A strong tradition needs a deep-rooted history in order to be of any significance, and so it is with the British Malaysian Institute. It was formerly known as Tuas Polytech, which was established on 1 September 1993. Its first premise was at the Medan MARA building. In December 1993, it moved to its temporary location at Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
In November 1997, Tuas Polytech changed its name to British Malaysian Institute in line with the government's vision of transferring foreign technologies to Malaysian industries.
On August 27,1997, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the construction of the new British Malaysian Institute campus, jointly officiated by the British Foreign Secretary and the Malaysian Entrepreneur Development Minister. The new campus, set on 7.2 hectares of green, country land, became functional by the dawn of the new millennium. Apart from providing better facilities, this new location offers a conducive environment for focussed training.
British Malaysian Institute is directly registered with the Edexcel Foundation / Business and Technology Educational Council (BTEC) of United Kingdom, the body awarding the Higher National Diploma. It is created to provide Malaysia with a premier college of international standing catering for the human resource needs of high technology industries in the future.
It was later joined Universiti Kuala Lumpur on 1 September 2003 and known as UNIVERSITI KUALA LUMPUR British Malaysian Institute (UniKL-BMI).Programmes offered at UniKL-BMI are engineering programmes leading from diploma to degree level. UniKL-BMI provides an alternative route to higher education for those whose dream of furthering their education has so far remained a dream.
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
British Malaysian Institute
Batu 8, Jalan Sungai Pusu
53100 Gombak, Selangor
sources from: http://www.bmi.edu.my