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Universiti Malaysia Perlis UniMAP

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Universiti Malaysia Perlis UniMAP

Campus setting Suburban
Living cost RM 1,200 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Public

Why Choose the University of Malaysia Perlis - UniMAP

The University of Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was established in May 2001 in Arau, Perlis. UniMAP is the 17th public institution of higher learning in Malaysia. The first intake in June 2002 consisted of 116 students. Currently, UniMap counts more than 13,000 students and 2,193 staff members. 

It offers 6 Diploma degrees, 37 Bachelor's degrees and 39 postgraduate programmes that lead to Master's and PhD degrees

UniMAP is focused on managing high-quality academic programs to produce students capable of meeting the needs of stakeholders. Its graduates become professionals in their area of specialization, showcasing skills related to their field, and have gained abilities in both communication and ICT.


UniMAP aims to be in the list of the top 150 universities in Asia. Currently, the university is ranked 242 in the QS Asian University Rankings.

In the new rating system known as the Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA) implemented by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), UniMAP was awarded Tier 5 rating for Engineering, where Tier 1 is rated ‘weak’ and Tier 6 is ‘outstanding’.

To produce a holistic human capital that contributes to the nation’s development and industrial competitiveness agenda.

An internationally competitive academic and research institution 

Campus Information

University of Malaysia Perlis is located in Perlis, the smallest state in Malaysia in the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia where Satun and Songkhla Province of Thailand are on the northern border. Total resident counts at 230,000 comprising of Malays (majority), Chinese and Indians.

The capital of Perlis is Kangar, while the royal city is the City of Arau. Padang Besar is one of the gateways to Malaysia through Thailand, which is about 30 minutes drive from Kangar. Other than that, the main port and ferry terminal are located in Kuala Perlis which connects to the famous island of Langkawi. Perlis is approximately 2.5 hours south of Penang, while Kuala Lumpur's metropolitan city is about 6 hours by car (or 40 minutes by air).

Campus facilities include include:

  • hall / lecture room,
  • teaching and research laboratories,
  • examinations hall,
  • library,
  • student center,
  • residential college,
  • cafeteria,
  • recreation center,
  • engineering center, and more.

Wyy Choose UniMAP

What Makes Us Special?

There are 10 reasons why students should choose a course at UniMAP:

  • UniMAP was rated as TIER 5 (excellent) during the 2011 Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ‘11)
  • UniMAP offers engineering courses that cover the FIVE distinct areas in engineering, namely, electrical, electronic, chemical, mechanical and civil
  • UniMAP uses the practical oriented or lab intensive approach during the teaching and learning process (mainly for Engineering Technology programmes)
  • UniMAP has more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories that students can use even in Year 1 of their studies
  • UniMAP regularly arranges for programmes that build the students’ social, community and leadership skills
  • UniMAP provides hostels for all its students. Transportation between the hostels and lecture halls / classes is provided free by the university 
  • UniMAP’s education fees is among the most affordable
  • UniMAP’s academic members are blended locally and internationally with experts in their own field
  • In a number of the courses offered, there are speakers from the industry who will impart knowledge that is most relevant to industry needs 
  • High graduate marketability, with many employed 6 months after their graduation

Programme Outline

UniMAP offers 21 undergraduate programmes that lead to a Bachelor in Engineering, a bachelor degree programme in Engineering Technology, and two undergraduate programmes that lead to a Bachelor in Business. We also offer six Diploma in Engineering programmes and 13 postgraduate programmes that lead to Master of Science in Engineering and PhD degrees.

Most of the engineering programmes at UniMAP have an electronic-based focus. However, both basic and applied studies in other fields of engineering and technology that support the advancement of engineering are also actively pursued here. In addition, International Business, Engineering Entrepreneurship and an MBA in Engineering Management are also offered. The International Business programme is designed to produce global-business leaders who are able to function and compete effectively in the globalised market place. The Engineering Entrepreneurship programme aims to equip today’s generation of ‘technopreneurs’ with an excellent entrepreneurial knowledge on managing industrial and technology-based businesses, whilst the MBA in Engineering Management is designed to produce competent managers for the engineering and technology sectors.

The programmes are offered at the following schools

  • School of Computer & Communication Engineering
  • School of Microelectronic Engineering
  • School of Mechatronic Engineering
  • School of Electrical System Engineering
  • School of Manufacturing Engineering
  • School of Materials Engineering
  • School of Environmental Engineering
  • School of Bioprocess Engineering
  • School of Business Innovation & Technopreneurship
  • Centre for Graduate Studies

Academic Strength & Teaching-Learning Resources

UniMAP is fully equipped with modern teaching and learning and research equipment:

  • Laboratory = 120
  • Engineering Centre = 1
  • Teaching Factory = 1
  • Semiconductor Clean Room = 1
  • Agro-Technology Research Station = 1
  • Classroom/Lecture Hall = 47
  • Library = 1

All our academic programmes (both undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels) implement UniMAP’s brand of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) system that supports our teaching and learning process.

  • Undergraduate = 23
  • Postgraduate = 20

We are also implementing the student-centred Learning (SCL) method in our programmes with a focus on Problem Based Learning (PBL). In the process of applying these methods, we continue to introduce new improvements along the way.

International Awards & Recognition

  • Best Enterprise & Manager of the Year awarded by European Business Assembly for its development in the professional as well as commercialisation categories
  • Golden Award for Quality & Business Prestige awarded by Otherways Association, Management and Consulting for corporate achievement to recognise Prestige, Innovation, Quality Commitment and Excellence
  • Outstanding Vice Chancellor awarded by Malaysian Invention & Design Society to the Vice Chancellor for his promotions of inventions 

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