UTM KL target up to 5,000 students of which is 3,000 from the total is post-graduate students.
In addition of the students’ composition changes, the role of Centers of Excellence (CoE) has been restructured and strengthened its role. A number of CoE had upgraded to the school. CoE involved had identified new areas to be offered as follows: –
i. Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)
Cabinet meeting on May 26, 2010 has approved the establishment of Malaysia – Japan International Institute of Technology (Malaysia – Japan International Institute of Technology / MJIIT) and operates at UTM International Campus.
Starting in 2011, MJIIT will offer several programs of engineering and technology management at the undergraduate and post graduate levels based on Japanese technology in addition to conduct research (R & D) and strengthen research collaboration with universities / industries in Malaysia and countries in Asia including Japan.
Recently, the Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak on the 1st June 2012.
ii. Kolej Sains & Teknologi (KST)
In effort to get the status of Research University, UTM made transformation towards KST that combined KST, UPPK (Joint Programme) and SPACE become UTMSPACE. It takes over the role of UTM International Campus as the diploma central.
UTM KL PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
UTM KL Physical Transformation Under the 9th Malaysia Plan (RMK-9)
Under the RMK-9, UTM KL received a substantial allocation over RM150 million. The campus redevelopment project undertaken to change UTM KL into a world-class university that offers the best amenities and ‘state of art technology’.
Projects under construction are: –
- High End Advanced Management Centre (HEAMC) (RM91 million)
HEACM building has 17 floors that originally designed to place the Centers of Excellence . It is also built 2 storey of Seminar Hall and Executive Lodging of 4 storey building involving 24,300 sqm with a cost of RM91 million. The site of the project was hand over on March 3, 2009 and be completed by September 2011. Based on the transformation to the Centers of Excellence, the placement of the building will be replanning.
Perspective view of HEAMC building
- Kolej Sains dan Teknologi converted to Malaysia – Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) (RM58.5 million)
10-storey building with an area of 24.200 sqm exclusively designed to provide teaching and learning conducive environment for students and staff. The original building has been converted place KST and changed to Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT). The construction began on August 26, 2008 and be completed in September 2011. The progress till December 2010 was 81%.
Perspective view of KST/MJIIT building
- Mosque (RM7.5 million)
The newly-built mosque situated at the strategic location in the area of 24 hectres to replace the old mosque for university community and people around. This mosque was completed in September 2010 and able to accommodate 3000 people. The opening ceremony was officiated by His Majesty Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin on August 20, 2010.
The newly- built mosque
His Majesty Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin officiated the mosque opening ceremony
UTM KL has transformed to ensure its existence in the middle of metropolitan city and take all the opportunities of its location advantages. The tendency of foreign students to continue their studies in Malaysia and especially UTM because the campus itself is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur cannot be denied.