En­gi­neer a change to the world

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THE Asia Pa­cific Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion ( APU) of­fers B. Eng ( Hons) En­gi­neer­ing Pro­grammes in Elec­tri­cal & Elec­tronic En­gi­neer­ing, Elec­tronic En­gi­neer­ing with In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion En­gi­neer­ing and Mecha­tronic En­gi­neer­ing.

Th­ese four- year pro­grammes are ac­cred­ited by the Board of En­gi­neers Malaysia ( BEM).

Recog­ni­tion by BEM, which is a sig­na­tory of the Wash­ing­ton Ac­cord, al­lows for APU en­gi­neer­ing pro­grammes to be on the same qual­i­fi­ca­tion plat­form as of those from Aus­tralia, Canada, Taipei, Hong Kong, Ire­land, Sri Lanka, Ja­pan, South Korea, New Zealand, Sin­ga­pore, South Africa, Turkey, the United King­dom and the United States.

This also al­lows APU grad­u­ates to be ac­cepted in th­ese coun­tries for ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties or fur­ther education pro­gres­sion.

As of Jan­uary 2016, APU is also of­fer­ing Pe­tro­leum En­gi­neer­ing, which has been pro­vi­sion­ally ac­cred­ited by BEM via the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency ( MQA).

The pro­gramme has been bench­marked against top Pe­tro­leum En­gi­neer­ing schools in Malaysia and in­ter­na­tion­ally. The cur­ricu­lum has been en­dorsed by core ex­perts from the in­dus­try.

Recog­ni­tion by BEM al­lows APU Malaysian en­gi­neer­ing grad­u­ates to reg­is­ter them­selves as a Grad­u­ate En­gi­neer with BEM for Malaysian stu­dents or any lo­cal Pro­fes­sional Body at the coun­try of ori­gin or in­ter­na­tional stu­dent as a start to­wards a path­way to be­com­ing a Pro­fes­sional or Char­tered En­gi­neer.

Th­ese four pro­grammes have been care­fully de­signed to meet the cur­rent and fu­ture in­dus­try re­quire­ments while keep­ing in tan­dem with the ever- evolv­ing en­gi­neer­ing trends.

Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ics en­gi­neers are in­volved in a wide va­ri­ety of tech­nol­ogy rang­ing from huge global po­si­tion­ing sys­tems, which can pin­point the lo­ca­tion of a mov­ing ve­hi­cle to gi­gan­tic elec­tri­cal power gen­er­a­tors.

Th­ese en­gi­neers are re­spon­si­ble for de­sign­ing, de­vel­op­ing and test­ing as well su­per­vis­ing the gen­er­a­tion, trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion of elec­tri­cal en­ergy and the pro­duc­tion of elec­tri­cal and elec­tronic equip­ment and ma­chin­ery.

The Elec­tronic En­gi­neer­ing with spe­cial­i­sa­tion in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy course of­fers stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity for pro­fes­sional ca­reers in the elec­tron­ics in­dus­try.

The grow­ing range of elec­tron­ics em­ployed in ev­ery field and in­dus­try and the trend to­wards minia­tur­i­sa­tion, mo­bil­ity, net­work­ing and re­mote con­trol has cre­ated a tremen­dous de­mand for pro­fes­sional elec­tron­ics en­gi­neers as de­sign­ers, de­vel­op­ers and en­gi­neer­ing man­agers.

The Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion En­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme pre­pares stu­dents for a chal­leng­ing ca­reer in the grow­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion in­dus­try.

Rapid growth in the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion sec­tor is ev­i­dent from the deep pen­e­tra­tion of the In­ter­net and mo­bile phones in ev­ery cor­ner of the world. There has been a spurt in telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion in­vest­ment from lo­cal and for­eign sources. Busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions are con­nect­ing with each other and their in­ter­nal units through telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion links that are in­stru­men­tal in shrink­ing time and dis­tance. In­no­va­tive busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tions are now be­com­ing pos­si­ble through th­ese link­ages.

This has cre­ated a surge in de­mand for tele­com ex­perts who can plan, de­velop, erect, man­age and main­tain telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works and sys­tems. With more and more com­pa­nies en­ter­ing this in­dus­try, high de­mand for telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion spe­cial­ists now ex­ists in the job mar­ket.

The Mecha­tronic En­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme in­volves the in­te­gra­tion of Elec­tri­cal, Elec­tron­ics, Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing and ICT. With the ever- in­creas­ing au­to­ma­tion re­quire­ments of the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try, which is the high­est re­gional growth sec­tor, there is a great de­mand for grad­u­ates in the range of fields which is nor­mally cov­ered by me­chan­i­cal, elec­tri­cal and com­puter en­gi­neer­ing.

Roles in­clude de­sign­ing con­sumer ma­chines, in­dus­trial ma­chines and ro­bot­ics and au­to­ma­tion for ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing ro­bot con­trol sys­tems or avi­a­tion elec­tron­ics, soft­ware and hard­ware de­vel­op­ment for real- time com­puter con­trol sys­tems, among oth­ers.

The Pe­tro­leum En­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme was de­vel­oped with the in­volve­ment of core ex­perts from the in­dus­try. The in­dus­trial- based cur­ricu­lum will al­low APU grad­u­ates to fit well into oil and gas firms that spe­cialise in the drilling and pro­duc­tion sec­tors of the in­dus­try.

They will also be ready to de­sign core el­e­ments of drilling re­quire­ments, pipe­line equi­lib­ri­ums, trans­fer flow rates and process- re­lated in­te­gra­tion with other en­gi­neer­ing dis­ci­plines.

A ma­jor ad­van­tage of study­ing at APU is that more than 95% of its stu­dents are em­ployed by the time they grad­u­ate.

This is due to APU’s pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment ap­proach where the em­ploy­a­bil­ity skills have been built into the cur­ricu­lum through the projects, group work and each mod­ule of the skills that em­ploy­ers de­mand.

Stu­dents also study real gen­eral skills, which in­clude IT, Man­age­ment and Cre­ativ­ity and In­no­va­tion as well as eth­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing prac­tices via the “En­gi­neer in So­ci­ety” mod­ule.

To fur­ther en­hance em­ploy­a­bil­ity, a well- struc­tured in­tern­ship pro­gramme in col­lab­o­ra­tion with in­dus­trial part­ners has been in­cor­po­rated into the cur­ricu­lum.

This su­per­vised in­tern­ship pro­vides ca­reer prepa­ra­tion, real- life ex­pe­ri­ences, an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge by re­lat­ing to prac­tice and also an op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to show their ca­pa­bil­i­ties and se­cure longer- term em­ploy­ment with the in­tern­ship em­ployer.

APU is of­fer­ing de­serv­ing and tal­ented school- leavers a wide range of merit schol­ar­ships. All SPM, STPM and UEC stu­dents who are el­i­gi­ble can ap­ply ac­cord­ingly.

APU also pro­vides East Malaysia Com­mu­nity Schol­ar­ships to stu­dents from Sabah and Sarawak Schools with SPM, STPM and UEC qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 8996 1000 or visit www. apu. edu. my.

By en­rolling at APU you will gain in­valu­able in­sight into the world of en­gi­neers and be bet­ter equipped to­wards po­si­tion­ing your­self for the lu­cra­tive ca­reer you seek.

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