UTP Petroleum Engineering Programme Ranks 21st In The World And 1st In The Nation

UTP Petroleum Engineering Programme Ranks 21st In The World And 1st In The Nation

SERI ISKANDAR, Malaysia, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is among the world’s best engineering universities according to an updated version of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 released recently.

The aerial view of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS campus.
The aerial view of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS campus.

Two of the university’s engineering programmes broke into the Top 50. Its petroleum engineering reached its highest ever ranking at 21st and placed with the likes of National University of Singapore, Stanford University, Texas A&M University and Imperial College London. Among the South East Asian universities, UTP was placed second behind NUS and ranked first in the nation.

The rankings also saw UTP ranked 42nd best university in the world and the best university in the nation for its mineral and mining engineering programme.

Six other programmes were also featured in the rankings – Top 150 for Chemical Engineering, Top 200 for Civil Engineering (new entrant), Top 250 for Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Top 300 for Mechanical Engineering, Top 400 Computer Science & Information System and Top 550 for Chemistry.

QS uses four key metrics to compile the rankings — Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations and the H-Index (measuring the productivity of an institution’s research faculty).

“The latest rankings have highlighted UTP’s strengths across a broad range of subjects. This is an indication of the high standard and quality of the courses we offer.

“Furthermore, our performance is indicative of how we are viewed by the international academic community and how our graduates are well received by employers world-wide,” said UTP Vice Chancellor Professor Ts. Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib.

About Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is Malaysia’s leading private university and is a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia.

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas. They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system.

UTP has produced more than 19,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 60 countries around the world.

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