UTAR continually seeks for accreditation and recognition for its programmes from professional bodies where relevant to the respective fields of studies. Accreditation or recognition by professional bodies provides UTAR and its programmes with international reputation. In addition, it demonstrates that UTAR's programmes are benchmarked and are equivalent to global standards. To date, UTAR has gained recognition from numerous leading professional bodies such as Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), etc.
As Malaysia is a signatory of the Washington Accord, UTAR's engineering degrees are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.
The following are other signatories of the Washington Accord:
UTAR is recognised by the Governments of the following economies: