The School of Engineering at APU is one of our fastest growing schools and is gaining popularity among school leavers. This is because all the four engineering programmes offered by the School are current in terms of technology and are market driven, and thus have great employment opportunities.
The vision of the School is to be a leading provider of Engineering and Technology based education with innovative approaches to enhancing lifelong career opportunities. This is emphasised by our mission to provide engineering education based on a theoretical, experimental, and ethical foundation and enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships and interdisciplinary study.
For all degrees within the School, APU links with industry helps provide internship training placements for students. Internships are compulsory for all students as per the requirement of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.
* Programme is provisionally accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
THE AIMS OF THE APU ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES ARE TO:
APU Engineering Degrees are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
INTERNSHIP & INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
Prior to starting the final year of study APU students will do internship or industrial training placements for 12 weeks. This is to enable students to gain industrial or professional learning experiences to develop transferable skills for employability so as to enhance their future value to employers. Familiarity with all common processes is essential and exposure at a practical level to a wide variety of processes is required at a level appropriate to young professional. Whilst it is clearly desirable for students to get a feel for the skills involved, the central aim is to achieve appreciation. Industrial training is a key component of learning in an integrated academic curriculum.
Taking this exposure as an important element in the curriculum APU ensures the smooth process of facilitation by starting the process a semester by guiding and nurturing the students via workshops and classes dedicated to;
1. Development of a CV
2. Attending Interviews
3. Working professionally and ethically at a organization
APU also has dedicated Internship Officers per school and a company pool bank in which student can choose from in terms of writing in or direct placements.
FINAL YEAR PROJECTS (FYP)
FYPBaNK – An online facility to support students’ development of their final year project to meeting industry standards, to enhance employability and to assist student in ensuring projects are fit for purpose at the final year of study.
It is a facility web-based integrated system that facilitates the project management responsibilities carried out by the APU FYP students, supervisors, second markers, FYP administrators and project managers.
The companies who have and are contributing to FYPBaNK are INFOPRO SDN BHD, Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery, DLoop Empeiria Sdn Bhd, Everly Group, GCA, Hilti, LOW Health Care Services, MAD Incubator, MIMOS Wireless Innovation Lab, Neruti Technology Sdn Bhd, REDtone, Signal Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd, Top Glove Sdn Bhd. Students are allowed to work on an industrial FYP proposals selected from the FYPBaNK. Our FYP students have successfully completed the industrial projects selected from the FYPBaNK. The end-product of each industrial project is being used by the real users.
School of Engineering Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
Electronics Engineering with Information Technology (EEIT)
Mechatronic Engineering (ME)
Telecommunication Engineering (TE)
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)|
Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Electrical or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Electronic Engineering with Information Technology while demonstrating professionalism
Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Mechatronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Petroleum Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Electrical or Electronic Engineering.
Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Electronic Engineering with Information Technology.
Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Mechatronic Engineering.
Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering.
Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Petroleum Engineering.
School of Engineering Programme Outcomes (PO’s)
The following programme outcomes shall be attained in your completion of the degree programme.
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Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.
Ability to identify engineering problems and apply engineering principles to solve them.
Ability to recognize and apply suitable tools and techniques for engineering practical applications.
Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
Ability to comprehend and demonstrate current good practices of engineering for sustainable development and environmental considerations.
Ability to practice safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities as an engineer.
Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team.
Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development
Ability to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and understanding of engineering management and finance.
Outcome Based Education (OBE)
Outcome Based Education focuses on student learning by:
3.1. Program objectives It addresses the graduate’s attainment 5 years after graduation.
3.1.1 Evaluation of Achievement of PEOs and Improvement Strategies:
The achievement of the PEOs will be measured through the use of the following tools:
3.2. Program outcomes refer to abilities to be attained by students by the time they graduate after the 4 years of studies. A summary of the process involved in assessing the POs is as follows:-
For a student not attaining POs prescribed up to his level of study, the next opportunity of assessment is identified, which he is expected to attempt during the normal course of his programme. If none exists, an appropriate assessment is provided for the student to demonstrate him having acquired the required ability. Due counseling is provided in either eventuality.
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION – ENGINEERING DEGREES ACCREDITED UNDER THE WASHINGTON ACCORD
APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.
This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:
APU Engineering Degrees are Accredited Professionally by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and are therefore recognized internationally under the Washington Accord. Recognition under the Washington Accord allows for APU engineering programmes to be recognized by countries such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, India, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States who are all signatories of the accord.
This allows APU graduates to be recognised in these countries for career opportunities towards achieving Professional/Chartered Engineer status or for further education progression.
Furthermore, many countries which are not yet signatories to the Washington Accord also use this as a benchmark in recognizing Engineering Degrees.
With this achievement, recognition under the Washington Accord enables APU Engineering graduates to work in any country in the world who are also a signatory to the Accord, without the need to re-qualify.
If they choose to work in Malaysia, APU graduates will have the opportunity to register as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), if they choose to work overseas in Washington Accord signatory countries; they can also register as Graduate Engineers.
The recognition is of utmost importance to the engineering education in Malaysia as graduates from accredited engineering degree programmes from Washington Accord signatory countries are considered as meeting the academic standard for practices in engineering at the international level.
Please refer to http://www.bem.org.my/v3/listofaccreditedprogrammes.html
The above benefits are applicable in the following countries, which are signatory to the Washington Accord:
“Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction” http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm
“Organisations holding provisional status have been identified as having qualification accreditation or recognition procedures that are potentially suitable for the purposes of the Accord; those organisations are further developing those procedures with the goal of achieving signatory status in due course; qualifications accredited or recognised by organisations holding provisional status are not recognised by the signatories” http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm
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