What is UTHM?

UTHM is an acronym for Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia which is Malaysia’s 15th Public Higher Institution of Learning.

When was UTHM established?

The establishment history of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia started off on September 16, 1993. The university was formerly known as Pusat Latihan Staf Politeknik (PLSP). The core business of PLSP then was to train and produce polytechnics academic staff to become knowledgeable and skilful in various engineering fields. The training institute was jointly administered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Three years later, PLSP was upgraded to Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO). Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak who was then the Minister of Education made the official announcement of the new status on April 12, 1996. This promotion was an acknowledgment to the institution which has excelled in producing human resources for technical education.

On September 27, 2000, the institute achieved another milestone when the Malaysian government agreed to award a university-college status to the institute. This was to recognize its contributions in science and technology-based development as well as in helping the nation to achieve its aspiration. With the new status, the institution was known as Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO) and the official announcement was made by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Musa Bin Mohamed, the then Minister of Education. KUiTTHO continued to grow and progress, producing graduates who were skilful, knowledgeable and competitive. Consequently, the Malaysian government, on September 20, 2006, agreed to award the university-college a full university status and changed its name to Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. On February 1, 2007, Datuk Mustapha Mohamed, the Minister of Higher Education officially announced the change of status. Subsequently, Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn then made the official declaration of the change of name on March 2, 2007.

Where is UTHM situated?

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) is located in Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim. UTHM is situated along the Batu Pahat – Ayer Hitam route. It is approximately 30 minutes (20KM) from Batu Pahat town and approximately 15 minutes (15KM) from Ayer Hitam township. North-South Highway users are required to take the Air Hitam/Batu Pahat exit to reach UTHM.

Who is its Vice Chancellor?

Currently, its Vice Chancellor is Y. Bhg. Prof. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly.

What are the programmes being offered?

Please refer to the following link.

How many students are currently enrolled in UTHM?

As of 2016, there are more than 15,344 students enrolled in UTHM. Find out more detail about UTHM using this link.

Does UTHM offer postgraduate programmes?

Yes, UTHM offers postgraduate programmes. 
For further information, please refer to the following link.

What is the medium of instruction used?

The medium of instruction is English and Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language).

How do I contact UTHM?

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 
Parit Raja 
86400 Batu Pahat 
Johor Malaysia 
Telephone:+607-453 7000/7025/7020 
Fax: +607-453 6337 
Email: 

  • For any inquiries, feel free to contact us at:

    Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
    86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat
    Johor, Malaysia

    Tel: +607-453 7000
    Fax: +607-453 6337
    Email:

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