Universiti Malaysia Pahang

University of Malaysia, Pahang
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
Universiti Malaysia Pahang logo.png
Former name
Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM)
Motto Engineering Technology Creativity
Established 16 February 2002
Type Public
Chancellor Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
Vice-Chancellor Daing Nasir Ibrahim
Students 15000 undergraduates and postgraduates
Location Kuantan & Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
Campus UMP Pekan campus/UMP Gambang campus
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.ump.edu.my

University Malaysia Pahang (English: University of Malaysia, Pahang) (UMP) is a Malaysian government university. It was formerly known as Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan dan Teknologi Malaysia (English: University College of Engineering & Technology Malaysia) (KUKTEM).


UMP was established as a public technical university by the Malaysian government on 16 February 2002. Incorporated under the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 by the Royal Decree of His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong, Kolej Universiti Kejuruteran & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM) was set up as a technical university, specialising in engineering and technology. The university college operates on a temporary campus in Gambang, Pahang. The temporary campus was formerly an industrial complex owned by MEC. The university's permanent campus is located in Pekan, which is under construction.

On 8 October 2006, the Malaysian government agreed to rename KUKTEM to Universiti Malaysia Pahang. The change of name is because the words 'university college' (Kolej Universiti) tended to give the impression to the public that KUKTEM is a "lower standard" institution of higher education compared to other universities such as Universiti Malaya.[1]

The university consists of 18 departments/units and 10 faculties (some are known as centres).


  • Human Resource Unit
  • Academic Staff Development Centre
  • Audit Unit
  • International Office
  • Corporate Communication Unit
  • Finance Unit
  • Academic Management Office
  • Student Affairs Department
  • Information & Communication Technology Centre
  • Islamic Center
  • Knowledge Management Centre
  • Legal Unit
  • Marketing Unit
  • Research Management Centre
  • Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CENFED)
  • Office of Development & Asset Management
  • Quality Unit
  • Centre for Postgraduate Studies


  • Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology
  • Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
  • Faculty of Civil & Earth Resources Engineering
  • Centre for Modern Language & Human Sciences
  • Centre for Technology Management


Facilities provided include:

  • The dormitory is known as Kolej Kediaman in Malay (Residence College in literally-translated English). The dormitory is divided into two:
    • Student Residence Complex 1 and 3 consists of 15 blocks, eight for male students and seven for female students. Each block consists of four floors, each with 12 rooms, two study rooms and washrooms. Four students are assigned to each room.
    • Student Residence Complex 2 is a new dormitory complex consisting of terrace houses, named Kompleks Kediaman Gambang Perdana. It is for male students only. There first year and above male students are assigned there. This type of residence gives a special environment because students must manage the house provided to them.
    • Student Residence Complex 4: UMP rented shoplots to accommodate the increasing number of students. Next to Lebuhraya Tun Razak, it consists of blocks A, B, and C.
    • Student Residence Complex 5: an apartment style dormitory, it was the first residence complex built in UMP Pekan. It consists of three blocks: Block A, B, C, D, and E is the male dormitory while F, G, H, and I are for female students. It is occupied by mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing students as they are the early group of faculties which were placed at UMP Pekan before all faculties are to be transferred to UMP Pekan Campus by 2016.
  • Internet access: almost all area in the Gambang campus has Wi-Fi coverage In addition there are LAN ports for students to connect to the Internet via LAN cable at locations such as dormitory study rooms and library. The university has fixed the LAN ports in every room in each hostel.
    • Malaysia's main ISP (Internet service provider), TMNET, provides wireless internet access service. Known as TMNET Hotspot, it provides a higher speed wireless Internet access at limited locations for 19 Malaysian ringgit per month.
  • Library: The library in UMP Pekan were build by a lake, making UMP Pekan bearing the nickname UMP Lakeside Campus.
  • Lecture halls/rooms
  • Labs (separated according to faculties).
  • Cafeteria
  • Sport facilities — field, gym, basketball court, badminton court etc.
  • Mosque

UMP Pekan Campus

Equipped with

  • Student Centre
  • Hostel and Cafeterias
  • Lakes for water activities (e.g.: kayak)
  • Solar House
  • Free WiFi
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering & Project Management


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
    • The official Universiti Malaysia Pahang Twitter account is [twitter.com]
    • UMP may also be discovered through hashtag #UMPGambang, #UMPPekan, #UMPGambangCity, and #UMPLakeSide


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