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Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by royce t.g. tan
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is facing a shortage of well-trained engineers in the niche discipline of design and research and development (R&D).
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) R&D and commercialisation vice-president Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei said the shortage would be more acute if nothing is done to rectify the situation.
“Research engineers are at the forefront of technology and are always attempting to push the boundaries of the unknown.
“Career prospects for engineering graduates are good now, especially for those who received training for industry needs.
“I have been guiding students and junior engineers in the right direction for the past 20 years and will continue to do so,” he said, adding that engineering students could apply for loans and scholarships, such as from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation.
Prof Lee will be giving a talk on An Overview of Engineering Courses at the two-day Star Education Fair that starts at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Dec 14.
There will also be talks by University of Nottingham Malaysia chemical and environmental engineering head Dr Svenja Hanson, who will speak on what a student can do with an engineering degree, and MMC Gamuda KVMRT senior construction manager Alvin Goh, who will present his experience on working as an engineer.
The Star Education Fair offers advice on study options and career guidance in many areas of the job market. It is the country’s premier education fair with about 600 booths and 200 exhibitors.
The theme for this year is More Choices, More Possibilities.
The fair will be open from 11am to 6pm daily and admission is free.
Come to the fair, “like” our Star Education Fair Facebook page and stand a chance to win a RM50 fashion (H&M) gift card.
For enquiries, call 03-7967 1388 (ext 1233/ 1432) or log on to email@example.com
or thestar.com.my/education/edufair or www.facebook.com/stareducationfair.
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