UNITEN is a unique institution, providing both academic programmes and engineering technology skills training within the same campus. The university's programmes are focused on engineering, information technology, business management and related areas. UNITEN not only prepare its graduates to become knowledgeable and competent professionals, but also to develop them as well-rounded individuals with broad intellectual outlook.
UNITEN is one of the first private universities in Malaysia and is wholly-owned by the public-listed Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), one of the largest utility companies in South East-Asia. Though relatively new as a university, UNITEN is moving rapidly towards establishing itself as the regional centre of educational excellence. The support and commitment it receives from its holding company, TNB, has enabled it to accelerate the infrastructure development of the campus.
The number of programmes it offers would be increased accordingly, in line with its commitment to serve the needs of the nation and other countries that look to Malaysia for assistance to meet their requirements for tertiary education.
UNITEN strives to provide quality education to prepare students for positions in industry, commerce and academia. The comprehensive and innovative programme contents and teaching techniques are designed towards expanding the frontiers of learning. Students will be challenged to develop into multi-skilled professionals possessing mental, intellectual and emotional fortitude to succeed in life.
The curricula, further enhanced with project work, research, open-ended experiments and practical training, are designed with inputs from the industrial and commercial sectors as well as from local and foreign universities. The emphasis is towards producing professionals to fulfil the needs of the industry of commerce in particular and the nation in general.
All academic programmes are formulated to meet the academic requirements of the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). In addition, engineering and accounting degree programmes are designed to satisfy the requirements of the relevant professional bodies.
The selection of lecturers and advisory staff is based on their qualifications, professional experience, teaching expertise and professionalism, passion for their respective subjects and their commitment to share their knowledge and experiences with the students.