In­tro­duc­ing a diploma in engineering

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION NORTH -

FOR Malaysia as well as coun­tries in the Asia Pa­cific Rim, sev­eral crit­i­cal de­sign and de­vel­op­ment (D&D) ar­eas in elec­tri­cal, elec­tronic and me­chan­i­cal engineering are es­sen­tial to pro­pel pro­duc­tiv­ity and help the coun­tries to progress.

In this fast chang­ing world, in­no­va­tive engineering pro­grammes are greatly needed to fo­cus on train­ing un­der­grad­u­ates to be­come cre­ative and com­pe­tent pro­fes­sion­als.

SEGi Col­lege Pe­nang took an in­dus­try-driven leap to of­fer Bach­e­lor’s de­gree cour­ses in Elec­tronic and Elec­tri­cal Engineering and Me­chan­i­cal Engineering in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Univer­sity of Sun­der­land, UK.

The main aim is to train and de­velop com­pe­tent prob­lem solvers.

With the over­whelm­ing stu­dent pop­u­la­tion growth for th­ese two de­gree stud­ies, the col­lege is now in­tro­duc­ing its Diploma in Elec­tronic and Elec­tri­cal Pro­gramme in Jan 2014 for fresh school leavers.

Fac­ulty of Engineering head Dr Wong said in the pur­suit to pro­duce highly sought-af­ter grad­u­ates to sup­port the cut­tingedge De­sign and De­vel­op­ment en­deav­our for lo­cal in­dus­tries, the col­lege in col­lab­o­ra­tion with in­dus­trial pro­fes­sion­als was set­ting up an In­dus­trial Com­put­ing and Au­to­ma­tion Process De­sign Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence.

He said the pro­grammes were sup­ported by a team of ex­pe­ri­enced fac­ulty mem­bers re­cruited from rel­e­vant in­dus­tries and in­dus­try ad­vi­sors with engineering de­sign back­ground.

“We en­gaged ex­pe­ri­enced qual­ity pro­fes­sion­als be­cause

We en­gage ex­pe­ri­enced qual­ity pro­fes­sion­als with engineering de­sign back­grounds.

the em­pha­sis is on com­pe­ten­cy­based and ap­pli­ca­tion-ori­ented ap­proach for train­ing and per­for­mance as­sess­ment.

“This ap­proach is geared to­wards the goal of gen­er­at­ing a more in­dus­try-rel­e­vant skilled work­force to sup­port the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional engineering based in­dus­tries,” added Dr Wong who has been in engineering ed­u­ca­tion for over two decades.

Apart from new mod­ern engineering lab­o­ra­to­ries, the fac­ulty is also equipped with the lat­est engineering sim­u­la­tion and de­sign soft­ware such as Au­toCAD, ANSYS, MAT­LAB, HYPERWORKS, SCADA and Pro­gram­mable Au­to­ma­tion Con­trollers (PAC).

The col­lege also pro­vides SEGi­sphere, Univer­sity of Sun­der­land SunS­pace and Ebrary On-line Learn­ing Re­source sys­tems for stu­dents do­ing their re­search work.

Stu­dents in­ter­ested in be­com­ing pro­fes­sional engi­neers in the fields of Elec­tronic, Elec­tri­cal, Me­chan­i­cal and Man­u­fac­tur­ing Engineering are urged to visit the SEGi Fac­ulty of Engineering at 43, Green Hall in Pe­nang or con­tact the course coun­sel­lor or Ms Ch’ng at 04-2633888.

SEGi strives to train and de­velop com­pe­tent prob­lem solvers through its Engineering cour­ses.

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