University of Technology Malaysia: Statistics

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#750 of 14,131 In the World
#142 of 5,830 In Asia
#5 of 45 In Malaysia
#34 of 1,886 For Renewable Energy Engineering
Top100 For 15 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Technology Malaysia is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsMalaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) or equivalent.
Academic CalendarJuly to May

Research profile

University of Technology Malaysia is a world-class research university with 48,349 scientific papers published and 560,263 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Technology Malaysia majors

by publication & citation count

37,195 / 460,855
30,606 / 372,591
26,051 / 358,195
Environmental Science
25,807 / 330,063
Computer Science
24,395 / 223,251
22,594 / 303,543
Quantum and Particle physics
21,111 / 247,116
Materials Science
19,487 / 263,093
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
18,049 / 165,091
Organic Chemistry
16,264 / 246,673
13,519 / 165,096
Geography and Cartography
12,626 / 132,386
12,308 / 126,446
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
11,610 / 114,439
11,390 / 100,904
10,984 / 167,480
Electrical Engineering
10,517 / 112,298
9,550 / 160,956
9,217 / 97,911
9,200 / 85,569
8,962 / 73,896
Chemical Engineering
8,883 / 161,454
Political Science
8,843 / 72,313
Optical Engineering
8,624 / 83,595
8,522 / 70,325
7,786 / 59,570
Mechanical Engineering
7,725 / 73,095
Metallurgical Engineering
7,705 / 105,132
Machine Learning
7,356 / 91,112
7,183 / 54,635
6,633 / 58,353
6,481 / 61,895
6,348 / 61,377
6,079 / 59,538
5,923 / 92,659
5,883 / 102,937
5,844 / 62,013
5,589 / 44,355
Physical chemistry
5,404 / 77,155
Environmental Management
5,209 / 98,847

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 7 3
1991 7 2
1992 8 7
1993 13 3
1994 28 7
1995 25 11
1996 38 21
1997 59 37
1998 43 39
1999 57 46
2000 129 103
2001 73 101
2002 127 135
2003 156 252
2004 192 321
2005 255 492
2006 368 794
2007 415 986
2008 676 1506
2009 794 2129
2010 1187 3125
2011 1733 4880
2012 2454 7370
2013 3096 11227
2014 4136 16786
2015 4473 23269
2016 3613 27472
2017 3972 34211
2018 3495 41318
2019 3662 55380
2020 3676 72528
2021 4279 102509
2022 3857 107364
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Technology Malaysia gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Local Students (MYR) International Students (USD)
Bachelor of Engineering 10,000 2,500
Bachelor of Science 10,000 2,500
Master of Engineering 15,000 3,750
Master of Science 15,000 3,750
PhD 20,000 5,000

The University of Technology Malaysia has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Technology Malaysia.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes TBD
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes TBD
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes TBD
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Management, Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Data Processing, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Foreign Languages Education, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia, Naval Architecture, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physical Education, Physics, Production Engineering, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Software Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Technology Education, Town Planning
Master's Degree Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Geological Engineering, Human Resources, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Town Planning, Water Science
Doctor's Degree Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Physics, Technology, Technology Education

Notable alumni

  1. Adly Zahari

    Adly Zahari
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    1971-.. (age 52)

    Adly bin Zahari is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Deputy Minister of Defence in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Minister Mohamad Hasan since December 2022, Member of Parliament (MP) for Alor Gajah since November 2022 and Member of the Melaka State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Bukit Katil since May 2018. He served as the 11th Chief Minister of Melaka from May 2018 to March 2020 and State Leader of the Opposition of Melaka from April 2020 to December 2022. He is a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. In AMANAH, he has served as its Vice-President since September 2021 and State Chairman of Melaka since August 2017. He was also the Treasurer-General of AMANAH prior to his promotion to the party vice presidency. He is also the sole Melaka AMANAH MLA.

  2. Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi

    Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    1953-.. (age 70)

    Dato' Haji Phahrolrazi bin Haji Mohd Zawawi is a Malaysian politician who has served as Member of the Kedah State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Alor Mengkudu since May 2018 and Pengkalan Kundor from March 2008 to May 2018 as well as from December 1999 to March 2004. He served as the State Leader of the Opposition of Kedah from July 2020 to October 2022 and Member of the Kedah State Executive Council (EXCO) in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state administration under former Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak from March 2009 to February 2012. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition and was an independent, a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), also a component party of the PH coalition and a member of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a former component party of the PR coalition. He also served as State Chairman of AMANAH of Kedah from November 2019 to his removal from the party in October 2022. He was also the State Deputy Chairman of AMANAH of Kedah and State Deputy Commissioner of PAS of Kedah.

University of Technology Malaysia faculties and divisions

Academy : Language Modern Languages
Faculty : Biosciences and Medical Engineering Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Health Sciences
Faculty : Built Environment Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning
Faculty : Chemical and Energy Engineering Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology
Faculty : Civil Engineering Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Structural Architecture, Transport Engineering
Faculty : Computer Science Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Sciences, Mathematics, Multimedia, Social Sciences, Technology Education
Faculty : Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Islamic Civilization Islamic Studies, Natural Sciences, Technology
Faculty : Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Management
Faculty : Mechanical Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Design, Electronics and Automation, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Production Engineering, Thermal Engineering
Faculty : Science Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Institute : Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) Technology
School : Advanced Informatics (AIS) Computer Science
School : Advanced Informatics Studies (AIS) Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
School : Azman Hashim International Business School (IBS) Business Administration, Economics, Management
School : Graduate Studies Architecture, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Design, Engineering, Health Administration, Real Estate, Software Engineering
School : Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology Engineering, Technology

General information

Alternative names UTM
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Founded 1904
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education; Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Motto Kerana Tuhan Untuk Manusia
For God and For Humanity

Location and contacts

Address Office of Corporate Affairs Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Johor, 81310
City population 798,000

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