Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Logo Rasmi UMT.png
MottoTerokaan Seluas Lautan, Demi Kelestarian Sejagat
Motto in English
Ocean of Discoveries For Global Sustainability
ChancellorSultanah Nur Zahirah, Sultanah of Terengganu
Vice-ChancellorProfesor Dato' Dr. Nor Aieni binti Haji Mokhtar[2][3]
Location, ,
ColorsOrange, White, Purple, Red, Grey[4]

The Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (University of Malaysia, Terengganu) or UMT, formerly known as Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (University College of Science and Technology Malaysia) or KUSTEM, is a university in Kuala Nerus District, Terengganu, Malaysia. It was officially chartered on 1 February 2007.

History of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)[edit]

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu began as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia's Centre for Fisheries and Marine Science, located at Mengabang Telipot, Kuala Terengganu. It provided facilities for both students and lecturers from the Fisheries and Marine Science programmes to conduct their practical sessions and also researches.

Eventually, the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) in Serdang was transferred to Kuala Terengganu, and the Centre transformed into a branch campus, being renamed Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Terengganu (UPMT) in June 1996. The name of the faculty was also changed to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology. Also formed were the Faculty of Science and Professional Literature and the Matriculation Centre.

Later on, the Cabinet of Malaysia had approved the establishment of Terengganu University College (KUT) on 5 May 1999 as an associate campus of UPM. Then Terengganu Universiti College was given autonomy on 1 May 2001 and was renamed the Malaysian Science and Technology University College (KUSTEM) on 20 June 2001.

On 1 February 2007, KUSTEM was given the status of a full-fledged university, and with that elevation, it was renamed again and remain to this very day as Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.

Vision, Mission, Function & Objective[edit]


  • The Integration of Knowledge and Practice based on the Faith in Allah is Fundamental to the University's Endeavour in Preparing Competent Human Capital for Global Prosperity


  • Becoming The Country's Leading and Globally Respected Marine-Focused University


  • Generating Knowledge for the Community's Affluence and Environmental Sustainability.


  • Ocean of Discoveries, for Global Sustainability


  • Marine Science and Aquatic Resources


  • Supports the mission of the university to become the premier centre of learning and research by contributing to the progress of humankind and exploration of knowledge and also to the creation of wealth and national development.
  • Provides trained manpower with professional skills, high self-discipline and positive work ethics.
  • Produces graduates who are sensitive to management ideas, responsive to change and become a role-model for students and community.
  • Serves society through the dissemination of ideas and new practices and seek solutions to current problems in society.
  • Establishes relationships with other universities, institutions and the industry for mutual benefit and the national development.
  • Supports the mission of the university to become an organised centre of research and learning as well as providing good services and exploring in a new technologies.


  • Explores all areas related to Science, Technology and Natural Resource Management through research.
  • Provides the latest facilities (laboratories, libraries, computing and environment) to support the development of knowledge, learning and scholarship.
  • Offers excellent programmes of study that meet current and future needs. Produces graduates who are responsible, knowledgeable, confident and competent.
  • Plays an active role in the development of social, economic and education through the expansion services specifically to the local community of the East Coast Peninsular and to the Malaysians, in general.

Undergraduate Programme[edit]


  • G0001 Foundation in STEM


  • G2051 Diploma in Fisheries

Bachelor (Pure Science)

  • GS02 Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
  • GS08 Bachelor of Science (Computational Mathematics)
  • GS28 Bachelor of Science (Chemical Sciences)
  • GS40 Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)
  • GS43 Bachelor of Science (Financial Mathematics)
  • GS44 Bachelor of Science (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry)

Bachelor (Applied Science)

  • GC10 Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering)
  • GC28 Bachelor of Computer Science with Maritime Informatics
  • GG09 Bachelor of Food Science (Food Service and Nutrition)
  • GG10 Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries)
  • GG15 Bachelor of Science (Marine Science)
  • GG27 Bachelor of Science in Agrotechnology (Aquaculture)
  • GG34 Bachelor of Science in Agrotechnology (Crop Science)
  • GG31 Bachelor of Science in Agrotechnology (Post Harvest Technology)
  • GG37 Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime Technology)
  • GS03 Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Conservation and Management)
  • GS04 Bachelor of Food Science (Food Technology)
  • GS15 Bachelor of Applied Science (Electronic Physics and Instrumentation)
  • GS68 Bachelor of Science (Nautical Sciences and Maritime Transport)
  • GY06 Bachelor of Technology (Environment)

Bachelor (Social Science)

  • GE00 Bachelor of Economics (Natural Resources)
  • GE02 Bachelor of Accounting
  • GP04 Bachelor of Counseling
  • GP08 Bachelor of Management (Tourism)
  • GP18 Bachelor of Management (Maritime)
  • GP22 Bachelor of Management (Marketing)
  • GP31 Bachelor of Management (Policy and Social Environment)


  • HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH NUR ZAHIRAH (Sultanah of Terengganu) D.K., D.M.N., S.S.M.Z., S.S.M.T., D.K. (Kedah), Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao (Thailand)


Year Rank Valuer
2012 301+ QS Asian University Rankings
2013 251–300 QS Asian University Rankings
2014 251–300 QS Asian University Rankings
2015 251–300 QS Asian University Rankings
2016 251–300 QS Asian University Rankings
2017 251–300 QS Asian University Rankings
2018 251–300 QS Asian University Rankings

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 5°24′19″N 103°05′16″E / 5.40528°N 103.08778°E / 5.40528; 103.08778