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Engineering Technology

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In Engineering Technology, the focus is primarily on analyzing, applying, implementing, and improving existing technologies.

Pathway

Your options to study Engineering, no matter the specialization is generally the same. Find out more here: Academic qualifications to study Engineering in Malaysia.

Subject Focus

SPM:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Additional Mathematics

University:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Computer Science and Programming

In this course, you will gain experience in electrical and mechanical engineering technology, computer graphics technology, and information technology to help you see how an industry operates as a system.

Most of the times, these programmes are designed by the institution together with local employers and industry leaders to create an academic experience that will translate to career opportunities after graduation.

Personality Type

Do you have the ability to understand and solve problems in the most practical way? Then this course could be just right for you!

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: RIE (Realistic, Investigative, Enterprising)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

Work Environment:

Complementary to the engineers, the engineering technologist implement engineering works by applying engineering and scientific knowledge combined with technical skills to support engineering activities.

Salary

Entry-level:

RM 2,000 to 3,000

Graduates of this program will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in areas such as alternative and hybrid energy, nanotechnology, or power and energy distribution.

Professional:

MYR 4,000 to 6,000 (5 – 10 years of experience).

Job Demand

Industry is demanding a higher education and training standards and requiring graduates with specific as well as generic skills. The industry is looking for multi-skilled workers as well as people with new skills for the ever-changing business environment.

In Malaysia:

As we move on to Vision 2020, Malaysia may give more emphasis on R&D, innovation and the production of high technology goods ahead of the other countries. This calls for the education and training of highly skilled engineers and technicians as opposed to those engineers who were trained in the conventional way.

Overseas:

There is a very high demand for engineering technology graduates today, with clear emphasis on the need to produce workers with more hands-on skills and experience for the competitive job market in a dynamic industrial sector.

In 2007, Malaysia became a member of The Washington Accord, which recognises experienced professional engineers represented by responsible bodies. The Washington Accord is a small group of signatories that have agreed to mutually recognise accredited engineering programmes. Members of The Washington Accord are Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Ireland, Taipei, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey.

Click this link to view the list of accredited engineering programmes in Malaysia.

Becoming Professional

Becoming a professional:

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) develop and use the EMF Register as a secure benchmark that allows a professional engineer to be recognised or exempted from licensing or registration in other countries (other than that in which they first gained recognition).

Eligibility for admission to EMF International Register of Professional Engineers Register is limited only to engineers who have completed an accredited or recognised engineering programme, registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and is a corporate member of the IEM who is capable of independent practice.

To qualify for the registration, a candidate must:

  • be a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and/or a Corporate Member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.
  • have seven years experience after graduation in a recognised engineering discipline.
  • have two years experience in responsible charge of significant work (may be obtained within the seven years experience).
  • have maintained their continuing professional development at a satisfactory level.

Useful links:

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC)
The Institution of Engineers Malaysia
Network of Accreditation Bodies for Engineering Education in Asia (NABEEA)
International Engineering Alliance
SAE International

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