Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Jawi: اونيۏرسيتي تيكنيكل مليسيا ملاك , literally meaning Technical University of Malaysia, Malacca, abbreviated as UTeM) is a public university located in Durian Tunggal, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the first technical public university and the 14th public university overall in Malaysia. The university is considered the pioneer in the use of the "Practice and Application Oriented" teaching and learning method for tertiary level technical education in Malaysia.[6][7]

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
اونيۏرسيتي تيكنيكل مليسيا ملاك (Jawi)
Former name
Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia
MottoKompetensi Teras Kegemilangan[1]
Motto in English
Excellence Through Competency[2]
Established1 December 2000
ChancellorTuan Yang Terutama Tun Seri Setia (Dr.) Hj. Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ts. Dr. Massila Kamalrudin[3]
Academic staff
879(April 2020)[4]
Administrative staff
Students12,852 (April 2020)[4]
Undergraduates11,470 (April 2020)[4]
Postgraduates1,382 (April 2020)[4]
Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal, Malacca
LanguageEnglish, Bahasa Malaysia
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
First Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia Emblem (2000–2002)
Second Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia Emblem (2002–2007)

UTeM was established on 1 December 2000 as Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (National Technical University College of Malaysia, abbreviated as KUTKM), under Section 20 of the University and University College Act 1971 (Act 30) under the Orders of Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (Incorporated) 2001. On 1 February 2007, KUTKM was upgraded into a full-fledged technical university and got its present name. At the same time, its emblem was rehashed as the University's emblem.[8][9]


Its eight faculties are supported by two learning centres.


Faculty, Institute & Academic Centre

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
  • Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship
  • Faculty Of Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Of Mechanical And Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Centre For Languages and Human Development
  • Institute of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship

General Educational Goals

  • To conduct academic and professional programmes based on relevant needs of the industries.
  • To produce graduates with relevant knowledge, technical competency, soft skills, social responsibility and accountability.
  • To cultivate scientific method, critical thinking, creative and innovative problem solving and autonomy in decision making amongst graduates.
  • To foster development and innovation activities in collaboration with industries for the prosperity of the Nation.
  • To equip graduates with leadership and teamwork skills as well as develop communication and lifelong learning skills.
  • To develop technopreneurship and managerial skills amongst graduates.
  • To instill an appreciation of the arts and cultural values and awareness of healthy life styles amongst graduates.

Basic statistics


Student demography

As of 31 July 2019, there are:

  • 10,930 students, where there are:
    • 24 Engr.D
    • 688 PhD(s) - 403 are International Students
    • 664 Masters - 113 are International Students
    • 8,383 Bachelor's degree - 161 are International Students
    • 1,171 Diploma
  • 26,418 Graduates since 2005

Graduates' general employability

As of 31 May 2019, the Graduates' General Employability rate is 86%, with the breakdown statistics of:

  • 65.3% Working
  • 12.57% Pursuing Further Education
  • 3% Improving Skillsets
  • 5.13% Waiting for Placement

Course demography

As of September 2019, there are 86 programmes offered:

  • 13 PhD Programmes
  • 37 Masters Programmes
  • 29 Degree Programmes
  • 5 Diploma Programmes
  • 2 New B.Tech. Programmes to be introduced September 2019


As of April 2020 there were 26,242 alumni.[4]


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