Part-time Studies

Malaysia is moving towards Vision 2020, with the resolution to make Malaysia an industrialized country by the year 2020. To achieve this aspiration, we need quality human resource in terms of education and training.

For these purposes, The Council of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (now known as Board of Directors) established SPACE in July, 1993. SPACE operation was extended to UTM International Campus in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

SPACE offered the first batch of 30 students doing their Master’s degree in Transportation Planning under the Out Campus Part Time Study Programme (now known as Part-Time Study Programme (PSM) in 1993.This was followed by the enrolment of 36 students studying their master in Gas Engineering in 1994. At the same time, 433 students were offered certificate course and offer short courses, seminar and workshops were also conducted by SPACE.

From 1995/1996 academic session, the academic programmes through Part-time Study Programme (PSM) has been extended in terms of the number of programmes as well as the number of student intake and learning centres. At present, PSM programmes for Bachelor Degree and Diploma are being carried out at 15 learning centres all over the country. The students’ enrollment has exceeded 5000.

A total of 5,326 graduates have successfully completed their studies through the Part-time study Programme.


Education is a lifelong learning process. Thus, SPACE is confident that each person who is willing and who strives to develop himself or herself can be educated regardless of age and history of his or her academic achievement.


To provide quality continuing education services based on science and technology using operational methods that are flexible and customer friendly.


To be a Centre of Excellence in Continuing Education.


Excellence through Continuing Education.


1.  To produce quality Part Time Learning and Professional Education Programmes.

2.  To extend education opportunities to all levels of the community.

3.  To instill the culture of Lifelong Learning.

4.  To concentrate on customer and market needs.

5.  To increase the market share in Continuing Education.

6.  To optimize the use of resources and physical amenities.