Mukah was declared the 10th Division in Sarawak on March 1st, 2002. Following the declaration, the division has developed tremendously. The development has also shown a continuous and an impressive progress in line with the announcement of Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) by the Chief Minister of Sarawak. With the establishment of the SCORE project, new job opportunities are targeted for residents of Mukah Division in particular, and the people of Sarawak in general.
To meet the manpower needs, UiTM Sarawak Kampus Mukah has started its operation since December 2002. The first academic programme introduced was Pre-Diploma (Commerce). In the early years, shop houses were rented for student dormitories, a library, offices and lecture rooms. In October 2007, 14 shop houses were rented by UiTM at Boulevard Setia Raja to accommodate the increasing number of students.Two prominent diploma programmes, namely Diploma in Business Studies and Diploma in Planting Industry Management were introduced for the session of July-November 2008. In 2012, due to the constraints of the existing facilities to cater the student’s needs, Diploma in Planting Industry Management was temporarily transferred to Kampus Samarahan.
At present, the new campus, located about 7.5 kilometers from the town center and started its operation since 2015, can proudly accommodate up to 2000 students. Among the programmes offered are Diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Banking Studies, Diploma in Plantation Management, Diploma in Aquaculture, Pre Diploma (Science) and Pre Diploma (Commerce). The groundbreaking official ceremony was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on April 9, 2011.