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Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Universiti Malaysia Perlis,
Kampus Kubang Gajah,  02600 Arau Perlis
Tel: +604-979 8008
Faxs: +604-9778422
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Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is Malaysia's 17th public institution of higher learning. It was approved by the Malaysian Cabinet on May 2001. Originally known as Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraa Utara Malaysia (KUKUM), or Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering, it was renamed as Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) in February 2007. The first intake consisted of 116 engineering students who started classes on June 2002. Currently, UniMAP has approximately 6,000 students and a workforce of more than 1,700 academic and non-academic staff members. It offers 21 undergraduate programmes that lead to Bachelor in Engineering, one undergraduate programmes that leads to an Engineering Technology degree and two undergraduate programmes that lead to a Bachelor in Business. We also offers six Diploma in Engineering programmes and 13 postgraduate programmes that lead to Master of Science in Engineering and PhD degrees.

UniMAP graduates are nurtured to become competent practitioners in their area of specialization and to have the confidence to explore entrepreneurial possibilities upon graduation. They are expected to not only exhibit excellence in the knowledge and skills that are directly related to their specialized fields of study, but also to demonstrate outstanding proficiency in both communication and ICT skills, as well as possess unsurpassed traits of professionalism and patriotism.

Most of the enginneering programmes at UniMAP have an electronic-based focus. However, both basic and applied studies on other fields of engineering and technology that support the advancement of engineering are also actively pursued here. In addition, International Business, Engineering Entrepreneurship and an MBA in Engineering Management are also on offer. The International Business programme is designed to produce global-business leaders who could function and compete effectively in the globalized market place. The Engineering Entrepreneursip programme aims to equip today's generation of 'technopreneurs' with an excellent entrepreneurial knowledge on managing industrial and technology-based businesses, whilst the MBA in Engineering Management is designed to produce competent managers for the engineering and technology sectors.

UniMAP is located in Perlis. The smallest state in Malaysia, Perlis lies at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has Satun and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand on its northern border. It is bordered by the state of Kedah to the south. This pleasant little state has a population of less that 23,000, comprising mainly of Malays (the majority), Chinese and Indians.

The capital of Perlis is Kangar, while the royal capital is Arau. Padang Besar, one of Malaysia's gateway to Thailand, is about 30 minutes drive from Kangar. The main port and ferry terminal here us at the small village of Kuala Perlis, linking mostly to the famous Langkawi Island. Some 2.5 hours drive to the south is the beautiful island of Penang, while metropolitan Kuala Lumpur lies about 6 hours away by car (or 40 minutes by air).

Perlis is an ideal location for study because of its quiet appeal, rustic charm, peaceful greenery, and serene foliage. Many Perlisians practice simple living, - unpretentious to the trappings of excessive consumerism. Known to be the place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Perlis offers a perfect environment for the one thing very much needed in order to succeed in the academia-focus.