Growing prospect for graduates
UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman ( UTAR), one of the premier private universities in Malaysia, is committed to providing quality and affordable education. Since May 2010, UTAR has been offering the Bachelor of Science ( Hons) Statistical Computing and Operations Research ( SCOR) at its Faculty of Science ( FSc) at the UTAR Kampar campus.
The three- year SCOR course provides instruction on theoretical aspects and practical hands- on experience to students, enabling them to apply statistical methods and operations research techniques acquired in areas such as services, science, management and government agencies.
SCOR graduates are also trained in managerial and computing skills to effectively optimise the usage of organisational resources in the service and manufacturing industries.
“Our SCOR graduates are equipped with the fundamental application knowledge of statistical and operations research techniques, which allows them to support quantitative analysis, modelling and solving in scientific and business- related problems,” says UTAR FSc Department of Physical and Mathematical Science head Dr Lam Weng Hoe.
“As a student of BSc ( Hons) SCOR, I was able to learn a wide range of subjects and gained a broad understanding of statistical computing and mathematics. It also teaches students high- level skills and knowledge to develop abilities that will be vastly valuable in whatever career path students take,” says Ooi Chin Ting, graduate of UTAR’s SCOR course, who is working as a production control executive in Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Dr Lam adds, “The career prospects offered are broad and flexible. SCOR graduates can find themselves working as statisticians, quality control officers, business analysts, production supervisors, operations research analysts, researchers, business consultants and market surveyors.”
Students have to undergo industrial training and take complete a research project to apply what they have learned.
The FSc at UTAR offers other undergraduate and postgraduate courses that give students a good grasp of theories and concepts in their respective fields.
Established in 2002 with just 411 students, UTAR today offers more than 110 courses to more than 26,000 students in its nine faculties, three institutes and three centres located in the Sungai Long campus and Kampar campus.
In conjunction with the May student intake, UTAR is inviting school- leavers, their friends and families to UTAR Open Day for programmes enquiry and to participate in the open day activities.
The Open Day will be held on March 6, 19 and 20 from 9am to 5pm at UTAR Sungai Long in Bandar Sungai Long and UTAR Kampar in Perak.
UTAR is also extending its counselling hours at the Sungai Long and Kampar campuses daily from March 12 to June 12 from 9am to 5pm ( excluding public holidays).
For more information, call 03- 9086 0288 or 016- 2233 559 ( Sungai Long campus), 05- 468 8888 or 016- 2233 557 ( Kampar campus), e- mail enquiry@ utar. edu. my or visit www. utar. edu. my/ openday/.
UTAR SCOR students with their lecturers at a Statistical Analysis System workshop.