The history of technical education in this country has been a century old. It all began in 1904 when a Technical School began its operation on Weld Road (now Jalan Raja Chulan) to teach Technical Assistants for the Federated Malay States Departments of Railways, Survey and Public Works.
UTM strive to excel in multi-disciplinary research, particularly in science and engineering field, which have been UTM's focus area. In order to be top ranked institution both locally and globally, a number of Centres of Excellence were established to gather expertise from various faculties and background to work on the core business defined in the particular Centre of Excellence.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has been recognized as one of the best university in Malaysia in producing high quality graduates. Once again this year, Career Centre UTM will be organizing UTM Career Carnival 2018 in the middle of April 2018 , at Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI), UTM Johor Bahru.
Students Affairs Office provides 10 residential colleges that can accommodate up to 14,774 students in one academic session and 301 housing units for students who bring along their spouse and children to stay with them throughout their studies in UTM.
There are two types of housing available for the students. One of which is the apartment type (a – two – room and a – three – room apartment) and the other is the town house with two rooms. Each housing unit is furnished with basic facilities such as furniture and refrigerator for the students’ convenience.
Moving within the campus can be a confusing and frustrating thing if you do not know your way around. UTM provides free campus bus services, the schedule can be accessed here . There are a few choices of Guest Houses in UTM to stay, the information regarding the charges, locations and contact number of the houses can be found here .