Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Infobox University
name = Technology University of Malaysia
native_name = Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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caption = Seal of the Technology University of Malaysia
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motto = Kerana Tuhan Untuk Manusia
mottoeng = For God and For Humanity
established = 1904, 1975
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type = Public
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chancellor = HRH Sultanah Tengku Zanariah
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vice_chancellor = Tan Sri Professor Dr. Mohd. Zulkifli Mohd. Ghazali
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undergrad = 17,598 (AY 2006-07)
postgrad = 3,269 (AY 2006-07)
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city = Skudai
state = Johor
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country = Malaysia
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former_names = Technical School (1904-1941)
Shihan Gakko (1942-1945)
Technical College (1955-1971)
Institut Teknologi Kebangsaan (1971-1975)
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affiliations = ACU, ASAIHL
website = http://www.utm.my/

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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Technology University of Malaysia) is the oldest public engineering and technology university in Malaysia and is known by the abbreviation UTM. The university specialises in technical studies, with separate faculties for Education, Pure Sciences, Management, and Human Resources Development. It is the country's major source of graduate engineers and similar professionals. Alumni of UTM have been instrumental in developing sectors related to engineering and technology in Malaysia.

Of its more than 20,000 students over 25% are post graduates. Since the 1990s, the number of foreign students, particularly from neighbouring Asian countries, the Middle East, and Africa, has been increasing, especially in post graduate programs.
UTM graduates have gone on to many academic and professional institutions across the world.


This institution of higher learning started in 1904 as a class for technical studies at Kuala Lumpur City Council Building to teach Technical Assistants for the Federated Malay States Departments of Railways, Survey and Public Works. The school was officially known as Treacher Technical School, named after Sir William Treacher, the Resident General during that time. Students followed classed on part-time basis; they worked and trained specifically according to the technical needs of their employment. In 1906 school was relocated to the Batu Lane Malay School. It was later moved to the Museum Building in Bukit Nanas.

In 1925, the Public Works Department opened the Technical School at Jalan Brickfields (Jalan Tun Sambanthan), Kuala Lumpur, to train technical staff of Public Works Department and the Survey and Land Offices. In 1930, the Kuala Lumpur Technical School was further expanded a new site in High Street, i.e. the present Jalan Bandar.

However, with the advent of World War II, the suggestion could only be implemented in 1946, during which the institution became known as Technical College, Kuala Lumpur. The Technical College then offered three-year Diploma courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Town and Country Planning, Land Surveying and Quantity Surveying. The construction of the new Technical College at Jalan Gurney (Jalan Semarak), Kuala Lumpur, began in 1951. It became fully operational in March 1955. In 1960, a milestone was reached when engineering courses at degree level were offered. Students pursuing the courses had to sit for professional examinations conducted by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom. The rate of success was most encouraging.

Another milestone was reached in 1967 when the Planning Committee for the Higher Learning decided to upgrade the Technical College to the level of institution of technology with university status from 1969 onward. However, it was only on the14th of March, 1972, that the decision was implemented with the establishment of Institut Teknologi Kebangsaan (National Institute of Technology) under Section 6(1) of the University and College Act, 1971. On the1st of April 1975, the journey from school to university was completed when the institution finally became "Universiti Teknologi Malaysia".

The university has a number of international academic collaborations and offers 108 postgraduate programs in Engineering and Technology.



The branch campus, Jalan Semarak, in Kuala Lumpur with an area of 0.18 km² accommodates Diploma students.


It is compulsory for all students to stay in colleges.

The University provides handicap-friendly facilities and support services for handicapped studies.

UTM strives to be a world class university by the year of 2010, currently by referring Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, UTM is the 15th best university in South East Asia region.

UTM is the largest engineering-based university in Malaysia offering a variety of programs for all levels of education.


Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah ( [http://portal.psz.utm.my/ PSZ] ) occupies a central location at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) main campus in Skudai and has a branch at Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant (UTM Skudai) and UTM City Campus Kuala Lumpur. It was officially opened on the February 3 1991, by Her Majesty Sultanah Zanariah, the Chancellor of University Teknologi Malaysia.

The library in 2005 won an award as the best academic library in Malaysia. It is a four-storey building with a seating capacity of 3,422 and a collection of more than a million copies of printed and electronic materials. Library materials consist mostly of science and technology references. The library is currently building up its social sciences and humanities collection.

Residential Colleges (Skudai Campus)

Inner Ring Colleges

*Kolej Rahman Putra [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=49 Map]
*Kolej Tun Fatimah [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=45 Map]
*Kolej Tun Razak [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=46 Map]
*Kolej Tun Hussein Onn [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=47 Map]
*Kolej Tun Dr Ismail [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=48 Map]
*Kolej Tuanku Canselor [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=50 Map]
*Kolej 11 [http://web.utm.my/campus_map/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=54 Map]

Outer Ring Colleges

*Kolej Perdana
*Kolej 9
*Kolej 10
*Kolej 12 & 13 (Kolej Datin Seri Endon)
*Kolej 14 & 15 (Kolej Tun Ghafar Baba)
*Kolej 16 & 17

Colleges No Longer Used by Students

*Kolej Siswa Desa Skudai (KSDS) was an off-campus residential college for male students.


Faculties & Schools

* [http://web.utm.my/fab/ Faculty of Built Environment] (Fakulti Alam Bina, FAB)
* [http://www.fbb.utm.my/ Faculty of Bioscience & Bioengineering] (Fakulti Biosains & Biokejuruteraan, FBB)
* [http://web.utm.my/fka/ Faculty of Civil Engineering] (Fakulti Kejuruteraan Awam, FKA)
* [http://www.fke.utm.my/ Faculty of Electrical Engineering] (Fakulti Kejuruteraan Elektrik, FKE)
* [http://web.utm.my/fkm/ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering] (Fakulti Kejuruteraan Mekanikal, FKM)
* [http://www.fkkksa.utm.my/ Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering] (Fakulti Kejuruteraan Kimia dan Kejuruteraan Sumber Asli, FKKKSA)
* [http://web.utm.my/fksg/ Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Engineering] (Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Sains Geoinformasi, FKSG)
* [http://web.utm.my/fp/ Faculty of Education] (Fakulti Pendidikan, FP)
* [http://web.utm.my/fppsm/ Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development] (Fakulti Pengurusan dan Pembangunan Sumber Manusia, FPPSM)
* [http://web.utm.my/fs/ Faculty of Science] (Fakulti Sains, FS)
* [http://www.fsksm.utm.my/ Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems] (Fakulti Sains Komputer & Sistem Maklumat, FSKSM)
* [http://web.utm.my/fkbsk/ Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Health Science] (Fakulti Kejuruteraan Bioperubatan dan Sains Kesihatan, FKBSK)
* [http://web.utm.my/ppips/ Centre for Islamic Studies And Social Development] (Pusat Pengajian Islam dan Pembangunan Sosial, PPIPS)
*College of Science and Technology (Kolej Sains dan Teknologi, KST; formerly known as Centre for Diploma Studies)

Graduate Studies

* [http://web.utm.my/sps/ School of Graduate Studies SPS)]
* [http://web.utm.my/ibs/ International Business School (IBS)]

Centers of Excellence

[http://www.fke.utm.my/ptc/index.html Photonic Technology Centre (PTC)] The Photonic Technology Centre (PTC) is set up in 2006 and is attached to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. PTC is involved in R&D and services related to photonic based telecommunication devices, system and technology.

[http://web.utm.my/adc/ Automotive Development Centre (ADC)] The Automotive Development Centre (ADC) was established at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to channel expertise specifically in the field of automotive engineering . This will allow Malaysia to claim a position in the fore-front of automotive technology inline with other automotive producing countries.

[http://web.utm.my/ipasa/ Institutes of Environmental & Water Resource Management (IPASA)] The Institute of Environmental & Water Resource Management (IPASA) was established in 1994 (previously known as the Intitute of Environmental a s an effort to integrate available expertise in various fields at UTM to understand and to overcome complex problems related to our environment. IPASA is an interdisciplinary center for environmental research, consultation and graduate training. IPASA also provides continuing education programs (i.e. seminars and short courses) in environmental related areas.

[http://web.utm.my/cairo/ Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIRO)] CAIRO is a combination of two main research groups in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, namely Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The two groups have been involved in research and developments for more than seven years and have been successful in developing personnel and researchers who are competent in the related areas of artificial intelligence, control, instrumentation, robotics and automation.

[http://web.utm.my/case/ Centre for Advance Software Engineering (CASE)] CASE was established in 1996 as a joint-venture project between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universite Thales, France for enabling the technology transfer into Malaysian industry, especially the software industry.

[http://web.utm.my/cepp/ Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant (CEPP)] The first integrated installation of its kind in South East Asia, CEPP features such state-of-the-art technical support facilities as workshops, a comprehensive selection of semi-industrial scale process equipment complete with instrumentation and control set-up plus, computers facilities and resource centre manned24 -hours around the clock by a professional team of technical and management personnel.

[http://web.utm.my/centepis/ Centre for Technology Policy & International Studies (CENTEPIS)] The Center for Technology Policy and International Studies (CENTEPIS) was established in July 1998 under its original name known as Technology Policy Research Centre (TPRC). The change is to reflect Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) aspiration of being world class university and to be more involved in international issues related to Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

[http://www.ibnusina.utm.my/ Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies (IIS)] Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies (IIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the first institute of its kind in the country, was established in 1997 to stand at the forefront of the university's aspiration of being a research university by the year 2010. IIS is a vital segment that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental knowledge towards achieving our goal.

[http://web.utm.my/gasteg/ Pusat Teknologi Gas (GASTEG)] Gas Technology Centre (GASTEG) is a centre of excellence under the Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, University Technology Malaysia. Being a knowledge-based centre, knowledge and experience are the keywords to GASTEG.GASTEG is driven to promote the dissemination of knowledge and experience for the betterment of the Malaysian gas industry, in line with its vision to become a regional hub of references to gas related industries."

[http://web.fsksm.utm.my/~aitijb/ Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI)] Advanced Information Technology Institute also known as AITI is one of UTM excellent centre focusing on ICT program & activities. ICT Training & Event management is a core product at AITI along with ICT product development. Driven by management and knowledge from Faculty of Computer Science and Information System, AITI evolved rapidly to become the best ICT service provider in this region.

[https://www.fkm.utm.my/marine/mtl/ Marine Technology Centre (MTC)] The construction of Marine Technology Laboratory was completed in December 1996. Situated in the main campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor Bahru, the Laboratory’s capability is tailored to become the premier Marine Technology teaching research and consultancy institution in the region. Being as one of the centre of excellence to the university, Marine The construction of Marine Technology Laboratory was completed in December 1996. Situated in the main campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor Bahru, the Laboratory’s capability is tailored to become the premier Marine Technology teaching research and consultancy institution in the region. Being as one of the centre of excellence to the university, Marine

[http://www.fka.utm.my/fka/coei/ Coastal and Offshore Engineering Institute (COEI)] Our Objectives are to pursue excellence in teaching, research, consultancy, services and scholarship; To offer through its departments and institutes and other facilities, an unsurpassed range of opportunities for education and training; To enhance public welfare, prosperity and culture by encouraging the process of learning and application of research findings; To secure and manage resources effectively.

[http://fke.utm.my/ivat/ High Voltage & Hugh Current Institute (IVAT)] The Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia was established in 1991. It was initially a research and testing laboratory which provides facilities for carrying out experiments, research and consultancy services in high voltage engineering beginning as early as the 1970s.

[http://fke.utm.my/ivat/ Construction Technology & Management Centre (CTMC)] CTMC conducts technological research and consultancy for organisations with particular construction concerns and specialises in continuing education, courses, workshops and conferences in construction.

[http://fke.utm.my/wcc/about_us.html Wireless Communication Centre (WCC)] Wireless Communication Research Laboratory (WCRL) was established in 1989. In December 2002, WCRL is promoted to WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CENTRE (WCC) as a centre of excellence.

[http://www.fka.utm.my/fka/stc/ Steel Technology Centre (STC)] Steel Technology Centre (STC) was formed to promote the effective use of steel in the construction and manufacturing industries. It is based at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. There are a number of qualified academic staff and fellows in multi-disciplinary fields (science, mechanical and civil engineering) who teach and conduct research and consultancy activities in subjects related to steel including metallurgy, production and building structural analysis and design.

[http://www.fka.utm.my/fka/stc/ Composite Centre (CC)] UTM Centre for Composites (PUSKOM) was established in January 1995 with the objectives to educate and promote the composites technology through teaching, training and consultation to the public. The integrity of PUSKOM activities is supported by the members from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, University Technology Malaysia. A part from being driven in composites knowledge-based, the members of PUSKOM have also strive on pure and strategic applied research, product development project and training through smart partnership concept with strategic government agencies, local institutions and private sectors.
* [http://www.batc.utm.my/ Business Advances Technology Centre (BATC)]

Centre for DUDE Advanced Strategic Management Policies (CenDASMaP)

Centre for Lipids Engineering Applied Research (CLEAR)

Institutes of Noise & Vibration (IKG)

Centre of Rural Planning Studies (PKPLB)

Centre for Real Estate Studies (CRES)

Institutes for Geo-Spatial Science and Technology (INSTEG)

Continuing Education

* [http://web.utm.my/space/ Sekolah Pendidikan Profesional dan Pendidikan Berterusan (School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) )]


- The university has been jokingly nicknamed "Universiti Tendang Menendang" (The Kick Out University). This is due to the high standards for grading and graduation which has led to some poorly performing students to be 'kicked out' of the university.

External links

* [http://www.utm.my/ Universiti Teknologi Malaysia]
* [http://www.fkkksa.utm.my/ Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, UTM]
* [http://www.fppsm.utm.my/ Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, UTM]
* [http://web.utm.my/oia/ Office of International Affairs, UTM]
* [http://www.rmc.utm.my/ Research management Center, UTM]
* [http://eprints.utm.my/ Institutional Repository, UTM: An open source for all the research documents published by the university staff]

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