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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.

Mission :

  • To provide high quality and innovative teaching and learning that maintains professional accreditation for all its programmes.
  • To provide an education based on a theoretical, experimental and ethical foundation enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships* and interdisciplinary programmes.
  • To educate graduates for professional leadership, civic influence and lifelong learning.

For all degrees within the School, APU links with industry help to provide internship training placements for students. Internships are compulsory for all students as per the requirement of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.

INTERNSHIP

To meet the requirements of accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Council of the Board of Engineers Malaysia and also to complement the theory and practical study at APU, a well structured internship programme in collaboration with industry has been incorporated into the curriculum. The main aims and objectives of the internship programme are to provide:

  • Enhanced Employability
  • Interpersonal and Social Skills
  • Interrelationships of Theory and Practice
  • Career Preparation
  • Insight into the World of Work
  • Personal Development
  • Technical Development

This Internship programme will further enhance your employability. In many cases the same company at which you had internship training will offer you employment as soon as you graduate. In all cases you will gain an invaluable insight into the world of work as an Engineer and be better equipped to position yourself for the career you seek.

*Internships are compulsory for all students as per the requirements of the Board of Engineers Malaysia

Whether you join APU immediately after your secondary education or transfer to us from another institution of higher learning, we offer programmes depending on your prior qualifications and experience.

There will be a clear progression of your learning to ensure that you will be empowered with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the corporate world.

If you enter our foundation course first, you will take a range of modules that will assist in developing your basic engineering knowledge prior to entering the degree programme and this allows time for decision on which of our degrees you want to pursue. At all times, our staff will be able to advise you on the choices available at each stage of your studies.

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:  

PEO

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) 

Electronics Engineering with Information Technology  (EEIT)

Mechatronic Engineering (ME)

Telecommunication Engineering (TE)

Petroleum Engineering (PE)
PEO1

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.

PEO2

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. 

S.NoPO# APU-School of Engineering PO's
1PO1

Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

2PO2

Ability to identify engineering problems and apply engineering principles to solve them. 

3PO3

Ability to recognize and apply suitable tools and techniques for engineering practical applications.

4PO4

Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.

5PO5

Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.

6PO6

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally. 

7PO7

Ability to comprehend and demonstrate current good practices of engineering for sustainable development and environmental considerations. 

8PO8

Ability to practice safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities as an engineer.

9PO9

Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.

10PO10

Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team.

11PO11

Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development

12PO12

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: 

  • Using learning outcome statements to make explicit what the student is expected to be able to know, understand or do;
  • Providing learning activities which will help the student to reach these outcomes; 
  • Assessing the extent to which the student meets these outcomes through the use of explicit assessment criteria. 
  • It is objective and outcome driven, where every stated objective and outcomes can be assessed and evaluated.   

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: 

  • Alumni survey
  • Employer feedback

 
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:-

  • The data for assessing the POs are gathered from the continual assessment of the students through final exams, in-course assignments, class tests, laboratory reports, industrial training and final year projects.
  • The achievements of POs by the students are measured using the Programme Outcome Assessment Report (POAR) at the end of each semester, in tandem with the Learning Outcome Assessment Report (LOAR) for each module in the semester.
  • A student is said to have attained a particular PO, if he/she has obtained more than 50% marks in the assessment mapped to the PO measured.
  • A compilation of POs achieved by each student is carried out by extracting the information from the POAR into the Cumulative Programme Outcome Achievement Report (CPOAR).
  • 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:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

International Recognition

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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