Established on 1st December 2000 as the 1st Technical Public University in Malaysia. Located in the UNESCO world heritage city of Melaka, As a Focus University, UTeM boasts strengths in technical fields – namely Engineering, IT, and Management Technology. UTeM has cemented a reputation of being a source of high-quality engineering graduates with the capability of meeting the requirements of high-tech industries. UTeM also has research competencies in areas that it has identified as being key to enhancing the University’s unique proposition and also contributes to the nation such as Green Technology, Systems Engineering, Human-Technology Interaction, and Emerging Technology. UTeM admits not only local but also international students and this includes students from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Chad, Syria, Pakistan, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Tanzania, India, Somalia, Singapore, Qatar, Palestine, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Ghana, France, Yemen, Nigeria and Jordan
UTeM has been active in sharing educational resources as OpenCourseWare, via https://ocw.utem.edu.my . Resources developed for UTeM MOOCs are published under an open license and shared via UTeM OpenCourseWare.
Since 2015 UTeM has developed MOOCs and currently offered 15 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) (https://openlearning.com/utemmooc). Currently there are 21,119 participants from 112 countries have enrolled to UTeM MOOCs. UTeM is the first public university in Malaysia offering MOOCs for credit transfer since 2017. The guideline for credit transfer was introduced by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2016 with the hope of exposing students to a lifelong learning platform to enhance their knowledge and skills, especially digital intelligence, which is vital for all students to master in this digital transformation era.