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2010 ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education. Malaysia experience in attracting the best students into engineering (University of Malaya’s Context). Presented by: Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Yat H. Yau Faculty of Engineering University of Malaya yhyau@um.edu.my.

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2010 asee global colloquium on engineering education

2010 ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education

Malaysia experience in attracting the best students into engineering

(University of Malaya’s Context)

Presented by:

Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Yat H. Yau

Faculty of Engineering

University of Malaya

yhyau@um.edu.my

list of malaysia public university by year of establishment
List of Malaysia Public University by Year of Establishment
  • Year in bracket is the year of establishment as University College
um as pioneer in engineering
UM as Pioneer in Engineering
  • Began in 1956 with the establishment of the Engineering Department at University of Malaya’s BukitTimah campus in Singapore.
  • Offered only degree course in Civil Engineering
  • Upgrade to a Faculty when University of Malaya relocated to its campus in LembahPantai in 1958 and offered second bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • A year later, Electrical Engineering was established.
  • 1970, a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering was introduced.
  • The courses were turned into respective departments in 1974.
  • 1996/97 session, the Faculty introduced six other courses namely in Telecommunication Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Recently new courses added is Computer Engineering (2007) and Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics and Orthotics) in 2009.
intake
Intake
  • Channel
    • Local
      • Malaysian Higher Education Certificate (STPM)
      • Matriculation
      • Diploma from Polytechnic/IPTS
    • International
      • A-Lecel
      • GCE
intake process
Intake Process
  • MERITOCRACY (First degree)
    • Define as system of government or other organization wherein appointments are made and responsibilities assigned to individuals based upon demonstrated intelligence and ability (merit).
    • Started in 2002
    • Online application and also computerized distribution based on applicant selection.
  • Except the APEX University – have the priority to select student first.
curriculum
Curriculum
  • Compositions
  • OBE oriented as required under EAC/ BEM/ WA
  • Based on industrial needs
outreach program
Outreach Program
  • Gold Project
    • An outreach program organized in Schools, Faculty, University and Ministry.
    • Visit and have been visited.
  • Industrial visit
    • Mutual benefits e.g. Scholarships, internships, equipment etc
  • MOU/MOA
    • Student exchange (UG & PG)
mou moa signed
MOU/MOA Signed
  • Nagaoka University, Japan
  • Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
  • De La Salle University, Philippines
  • UniversitiDiponegoro, Indonesia
  • UniversitiUdayana, Indonesia
  • UniversitiAndalas, Indonesia
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • University of Southampton, UK
the qs world university rankings
The QS World University Rankings
  • UM ranked better than others

Sources: QS World University Rankings 2010

favorite university
Favorite university
  • UM is categorized as the favorite University
  • Top scorers are aiming to join every intake
  • Well-known and good quality graduate
  • Recommendations from various parties
  • Limited placement
internalization
Internalization
  • International Student
    • Intake every session/semester
  • High Demand/Application
ug to pg
UG to PG
  • Student loyalty
  • Well-known environment
  • Well-equipped
  • Renowned expertise
hi coe
HI-COE

UM’s VC receiving the HI-COE Awards from the Prime Minister for UMPEDAC

current planned strategies
Current planned strategies
  • Self selection
    • Awarded by MOHE to all RU
  • Pre-entry examination
    • For all long-listed candidates
  • Interviews
    • Potential candidates/shortlisted candidates
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Q&A

SESSION

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