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About Us

Facts About SPACE UTM

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)

Facts About UTMSPACE

UTMSPACE, a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLBG) under the Malaysian Companies Act 2016 (“CA 2016”), was incorporated on 28 January 2011. Currently, UTMSPACE is led by a Chief Executive Officer and UTMSPACE Board of Directors acts as a governing body in determining the overall direction and strategy of the business. More


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)

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Vision & Mission

To be a Centre of Excellence in Continuing Education
To provide quality continuing education services based on science and technology using operational methods that are flexible and customer friendly

Leading Transnational Continuing Education.

Core Values

Quality Driven
Student Centred
Flexible Learning
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


2009 – 2010


SPACE was rebranded as UTM SPACE. UTM SPACE participated in MOHE Edutourism International Programme



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)