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Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Engineering

Published by on May 19, 2017, 12:40 pm

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 to 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 offers engineering.

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur

IUKL is receives professional recognition from various regional and international professional bodies


  • 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

Automotive Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Civil Engineering


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

University Tunku Abdul Rahman is ranked as the Top 2 Malaysian Universities in 2017


  • 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

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus

The University of Southampton has been ranked in the Top 100 best universities in the World back in 2011

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


University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

The university of Nottingham Malaysia Campus has been ranked 77thin the in the QS World University Rankings in 2014

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

GMI – German-Malaysian Institute

In GMI, students are prepared to face the industry by learning problem-project-production

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 Mechatronics

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