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Malaysia’s premier university

At University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) our goal is to produce leaders of the future, graduates who are not only brain-smart but well rounded, wholesome individuals who will contribute towards making the world a better place.

And so at UTP we guide you to become technically competent, to think critically, to communicate and relate with people and the world around you. We lead you to become solution oriented individuals with good business sense, a positive can-do attitude and practical know-how in various aspects.

As a university specialising in engineering and technology programmes, strongly supported by Research and Development, UTP works hand-in-glove with industry players to ensure that we mould and lead our graduates to become relevant to industry. In turn, our students are exposed to real-world environments, situations and needs.

Ours is a melting pot of cultures and lifestyles as we group together students from the world over. And we believe that education should cross borders as the world becomes a global village of citizens working for a better tomorrow.

We welcome you to join us for a new learning adventure, to expand your horizons through a different educational experience here in Malaysia with us.

Choose from the following Student Mobility Programmes that we offer:


For a Brand New Learning Adventure

In a mutual agreement between institutions, students can change places with UTP undergraduates in relation to their relative faculties and course of studies. Exchange students have to be enrolled in an equivalent course of study in their home countries.

As an exchange student, you will:

i. Study at UTP for either 1 or 2 semester (s)

ii. Attend classes and complete all related activities (i.e. assignments, projects, tests, quizzes,  examinations etc.)

iii. Have an opportunity to take part in educational trips and excursions.

iv. Have the option to enrol in additional courses that focus on leadership and communication skills, analytical and critical thinking, social competencies and business and management acumen.

All exchange students will receive a transcript of activities and results upon completion of the programme.


Come and Do Research With Us

Students from both local and foreign universities can complete the research component of their home university degree with UTP. Our state-of-the art research and development facilities make UTP an excellent choice for this module.

As a research student, you will:

  1. Join a UTP research centre for between 4 to 8 weeks (or more)
  2. Be supervised by lead researchers of UTP
  3. Have the opportunity to work in any of the nine Mission Oriented Research Areas (MOR) of the university
  4. Have access to excellent research facilities i.e. laboratories, equipment, software etc.

All research attachment students will be assessed based on project presentations and reports and will receive a certificate of completion.

Research Areas

Research Centres

  • Biomedical Technology
  • CO2 Management
  • Deep Water Technology
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Green Technology
  • Hybrid Energy Systems
  • Intelligent City (I-City)
  • Nano Technology
  • Sustainable Resources

  • Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • South East Asia Carbonate Research Lab
  • PETRONAS Ionic Liquid Centre
  • Gas Separation Research Centre
  • Centre for Corrosion Research
  • Centre for Biofuel & Biochemical Research
  • Centre for Automotive Research
  • Centre for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research
  • Centre of Innovative Nanostructures Nanodevices


Expand Your Horizons with New Experiences

UTP offers students an opportunity of a 10 - 14 day experimental programme. Students who join us for this short time will be exposed to what our university has to offer and what Malaysia has to offer.

Participants will:

  • Enrol in technical and extra-curricular courses of choice i.e. Introduction to Upstream Oil & Gas Industry and Field Trips, Introduction to Shale Gas Production, Traditional Dance & Music, Malay Language & Communication (National Language), Sociocultural Diversity in Malaysia etc.
  • Visit tourist attractions, and historical and prominent locations in Malaysia i.e. the Petronas Twin Towers, Putrajaya (the Federal Administrative Centre),Perak Museum, Ipoh Geological Museum and UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Historical City of Malacca & Georgetown City of Penang.
  • Be involved in student activities i.e. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, Homestay & Foster Parents Programme, Limestone Cave Excavation, Whitewater Rafting and other exciting programmes. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know us and for a horizon-expanding experience.



This is an excellent opportunity to get to know us and for a horizon-expanding experience.



Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak
+605-368 8381

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