Universiti Tenaga Nasional

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Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Official seal of UNITEN
Former names
Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (1976)
Institut Kejuruteraan Teknologi Tenaga Nasional (1994)
Motto Menjana Professional (1997-2014)
Kreatif, Inovasi & Bertenaga (2014-present)
Motto in English
Generates Professionals (1997-2014)
Creative, Innovative & Energetic (2014-present)
Established 23 August 1999
Type Private (GLC status)
Chairman Tan Sri Dr Leo Moggie
Chancellor Tun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr.) Abdul Rahman Abbas
Vice-Chancellor Dato' Seri Prof. Mashkuri Yaacob
Dean Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zamri Yusoff (COE)
Prof. Madya Dr. Siti Salbiah Mohamed Shariff (COIT)
Mohmad Sakarnor Deris (COBA)
Prof. Madya Dr. Izham Datuk Zainal Abidin (COGS)
Mohd. Ariff Ahmad Tarmizi (CFGS)
Director Prof. Madya Dr. Bahisham Yunus (Strategic & Corporate Planning Centre)
Location Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Colours Red, White and Silver
Nickname UNITEN
Affiliations IMechE
Website www.uniten.edu.my
Sculpture spelling of the name UNITEN in front of the main entrance on the campus of Putrajaya

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is the oldest private university in Malaysia with GLC university status. It is wholly owned by the public-listed Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), one of the largest utility companies in South East-Asia.


Universiti Tenaga Nasional commenced operation in 1976 as Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (ILSAS), which served for many years as the corporate training center for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and its predecessor, the National Electricity Board. In 1994, ILSAS was transformed into an institute of higher learning and renamed Institut Kejuruteraan Teknologi Tenaga Nasional (IKATAN). It offered academic programmes in engineering and business management at undergraduate and graduate levels through twinning links with local and foreign universities which is (Indiania-University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA for Engineering). In 1997, IKATAN was upgraded to Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

Principal Officers[edit]

The Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional was appointed on 9 March 2005. The person to hold this position is Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.[1]

Tan Sri Dr Leo Moggie appointed Chairman of the Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd, two companies that supply electricity to the whole of Malaysia. He was also appointed to the Board of the NSTP Company on 27 February 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Digi.Com Berhad. He was also appointed to the Board of the NSTP Company on 27 February 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Digi.Com Berhad. [2]


Universiti Tenaga Nasional operates from two campuses: one is the main campus Putrajaya and another in Bandar Muadzam Shah.[3]

Putrajaya (Main Campus)[edit]

Sat down as far as 25 miles to the south of Kuala Lumpur near Kajang in Selangor and has an area of 214 hectares. It is near the Cyberjaya Multimedia Super Corridor and adjacent to Putrajaya, the administrative center of the Federal Government of Malaysia. All engineering, information technology and other technology courses held at the campus.

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (Branch Campus)[edit]

Located at Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang. It officially opened on 4 May 2001 by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.[4] The campus offers accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human recources, & business courses.

Colleges and Departments[edit]

College of Foundation and General Studies (CFGS)[edit]

  • Department of Languages and Communication
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Department of Business Management and Accounting
  • Department of Sciences, Mathematics and Computing

College of Engineering (COE)[edit]

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Power Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics and Management Unit

College of Information Technology (COIT)[edit]

  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Information Systems
  • Department of Systems and Networking
  • Department of Graphics and Multimedia

College of Business Management and Accounting (COBA)[edit]

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Management and Human Resource
  • Department of Finance and Economics
  • Department of Marketing and Entrepreneur Development

College of Graduate Studies (COGS)[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]



  1. ^ "Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas Installed As Uniten Chancellor". Berita Harian. 9 March 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2005. 
  2. ^ http://uniten.namerica.edu.my
  3. ^ Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus: http://www.uniten.edu.my/newhome/content_list.asp?ContentID=3837
  4. ^ campus history: http://www.uniten.edu.my/newhome/content_list.asp?ContentID=3838

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