Center for Photonic Technologies (CPT) has been established in year 2010 under the Department of Electronics and Communication, College of Engineering. It is a part of research initiatives as stipulated in the Universiti Tenaga Nasional R&D Roadmap (2008-2015). CPT is aimed to carry out research and development activities related to optical communications technology, fiber-to-the home, FTTx test and monitoring system, optical sensors, optical amplifiers, fiber lasers, and Photonics for Energy.

CPT will serve as the center of information, research and consultancy activities and testing equipment related to photonic technologies. The center aims to disseminate knowledge in photonic technologies to general public and eventually to promote and develop research in the photonic area from a multidisciplinary approach. CPT provides a platform for UNITEN to contribute to the enhancement of services sectors which will become a catalyst to the country aspiration of being a developed country by 2020.