Vice Chancellor's Message

Welcome to University of Technology Sarawak (UTS), one of the new breed of technological based universities in the country. Founded in 2013, UTS is the only university which is wholly owned by the Sarawak State Government.

Located in the heart of Borneo, UTS offers a broad range of professional and industry-linked academic programmes that are relevant to the unique requirements of Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general. Therefore, we are proud to be recognized as the only “home-grown” TVET university in Sarawak with the aim to produce an educated and highly skilled human capital for the new and emerging industries.

UTS also prides itself as the only university in the world being awarded the prestigious Platinum ratings in Green Building Index (GBI) for its campus design in promoting sustainability in the built environment and energy utilization. The campus design is very impressive, stunningly beautiful and remarkably spectacular. This modern setting within the enclosure of the rainforest and nature will provide the most conducive learning environment for our students.

The University has invested heavily in teaching-learning facilities, especially state-of-the-art laboratories equipment, ICT infrastructure and services, and other resources for research and development (R&D). Our R&D activities are very closely linked and collaborated with industry partners and government agencies.

In recent years we have been embarking on our internationalization programmes to include student mobility, staff exchange, academic articulation arrangement and joint research projects with universities from United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, India and ASEAN countries.

We would like to welcome you and to be part of this energetic and highly motivated campus community that will unleash your full potential to realize your dreams.

I am delighted to be part of this promising new university. I wish to work closely with all staff and students in making UTS a great institution of academic excellence with dignified character and values.

Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid
Vice Chancellor

About University

University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) is the culmination of the State of Sarawak’s vision and commitment in establishing a world-class institution of higher learning to spearhead the development and production of technical human resource for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

UTS is committed to facilitating students’ access to an affordable world-class university education that nurtures creative and entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in science and technology while combining the career benefits of an applied approach for SCORE-related research and career opportunities.

Situated in Sibu, one of the main gateways into SCORE, UTS campus is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art facilities to facilitate teaching, learning and research activities necessary in the production of graduates required by the industries within SCORE.

In addition, UTS will be complemented by its own Science & Technology Park, which will bring about vast research and entrepreneurial opportunities through local and international industrial and educational collaborations.

Through its close collaboration with Universiti Kuala Lumpur, one of Malaysia’s leading technical universities with over 20,000 students across the country, UTS aims to complement the growth and fulfil the human resource and industrial needs of SCORE.

UTS now runs Transfer Degree Programme with four universities namely Murdoch University from Australia; University of Essex and University of Birmingham from the United Kingdom; and University of Canterbury from New Zealand.


Our vision is to be a global technical university founded on science and technology.


Our mission is to provide world-class educational programs and learning environment to nurture creative and entrepreneurial leaders through a broad yet specialised education in science and technology.


The core values that guide us in our mission are Commitment, Integrity, Caring, Enterprising, and Green.

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International MoU

Local MoU

International MoA & Local MoA

International LoU

MOHE/MQA Recognition, Approvals & Accreditation

UTS is pleased to announce that all its programmes are recognized, approved and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).  UTS programmes are due for full accreditation when the first cohort of students of each programme reaches its final semester.  A few of UTS’ programmes have already received MQA’s Full Accreditation, and the rest have also been granted Provisional Accreditation.  UTS is confident to receive Full Accreditation for all its programmes when they are due.

Approval by MOHE and MQA Provisional Accreditation – What does this mean?
All of UTS programmes must be approved by MOHE before it can be conducted.  This is a requirement under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.  All of UTS’ programmes have also obtained MQA Provisional Accreditation prior to the commencement of the programmes.  Having Provisional Accreditation means that the programme has met the minimum MQA requirements for UTS to start conducting the programme.

MQA Full Accreditation/MQR/ PSD Recognition:
When a programme obtains full accreditation by MQA and it would be registered under the Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR).  All programmes listed in the MQR are recognised by the Public Service Department (PSD / JPA).  Graduates with MQA recognised degrees can proceed with their post-graduate studies in the Public Higher Education Institutions (PHEI) if they wish to do so.

How does MQA carry out the accreditation process?
Generally, a programme will be considered due for accreditation when the first cohort students are at the final or 2nd last semester of the programme.  The MQA Panel Assessors will then proceed to carry out the audit of that particular programme.  Upon complying with all the MQA requirements, MQA will inform UTS that Full Accreditation has been granted to that particular programme.

What is Provisional Accreditation?
It is an exercise by MQA to determine whether a programme has met the minimum quality requirements to start conducting the programme.

What is Full Accreditation?
It is an assessment exercise by MQA (with Professional Bodies if required by the programme) to ascertain that the teaching, learning and all other related activities of a programme provided by a higher education provider has met the quality standards and in compliance with the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF).


(Please use the name “University of Technology Sarawak“ instead of “UTS“ when searching for the MQA full accreditation listings)

(Please use the name “University of Technology Sarawak” instead of “UTS“ when searching for the MQA provisional accreditation listings)

School of Foundation Studies (SFS):

MQA- Foundation in Arts

MQA- Foundation in Science

School of Engineering and Technology (SET):

MQA- Bachelor of Civil Engineering

MQA- Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical and Electronic

MQA- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

MQA- Bachelor of Food Technology

Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) – Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Engineering Accreditation Council – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

Engineering Accreditation Council – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Built Environment (SBE):

MQA – Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Board of Architects Malaysia - Bachelor of Science in Architecture

PAQS – Bachelor of Quantity Surveying

School of Business and Management (SBM):

MQA – Bachelor of Accountancy

MQA – Bachelor of Business Administration

School of Computing and Creative Media (SCM):

MQA – Bachelor of Computer Science in Software Engineering

School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS):

MQA – Master of Business Administration