Di­rect in­take to in­ter­na­tiona al en­gi­neer­ing de­gree course es

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed -

who meet the en­try re­quiree­ments can now apply di­rectly to studdy en­gi­neer­ing at Univer­sity of Malaya (UM)U for the Septem­ber 2017 aca­demic year.

En­gi­neer­ing Fac­ulty dean Proffes­sor Dr Noor Azuan Abu Os­man said: “WeW are de­lighted to of­fer stu­dents an op­tion to study in one of the world’s top en­gi­neeringeer­ing schools. We place em­pha­sis on se­lect­ing ex­cep­tional stu­dents, and they will be given the op­por­tu­nity to be part of our world-class fac­ulty.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions are open to stu­dents with A lev­els, In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate Diploma, Ma­tric­u­la­tion/Foun­da­tion Stud­ies, Diploma, Si­jil Tinggi Perseko­la­han Malaysia and other qual­i­fi­ca­tions which meet the pro­grammes’ en­try re­quire­ments.

“Our de­grees are ac­cred­ited by the Board of En­gi­neers Malaysia and Wash­ing­ton Ac­cord, which al­lows our grad­u­ates to gain em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties world­wide,” Noor Azuan also said, adding that the fees for the four-year de­gree pro­grammes are RM90,000.

UM’s Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing was ranked 35th in the re­cent QS World Univer­sity Rank­ings 2017, out­per­form­ing en­gi­neer­ing schools such as Prince­ton (37th), the Univer­sity of Syd­ney (41st) and Cor­nell (47th).

In the QS Rank­ings by sub­ject, UM’s elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing was ranked 23rd, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, 33rd and chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, 38th, all within the purview of the world’s top uni­ver­si­ties.

De­tails at http://um­cced.edu.my/in­dex. php/en­gi­neer­ing or con­tact the En­gi­neer­ing Busi­ness Unit at engr.biz@um.edu.my or call +6010-239 7979. The clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions is Aug 25. The in­au­gu­ral Times Higher Education (THE) In­no­va­tion and Im­pact Sum­mit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Poly­tech­nic Univer­sity (PolyU) and THE, starts to­day at Ho­tel ICON in Hong Kong. A key cel­e­bra­tory event of PolyU’s 80th an­niver­sary, the sum­mit fea­tures key­note speeches and a se­ries of thought­pro­vok­ing panel dis­cus­sions un­der the theme, Pow­er­ing Uni­ver­si­ties’ Eco­nomic and So­cial Im­pact through In­no­va­tive Re­search and Teach­ing. The event com­mences with a PolyU Show­case to­day, high­light­ing the four ar­eas that PolyU in­no­va­tions have been cre­at­ing im­pact on the econ­omy and so­ci­ety, while up­lift­ing univer­sity-in­dus­try part­ner­ship. A se­ries of key­note ad­dresses and panel dis­cus­sions will cover a wide spec­trum of top­ics, in­clud­ing Uni­ver­si­ties in­no­vate to ad­dress the grand chal­lenges; Trans­lat­ing re­search into busi­ness: turn­ing ideas into im­pact; Cre­at­ing and em­pow­er­ing entrepreneurs and fu­ture lead­ers; and Cal­cu­lat­ing the eco­nomic and so­cial im­pact of higher education. World-class speak­ers in­clude high-pro­file in­no­va­tors, entrepreneurs and pol­icy-mak­ers such as Charles Chen Yi­dan, founder of Yi­dan Prize and core founder of Ten­cent Hold­ings Lim­ited; Her­mann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Cap­i­tal Part­ners; Greg Si­mon, former ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, White House Cancer Moon­shot Task Force; and Ni­cholas Yang, Sec­re­tary for In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy, HKSAR govern­ment.

Ho­tel ICON, Hong Kong

To­day un­til Friday


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