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About Us

Welcome Message from Chair
School of Professional and Continuing Education, UTM

School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) UTM was established in 1993. The main objective was to be a center of excellence in providing professional continuing education for career advancement. SPACE believes in the lifelong learning philosophy that everyone can be educated regardless of his or her age and prior academic background. Our focus is to provide a learning platform such as mainstream academic programmes being offered on a part-time basis to accommodate the working communities throughout Malaysia. SPACE provides opportunities for working adults to gain higher education without them leaving their workplaces.

Starting in the 1995/1996 academic session, SPACE offered 8 programmes of which three were Diploma Programmes and five degree programmes. Currently, SPACE collaborates with 14 private colleges throughout Malaysia to offer UTM Diploma and Degree programmes.

From a humble beginning at the registrar office of UTM, SPACE is currently operating at Block T05, UTM Johor Bahru, and Level 2, UTM Residency, Kuala Lumpur. Several new programmes are being offered such as Foundations, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business), and International Degree Programmes. SPACE is led by a Chair and assisted by two Associate Chairs. SPACE also manages the franchising of UTM academic programmes locally and abroad.

School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Facts About

On 15 October 1992, the Ministry of Education Malaysia had approved for the establishment of School for Continuing Education for UTM to promote lifelong learning programmes. The School was officially launched in July 1993 and known as the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE). Initially, SPACE offered part-time UTM academic programmes in collaboration with UTM faculties and conducted short courses and Seminars.
In 2010. SPACE managed UTM Centre for Diploma Studies and UTM Franchise Management Unit which offered UTM Diploma programmes.
Currently, SPACE is actively involved in offering and conducting UTM academic programs such as Foundation, Diploma and Degree either on a full-time or part-time basis. SPACE is led by a Chair and assisted by two Associate Chairs. SPACE also manages the franchising of UTM academic programmes locally and abroad.

(Edited on 11/7/2023 by BHEAK)


SPACE offers the following programmes:

1. UTM academic programmes. All academic programmes offered are subjected to UTM academic regulations.

    • Foundation programme (full-time)
    • Diploma programme (full-time & part-time)
    • Degree programme (full-time & part-time)

2. UTM joint/collaboration programmes. The joint/collaboration programmes are conducted through collaboration with private colleges across the country. Currently, 14 private colleges are verified to deliver UTM joint/collaboration programmes.

3. Transnational programmes. UTM gives SPACE the responsibility to implement UTM academic programmes through a franchise approach, offshore, or hybrid mode.

(update : 31 May 2023)

Vision & Mission


To be an International Centre of Excellence in Lifelong Learning

To provide quality Lifelong Learning Programmes that are widely accessible, customized and flexible that meet customer needs and expectations



Core Values

Focused Quality
Driven High Performance
Team Work
Cost Conscious
Global Outlook


1993 – 2000


SPACE started operation at UTM main campus in Johor Bahru



Began to offer mainstream academic programmes on part-time basis.

SPACE set up a branch office at UTM City Campus, Kuala Lumpur



Began to manage UTM Joint Programmes



Became the secretariat of the Distance Learning Study Programme



SPACE exclusively handled the Part-Time Study Programme and Distance Learning Study Programme for Diploma and Bachelor’s degree level



SPACE acquired a building at Taman Universiti, Skudai, equipped with comprehensive and sophisticated office facilities




SPACE took over the management of UTM College of Science and Technology and the Joint Programme Management Unit

2013 – 2015


SPACE celebrated it’s 20th anniversary.



UTM mandated SPACE to offer full-time diploma programmes.

2016 – 2018


PUPW Programme has been agreed by JPU of UTM.



Began to offer UTM International Degree Programme (UTMIDP) on full- time basis



SPACE celebrates 25th anniversary

SPACE introduces UTM Foundation Programme, Bachelor of General Studies, and Bachelor of Business Administration

SPACE starts TNE collaboration with Qaiwan University (Kurdistan), NIBM (Sri Lanka), AVID College (Maldives), Malaysian Consortium for Education Mauritius (Mauritius)



SPACE UTM Celebrate 30th Anniversary