Grow­ing prospect for grad­u­ates

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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.

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