Making our world a better place
cHEMICAL engineers are in great demand – simply because their work has versatile appeal. Chemical engineering involves applications of chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry as well as physics to solve technical problems.
They develop ways to make products from raw materials and ways to convert one material into another useful form. In doing so they produce more cost-effective, more efficient and more environmentally friendly processes.
With the increasing number of problems due to pollution around the world, chemical engineers strive to meet environmental challenge and fight global warming.
They also develop techniques to remove hazardous materials from waste streams. This allows greater reuse of post-consumer and post-industrial waste water.
Many other technologies that combat pollution were also created by chemical engineers. Hence, chemical engineers will be one of the reasons behind cleaner water, clearer air and better environment.
Manipal International University (MIU) believes that chemical engineers are innovators who could make our world a better place.
With MIU’s four-year degree programme in Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, a graduate can expect not only strong fundamentals of chemical engineering but also be groomed to be industry-ready individuals.
MIU’s industrial partnerships with companies like Biocon Malaysia and Scomi Group Berhad allow students to have internship in the last semester of their third year.
Students will gain first-hand industrial experience and learn many aspects of the business world where students will graduate not just as pure engineers but as wellrounded professionals.
This uniquely designed four-year programme is recognised and approved by the Board of Engineers Malaysia and the Washing Accord (UK).
MIU has inked academic partnerships with some of the best universities across the globe to provide its students the opportunity to study abroad through a credit transfer arrangement.
With over 30 academic partners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, students have the option of transferring credits earned at MIU and completing their education with partner universities.
A chemical engineering student will need to be prepared to go deeper into the study of chemistry than any other type of engineering discipline.
With fully equipped chemical labs and lecturers that hone years of academic and industrial experiences, students will be exposed to comprehensive holistic learning and application to the industry that will give them the competitive edge.
The syllabus also focuses on soft skills developments such as Self-Development and Leadership building so that students will be able to communicate and present effectively. Students graduating from MIU will be leaders who are able to express themselves, stand firm and argue their point of view confidently.
Besides the great demand in the environment industry, chemical engineers are needed in many other industries, including the Oil and Gas, Petroleum refining and Petrochemicals, Renewable Energy, Palm Oil and Oleochemicals, Fine Chemicals, Biochemicals, Food Processing Industry, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care.
MIU offers the Foundation in Engineering programme with intakes in February, June, and September.
Upon successful completion, students can enrol in one of six undergraduate Engineering programmes at MIU: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering (Communication), and Mechanical Engineering.
MIU rewards deserving recipients with over RM2.5mil worth of scholarships. This includes up to 100% scholarship for Foundation programmes and multiple waivers on tuition fees based on SPM results.
For the February 2014 intake, students can apply and qualify for scholarships based on SPM trial exam results.
MIU also offers study grants for degree programmes based on STPM, A-Levels or equivalent examinations. Details and application forms can be downloaded from MIU’s website.
MIU’s series of roadshow will be held nationwide from Dec 7 to Jan 12. Visit the roadshow or MIU’s Open Day on Jan 4 and 5 to discuss study options and for career counselling.
MIU is offering an early bird gift worth over RM1,600 for the first 200 registrations made before Dec 31 for the February 2014 intake.
For details, log on to www.miu.edu.my or call 1800 222 648.
Manipal International University’s new Nilai campus offers green and open space for students to experience conducive learning. Below: Chemical engineering involves applications of chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry as well as physics to solve technical problems.