University Ranking

2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings

Ranked #203 in the world (2023)
Ranked #13 in the “Top 50 Under 50” (2021)
Ranked #39 in Asia (2022)
Asia Top 10 Young Universities (2021)

Ranked 5 Stars Overall Rating for QS Star Rating (2022)


2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject
18 Subjects ranked in QS WUR by Subjects

No #1 in Malaysia (2022)
#Architecture/ Built Environment
#Engineering-Cilvil & Structure

Top in the World
Top 50 (2022)
#Engineering- Petroleum

Top 100 (2022)
#Architecture / Built Environment
#Engineering- Civil & Structural 

#Engineering- Chemical
#Engineering- Electrical and Electronics
#Engineering- Mineral & Mining

Top 150
#Engineering- Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing

Ranked 201-300 in the overall
2022 THE University Impact Rankings

The Top FIVE Sustainable Development Groups (SDGs)

SDG 9 : Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
No.1 in Malaysia | Top 60 in the world

SDG 4 : Quality Education
101-200 out of 1180

SDG 16 : Peace, Justice and Strong Institution
201-300 out of 746

SDG 17 : Partnerships for The Goals
301-400 out of 1154

2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject

In the world

#126-150 in Education
#176-200 in Business & Economics
#251-300 in Arts & Humanities
#251-300 in Computer Science

In Malaysia

#1 in Arts & Humanities
#2 in Education
#2 in Computer Science
#3 in Business & Economics

2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings

Ranked 119 in the world

2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings

Ranked 160 in the world

2022/2023 US News and World Report Best Global University Ranking

In the world

#Top 10 in Civil Engineering
#Top 20 in Mechanical Engineering
#Top 50 in Engineering & Water Resources
#Top 100 in Chemical Engnineering, Water & Fuel

No 2 in Malaysia

#Civil Engineering
#Mechanical Engineering
#Chemical Engineering



Ranking Web of Universities

Ranked 2nd in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Malaysia in January 2023 Edition



3-Star ASEAN Energy Management Gold Standard Certification

First institution to be awarded 3-Star by the ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS)

Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE)

Recognition by Malaysia Ministry of Education
Wireless Communication Centre (WCC)
Institute of Noise and Vibration (IKG)
Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC

Autonomous University

First public university to be announced as an autonomous university by the
Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education

Self-Accreditation Status

Conferred the self-accreditation status by the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education,
in recognition of the university’s excellent internal quality assurance mechanisms

5-star Rating  in the MyMohes 2022

Research University Status

6-star Rating  in the Malaysia Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) 2021 Star Rating Award

MDEC Premier Digital Tech Institution

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Premier Digital Tech Institution outcomes:


  • Premier graduates as industry preferred choice

  • Premier as top students’ preferred choice for digital tech studies

  • Optimised engagement between Industry and Academia

NanoMalaysia Centre of Excellence

Recognition by Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

*As of Dec 2022; Source by UTM International; Updated by Office of Strategy and Corporate Affairs