Engineering and technical courses in Malaysia gaining International recognition
Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 22, 2012, 07:33 am
- Evidence of the country's quality of higher learning education, especially in engineering and technical courses, is evidenced by the growing enrolment of foreign students.
- Last year, total foreign student enrolment in Malaysia registered 45,246 and is expected to go up by end of this year. Aside from quantity, the Ministry of Higher Education has expressed plans of attracting quality foreign students in its bid to become a leading educational hub.
- According to Works Minister Daturk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor, this was an example of the higher education system here which focuses on providing quality education, especially in engineering and technical studies.
- "Take the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) for example, it acquired the status of a full signatory of the Washington Accord for engineering education system in Malaysia two years ago," he said.
- The Washington Accord is an international convention that accredits engineering courses with the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa and Japan among its members.