University of Technology Brunei

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University of Technology Brunei
Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)
يونيبرسيتي تيكنولوݢي بروني
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UTB Logo
Former names
Institut Teknologi Brunei (1986–2008)
Motto Our National Engineering and Technology University
Type National university
Established January
Founder Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Affiliation Leeds Metropolitan University
Academic affiliation
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Chancellor Chancellor-Sultan Hj. Hassanal Bolkiah
Vice-Chancellor Associate Prof. Dr. Hjh. Zohrah binti Hj. Sulaiman
Academic staff
~40
Administrative staff
~100
Students ~2,273
Location Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Muara, Brunei
4°58′41″N 114°54′04″E / 4.978°N 114.901°E / 4.978; 114.901Coordinates: 4°58′41″N 114°54′04″E / 4.978°N 114.901°E / 4.978; 114.901
Campus urban
Language English and Malay
Colors      Purple
Athletics
Website www.utb.edu.bn
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Universiti Teknologi Brunei
Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410
Brunei

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (Abbreviation: UTB; English: University of Technology, Brunei; Jawi: يونيبرسيتي تيكنولوݢي بروني), formerly known as Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) is an engineering and technology university in Brunei that specializes in engineering, business and computing.

ITB was established as a higher learning institution in 1986, offering Higher National Diploma programmes in Engineering, Business and Computing.

ITB was upgraded to a university in 2008. Since then developments include the expansion of its academic programmes portfolio, establishment of partnerships with industries and universities, programme accreditation by professional bodies, and intensification of research activities.

Early 2016, the name of the university was changed from Institut Teknologi Brunei into Universiti Teknologi Brunei.

History[edit]

In November 1980, the Director of Education submitted a proposal to the government calling for the establishment of Institut Teknologi Brunei. He suggested that such an institution be created to expand the provision of technical education in Brunei Darussalam. A little less than two years later, in February 1982, the proposal was accepted by the government.

As the physical establishment of the institute was expected to take some time to complete, Pusat Latihan Teknikal Brunei was developed and expanded as an embryo for the institute. Towards the later stages of its establishment in October 1985, the institute was assisted by Leeds Polytechnic in the development of its curriculum, secondment of staff, procurement of books and equipment, and recruitment of contract staff in the United Kingdom. Less than five months later, the institute took in its first intake of students.

Research[edit]

Research efforts are focused on oil and gas, green technology and water.

  • The UTB Centre for Transport Research (CfTR) was established to carry out research activities that include policy studies, transport modelling and intelligent transport system, and focuses on the areas of transport safety, highway and geotechnics, and traffic. The newly established Centre for Innovative Engineering aims to become a centre for multidisciplinary translational research.
  • The UTB Centre for Road Safety Studies was established to support Road Safety Policy and strategy development through research-generated evidence, date and recommendations.

Programmes[edit]

UTB is home to around 2,303 students and 140 faculty members. It has produced 4,483 HND graduates and 128 degree graduates. Academic programmes are offered by the Faculty of Engineering, School of Computing and Informatics and School of Business:

  • Faculty of Engineering programmes are in Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum & Chemical Engineering.
  • School of Computing and Informatics programmes are in Creative Computing, Computer Information Systems and Computer Network Security.
  • School of Business programmes are in Economics, Accounting and Management.
  • The Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning supports the faculty and schools in terms of students’ language proficiencies and soft skills development.

Academic programmes[edit]

Faculty of Engineering: Civil Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil & Geotechnical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil & Structural Engineering

Faculty of Engineering: Electrical & Electronic Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor Of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering: Petroleum and Chemical Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering (articulation programme)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering (local programme)

UTB School of Business[edit]

  • Bachelor Of Business (Hons) in Finance & e-Business
  • Bachelor Of Business (Hons) in Accounting & Information Systems
  • Bachelor Of Business (Hons) in Marketing & Information Systems
  • Bachelor Of Business (Hons) in Applied Economics & Finance
  • Bachelor Of Business (Hons) in Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor Of Business (Hons) in Technology Management

UTB School of Computing & Informatics[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Creative Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Internet Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Network & Security

Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning[edit]

The centre meets the language and soft skills needs of The Faculty of Engineering, School of Business and School of Computing and Informatics in UTB. Communication Skills are designed to equip students to communicate in written and oral form in a Business or Engineering environment. Students learn through interactive videos, simulation, and practice sessions on how to be better communicators.

  • Language Unit where Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Malay,and Mandarin Language classes are offered.
  • The Melayu Islam Beraja Unit is a compulsory unit for every undergraduate in the university.

Achievements[edit]

  • Asia's Best Business School Leadership Award at a regional award in Singapore (2010)

University entry requirements[edit]

Undergraduate/Bachelor degree[edit]

Applicants for admission to Undergraduate Degree Programmes must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:

  • At least a credit six in the Malay language at GCE Ordinary Level (applicable only for Bruneians applying for government scholarship)
  • At least a credit six in Mathematics at GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
  • At least a credit six in English Language at GCE Ordinary Level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent.
  • Units taken at BTEC/BDTVEC National Diploma must be relevant and related to the programme applied for.

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