About Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), which was established in year 1997, has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. Offering a wide range of industry-relevant engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
UTP has produced more than 10, 000 graduates and currently has an enrolment over 6, 000 undergraduates and 1200 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world.
UTP complements its engineering and technology programs with quality education in the areas of management and the humanities, with the aim of producing well-rounded graduates exhibiting excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.
Rated as Tier 5 (Excellent) University for the year 2011 rating System for the Education Institutions (SETARA ’11) and achieved the Tier 5 for 2011 D-SETARA (Discipline- Based rating system) in engineering, UTP continues to provide distinctive educational opportunities to its students.UTP also places strong emphasis on Research and development as it strives to achieve the status of an internationally renowned research University. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy systems, Intelligent City and Sustainable Resources. This is evident when UTP was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) for its research, development and commercialization efforts recently.
The university was also rated 3-star for Excellence in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University rating for 2013.
The foundation programmes offered in UTP are engineering foundation programme and technology foundation programme. As the names suggest, the engineering foundation programme prepares the student programme for students to pursue their studies in technology degree programmes.
Undergraduate Degree Programmes
The engineering degree programmes take a total of four years to complete (including internship), while technology degree programmes take three and a half years. All engineering students are welcomed to enrol in Management minor starting academic year of 2009.
Postgraduate Degree Programmes
UTP also offers postgraduate degree programmes by research, and by coursework and dissertation.
Student Industrial Internship Programme
UTP offers one of the longest industrial internship programmes in the country. The students are posted as interns for 28 weeks (approximately 7 months). The length of the internship duration allows students to engage in more significant work assignments and is widely thought as a major strength of the academic curriculum.