Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on January 10, 1997 when PETRONAS was invited by the Malaysian government to set up a university.
UTP offers a wide range of engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels complemented with a strong focus on Research and Development. The programmes are designed with high industry relevance to provide a dynamic learning environment. The University community comprises of students and staff from various countries and is located in a beautifully landscaped setting, amidst the new township of Seri Iskandar. Its peaceful environment, wide open spaces and abundant lakes make these serene surroundings an ideal place to study.
Malaysia’s vision is to become a developed nation by 2020. To realise this aspiration, the country needs to ensure the availability of highly qualified human resources especially in the fields of science, engineering and technology. Towards this end, the efforts of the government in developing a strong and technically skilled workforce in the country must be complemented by the active participation of the private sector.
PETRONAS, with its full commitment for human capital development, was one of the corporations that took up this challenge.
ITP relocated its operation to Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak on 1 July 1996 at the newly acquired USM Perak Branch Campus after building temporary offices, hostels and laboratories. It co-existed with USM for five years pending USM’s move to its new campus in Transkerian, Seberang Prai, and pending the setting up of UTP’s own permanent campus.
With the enactment of the Private Higher Learning Institution Act in December 1996, the Government officially invited PETRONAS to set up UTP on 10 January 1997. The academic master plan was then drawn up, followed by the physical master plan of the University. At this stage it was found necessary to acquire another 200-hectares of land from the State, in addition to the 200-hectares acquired from USM.
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: +605 368 8000 | Fax: +605 365 4075
For more information, visit :-http://www.utp.edu.my