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Engineered for success

Engineered for success

15 Jul 2021

Sunway University has displayed immense growth in education, research, talent development, and contribution to society on both national and global grounds.

Entering a new decade of continued success and high growth, the university extends its programme offerings to a new area of strategic importance in the field of engineering.

Sunway University Engineering Programmes Development director Associate Prof Ir Abdul Aziz Omar said the programmes are designed to nurture future engineers to build a technology-enabled world.

“We are offering a new line of curriculum in addition to the fundamental principles of engineering to produce engineers with future skills,” he added.

Sunway University will be introducing two inaugural Bachelor of Engineering with honours programmes in electronic and electrical engineering scheduled for August 2021, and in chemical engineering in March 2022.

Gearing up towards a modern society

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world and the university found that science, technology, and engineering including electronics, communications and computing have been pivotal in introducing innovative and efficient solutions tools to mitigate any damage incurred.

This would also contribute to the protection of society, provide healthcare with advanced life-saving equipment and tools as well as diagnostics and data processing facilities, greatly support the economy, and enable the continuation of education.

The new engineering programmes at Sunway University aim to employ the latest innovative teaching methodologies and approaches that would expose students to the latest theories, engineering practices, equipment and tools in solving complex engineering problems.

Through strong industry links and focus on real-world problems, its engineering programmes would not only equip students with strong technical know-how but with hands-on practical exposure as well.

To further support the delivery of the programmes, Sunway University has invested in brand-new laboratories and high-quality equipment along with highly capable academics in the School of Engineering and Technology that have advanced professional qualifications, diverse international exposure, strong research portfolios and extended successful education records to enhance students’ learning experience.

How future engineers could benefit

Both programmes have received provisional accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) as well as approval from the Higher Education Ministry.

Upon graduation, students would have the opportunity to register as graduate engineers with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) while preparing themselves with adequate professional experience and other requirements set by the BEM.

This professional engineer qualification is internationally recognised through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance, a global organisation that establishes and manages internationally bench-marked standards for engineering education and expected competence for engineering practice, where BEM is a signatory of the accord.

The programme would not only equip students with a strong technical foundation but also with advanced engineering knowledge and the ability to implement and apply them in practice, with extended soft skills and management capabilities.

The upcoming electronic and electrical engineering programme would open doors to varied career options such as electronics, telecommunications, robotics and industrial automation, computer engineering, power systems, medical electronic equipment, among others.

It would also introduce graduates to other sectors of the economy, research, academia, services, defence and government as digitalisation has made its mark in the modern world.

Meanwhile, the programme is open for registration, with scholarship opportunities available including the inaugural bursary for the first student cohorts.

For more information, visit https://my.sunwayu.edu.my/engineering. Source: The Star

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