Swinburne, ACEM Sarawak sign MoU on collaboration

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM Sarawak) for future collaborative engagements in various areas.

Chieng (second left) and Wilson (second right) sign the MoU witnessed by Lainus (left) and Su.

A press release said signing on behalf of Swinburne was its deputy vice-chancellor and chief executive officer Professor John Wilson while ACEM Sarawak was presented by its chairman Ir. Clarence Chieng.

Present to witness the signing ceremony were ACEM Sarawak deputy chairman Ir. Lainus Lichok, Swinburne’s dean of Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science Professor Su Hieng Tiong and other representatives from both organisations.

An MoU was initially signed in 2016 between the parties outlining the engagement with industrial network, joint partnership in organising more than 20 seminars, participation in the Course Advisory Panel for Swinburne’s civil, mechanical and electrical and electronic engineering undergraduate programmes and Master of Construction Management programme, support for short courses offered by Swinburne MyBIM (Building Information Modelling) Centre as well as support for engineering academic staff to pursue industrial attachment for attainment of Professional Engineer status.

The current MoU will cover participation in the Course Advisory Panel with additional programmes included namely robotics and mechatronics, and chemical engineering, and continuation of good working relationship between Swinburne’s Sarawak campus and ACEM Sarawak, the statement added.

Meanwhile, ACEM Sarawak has been instrumental in supporting Swinburne to obtain approval from the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) to offer topping-up programme for electronic discipline to electrical discipline. Graduate members who have previously registered with BEM under the electronic branch are eligible to enrol in the topping-up programme that will be offered by the university in Semester One, 2019.

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Details on the topping-up programme can be obtained from Swinburne’s deputy head of School of Engineering Dr Chua Hong Siang by emailing to hschua@swinburne.edu.my.

Swinburne offers top-notch Australian education in foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

At the Sarawak campus, its professionally accredited and industry-applicable courses in engineering, business, design, computing and science are identical to those offered at the Melbourne campus.

As a result, graduates are awarded the same Australian qualification that allows for broader recognition and better employment opportunities around the world. At present, it is home to about 3,500 students from more than 45 countries.

This makes for a culturally diverse and colourful campus community where students gain rich learning experience with an international flavour.

For more information about Swinburne, visit the university’s website (www.swinburne.edu.my), Facebook page (@swinburnesarawak), Instagram (@swinburnesarawak), Twitter page (@Swinburne_Swk) or YouTube channel (Swinburne Sarawak).

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