How to Become a Professional Technologist?

Malaysian technologists and technicians can now be recognised more easily by registering with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). Through the Technologists and Technicians Act 2015 (Act 768), the Board was established as a professional organisation to register and recognise Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians as professionals.

UTAR has given support to MBOT through membership application drives for staff and programme accreditation by MBOT. Several technological-based programmes at UTAR are accredited by MBOT, providing a clear path for UTAR students to become Malaysian technologists.

Pathways to be a professional technologist in Malaysia

NOTE: Please keep in mind that this is merely a suggested path for your reference. The professional organisation may, at any time, amend the assessment and membership requirements as judged necessary. As a result, it's necessary to double-check the present path with UTAR officials or the professional body before enrolling.

List of MBOT Accredited Programmes at UTAR

MBOT has identified 23 Technology and Technical Fields that are aligned with Industry 4.0 and the National Transformation Transformation 2050 goal. The following UTAR programmes fall under the relevant MBOT-approved fields:

List of programmes accredited by MBOT

Difference between a Technologist and an Engineer