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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 Mission of the university is to produce a holistic human capital that contributes to the nation’s development and industrial competitiveness. The Vision of UniMAP is to be internationally competitive academic and research institution.

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. UniMAP also offer six Diplomas 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 specialisation 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 specialised 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 engineering 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. 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 globalised market place. The Engineering Entrepreneurship 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 sector.

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