Faculties of Sungai Long Campus holds virtual celebration for March 2022 graduates

UTAR faculties of Sungai Long Campus organised a virtual convocation celebration for the graduates of March 2022 Convocation. This special celebration, which was also the faculties’ activity for UTAR 20th anniversary celebration, saw students from various departments and faculties coming together for a memorable gathering with their mentors and peers and have their achievements applauded.

Celebrating their faculty’s students were the Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI), and Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES). The celebrations were conducted online with the attendance of faculty deans, heads of department, academics, alumni, staff, and graduates of respective faculties. 


Faculty of Accountancy and Management

FAM Department of Building and Property Management organised a “Pre-Convo E-Mamak session with alumni and industry experts: Planning your life after graduation” via Microsoft Teams on 23 March 2022. 

Dr Sia delivering her speech 

Invited to deliver a speech at the event was FAM Dean Dr Sia Bee Chuan. In her speech, Dr Sia congratulated the graduands especially those from Master of Real Estate Development as they were the first graduating batch. She said, “Be proud that you are the first batch to hold an industry-conceived degree in collaboration with REHDA and UTAR. This collaboration is very unique, priceless and you should take pride in the expertise and the relevance of your qualification.” 

She added, “Your academic journey does not end here. Today you’ve continued to engage with alumni. This is the time to celebrate together.” She encouraged the graduands to continue the relationship even after the convocation. 

The industry expert who was invited to give a sharing of his success story at the event was Leasing Manager Andrew Chang. In his talk, he shared his work experience in the leasing industry, as well as his tips for graduands looking to develop their own. Andrew Chang has 12 years of experience in retail mall leasing industry. He is currently attached with Eslite Spectrum, a Taiwanese bookstore chain that will be opening in Malaysia soon as a leasing and operation manager.

From top left, clockwise: Low, Dr Chin, David Leong, Benjamin Lee, Andrew Chang and Pang 

The event then saw a sharing session by alumni. It was comprised of Pang Jing Hong from Savills (Johor Branch), Benjamin Lee Fook Leng from Landserve Sdn Bhd, David Leong Chee Yuen from Ong Maju Property Management Sdn Bhd, and Sie Xing from Platinum Victory. Furthermore, the graduands also received graduation wishes and messages from Department of Building and Property Management Head Low Chin Kian, MBA (Building Management) and Master of Real Estate Development programmes Head Dr Chin Hon Choong and department staff. 


A group photo session for post-convocation event by Department of Accountancy

A post-convocation event was held via Microsoft Teams by the FAM Department of Accountancy on 30 March 2022. It was organised to celebrate the graduation March 2022 batch Accounting students. It was also held as part of the department’s activities for the University’s 20th-anniversary celebration.

In her opening remarks, Dr Sia said, “There were 184 students who graduated in Business Accounting and Taxation courses; your batch was the biggest because these two were the most popular programmes. We are very proud of you. We know, it has been challenging for you to graduate even during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, your programme is very unique and challenging as it is a four-year programme. It is recognised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), which means all of our Accounting graduates can apply to be chartered accountants with MIA after completing the required three years of relevant working experience.”

She also added that the degree was recognised by prominent accountancy bodies such as the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Australia, and financial related bodies such as The Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), and Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).

Yap during her sharing session

Yap introducing the background and the development of Mazars

Mazars Head of Outsourcing Operations Yap Sim Yee was invited to give a talk to the graduates. In her talk, she mentioned that other than becoming an auditor after graduation, there are many more options for Accounting graduates. She advised them to explore other areas such as taxation, accounting and outsourcing. She then introduced the background of Mazars Malaysia and gave a brief idea about accounting and outsourcing.


Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI)

The Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) Department of Multimedia Design and Animation organised a virtual celebration with graduates, staff, and faculty members to recognise their hard work, commitment and accomplishments. 

Dr David Tneh Cheng Eng delivering his speech

FCI Dean Dr David Tneh Cheng Eng delivered a speech at the event. In his remarks, he said, “The past two years proved to be a very difficult time for the students as well as staff. We are now living in a very different environment. Bear in mind the keyword ‘journey’;  it is going to get tougher for everyone because we need to navigate, adapt and embrace all those changes.”

“Sometimes things happen for a reason. You may not know the reason why we are living in this world, but the truth will be revealed soon,” said Dr David Tneh.

He added, “Be patient. The journey is tough but you have to be patient to wait for the results. Sometimes answers don’t come directly when you demand an actual result. Nevertheless, never give up. The second point I would like to share is that take no shortcuts in life because you must train and overcome the struggle to achieve a certain skill that you hope to achieve.” 

A pre-recorded video was also presented at the event to congratulate the accomplishment of the graduates.

FCI lecturer Hafez bin Zainudin congratulating graduates through a pre-recorded video

A group photo session between graduates, staff and faculty members from FCI


Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS)

The virtual celebration of March 2022 Convocation for Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) was held on 26 March 2022 via Microsoft Teams. It was attended by students, graduates, staff and alumni.

Prof Cheong delivering his opening speech

FMHS Dean Emeritus Prof Dr Cheong Soon Keng said in his opening speech, “On behalf of FMHS, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to all the graduating class of March 2022. Your hard work and conscientiousness have persevered through the years. You have spent countless hours during your internship and clinical practice; all of that has paid off. You have made it!”

He added, “FMHS is grateful to organise a virtual celebration event for all our FMHS graduates to recognise their accomplishment and success in UTAR. Congratulations once again to all our graduates. The entire FMHS family is very proud of you. Now, everyone, let’s go and build a better future.”


Congratulatory messages from the faculty members

Following the speech were congratulatory messages from the faculty members and a video showcasing the five years journey of UTAR Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Nursing and Physiotherapy graduates. The event also witnessed graduation wishes from students and messages from FMHS alumni.

Graduation wishes from FMHS students

"Dear Graduate" video showcasing the five years journey of MBBS, Nursing and Physiotherapy graduates

Graduation speech by MBBS graduate (clockwise from left) Dr Lim Li, Dr Chin Wing Yuen and Dr Khoo Er Hau

Graduation speech by Physiotherapy graduate Yau Pei Qun

Graduation speech by Nursing graduate Achi Blessing Zidyeb

Messages from FMHS alumni


Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES)

Nine departments from Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) hosted homecoming e-gathering for graduates via Microsoft Teams and also Zoom on 31 March 2022, 8 April 2022, 9 April 2022, 10 April 2022, 16 April 2022, 22 April 2022 and 23 April 2022. It was attended by students, graduates, staff and alumni.

The nine departments were Department of Architecture and Sustainable Design (DASD), Department of Chemical Engineering (DCL), Department of Civil Engineering (DCI), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (D3E), Department of Internet Engineering and Computer Science (DIECS), Department of Mathematical and Actuarial Science (DMAS), Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (DMME), Department of Mechatronics & Biomedical Engineering (DMBE) and Department of Surveying.

Dr Lee looking forward for the homecoming occasion

LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee said, “Congratulations on your graduation. Tonight, we are honoured to have our alumni in this homecoming occasion. This night is not only a joyful and nostalgic time for us, but also an opportunity to reflect on our learning and achievement. We are so proud of our alumni who have established themselves as successful individual in every aspect of their lives.”

HODs of LKC FES congratulating graduates

The event also witnessed graduation wishes from students and messages from LKC FES alumni.

DMBE alumnus Teh Jun Jie, who previously worked as network design engineer and now an AI engineer, shared the topic Education vs Experience

DASD alumni Tan Shin Jie and Bryan Chin Mann Yuin sharing their final year project

DS postgraduate alumna Sr Dr Lim Cheng Sim sharing her experience and encouraging students to further their studies

Dr Jeffrey Yap sharing about postgraduate opportunities

Head of Programme for Master of Project Management Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Jeffrey Yap Boon Hui talked about postgraduate opportunities and research in the Department of Surveying; why one should do postgraduate study; why one should pursue Master’s in Project Management; options available in the Department of Surveying; prospect for quantity surveyor and available scholarships. Moreover, he shared his postgraduate journey with the audience. Dr Jeffrey said, “By studying a postgraduate degree, you will develop skills that will support you through daily life such as time management, researching, presentation and writing skills.”


Ir Dr Lee Wah Peng’s session was titled Undergraduate Promotion Sharing

Graduation speech by QS graduate Chong Wen Xin 

CI alumni Choo Xiu Wen and Teoh Chee Hou shared their life on campus while studying at UTAR

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