Now known as Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia
Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM) was established on December 1, 2000. It was established under Section 20 of the University and University College Act 1971 (Act 30) under the Orders of Kolej
Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (Incorporated) 2001. KUTKM is a public university pioneering in the use of the "practice and application oriented" teaching and learning method for technical education in Malaysia. This is in
accordance with the government's decision to cater for the human resource need of Malaysia's industries.
The university currently operates from its temporary campus at Jalan T.U. 2 and 3, Taman Tasek Utama, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Its permanent campus at Bukit Senandung 1 and 2, Durian Tunggal, Melaka is under construction. The 725-acre new campus is expected to be ready by 2005.
KUTKM has five faculties namely Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Information and Communication Technologies. There are two academic centers, the Academic Service Centre and the University-Industry Centre (UNIC). An institute, the Institute for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, has also been established to offer post-graduate programmes on technology management and entrepreneurship.
The university offers academic programmes at diploma, bachelor, master's and PhD levels. The university aims to produce professionals who are not only highly qualified and technically competent but are also highly skillful and efficient.
The academic programs offered by the university are conducted in a way where equal emphases are given theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline. The teaching and learning approaches at the university are Opractice and application oriented' and involve:
• Competency development;
KUTKM admitted its first group of 347 students on June 10, 2001, and by April 2004, it has a total enrolment of 3000 students.