare branch City Campus is situated at Jalan Semarak in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. With a strength of 1,731 academic staff and supported by 2444 management and administration staff, UTM strives to become a world-class institution of excellence through creativity.

Academic Strengths

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is one of the leading universities in Malaysia that has created a respectable reputation in the development of science and technology. It is a prestigious institution that continuously makes on impact in the scientific and technological field through the unified and concerted efforts of its dynamic and proactive staff and students. Through its reputation for innovative education and cutting-edge research, UTM is proud to be at the forefront of the education of technologists and professionals.

UTM has more than 20,000 students on its main campus in Johor and more than 4,500 in its Kuala Lumpur City Campus. In order to provide greater access to academic excellence, UTM also has about 5,000 students registered in its distance learning and part-time programmes. The increasing number of research done and smart partnerships established with other leading research and academic institutions both local and abroad has assisted UTM in maintaining its competitiveness in providing relevant education and training for all its students. To date, UTM has won 148 research medals and awards which include the National Young Scientist Award, the National Inventor's Award, Expo Science and Technology From that, 55 international awards were received from Switzerland, South Korea, Germany and the United States of America.

UTM is proud to be a centre of excellence through its dedication to develop science and technology to compete in the global arena. Our dedicated professionals and technical staff provide support to the postgraduate programmes and continuing education, as a preparation to meet the challenges of the millennium, UTM has established many centers of excellence and world class laboratories such as the Institute of Environmental & Water Resource Management, Ibnu Sina Institute of Fundamental Science, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, Aeronautics Engineering Laboratory and Marine Technology Centre. Centre of Advanced Software Engineering, Advanced Information Technology Institute, Institute of High Voltage and High Current, Wireless Communication Centre and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Programme Outline

Together with extensive international academic collaborations (more than 50 institutions throughout the world), UTM is capable of offering competitive and exciting bachelor is degrees and postgraduate programmes. Now, the University has a wide range of more than 160 programmes in Engineering and Technology served by committed faculty members with broad international exposure, Recognized internationally for its engineering, and science and technology programmes, UTM offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the following faculties:

• Faculty of Biomedical Engineering • Faculty of Biosciences & Bioengineering • Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering • Faculty of Civil Engineering • Faculty of Electrical Engineering • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering • Faculty of Built Environment • Faculty of Computer Science & Information System • Faculty of Education • Faculty of Geoinformation Science Engineering • Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development • Faculty of Science

UTM also has a College of Science and Technology in its City Campus in Kuala Lumpur that trains diploma level students, mainly in engineering and technology. Other academic centers such as the International Business School and the Business and Advanced Technology Centre serve as the postgraduate and continuing education centers for executives and professionals. All programmes are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and all professional programmes are fully accredited by the respective professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) and Malaysian Institute of Architect.

Academic Facilities and Resources

The various facilities available in the university are as follows:

• An IS019002 Certified library which probably has the most comprehensive collection of science and technology resources which comprises books, journals, reports, directories, statistics, audio-visuals and the most up-to-date electronic databases on various topics in the country, The wealth of electronic resources in the collection includes e-journals, e-books, e-newspapers, e-thesis, e-references, e- examinations papers and others.

• The Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT) which has the largest computer hall in the country CICT also supports more than 2,000 internet-connected computers available to all students in open-access computer laboratories throughout UTM, in the library and in residential colleges.

• The Health Centre which offers a wide range of services, including outpatient, minor surgeries, examination and isolation ward for students who need special medical attention. Dialysis and dental services, with complete facilities are also available,

• Fully air-conditioned lecture halls and rooms.

• Well-equipped engineering and science laboratories and workshops as well as digital language laboratories

Sports facilities - UTM has a sports complex complete with squash courts, badminton courts and an indoor games hall. UTM also provides football fields and facilities for tennis, sepaktakraw, basketball, volleyball, rugby, football, hockey, equine, archery, wall climbing and water-sports. The majority of the courts are located in the vicinity of the residential colleges.  

On-campus accommodation for about 20,000 student and 200 apartments for students with families,

Student Support Services and Student Development Activities

Student support services are provided and managed by the office of Student Affairs. The university aims to provide students with an environment for learning and personal development. The office of Students Affairs acts as a one stop agency for services related to health, accommodation, financial aid, students' general welfare and more, UTM encourages student activities through various clubs and societies. Student activities include leadership development programmes, entrepreneurship, study tours, organising seminars, workshops, forums. debates, sports and community services. The University's Student Support Service Unit offers professional counselling by fully qualified and experienced counsellors who work within a strict code of confidentiality.

There are approximately 50 catering outlets across the campus, including air-conditioned restaurants, cafeterias, fast-food restaurants, sidewalk cafes and open air hawker-style cafes selling variety of food including traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai. Middle-eastern and Western cuisines. The University also provides transportation services for students to commute from their on- campus residential colleges or off-campus accommodation to classes. For financial services, there are two banks with more than ten ATMs operating in the campus.

For international students. The following support services are provided:

• Visa and immigration assistance • Student Pass • Guaranteedon-campusaccommoda+ion for single students • Preferential accommodation for family apartments • Airport reception and welcoming programmes • Orientation programmes • Study visits to interesting places in the country • English Language programmes • Social activities such as family day, picnic outings and tours.

Recognition and Achievements

UTM is pursuing a more dynamic role in R&D and its academic programmes at postgraduate level reflects this. Many centres of excellence in strategic knowledge disciplines have been created and nurtured by UTM to conduct research, postgraduate teaching and consultancy. They also foster greater international research collaboration with faculties and institutes around the world to expand UTM expertise in new areas such as Nanotechnology, Phytochemical, Bioprocess Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biomedical, ICT, Environmental and Advanced Engineering. Some research work are conducted in collaboration with top universities around the world, such as the University of Cambridge, Universite de Nantes, Harvard University, Denmark Technical University,  Cranfield University and Imperial College London.

157 graduates received undergraduate degrees and 1,856 received diplomas at the convocation ceremony held here at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai on November 27, 2005.



The graduates were from 14 UTM's cooperative program centers from all over Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has collaboration with 26 private colleges with almost 6,843 students Through this cooperative programs

This program started  in 2001 has now graduated more than  10,000 diploma and degree graduates.

1 Kolej Lagenda Langkawi 57 undergraduate degrees
2 Institut Teknologi Tinggi Kulim (ITTK) 44 undergraduate degrees
3 Kolej Teknologi Tinggi Antarabangsa Twintech 32 undergraduate degrees
4 Terengganu Advanced Technical Institute (TATI) 16 undergraduate degrees
5 Kolej Yayasan Melaka (KYM) 325 diploma graduates
6 Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA Pasir Mas 279 diploma graduates
7 Kolej Tentera Laut DiRaja Lumut 216 diploma graduates
8 Kolej Negeri 165 diploma graduates
9 Kolej Teknologi Tinggi Antarabangsa Twintech 144 diploma graduates
10 Kolej Yayasan Sabah 112 diploma graduates
11 Kolej Lagenda 105 diploma graduates
12 Institut Teknologi Perindustrian YPJ 63 diploma graduates
13 Institut Kemajuan Iktisas Pahang (IKIP) 62 diploma graduates
14 Institut Teknologi Darul Naim 59 diploma graduates
15 Akademi Infotech MARA 35 diploma graduates
16 Kolej Islam YPJ 51 diploma graduates
17 Institut Kemahiran MARA (IKM) Johor Bahru 51 diploma graduates
18 IKM Jasin 34 diploma graduates
19 Institut Teknologi Perak 34 diploma graduates
20 Kolej Twintech Sarawak 31 diploma graduates
21 Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Pahang 26 diploma graduates
22 IKM Kuala Lumpur 24 diploma graduates
23 Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara 14 diploma graduates
24 Kolej Twintech Kuala Lumpur 7 diploma graduates
25 Institut Bina Usahawan (IBU) 6 diploma graduates
26 ITTK 1 diploma graduates

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