International Internship - Malaysia

In this program students work on a research project under the supervision of a professor from Petronas University in a topic that is of joint interest of the student and the hosting faculty. Student/Faculty matching is done by Petronas University. Students register for 1 credit of ENGR 484 at Texas A&M. The faculty of record for the ENGR 484 is the co-op advisor of the student’s department.

The 1-credit ENGR 484 can count as a technical elective. Approval by each department. It counts as the international Component of the Engineering International Certificate (/global/certificate)

Locations and Dates

    • Locations:Malaysia
    • Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2018 
    • Majors: Mechanical, Civil Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
    • Number of Participants: 4 spots available
    • Experience: Juniors and Seniors

For more information contact

Ms. Leslie Donaway
Engineering International Programs Office
Engineering Activities Building A
(979) 458-5992

Courses Offered

ENGR 484: International Internship (1 CR)
Course counts as technical elective in most departments
Course counts for the Engineering International Certificate

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Required to attend all program specific orientations

Location Information


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. UTP offers wide range of industry-relevant engineering and technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. UTP has produced more than 10,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world. UTP complements its engineering and technology programs with quality education in the areas of management and humanities, with the aim of producing well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be rated a 4-star institution by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), with a maximum five-star rating in five areas out of eight, namely employability, internationalization, innovation, facilities and access. UTP also maintains its ranking in the top 200 for the 2015 QS World University Ranking by subject for Chemical Engineering, with the additional of three new subjects including Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science & Information Systems have positioned themselves in the world ranking.

UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be ranked in the top 200 for the 2014 QS Asia University Rankings and ranked at 335 for the QS World University Rankings under Engineering and Technology Faculty. UTP also places strong emphasis on Research and Development as it strives to achieve the status of an internationally renowned Research University. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on nine niche areas which are Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. This is evident when UTP was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument for its research, development and commercialization efforts recently.

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Situated 40 km south-west of Ipoh, the capital city of Perak Darul Ridzuan and 50 km north-east of Lumut, known for its sandy beaches, Bandar Seri Iskandar features the best of two worlds modern development and a natural environment. Bandar Seri Iskandar is in a stretch of land between two towns, Batu Gajah and Lumut. It is currently being developed into industrial zones. These zones will include the Industrial and Technological Park, Pharmaceutical Park, Educational Park and Research and Science Park.

Perak Darul Ridzuan
The state of ageless architectural splendors, islands resorts, virgin tropical forests, national recreational parks and a wealth of specialized museums, Perak Darul Ridzuan offers a little something special for everyone. Its administrative capital Ipoh, historically renowned for its tin industry, is today poised to become a focal point for industry, business and investment activities.

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Funding Opportunities

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:



The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through the university’s scholarship website (below). The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, visit:



For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit Study Abroad Programs Office/Funding Your Program/Scholarships.