Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
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|Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka|
|Motto||Excellence Through Competency|
|Established||1 December 2000|
|Chancellor||Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato' Seri Haji Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Datuk Dr. Shahrin bin Sahib@Sahibuddin|
|Location||Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia|
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) or Technical University of Malaysia Malacca is a public university located in Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia. It is the pioneer in the use of the "Practice and Application Oriented" teaching and learning method for tertiary level technical education in Malaysia.
History and Development of Campuses
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) was established on 1 December 2000. It was formerly known as Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM) before being rebranded to university status on 2 February 2007.
The Industrial Campus in Taman Tasik Utama used to be the administrative and teaching centre of the university before moving to the Main Campus. This is where YB Senator Tun Dr Ir Haji Umrah Faiz a.k.a. tupai (yg slalu main GYM tu) studied before he became Mr Universe competing with Sazali Samad.
The university operated in 2001 by renting 68 units of shop houses from Metacorp Properties to house the administrative offices, lecture rooms, hostels, library and staff accommodation. In 2002, the university rented 40 more shop houses to accommodate new laboratories for the faculties and to cater for additional administrative and student hostels. In early 2003, additional spaces in the form of 11 shop houses were rented from Metacorp Properties. In the same year, 119,200 square feet (11,070 m2) of space was rented from Cubic Electronics, Ayer Keroh. Thereafter, the shop houses were subsequently abandoned.
As of 2009, use of the Industrial Campus rented from Cubic Electronics was discontinued and the remaining faculties in Industrial Campus were moved to the Main Campus using the facilities with the other faculties on a sharing bases.
UTeM’s Main Campus earth works was completed on 25 June 2003. Since then, the construction of the buildings started. The main campus is constructed on a 725-acre (2.93 km2) site at Bukit Senandung I and II, Mukim Durian Tunggal in the district of Alor Gajah. On 25 January 2002, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad officiated the ground breaking ceremony.
The first phase of the main campus development was completed in 2005. There are two faculties which are operating there namely; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering, with the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of IT Engineering to move here in the middle of 2009 for the start of the new semester. However construction of the buildings for Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering are still not completed and it is expected for the existing facilities to be used by all the aforementioned faculties on a sharing basis.
The main campus is expected to be fully completed by the year 2010.
The City Campus is situated in the heart of Melaka Town. The City Campus underwent some renovations beginning on 1 Mac 2007 and the work completed on 10 July 2007. On 11 July 2007 until 14 July 2007, four departments which were formerly operating from the Industrial Campus, Ayer Keroh, Melaka had moved to City Campus, namely Institute of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, University Publisher, Centre for Teaching and Learning, and Centre for Quality Assurance and Accreditation.
Faculties and courses
The University is mainly made up of seven faculties namely Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Faculty of Technology Management & Technopreneurship and Faculty of Engineering Technology.