Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study
Global E3: Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
What is Global E³?
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure here.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you:
Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English.
A bit about Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on January 10, 1997 when PETRONAS was invited by the Malaysian government to set up a university.
The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acre) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia.
The University community comprises of students and staff from various countries and is located in a beautifully landscaped setting, amidst the new township of Seri Iskandar. Its peaceful environment, wide open spaces and abundant lakes make these serene surroundings an ideal place to study.
At University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) our goal is to produce leaders of the future, graduates who are not only brain-smart but well rounded, wholesome individuals who will contribute towards making the world a better place.
And so at UTP we guide you to become technically competent, to think critically, to communicate and relate with people and the world around you. We lead you to become solution oriented individuals with good business sense, a positive can-do attitude and practical know-how in various aspects.
As a university specializing in engineering and technology programmes, strongly supported by Research and Development, UTP works hand-in-glove with industry players to ensure that we would and lead our graduates to become relevant to industry. In turn, our students are exposed to real-world environments, situations and needs.
Ours is a melting pot of cultures and lifestyles as we group together students from the world over. And we believe that education should cross borders as the world becomes a global village of citizens working for a better tomorrow.
We welcome you to join us for a new learning adventure, to expand your horizons through a different educational experience here in Malaysia with us.
Courses are available in the following fields:
Computer Information Sciences
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Petroleum Geosciences & Petroleum Engineering
Bandar Seri Iskandar where the university is located situated 40km south-west of Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state and 50km north east of Lumut, site of the nations’s well-known naval base. Bandar Seri Iskandar features the best of both worlds – modern development and natural environment. Bandar Seri Iskandar is currently being developed as the education hub of Perak.
Ipoh is the capital of the state of Perak. It is approximately 200 km (125 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway. Ipoh developed into one of Malaysia's main cities due to the booming tin mining industry around the turn of the 19th century. During the British colonial era, Ipoh was Malaysia's second city for administration purposes. There are several notable buildings from the British Colonial era such as the railway station and the town hall.
Ipoh features a tropical rainforest climate. Similar to many other cities with this climate, temperatures show little variation throughout the course of the year. The city's average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius. Ipoh sees plentiful precipitation throughout the year, averaging 2340 mm of rain per year. It's wettest month is November where on average 320 mm of rain is seen per year. Ipoh's driest month is February which sees 70 mm of rain fall on average.
Perak Darul Ridzuan is the state of ageless architectural splendors, island resorts, virgin tropical forests, national recreational park and a wealth of specialized museums, the state offers a little something special for everyone.
Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's Globalminers.mst.edu portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via GlobalMiners.mst.edu. Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing.
Students wishing to apply for more then one program have to complete separate applications for each program/university. Students are encouraged to apply for minimum of two programs to increase the probability of placement. Seat at the chosen school is not guaranteed.