Mak­ing our world a bet­ter place

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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.

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