Universiti Tenaga Nasional

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Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Official seal of UNITEN (logo lama)
Former names
Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (1976)
Institut Kejuruteraan Teknologi Tenaga Nasional (1994)
MottoMenjana Profesional (1997-2014)
Kreatif, Inovasi & Bertenaga (2014-present)
Motto in English
Generates Professionals (1997-2014)
Creative, Innovative & Energetic (2014-present)
TypePrivate (GLC status)
Established23 August 1999
ChairmanTan Sri Dr Leo Moggie
ChancellorTun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr.) Abdul Rahman Abbas
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ir. Dr. Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha DJN !
DeanProf. 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)
DirectorProf. Madya Dr. Bahisham Yunus (Strategic & Corporate Planning Centre)
Location, ,
ColoursRed, White and Silver
MascotSolar Car

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a private university, located in Selangor, Malaysia, with GLC university status. It is wholly owned by the public-listed Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), established in 1999.


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 (Indiana-University, Purdue University Indianapolis, US 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 holding this position is Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.[1]

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


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

Putrajaya (main campus)[edit]

This campus is 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 are held at this campus.

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (branch campus)[edit]

This branch is located at Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang. It officially opened on 4 May 2001. The campus offers accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, and business courses.

Colleges and departments[edit]

College of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CFDS)[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

Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT)[edit]

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

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]



University rankings
THE World[4] 801-1000

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)[edit]

Year Rank Valuer
2012 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2013 201-250 QS Asian University Rankings
2014 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2015 251-300[5] QS Asian University Rankings
2016 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2017 251-300 QS Asian University Rankings[5]
2017 371 QS WUR By Subject Ranking - Engineering and Technology[5]
2018 243 QS Asian University Rankings
2018 255 QS WUR By Subject Ranking - Engineering and Technology[5]
2018 251-300 QS WUR By Subject Ranking - Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)[5]
2018 351-400 QS WUR By Subject Ranking - Engineering (Mechanical)[5]
2019 701-750 QS World University Ranking[5]
2019 101-150 QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings[5]

Times Higher Education (THE)[edit]

Year Rank Valuer
2018 801-1000[6] THE World University Rankings

See also[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. ^ "World University Rankings 2017-2018". Times Higher Education.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Universiti Tenaga Nasional". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)". Times Higher Education.

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