Com­mit­ted to qual­ity

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RECOG­NISED as a lead­ing univer­sity with a range of foun­da­tion, de­gree and post­grad­u­ate cour­ses in en­gi­neer­ing, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, busi­ness man­age­ment and re­lated is­sues, and in­dus­trial sci­ence, Univer­siti Te­naga Na­sional ( Uniten) pre­pares its grad­u­ates to not only be­come knowl­edge­able and com­pe­tent pro­fes­sion­als, but in­di­vid­u­als with a well- rounded and broad in­tel­lec­tual out­look.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing a re­cip­i­ent of nu­mer­ous lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional ac­co­lades, the univer­sity is proud to have achieved a Tier 5: Ex­cel­lent rat­ing in the 2013 Rat­ing For Higher Education In­sti­tu­tions in Malaysia ( SE­TARA’ 13) – a rat­ing ex­er­cise that mea­sures the qual­ity of teach­ing and learn­ing in Malaysian univer­si­ties and univer­sity col­leges.

With a vi­sion to be­come a lead­ing global en­ergy univer­sity that will shape a sus­tain­able fu­ture, Uniten also achieved a Tier 5 rat­ing in the Dis­ci­plineBased Rat­ing Sys­tem ( D- SE­TARA) for en­gi­neer­ing.

Since its in­cep­tion, the univer­sity has al­ways put qual­ity education as its pri­or­ity. Uniten has also earned recog­ni­tion through ISO ( In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Stan­dard­iza­tion) cer­ti­fi­ca­tions for its sup­port and aca­demic pro­cesses as well as the Prime Min­is­ter Award for In­dus­try Ex­cel­lence and Qual­ity Man­age­ment Ex­cel­lence Award.

“It is im­por­tant for Uniten to be rated in SE­TARA’ 13 be­cause it re­flects the qual­ity of aca­demic pro­grammes, teach­ing and learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and aca­demic pro­cesses, and qual­ity as­sur­ance pro­ce­dures at the univer­sity,” says Prof Dr Mohd Zamri Yu­soff, deputy vice- chan­cel­lor of stu­dent affairs, alumni and man­age­ment at Uniten.

Prof Zamri ex­plains that the SE­TARA’ 13 rat­ing is ben­e­fi­cial to both the univer­sity and prospec­tive stu­dents.

“In the case of a pri­vate univer­sity, a good rat­ing leads to higher pres­tige and even­tu­ally higher stu­dent en­rol­ment,” he says.

“It is also a use­ful tool for the univer­sity to mea­sure the qual­ity of its education and use this bench­mark to con­tin­u­ally en­hance its aca­demic cur­ricu­lum con­tent, aca­demic pur­poses, and teach­ing and learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

“To at­tract more lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional stu­dents, the SE­TARA rat­ing be­comes a yard­stick in se­lect­ing a top univer­sity as it is an in­de­pen­dent rat­ing sys­tem with clear mea­sure­ment in­stru­ments.”

Prof Zamri also high­lights that a qual­ity- based rat­ing is help­ful for for­eign stu­dents who some­times do not have much in­for­ma­tion about Malaysian univer­si­ties apart from ad­ver­tise­ments, which can be bi­ased.

At Uniten, stu­dents can rest as­sured know­ing ev­ery en­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme of­fered is on par with in­ter­na­tional en­gi­neer­ing stan­dards as each course is ac­cred­ited by pro­fes­sional en­gi­neer­ing bod­ies from the United King­dom.

Uniten aims to achieve a Tier 6: Out­stand­ing rat­ing, as stated in the univer­sity’s 2016- 2020 strate­gic plan.

“Dur­ing this phase, Uniten plans to im­prove the qual­ity of teach­ing and learn­ing and cre­ate an ex­cep­tional stu­dent en­vi­ron­ment through ma­jor cam­pus up­grad­ing projects, in­clud­ing phys­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy to fur­ther pro­mote blended learn­ing. We will also build on our al­ready strong foun­da­tion in all pro­cesses,” con­cludes Prof Zamri.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. uniten. edu. my or call 03- 8921 2020 ( Pu­tra­jaya cam­pus) or 09- 455 2020 ( Ban­dar Muadzam Shah cam­pus).

Prof Dr Mohd Zamri Yu­sof be­lieves the SE­TARA rat­ing strength­ens Uniten’s of­fer­ings while pro­vid­ing a bench­mark for fu­ture en­hance­ment.

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