The history of UTM started as far back as 1930 when it was first established as a technical school. Being one of its kinds in the country to train technology-inclined individuals, it was later upgraded to a college status in 1946 and was called Technical College. It retained its college status for more than two decades but due to the significant role played by the college in equipping the nation with technologists and technical professionals, and the greater demand for more qualified technologists, it again went through another upgrade when on 14th March 1972 it was upgraded to an institute and was called Institut Teknologi Kebangsaan (ITK). His Highness, the Yang DiPertuan Agong proclaimed the establishment of ITK under Section 6 (I) of the Universities and Universiti Colleges Act 1971. The decision to upgrade this technical college in Jalan Gurney, Kuala Lumpur to become ITK was in line with the recommendation of the Higher Education Planning Committee in 1969.从以前只是以4个工程系为主，到现在扩展到拥有生物科学与生物工程系院(Faculty of Bioscience and Bioengineering) 和生物医学工程生物医学工程和保健科学系院(Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Health Science)，工大至今总共拥有12个系院，其中与工程有关的系院多达7个。因此，从创立至今，工大是国家其中主要科技与工程领域(technology & engineering )的培训中心。
ITK was formed to provide, promote and develop higher education in the fields of science, engineering, technology and architecture. In its pursuit for academic excellence, ITK was entrusted with the responsibility to conduct research, accumulate and disseminate knowledge, as well as to train future engineers and professionals. At this juncture, ITK was one of the key players in training and producing qualified engineers and professionals for the nation.
Institut Teknologi Kebangsaan, gained its university status on 1st April 1975 and was later renamed as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The administration and governance of the university was then corporatised on 15th March 1998. On 28th August 1999, the then Prime Minister, YAB Dato? Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad launched the university as a ?Discovery University?. Later in August 2002, UTM was awarded the MSC status.
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