Its namesake patron Tun Hussein Onn played a significant role in solving problems for the country’s safety. He was renowned for being very sincere in his effort for racial unity in Malaysia. He was a disciplined person and the title given to him was ‘Father of Unity’, The acronym of his first name, titleates the university’s goals:
- H Harmony
- U Unity
- S Security
- S Survival
- E Efficiency
- I Integrity
- N National
UTHM specializes in various fields:
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
- Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
- Technology Management,
- Business and Entrepreneurship,
- Computer Science and Information Technology,
- Technical and Vocational Education.
The University has two campuses, namely, the Parit Raja campus and the Pagoh campus.