Universiti Utara Malaysia Perlis

By | February 21, 2018

Universiti Utara Malaysia Perlis

Universiti Utara Malaysia Perlis, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is a Malaysian public institution of higher learning located in Perlis. It was previously known as Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (English: Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering). It was established as the 17th Public Insititution of Higher Learning in Malaysia on 25 July 2001. Brigadier General Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin is the first and current Vice-Chancellor is Dato’ Prof. Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal.


UniMAP began its operations at a temporary campus in Kubang Gajah, Arau, Perlis on 2 May 2002. Curriculum development, physical development and recruitment activities began shortly after the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on 16 February 2002. The first intake of 119 students for the academic session 2002/2003 began on 20 June 2002.
Initially offering two programmes, UniMAP now offers 6 Diploma programmes, 37 Bachelor’s Degree programmes, 20 Master’s Degree programmes and 12 Doctor of Philosophy programmes for almost 10,000 students. Located in the north of Peninsular Malaysia, UniMAP has a distributed campus with 30 locations across the state of Perlis.
UniMAP permanent campus covers three locations:

  • Kampus Kota Kangar accommodates the School of Environmental Engineering, School of Bioprocess Engineering, School of Business Innovation & Technopreneurship and School of Human Development & Techno-Communication.
  • Kampus Alam UniMAP Pauh Putra covers 1,050 acres. It accommodates the School of Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechatronic Engineering, School of Microelectric Engineering, School of Computer and Communication Engineering and the School of Electrical Systems Engineering. Also on the campus are the Engineering Centre, Centre for Industrial and Governmental Collaboration, Institute of Engineering Mathematics, the lecture hall complex, the multipurpose hall, residential colleges developed through a private finance initiative, an international-class go-kart circuit and the Syed Sirajuddin Areeb Putra Sports Complex.
  • Kampus Hijau UniMAP Sungai Chuchuh covers 300 acres. It houses the Faculty of Engineering Technology, a residential college, and the institute of Sustainable Agrotechnology (INSAT) which runs nine greenhouses including two dedicated to Harumanis mango research.