Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (literally meaning University of Malaysia of Pahang, abbreviated as UMP) is a public technical university in Pahang, Malaysia. It was formerly known as University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia (Malay: Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan dan Teknologi Malaysia), abbreviated as UTEC or KUKTEM.[2]

Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Other name
Former name
University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia
MottoEngineering, Technology, Creativity
TypePublic technical university
Established16 February 2002
BudgetMYR 224,020,000[1]
ChancellorSultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah
Vice-ChancellorYuserrie bin Zainuddin
Academic staff
Administrative staff
CampusMain: Pekan (Rural)
Second: Gambang (Suburban)
NicknameThe El-Geniers

On 28 November 2015, UMP had been granted an autonomous status where controls towards the financial, human resources and administration had been fully passed to the university.


Emblem of the University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia (2003–2007)

UMP was established as a public technical university by the Malaysian government on 16 February 2002. Incorporated under the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 by the Royal Decree of His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong, University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia was set up as a technical university, specialising in engineering and technology. The university college operates on a temporary campus in Gambang, Pahang. The temporary campus was formerly an industrial complex owned by Malaysia Electric Corporation (MEC). The university's permanent campus is located in Pekan, which is under construction.[3]

On 20 September 2006, the Malaysian government agreed to rename University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia to Universiti Malaysia Pahang, with the change came into effect on 1 February 2007.[4]


  • Faculty of Computing
  • Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Industrial Management


  • Centre for Human Sciences
  • Centre for Modern Languages
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences


UMP Pekan Library in front of the Lake.

Facilities provided include:

  • The dormitory is known as Kolej Kediaman in Malay (English: Residential College). The dormitory is divided into two:
    • Residential College 1 and 3 consists of 15 blocks. Each block consists of four floors, each with 12 rooms, two study rooms and washrooms. Four students are assigned to each room.
    • Residential College 2 is a new dormitory complex consisting of terrace houses. It is for male students only. First year and above male students are assigned here.
    • Residential College 4: UMP rented shop lots to accommodate the increasing number of students. Next to Lebuhraya Tun Razak, it consists of blocks A, B, and C.
    • Residential College 5: an apartment style dormitory, it was the first residence complex built in UMP Pekan. It consists of nine blocks: Block A, B, C, D, E and F are the male dormitory while G, H, and I are for female students. It is occupied by mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing students as they are the early group of faculties which were placed at UMP Pekan before all faculties are to be transferred to UMP Pekan Campus by 2016.
  • Internet access: almost all area in the campus has Wi-Fi coverage In addition there are LAN ports for students to connect to the Internet via LAN cable at locations such as dormitory study rooms and library. The university has fixed the LAN ports in every room in each hostel.
    • Malaysia's main ISP (Internet service provider), TMNET, provides wireless internet access service. Known as TMNET Hotspot, it provides a higher speed wireless Internet access at limited locations for 19 Malaysian ringgit per month.
  • Library: The library in UMP Pekan was built by a lake, making UMP Pekan bearing the nickname UMP Lakeside Campus.
  • Lecture halls/rooms
  • Labs (separated according to faculties).
  • Cafeteria
  • Sport facilities — field, gym, basketball court, badminton court etc.
  • Mosque
  • Clinic

UMP Pekan Campus

UMP main campus in Pekan began its operation in 27 July 2009. It is equipped with

  • Student Centre
  • Hostel and Cafeterias
  • Lakes for water activities (e.g.: kayak)
  • Free WiFi
  • Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Computing
  • Centre for Modern Languages
  • Library
  • Clinic


Year Rank Value
2013251-300QS Asian University Rankings
2014251-300QS Asian University Rankings
2015251-300[5]QS Asian University Rankings
2016 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2017 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2018 281-290 QS Asian University Rankings
2019 188 QS Asian University Rankings
2020 134 QS Asian University Rankings
2021 133[6] QS Asian University Rankings

Notable figures

The alumni and student of Universiti Malaysia Pahang excelled in various fields, among the notable figures are

  • Syed Mohamad Hamzah al-Junid Bin Syed Abdul Rahman, former managing director of AJ Infinite (M) Sdn. Bhd.[7]

Presence in media

The main campus were the set for a television comedy, Namaku Bedah (2017).[8]


  • Twitter
    • The official Universiti Malaysia Pahang Twitter account is https://twitter.com/umpmalaysia
    • UMP may also be discovered through hashtag #UMPGambang, #UMPPekan, #UMPGambangCity, and #UMPLakeSide

See also


  1. "Zairil Khir Johari: With budget cuts of up to 27%, how will our universities become "world-class"?". Mediarakyat.net. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. "About Us | Official Portal - Universiti Malaysia Pahang (Malaysia University) - Public University in Pahang, Malaysia". www.ump.edu.my. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. "University College of Engineering & Technology Malaysia Overview". www.kuktem.edu.my.
  4. "Profile". www.ump.edu.my.
  5. "Universiti Malaysia Pahang". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. "Universiti Malaysia Pahang".
  7. "UMP HOLDINGS SDN.BHD". umptechnology.com. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. Zulkipli, Nor Fadzillah. "Drama "Namaku Bedah" kongsi keindahan kampus". Vice Chancellor's Office, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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