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Education 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

What makes a good engineer

What constitutes a good education in engineering? Prof Brian Tuck believes that it's about obtaining training that helps students solve real problems, not just pass examinations.

Education 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Engineering choices

THE marketability of engineering graduates depends to a large extent on the state of the economy. However, certain disciplines are more unstable than others, said Inti College Malaysia's Benny Lee.

Lifestyle 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shoddy IEM mag

GOING by the December 2002 and January 2003 issues of I>Jurutera/I>, the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, I have to say that the standard of English in the magazine is rather dismal.

Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

It’s now or never

WITH the ongoing debate about the unqualified teachers who spew out grammatical, pronunciation and enunciation errors while teaching young and impressionable minds Science and Maths, I cannot help but empathise with the Government on its ongoing efforts to redress the mistakes that were committed when English was thrown into the back seat in Malaysian education more than 20 years ago.

Education 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Briefly

Highlights on: Intervarsity AIDS conference; Informatics sponsoring a Chinese pop; Taylor's drama contest; IEM Engineers Week 2003

Nation 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drive for more quality products

Malaysia needs to attain standards of excellence for 6,000 products in about 10 years' time to meet the target of being a fully industrialised country by 2020, said Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Law Hieng Ding.

Nation 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Promote science, urges Law

The Government wants the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) to help resolve the problem of lack of interest amongst schoolchildren in taking up science subjects.

Education 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Engineering losing appeal

The engineering profession needs to be #8220;reinvented#8221; to hold a greater appeal to students who are opting for other career choices says Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) president Prof Abang Abdullah Abang Ali.

Education 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Industrial training a plus

Although not compulsory, industrial training is encouraged by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) which accredits engineering degree programmes in Malaysia.

Education 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Engineering needs revamp

The employment market now demands employees who are multi-skilled and personable - doctors who are good managers, accountants with people skills and engineers with business acumen. Realising this, the engineering fraternity, headed by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) started a five-year exercise to take stock of its place in the global market.