Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) starts its operation in 1976 as National Electricity Board (NEB) Training Centre which later was renamed as Sultan Ahmad Shah Training Institute (ILSAS), Bangi. In 1994, ILSAS was upgraded to education institution - Tenaga Nasional Institute of Engineering Technology (IKATAN). After two years operating as IKATAN, Tenaga Nasional Berhad received invitation from Minister of Education Malaysia to setup a private university thus the following year Universiti Tenaga Nasional Sdn Bhd starts its’ operation from 1 September 1997 onwards.
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a private university with a Government Link University (GLU) status; wholly owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). Universiti Tenaga Nasional operates from two campuses; one main campus in Putrajaya and the other is in Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang.
The main campus is located in the south of Kuala Lumpur. It is adjacent to the administrative center of the Federal Government of Malaysia, malls, hotels and resorts. The Putrajaya campus offers courses in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Economic and Energy Economics. The second campus, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (KSHAS) in Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang offers course in Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource and Business courses.
Universiti Tenaga Nasional is the first Energy University in Malaysia that aspires to become a globally competitive, energy-focused university by emitting the best of Malaysia and Asia university traditions. With its vision to be a leading global energy university that shapes a sustainable future, Universiti Tenaga Nasional is a serious player in the academic world. This is proved through its top academic excellence achievements. UNITEN has obtained a tier five in its SETARA ratings and ranked number 7 in Malaysia, number 12 in Southeast Asia and 101-105 (top 50 under 50) world rankings. It is also has been the top choice for Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology courses. Therefore, UNITEN graduates are guaranteed a job even before their graduation which is shown through its employability rate at 94%.
In addition, UNITEN strive to advance knowledge and learning experience through research and innovation that will best serve human society. This is verified through its energy focused projects such as solar and biodiesel powered vehicles are currently being developed in order to achieve our goal by 2020. Moreover, the 2016-2020 Research Roadmap has clearly identified research worthy areas that will keep UNITEN relevant and at a competitive pace.
Students enrolled in UNITEN can enjoy various world-class facilities. UNITEN has seven affordable and comfortable apartment buildings in its campuses. It also has comprehensive healthcare facility such as the ILSAS dispensary in Putrajaya Campus and Muadzam Shah Hospital in KSHAS campus. There is also library that features 24 hours study area, high speed on campus Wi-Fi available for students and around the clock security services.
For students who loves sports and recreational activities, UNITEN provides various sports facilities such as the mini stadium, an impressive sporting arena that meets the requirements of national level athletics competition, Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis court, football field and gymnasium. The latest addition to its sports facility is the Sports Arena, which has 11 indoor court that are futsal, netball, sepak takraw, basketball and volleyball.
Moreover, Universiti Tenaga Nasional offers a wide variety of scholarship to ensure an affordable tertiary education to all students. One such scholarship is the UNITEN Global Scholarship that is made available to selected International Students who choose to study in UNITEN. The scholarship offers USD1,000 off from the tuition fee.
Universiti Tenaga Nasional is a distinctive, thriving academic community which makes a clear and immediate impact though it’s alliance with a global audience and a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship. Our purpose is to change lives – of individuals and communities - for the better.
In a world where nothing ever stays the same, we all need to change, evolve, succeed and change again. That’s what we do. Be BOLD and do the same. Together we’ll achieve more. In UNITEN, we create a future perfect for you; you GRADUATE WITH HONOUR. GRADUATE A CEO.