Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is Malaysia’s 17th public institution of higher learning. Approved by the Malaysian Cabinet in May 2001, it started off as a university college – Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM). The institution’s first intake comprised 116 engineering students who began classes in June 2002. In February 2007, KUKUM was upgraded to a full-fledged university and renamed Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). The university is one of only four technical universities in Malaysia.
UniMAP’s raison d’etre was to produce highly-skilled engineers to fulfil and support Malaysia’s Industrial Blueprint (Pelan Induk Perindustrian Negara). Over the years, we have remained true to this mission, aiming to produce exemplary individuals who will contribute to the Nation’s development and industry competitiveness agenda.
UniMAP stands for Universiti Malaysia Perlis (formerly known as KUKUM) is the 17th university established in Malaysia aims to create highly skilled engineers to meet and support the country’s industrial plan, as well as provide an alternative to students who are more inclined towards practical learning.
The UniMAP permanent campus is in Pauh (1050 acres) an 300 acres in Sungai Chuchuh. Two school that has been operating in the permanent UniMAP campus, namely the School of Mechatronics Engineering and School of Manufacturing Engineering. The opening ceremony was held on 2nd November 2009.The event was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP and was attended by all UniMAP staff. Currently, UniMAP campus is distributed around Perlis.
UniMAP laboratories are equipped with modern equipment that is used for the purpose of learning. The facilities can be used even in the students first year of study. Some laboratories have already received recognition by the system as outlined in the MS 1722:2005 & OHSAS 18001:2007 & Laboratory Accreditation Scheme of Malaysia (SAMM) 17025: Health and Safety Operational Implementation Procedures for Laboratory and Equipment. The Laboratories referred are:
MECHANICAL TESTING LAB – MATERIAL ENGINEERING SCHOOL
CHEMICAL & MECHANICAL TESTING LAB – ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCHOOL
CHEMICAL & FOOD TESTING LAB – BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING (undergoing accreditation process (2013))
Yes, we provide financial support and sponsorship to our new intake and existing students with conditions.
Yes, we provide on-campus accommodation for our students.