Since its establishment as a technical school in 1904 and finally a full-fledged university in 1975, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has played a pivotal role over the years as the nation’s largest contributor of technical and professional workforce. Regarded as Malaysia’s premier institution in engineering, science and technology, UTM is committed to be an excellent innovation-driven and graduate-focused research university. With its mission to harness innovative human capital, UTM remains resilient as an institution which consistently engages in intensive-based research with innovation permeating across all dimensions amidst a vibrant knowledge culture and fertile intellectual ecosystem.
UTM’s main campus is situated in Johor Bahru and its International Campus is situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. With a strength of 2,337 academic staff, of which 200 are foreign graduate faculty members, UTM continuously strives to develop and enhance quality academic and professional programmes of international standard and global recognition. UTM has more than 20,000 students on its main campus in Johor and more than 4,500 in its Kuala Lumpur International Campus. The student population consists, among others, 3,000 foreign students and 9,000 postgraduate students.
Through its reputation for innovative education and cutting edge research expedited by committed, dedicated and top-notch faculty members with broad international exposure, UTM is proud to be the nation’s main contributor of R&D based Intellectual Property, proven by its track record as the three-time winner of the National Intellectual Property Award for the year 2006, 2009 and 2010. As a graduate-focused university, more innovative research based postgraduate programmes are offered and more attractive and varied modes of PhD programmes are implemented such as PhD by Publication, Industry-based Doctoral Degrees, PhD by Fast Track and Double/Dual Doctoral Degrees. Currently, UTM has the highest number of postgraduate students in engineering, science and technology in the country, of which 2000 are pursuing their PhD.
In addition, with 11 Research Alliances and countless research groups, UTM embarks on intensive research while actively collaborating with renowned universities across the globe such as Harvard University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tokyo University, to name a few. UTM also has many centres of excellence and world class laboratories such as the Institute of Environmental & Water Resource Management, Ibnu Sina Institute of Fundamental Science, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, Aeronautics Engineering Laboratory, Wireless Communication Centre and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, to name a few.
UTM offers a wide range of more than 160 programmes at the following faculties:
All programmes are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and all professional programmes are fully accredited by the respective professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM), Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and the Washington Accord.
Various academic support services for students are available at the university including:
Other student support services include the following:
Tuition Fee* (MYR)
Technology/ Engineering/ Architecture
Science/ Computer Science/ Education
MYR 8,872 /year
Management/ Social Science
Tuition Fee* (MYR)
MYR 7,500/ year
Taught and Research
( Mixed mode)
MYR 7,500/ year
MYR 7,600/ year
Doctor of Philosophy
Tuition Fee* (MYR)
MYR 7,500/ year
* - fee does not include Personal bond and medical check-up
- UTM reserved the right to change the tuition fees without prior notice
The cost of living in Malaysia is lower than most developing countries. On top of the tuition fees, students will need to plan carefully to have sufficient money to cover accommodation, food, books, travel, entertainment, telephone and other associated expenses study in Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur.
On campus accommodation (twin sharing) and other expenses are estimated between RM800-RM1000 per person per month (or USD250-USD312). This includes room, books, food, personal expenditure and travel within Johor Bahru. Cost will vary depending on personal requirement and lifestyle.
MYR 200 per month
Cost per meal
USD1.9 – USD3.1
MYR 500-700 per year
Big Mac Burger
1 can of Soft Drink (325ml)
USD 2.50 -3.50
MYR 40 per month
* At time of printing USD1=MYR3.2
The application forms can be obtained directly from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) by writing or faxing to us. The forms can also be downloaded from the UTM website at www.utm.my/admissionutm. Application for admission can be made at anytime. However, enrolments for new students normally take place in September (Semester 1). Application forms should be submitted 3 months before the beginning of the semester.
In processing your application for admission, please include the following documents:
Name: Ms Aigul Imadildayeva
Programme: Master of Science (IT management)
Year of graduation: 2010
Graduating from one of the best universities in my country, I decided to pursue my master degree in IT not only because it is a passion of my life, but also because I believe that this profession is applicable everywhere in life, and having a master degree in IT will allow me to have a wide range of career opportunities starting from financial and technological sectors of the countries to scientific research laboratories around the world. Therefore, I decided to apply to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Lively, wide-ranging IT discipline taught in a highly-ranked department by nationally and internationally known computer science (CS) is the discipline I wanted to explore at UTM, where the traditional core areas of CS are well-represented, as well as newly developing areas. UTM is one of the Malaysia's leading universities with its upgraded to up to date laboratories is exactly what I wanted from my master degree. At that time I wanted to find practical and applicable ways of CS instead of studying pure science, and that was exactly what UTM offered to me.
The staff at UTM was experienced and knowledgeable and was able to answer most or all of my questions. The lecturers are all experts in their fields and really approachable. They have explained things much more clearly because of the techniques they have used and I found myself understanding things rather than just remembering them. The vet course at UTM is amazing. I absolutely love how practical it is. I had a chance to do much more theoretical courses in addition than I have been planning! There are plenty of teaching centres with vast numbers of computers available. You will always be able to find a computer to use. Now I can see the benefit from the University by pursuing a master degree at the finest department of CS.
UTM has a really big campus which is surrounded with beautiful nature. The campus is divided into the girls' block and boys' block, which made my life really comfortable over there. I lived in an on-campus private house with 8 rooms (1 room per student) at UTM campus, which was a really safe place with brilliant location. My room was a good size, and it had all the necessary things for living and studying. The price of the hostel is really affordable for students. My campus provided me with tennis court, big sport area which included fitness halls and playing rooms. Not only was there proper training with a proper coach, there was post-training hanging out and eating in the finest cafeterias. For your first year I would recommend staying in the campus hostel - more people = more fun and you never know who you might meet!