Continues to excel as the nation’s leading University of Engineering and Technology

SERI ISKANDAR, Malaysia, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has been ranked among the world’s best universities in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The latest results show UTP achieves ranking in ten subjects, with additional two subjects than last year.

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Continues Its Reign in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject

The subject areas are Engineering & Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management. For Engineering & Technology subject areas, UTP is ranked 230th globally, up 29 places from the previous year’s 259th position.

The university’s Petroleum Engineering and Mineral Engineering subjects have maintained their Top 50 position in the rankings, placing at 23rd and 47th, respectively. With these rankings, UTP has retained its standing as the top university in the nation for both subjects for the second year in a row.

Six other subjects were Top 150 for Chemical Engineering (ranked third in the nation), Top 200 for Civil Engineering (ranked sixth in the nation), Top 250 for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ranked sixth in the nation), Top 300 for Mechanical Engineering (ranked sixth in the nation), Top 450 for Computer Science and Information Systems (ranked sixth in the nation), Top 550 for Chemistry (ranked seventh in the nation). The other two subjects are new entrants namely Top 600 for Physics (ranked sixth in the nation) and Top 500 for Business and Management Studies (ranked 12th in the nation).

“We are pleased with the progress we made in the rankings. This achievement is a recognition of UTP’s academic programme quality, expertise and strengths as an industry-focused higher education institution in the vital industry-relevant areas, such as engineering, technology, natural sciences, social sciences and management,” said UTP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Ir Dr Hilmi Mukhtar.

“We wish to thank the faculty members, staff, students, our partners, and collaborators as well as PETRONAS for their laudable contribution in this achievement. This is indeed a shared success as UTP has been persistent in ensuring focused execution in realising its vision and mission of becoming a leader in technology education and centre for creativity and innovation, ” he added.

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