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Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 1,600 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Private

About Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) was established in 1976 and is one of the first private universities in Malaysia. It was previously named Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (ILSAS) until 1997. The institution later changed its name to UNITEN, upon becoming a recognised institute of higher learning. Their vision is to become a leading university in global energy. 

The programmes offered are focused on Engineering, IT and Business. 

The university focuses on its students in becoming individuals and top-class graduates. These students are molded by the courses offered, designed with expert advice from the industry and a world class teaching faculty. 

The courses are delivered by experts in their respective fields and have many years of research experience.

UNITEN also has a sports department, in which they train teams for national and international level university competitions. 

Campus information

UNITEN has two campuses. Putrajaya Campus was established in 1997 and is located about 38 km south of Kuala Lumpur. The campus has an area of 214 hectares. 

UNITEN's Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus in Pahang began on 13 February 2001 because of the rapid growth of Putrajaya campus. 

  • Academic Facilities and Resources:
    • Lecture halls and classrooms, seminar and conference rooms,
    • engineering technology skills training workshops and laboratories,
    • personal computer laboratories,
    • multimedia facilities,
    • an auditorium, 
    • multipurpose hall.


  • Student Support Services and Student Development Activities  
    • UNITEN provides an Olympic-size swimming pool,
    • equestrian facilities (Horse riding),
    • mini-stadium for football.


  • Health and Medical facilities
    • Medical treatment can be obtained at the nearby Bandar Muadzam Shah Hospital.


  • Instructional Facilities
    • Lecture theatrettes and classrooms with airconditioning.


  • Social, Recreational and Sport Facilities
    • Mosque within walking distance from the Sultan Haji Campus,
    • fields for soccer, rugby and hockey, 
    • courts for tennis, badminton and sepak takraw.


On-campus apartments are available for over 4,000 students. Bedrooms are either single or double and an apartment can accommodate two to six students. 

Facilities per unit

  1. The premium units include water heater, fridge, lounge, air conditioning.
  2. The non-high end are equipped with basic facilities such as, sofa, kitchenettes and modern toilets.

Types of Apartment:

  • Premium Single (2 students per apartment) - RM620
  • Premium Single (4 students per apartment) - RM570
  • Deluxe Single (4 students per apartment) - RM440
  • Deluxe Twin sharing (4 students per apartment) - RM320
  • Superior Single (6 students per apartment) - RM340
  • Superior Sharing (6 students per apartment) - RM270

All the apartments include the following facilities:

  • Room inventory: single bed & mattress, side table, wardrobe, noticeboard, a ceiling fan and lamp;
  • the warden of the student units makes sure that any damages will be repaired immediately.

Additional info

UNITEN welcomes International students

  • UNITEN welcomes students from all over the world. Eventually they expect to have about 20 percent of the university’s students to come from other countries.

UNITEN provides a wide range of support services to international students to look after their welfare and special needs. The International Office provides assistance pertaining information and immigration policies. 

The International Student Unit of the Student Affairs Centre looks after accommodation arrangement, welfare, counseling advice and special needs. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 4 Business, Management 4 Engineering 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


Reviews 5

How is the academic life at this university/college? UNITEN provides a great academic aspects to students, the classes are not that packed What are the students like? During my years in UNITEN, the students here are very friendly and helpful. They are also very supportive. What do students…
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How is the academic life at this university/college? The academic life here is flexible and not as hectic as in Public University. You have the advantage of planning your own academic course structure and subjects each semester and not stringently bound by the given academic course structure. As a…
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