Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Engineering

May 19, 2017
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Many students have been flooding our Ask section with questions explaining how they were rejected by UPU or given a course they did not want. With many feeling down and lost, we thought it would be wise you give you other options that you may not yet have considered, namely, private universities.  Many assume they’re expensive and not as good as public universities, when in actual fact, they offer their own scholarships to trim their fees and are among tare neck and neck with the top Public Universities in Malaysia.  We will run down the best private universities in Malaysia which offer the more popular courses many of you applied and were rejected for, and this article will focus on Engineering. Here the some of the best private universities in Malaysia that offer Engineering.


Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Why UTP?

  • Ranked in the top 200 for the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject for Chemical Engineering
  • The only private university in Malaysia with 6-star rating in Malaysia Research
  • Ranked 601 – 800 band in QS World University Ranking (No. 1 Private University in Malaysia)
  • UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be rated a 4-star institution by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), with a maximum five-star rating in five areas out of eight, namely employability, internationalization, innovation, facilities and access.


Engineering Courses Offered

  • Foundation Programme
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Civil
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electrical and Electronics
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering

Click here to get in-depth information on courses offered by Univerisiti Teknologi Petronas.


Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur


  • Full Scholarships & Partial Scholarships (50%) offered to students with at least 5As for SPM
  • IUKL receives professional recognition from various regional and international professional bodies – Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM), Land Surveyors Board (LJT), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Washington Accord, CISCO, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), among others.
  • 2011/2013 rated as an “Excellent” (Tier 5) full-fledged university in the MQA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA).


Engineering Courses Offered

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  • Diploma in Geomatic Engineering
  • Diploma in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Electronics Engineering (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Click here for information on prices & scholarships for courses offered by IUKL.



 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) 


  • UTAR graduates enjoy an employability rate of 97% within six months of graduation.
  • Ranked among top 120 universities in Asia & Top 2 among ALL Malaysian Universities in 2017
  • Ranked joint 14th in THE Young University Rankings 2017
  • Top 300 University in Asia by QS University Rankings: Asia 2016
  • Tier 5 (Excellent) status under the Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA) for Engineering


Engineering Course Offered

Biomedical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electronic & Communication Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Materials & Manufacturing Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Petrochemical Engineering 



DRB Hicom University of Automotive Malaysia

Why DRB Hicom University of Automotive Malaysia?

  • High Employability Rate
  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Far-reaching Strategic Collaborations
  • MQA & MOHE Approved


Engineering Courses offered

  • B. Eng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering (2+1) in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology Management with Honours in collaboration with University Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Automotive Service Technology) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Industrial Design) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechatronic) with Honours

Click here to request info now on courses and scholarships offered by DRB Hicom University of Automotive Malaysia.

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus

Why University of Southampton Malaysia Campus? 

  • The University of Southampton is one of the top three universities in the UK for engineering.
  • The university’s accredited programmes provide entry to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
  • Was placed within the top 100 of the World’s best universities in 2011.


Engineering Courses Offered

Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Click here to learn how to apply to the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus today.



University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Why University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus ?

  • The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus awards students with the same degree as the one from the UK.
  • Ranked 77th in the QS World University Rankings in 2014
  • World top 40 choice for employers according to QS World University Ranking by Employer Reputation in 2015


Engineering courses offered

Foundation in Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering


Click here to learn about Nottingham University’s Info Day to get insight on all their courses.



GMI – German-Malaysian Institute

Why GMI?

  • GMI practices the German technical education & training framework. This provides students with an advantage in skills that are unique and accommodating to the German Education System.
  • Students are exposed to job competency development with problem-project-production based learning to prepare them for the career world.
  • Awarded for two consecutive years the 5-star Rating on Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MYQUEST) for 2012/2013 and 2014/2015


Engineering courses offered

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in CNC Precision Technology
  • Diploma in Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Diploma in Production Technology (Mould Technology)
  • Diploma in Production Technology (Tool & Die Technology)
  • Diploma in Process Instrument & Control
  • Diploma in Mechatroncis

Click here to get information on courses, fees & financial assistance for GMI.


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