MEng in Electronic Systems Programme launched

Front row, from left: Lee, Prof Goi, Chan, Prof Lee and Assoc Prof Dr Chang at the launching ceremony

The Master of Engineering in Electronic Systems Programme was launched on 29 January 2018 at the Sungai Long Campus. The programme is the brainchild of USAINS Holding Sdn Bhd and American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), in collaboration with UTAR and supported by Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). With this, eligible working engineers will receive full sponsorship from the HRDF (INBASE Postgrad MSc Programme) to pursue their master degree (Master of Engineering-Electronic Systems) in UTAR.

More than 50 candidates submitted their applications within one month and 15 were shortlisted to qualify for the sponsorship. The successful applicants were from ON-Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn Bhd, AMKOR Technology Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, IED Sdn Bhd and Intelligent Circuit Engineering Sdn Bhd. The initiative aimed to provide educational opportunities for working engineers who wish to elevate their skills and expand their width of knowledge to become more qualified professionals and move up to the Electronics and Electrical value chain.

Present at the launch were UTAR Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei,Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research Deputy Director Assoc Prof Dr A.G Ezra Morris, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, LKC FES Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate ProgrammesAssoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok, LKC FES Head of Master of Electronic Engineering (Electronic Systems) Programme Dr Shee Yu Gang, LKC FES Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Assoc Prof Dr Chang Yoong Choon, USAINS Holding Sdn Bhd Group Senior Manager, Human Capital Development Calvin Chan Yee Yuen, USAINS Group Senior Officer, Human Capital Development Lim Wei Sin, students and staff.

“It is because of the effort and close collaboration with AMCHAM, HRDF and USAINS Holdings that our UTAR Master of Engineering in Electronic Systems is able to be offered as a full sponsorship programme from HRDF,” said Prof Lee.

Chan said, “We hope the students will put their best effort into this programme and pass it with flying colours to secure a better career in the future.”

Prof Lee (left) presenting the token of appreciation to Chan


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