University Ranking

2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings

Ranked #203 in the world (2021)
Ranked #13 in the “Top 50 Under 50” (2021)
Ranked #38 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

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

2021/2022 US News and World Report Best Global University Ranking

Top 50 in the World (2022)

#10 in Civil Engineering
#14 in Mechanical Engineering
#39 in Engineering

No. 1 in Malaysia (2021)

#Civil Engineering
#Mechanical Engineering
#Chemical Engineering

Research University Status

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

2019-2021 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

2021 UI Green Metric World University Ranking

Ranked top 10 in Malaysia and #149 in the world 2021
Scored the highest in Setting & Infrastructure and Education & Research categories

2020 University Ranking by Academic Performance (by Field)

5 Subjects Ranked Top 100
#Environmental Engineering
#Civil Engineering
#Sustainable & Renewable Energy

2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranked #701-800 in the world and #3 in Malaysia

2021 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

No #1 in Malaysia
#Mechanical Engineering
#Civil Engineering
#Chemical Engineering
#Water Resources
#Metallurgical Engineering

2021 NTU Ranking by Subjects

4 Subjects Ranked Top 100
#Chemical Engineering
#Civil Engineering
#Energy Science & Engineering



2022 CWTS Leiden Ranking

Ranked 1st in Malaysia in the Science Research Impact
Ranked 1st in Malaysia in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Impact

Ranking Web of Universities

Ranked 2nd in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Malaysia in July 2019

Ranked 2nd in the Ranking Web of World Repositories in Malaysia, July 2019


Four-Time Winner of the National Intellectual Property Award

Organization Category 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012

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)
Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD)

6 Bionexus Partner (BNP) Status Laboratories

Recognition by Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp)

NanoMalaysia Centre of Excellence

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

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

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