Universiti Tenaga Nasional

Universiti Tenaga Nasional

Official seal of UNITEN
Former names
Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (1976)
Institut Kejuruteraan Teknologi Tenaga Nasional (1994)
Motto Menjana Profesional (1997-2014)
Kreatif, Inovasi & Bertenaga (2014-present)
Motto in English
Generates Professionals (1997-2014)
Creative, Innovative & Energetic (2014-present)
Type Private (GLC status)
Established 23 August 1999
Chairman Tan Sri Dr Leo Moggie
Chancellor Tun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr.) Abdul Rahman Abbas
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha DJN
Dean Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zamri Yusoff (COE)
Prof. Madya Dr. Siti Salbiah Mohamed Shariff (COIT)
Mohmad Sakarnor Deris (COBA)
Prof. Madya Dr. Izham Datuk Zainal Abidin (COGS)
Mohd. Ariff Ahmad Tarmizi (CFGS)
Director Prof. Madya Dr. Bahisham Yunus (Strategic & Corporate Planning Centre)
Students 8000
Location Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Campus Urban
Colours Red, White and Silver
Nickname UNITEN
Mascot Solar Car
Affiliations IMechE
Website www.uniten.edu.my

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a private university, located in Selangor, Malaysia, with GLC university status. It is wholly owned by the public-listed Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), established in 1999.


Universiti Tenaga Nasional commenced operation in 1976 as Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (ILSAS), which served for many years as the corporate training center for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and its predecessor, the National Electricity Board. In 1994, ILSAS was transformed into an institute of higher learning and renamed Institut Kejuruteraan Teknologi Tenaga Nasional (IKATAN). It offered academic programmes in engineering and business management at undergraduate and graduate levels through twinning links with local and foreign universities (Indiana-University, Purdue University Indianapolis, US for Engineering). In 1997, IKATAN was upgraded to Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

Principal Officers

The Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional was appointed on 9 March 2005. The person holding this position is Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.[1]

Tan Sri Dr Leo Moggie was appointed Chairman of the Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd, two companies that supply electricity to the whole of Malaysia. He was appointed to the Board of the NSTP Company on 27 February 2008. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Digi.Com Berhad. He was appointed to the Board of the NSTP Company on 27 February 2008. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Digi.Com Berhad. [2]


Universiti Tenaga Nasional operates from two campuses; one is the main campus in Putrajaya, and the other is in Bandar Muadzam Shah.[3]

Putrajaya (main campus)

This campus is 25 miles to the south of Kuala Lumpur near Kajang in Selangor, and has an area of 214 hectares. It is near the Cyberjaya Multimedia Super Corridor and adjacent to Putrajaya, the administrative center of the Federal Government of Malaysia. All engineering, information technology and other technology courses are held at this campus.

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (branch campus)

This branch is located at Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang. It officially opened on 4 May 2001. The campus offers accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, and business courses.

Colleges and departments

College of Foundation and General Studies (CFGS)

College of Engineering (COE)

College of Information Technology (COIT)

College of Business Management and Accounting (COBA)

Notable alumni


Information technology


Year Rank Valuer
2012251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2013201-250 QS Asian University Rankings
2014251-300 QS Asian University Rankings
2015251-300[4] QS Asian University Rankings
2016251-300 QS Asian University Rankings

See also


  1. "Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas Installed As Uniten Chancellor". Berita Harian. 9 March 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2005.
  2. http://uniten.namerica.edu.my
  3. Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus: http://www.uniten.edu.my/newhome/content_list.asp?ContentID=3837
  4. "Universiti Tenaga Nasional". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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