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)
Vision & Mission
Leading Transnational Continuing Education.
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)