Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Top 9 university in Malaysia according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021
94% employability rate within 6 months of graduation
Tier 5 in SETARA 2017 rating

#1. About UNITEN

Established in 1997, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a private university owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). UNITEN has 2 campuses; the main campus in Putrajaya and the other in Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang.

The Putrajaya campus offers courses in engineering, computer science, information technology, business economics, energy economics, language and social sciences and graduate studies. The second campus in Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (KSHAS) offers courses in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, business and foundation and diploma studies.

World-class facilities abound at UNITEN, with the availability of a mini-stadium, Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis court, football field, gymnasium and the Sports Arena which has 11 indoor courts for futsal, netball, sepak takraw, basketball and volleyball.

The institution also has a comprehensive healthcare facility with the ILSAS dispensary in the Putrajaya campus and Muadzam Shah Hospital in the KSHAS campus. There is also a library with a 24-hour study area, on-campus Wi-Fi available for students and round-the-clock security services.

UNITEN Ranking & Reputation

UNITEN is the top 9 university in Malaysia according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. The institution has also obtained a tier 5 in the SETARA 2017 ratings and has been the top choice for engineering, computer science and information technology courses. UNITEN graduates also have better job prospects even before their graduation due to the institution’s 94% employability rate.


#2. Why Choose UNITEN


Credit Transfer

Credit transfer to some academic programmes granted to qualified students

practical training benefits

Practical Training Benefits

Practical training under Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Group of companies

high employability rate

High Employability Rate

94% of graduates secure a job within 6 months of graduation

Popular Courses at UNITEN

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Business
  • Information Technology

#3. Location

(a) UNITEN Putrajaya Campus

Located in the country’s federal administrative centre, the UNITEN Putrajaya campus took shape in 1995 involving 3 stages of development and construction, with an overall area of 483 acres. Its close proximity to the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) also adds to its accomplished standing.

At the Putrajaya campus, there are 3 major Government hospitals; Serdang Hospital (3 km), Kajang Hospital (9 km) and Putrajaya Hospital (11 km), plus several private hospitals. There is also an on-campus health and medical centre.

In addition, the 4 colleges located on the Putrajaya campus are home to the schools of Engineering, Computing and Informatics, Energy Economics and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.

Getting Around

  • Public Transport: Accessible via Serdang and Kajang KTM stations.
  • Shuttle Bus: UNITEN shuttle bus service is available for students and staff to and from the Serdang KTM station.
  • Parking: Plenty of parking is available within the campus area.

(b) UNITEN Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (KSHAS) Campus

The second UNITEN campus, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (KSHAS) is located in Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang, about 214 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur. The 168-acre KSHAS campus was officially opened on 4 May 2001. Students of UNITEN’s College of Business Management and Accounting pursue their studies at this campus.

Although Bandar Muadzam Shah is a small developing town, it has many public amenities. It has its own hospital, police station, fire department station meteorological station, bus station, hypermarket, post office, 3 clinics, 5 commercial banks and more. Muadzam Shah is also a transit point for travelers going to tourist spots such as Tanjung Gemuk.

Getting Around

  • Public Transport: Taxis are available.
  • Shuttle Bus: No shuttle bus available.
  • Parking: Plenty of parking is available within the campus area.

#4. Accommodation

UNITEN Putrajaya Campus

(a) On-campus accommodation

UNITEN Putrajaya offers 3 types of on-campus units in 4 apartments with the option to choose from premium single to superior twin sharing. All rooms in all apartments have round-the-clock security, a bed and mattress, sofa, dining table, bathroom and kitchen table. Premium rooms come with a fridge, air-conditioner and water heater.

UNITEN Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (KSHAS) Campus

(a) On-campus accommodation

At the KSHAS campus, the 3 student apartments offered are the Desasiswa Bestari, Desasiswa Ilmiah and Desasiswa Harmoni, with the option to choose premium single, deluxe single, superior single, deluxe twin sharing or superior twin sharing rooms. All units come with a lounge, pantry and round-the-clock security. For extra comfort, premium rooms are equipped with an air-conditioner, fridge and water heater.

(b) Off-campus accommodation

Both Putrajaya and KSHAS locations offer off-campus accommodation in residential condominiums and terrace houses. Rental rates are very affordable to cater to students’ needs.

#5. Take a Peek into the Life of a UNITEN Student

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