Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha

Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)


About The University

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

UNITEN was first established in 1997 as one of the subsidiaries of TNB, a utility conglomerate in Southeast Asia. In support of its parent company’s aspiration, UNITEN has forged a strong connection with the industry in order to prepare professional graduates which will eventually upgrade the university’s reputation as the leading global energy university by 2025. UNITEN believes that every student has the potential to bloom. Hence, the university is very critical in moulding quality graduates in the field of engineering, information technology, computer science and business management. Apart from academic achievement, UNITEN strives to develop holistic students who also possess the soft skills employers look for.

UNITEN has two campuses which are Putrajaya Campus located in Selangor and Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus (KSHAS) located in Pahang. It caters students who seek knowledge in different programme such as Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Masters and PhD. UNITEN has been equipping its graduates with necessary skills and practical knowledge to help them facing the real working-life in the near future.

The courses at UNITEN are certified by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The engineering courses are also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC). Besides, the engineering and accounting courses are recognised by professional bodies which include the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

UNITEN researchers have been contributing to the UNITEN community, specifically, and the local community, generally, through their studies. This is aligned with UNITEN’s aim which is to develop the spirit of giving back to the community. At this university, the graduates are also expected to produce quality research, guided and facilitated by the experts – lecturers.

UNITEN operates several research institutes namely Innovation & Research Management Centre (iRMC), Institute of Power Engineering (IPE), Institute of Sustainable Energy (ISE), Institute of Energy Policy & Research (IEPRe), Institute of Informatics & Computing in Energy (IICE), and Institute of Energy Infrastructure (IEI). This is an indication that UNITEN is not only committed to producing industry-driven graduates but also scientific research.

Over the past years, the world has seen the stunning transformation of UNITEN in pursuit of academic excellence which has improved its reputation. Being granted 5 Star (Excellent) in the Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (SETARA) 2017, UNITEN has successfully positioned itself as a globally competitive energy-focused university. SETARA is a rating mechanism to measure the performance of undergraduate teaching and learning in universities and university colleges in Malaysia. UNITEN has also been granted Self-Accreditation Status which serves as a testament of a reliable quality assurance system is in place within UNITEN to systematically review its own academic programmes. Apart from that, obtaining this Self-Accreditation Status implies the empowerment and trust laid upon UNITEN by MQA to certify its own courses.

In 2019, UNITEN ranked 243 in the QS Asian University Rankings. UNITEN also ranked 398 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in Engineering and Technology. In the THE World University Rankings and THE Young University Ranking (World), UNITEN was placed 801 – 1000 and 251-300 respectively.