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This section provides useful information to help students understand UTP's educational system and campus life. Currently, UTP offers two foundation programmes, four engineering degree programmes and two technology degree programmes.


Academic Philosophy

Academic programmes are geared to the development of technical competencies balanced with an understanding of, and an ability to communicate with, the world within which these competencies will be applied.


Lab / Practical Work

Laboratory work and practical training are required for most courses. This is to enhance understanding of the courses taught and their applications. Students are required to submit their lab/practical reports as part of their course work.

Attendance in lab/practical classes is compulsory and those whose attendance are unsatisfactory may be barred from taking their final examination.
In addition to attending lectures and laboratory classes, students are also required to undergo a period of industrial internship training with relevant companies.


Management and Humanities

The management and humanities courses are aimed at producing well-rounded graduates who will possess not only the latest competencies in Engineering, Science and Technology, but also other qualities such as strong leadership, good behavioural and communication skills, analytical thinking ability, as well as managerial, business and social competencies.

The courses offered are:


  • Malaysian Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Moral Studies
  • National Language
  • English I and II
  • Technical Professional Writing
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Basic Arabic Communication for Non-Speakers
  • French I and II
  • Mandarin
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Islamic Knowledge and Science
  • Corporate Communication
  • Thinking Skills
  • Business Management
  • Principles of Economics
  • Economics
  • Engineering Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Statistic
  • Business and Cyber Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Ethics
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business


Co-Curricular Requirements

The co-curricular programme is compulsory for all students. This is to inculcate diverse interests and develop students’ potential to complement their academic attainment.

The various co-curricular programmes available in UTP are:


Arts and Cultural

  • Gamelan
  • Modern Music (Pop and Jazz)
  • Performing Arts (Dance)
  • Performing Arts (Drama and Theatre)



  • Sports Science (pre-requisite for all sports courses)
  • Silat Olahraga
  • Taekwando
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Sepak Takraw
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton



  • Amalan Asas Islam
  • Peer Counselling
  • Recreation and Adventure
  • St. John Ambulance

Students are required to take up at least one of the above activities and earn 3 credit hours. To fulfill the University requirements for graduation, all students are required to take at least one (1) credit hour in the Art and Cultural category and the choice of participating in the remaining credit hours is the students.

In the Sports category, every student must take the Sports Science course (pre-requisite for all sport courses) before signing up for any Sports courses offered.


Registration of Courses

It is compulsory for new students to register for their courses at the beginning of the semester. For current students, registration for the next semester will be done at the end of each semester. Students are encouraged to consult their Academic Advisors on this matter. Students are allowed to add/drop courses within the first 2 weeks of the semester.


Examination / Evaluation System

Students are assessed throughout the semesters through their coursework (assignments, quizzes, tests etc) and the final examinations which are held at the end of every semester. Each student must first satisfy conditions pertaining to lectures, tutorials, practicals, course work, laboratory work etc before he/ she qualifies to sit for an examination. Grading will be based on the total marks obtained
from course work and the final examinations.


Academic Advisors

Each student will be assigned to an Academic Advisor from whom he/she may seek advice on academic matters.


Change of Programmes

Application to change programmes must be made in writing to the Registrar. Approval will depend on the availability of places and the concurrence of the students' sponsors


Students Industrial Internship Programme

In order to ensure that graduates will be able to meet employers' expectations, students are required to undergo industrial internship for 8 months before entering into the final year at UTP.

The Industrial Internship Programme will allow employers to play an active role in developing the expertise required by industry.

The objectives of this programme are:


  • To enable students to integrate theory with practice
  • To introduce students to work culture and industrial practices
  • To provide opportunity for students to work with industrial practitioners
  • To expose students to potential employers


Partners in Learning

Amongst the companies and organisations that have participated in the
University's Industrial Internship Programme are:

To provide opportunity for students to work with industrial practitioners


  • Asean Bintulu Fertilize
  • American Eagle Tankers, Singapore
  • APS Engineering, Italy
  • Aramis RSI, France
  • Baker Hughes
  • BASF PETRONAS Chemical Sdn Bhd
  • BASF AG, Germany
  • Bomel Ltd., UK
  • Borneo Samudera
  • BRP Rotax, Austria
  • Celcom (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Celistica Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • CM Net Dot Com Sdn Bhd
  • Commerce dotCom Sdn Bhd
  • Compaq Computer Corporation Sdn Bhd
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia
  • Dynamic Business Ventures (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Eastman Chemical (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Edaran Communication
  • e-karangkraf.Com Sdn Bhd
  • Elcorp Technology Sdn Bhd
  • Enersave Air Sdn Bhd
  • Ethylene/Polyethylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Federal Auto Cars Sdn Bhd (Johor)
  • Fino, Dubai, UAE
  • Gas District Cooling (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Gashworld Sdn Bhd
  • Geo Info Services Sdn Bhd
  • Global Leadership & Learning, Penang
  • Seagate Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Global Plus Solutions Sdn Bhd
  • Green House Solution Sdn Bhd
  • Group IT, Malaysian Airline System Computer Centre
  • Hitachi Electronic Products (M) Sdn Bhd
  • HiTech Padu Berhad
  • IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • IBS Technology Sdn Bhd
  • Idemitsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Idwal Systems Sdn Bhd
  • IGD Hitech Corporation Sdn Bhd
  • Institut Superieur de l’ Automobile et des Transports (ISAT), France
  • Intel Technology Sdn Bhd
  • Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd
  • Karyanet MSc Sdn Bhd
  • Kolej Kejururawatan Melaka
  • KOMAG USA (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Kulim Technology Management Sdn Bhd
  • Laboratoire LE2I, University de Bourgogne, France
  • Majlis Perbandaran Melaka Bandaraya Bersejarah
  • Malaysia International Shipping Corporation
  • Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd
  • Malaysia Automotive Lighting Sdn Bhd
  • Malaysian Franchise Association
  • Malaysia Maritime Academy (ALAM)
  • Malaysian Automative Lighting Sdn Bhd
  • Malaysian Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd
  • Marconi (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Mesiniaga Berhad
  • Mimos Berhad (Mimos Consulting Group)
  • Motorola Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • MTBE/Polypropylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd
  • OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd (Terengganu)
  • On Semiconductor SCG Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Oracle Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Perak Darul Ridzuan
  • Pelorus Intelligence & Technology Academy
  • Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad
  • PETLIN (M) Sdn Bhd
  • PETRONAS Group of Companies
  • Pintar Media Sdn Bhd
  • Powertron Resources Sdn Bhd
  • Prestigious Discovery Sdn Bhd
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd
  • Proton City Development Corporation Sdn Bhd
  • Pysma Research+Consulting GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Robert Bosch Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Sapura Advanced System Sdn Bhd
  • Sapura Technologies Sdn Bhd
  • Sarawak Information System Sdn Bhd
  • School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Serambi Saujana (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Siemens AG Duisburg, Germany
  • Siemens AG Berlin, Germany
  • Silverstone Berhad
  • Sime Sembcorp Engineering Sdn Bhd
  • Sony Technology (M) Sdn Bhd
  • SSM Advanced Tech. Sdn Bhd
  • ST DotCom Sdn Bhd
  • System Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd
  • System Network Integration Sdn Bhd
  • Tidal Marine, Dubai UAE
  • Teknik Janakuasa Sdn Bhd
  • Telekom Malaysia Berhad
  • The Nature Conservancy, San Antonio, United States
  • The University of Hull, United Kingdom
  • Tiara Communication Technology Sdn Bhd
  • Time Dragon Sdn Bhd
  • TNB Distribution Sdn Bhd
  • Top IT Industry Sdn Bhd
  • Top Optics Sdn Bhd
  • United Multimedia Sdn Bhd
  • Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

And many others