To­wards a suc­cess­ful ca­reer

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UNIVER­SITI Kuala Lumpur Malaysian In­sti­tute of Chem­i­cal and Bio­engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy (UniKL MICET) is a higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion spe­cial­is­ing in chem­i­cal and bio­engi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy ed­u­ca­tion.

One of the pro­grammes of­fered for un­der­grad­u­ates is Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy (Hons) in Biosys­tem by the Sec­tion of Bio­engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy.

UniKL MICET lo­cated in Taboh Nan­ing, Ven­dor City, Alor Ga­jah, Me­laka, is ap­prox­i­mately 35km away from Me­laka town. This branch cam­pus of UniKL is set up with com­plete and up-to-date equip­ment in the field of Chem­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy.

It has 43 lab­o­ra­to­ries, which in­clude Chem­i­cal Anal­y­sis Lab, Ba­sic Chem­i­cal Lab, Chem­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy Lab, Prepa­ra­tion Lab, Bio­pro­cess tech­nol­ogy labs, Biomolec­u­lar lab, Poly­mer Test and Assess­ment Lab, La­tex Pro­cess­ing Lab, Food Anal­y­sis and Pro­cess­ing Lab, Com­puter Labs, Pi­lot Plant and Water Treat­ment Lab. With the ad­vance­ment of fa­cil­i­ties avail­able in the lab­o­ra­to­ries, stu­dents will ex­pe­ri­ence up-to-date tech­nolo­gies sim­i­lar to the real work­ing in­dus­try.

Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy (Hons) in Biosys­tem is a sci­ence-based en­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme that in­te­grates sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing knowl­edge, from the molec­u­lar to the ecosys­tem.

Its grad­u­ates will be able to solve prob­lems in­volv­ing liv­ing things and the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment by ap­ply­ing bi­o­log­i­cal sys­tem knowl­edge, en­gi­neer­ing anal­y­sis and de­sign.

The ad­vance­ment in qual­ity of life and health made pos­si­ble by biosys­tem en­gi­neer­ing is po­ten­tially enor­mous.

The bedrock of ad­vance­ment will be a rad­i­cal in­crease in in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary work­ing and mu­tual un­der­stand­ing, help­ing pro­mote new bio­pro­cess tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing ap­pli­ca­tions.

In­volv­ing biosys­tem en­gi­neer­ing tech­nolo­gies ear­lier in the devel­op­ment cy­cle will en­able com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tions to in­crease the speed and ef­fi­ciency of their process devel­op­ment and prod­uct man­u­fac­ture.

Among the spe­cific ap­pli­ca­tions of this pro­gramme are the ar­eas of bio­pro­cess­ing (food and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal), com­mod­ity pro­cess­ing, bioen­ergy en­gi­neer­ing, en­vi­ron­men­tal en­gi­neer­ing and agri­cul­ture in­dus­tries.

New tech­nolo­gies and tech­niques are emerg­ing, made pos­si­ble by en­hanced com­pu­ta­tional power, new sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and ad­vances in fun­da­men­tal like sciences.

Biosys­tem en­gi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gists, with the abil­ity to un­der­stand and bring all th­ese to­gether can help ac­cel­er­ate the devel­op­ment and use of new biotech­nolo­gies through bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion of the pub­lic, gov­ern­ment and opin­ion for­m­ers.

Stu­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to choose ei­ther one of the spe­cial­i­sa­tion clus­ters of­fered dur­ing the fi­nal year in the pro­gramme – in­dus­trial biotech­nol­ogy, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts and pri­mary com­mod­ity.

Grad­u­ates can use their ex­per­tise in many ar­eas. They may be part of a team that pi­o­neers a sci­en­tific break­through in biotech­nol­ogy or work to pre­serve and pro­tect the earth and its re­sources.

The sys­tems they de­sign for the life sup­port of plants and an­i­mals may in­clude struc­tures, ma­chines, pro­cesses, man­age­ment mod­els, en­ergy sys­tems or con­trolled en­vi­ron­ments.

Spe­cific ap­pli­ca­tions in­clude en­vi­ron­men­tal qual­ity and mon­i­tor­ing; biore­ac­tor for bac­te­rial/phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tions; plant tis­sue cul­ture and mi­cro prop­a­ga­tion; ir­ri­ga­tion, drainage and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­trol for agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion; bi­o­log­i­cal waste pro­cess­ing and man­age­ment for min­i­mal en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact; en­vi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tory ac­tiv­i­ties; re­me­di­a­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­ages and pro­duc­tion, stor­age and han­dling of agri­cul­tural prod­ucts.

The biosys­tem ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme UniKL MICET of­fers will pro­vide qual­i­fied grad­u­ates for var­i­ous bio­engi­neer­ing ar­eas. They will meet job mar­ket de­mands and have po­ten­tial to be­come pro­fes­sion­als, greatly con­tribut­ing in those ar­eas.

The Sec­tion of Bio­engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy in UniKL MICET also of­fers two more ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes struc­tured to­wards bio­pro­cess en­gi­neer­ing – Bach­e­lor of Chem­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy (Hons) in Bio­pro­cess and Diploma in Chem­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy in Bio­pro­cess.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gramme, call 06-551 2000 or e-mail zukhairy@unikl.edu.my.

The Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy (Hons) in Biosys­tem pro­gramme is a sci­ence-based en­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme that in­te­grates sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing knowl­edge.

With the ad­vance­ment of fa­cil­i­ties avail­able in the lab­o­ra­to­ries, stu­dents will ex­pe­ri­ence up-to-date tech­nolo­gies sim­i­lar to the real work­ing in­dus­try.

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