Engineer a change to the world
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.