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Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 11, 2018, 12:22 pm
Engineering has emerged as one of the most popular fields of study to pursue, and if you’re wondering why, you’ve come to the right place. Is it because of the cool title graduates will hold one day? The salary? The job prospects? Maybe you’ve read that people will be replaced by robots one day, hence reducing job opportunities in every field. Thus, you worry if pursuing a career in engineering.
We heard your concerns and we are here to dispel any doubt you may have about a future in engineering. Here are the five reasons why you should study engineering.
Always in Demand
Be the leader in the market
The latest Samsung S9, self-driving cars, Google Glass, robots, water treatment systems, lightbulbs and even self-stirring mugs were all engineered for your convenience. We use them every day but often fail to think about those who made these.
Engineering is so woven into our daily lives that almost everything you have and see today is the result of engineers’ expertise and creativity. Even if the world is taken over by robots, engineers will continue to be in demand because who else is going to repair the robots when they malfunction or build new technologies when the iPhone is outdated?
Play a Part in Nation Building
The Burj Khalifa
Just take a moment to admire Dubai’s magnificent Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world today. This 829-metre tall structure attract tourists from all over the world. And guess what? A team of more than 380 professional engineers were the ones that made this possible.
Obtaining an engineering qualification can open doors of opportunity that could win you awards, change the course of a nation and amaze the world with technological advancements.
Be ready to launch your career in the industry with a good pay
According to Payscale, a civil engineer earns an average of RM8,000 per month. Additionally, a salary report by Jobstreet listed engineers as one of the highest-paid professions in 2017. It’s a plus point if your engineering degree is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
After three years of work experience, BEM members can sit for the professional exam and received the title ‘Ir.’ if they pass the exam. The title will certify them as professionals in the field. This title will get you a higher pay and see you climb the corporate ladder faster.
Set the Tone of the Competition
Be the one to take the challenge and to lead
As an engineer, you create the challenge for businesses and set the pace for the world to work. Let us explain what we mean. You see, since the emergence of technology, many traditional businesses have been shrinking while new companies emerged in the market, often growing rapidly in just one year. Why? Because they understand how technology has affected others and leveraged on their technical knowledge to generate income.
So what has this gotta do with engineers? Well, they are the ones inventing new technologies that will eventually affect businesses and consumers. Engineering can also create job opportunities in areas we’ve never heard of before.
Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour
Get out from your comfort zone and deliver quality
The engineering profession is necessary to build a modern nation. A career in this field makes for an exciting one because you get to see the physical result of your hard work, be it an underground train station, highway or sewage treatment plant.
Infrastructures and technologies provide comfort and convenience for people to overcome daily challenges. Who knows, you might even build the next Shinkansen, Optimus Prime or Tesla.
Equip yourself with practical skills as well as academic knowledge
Everything revolves around engineering. We know what you’re thinking: If so many students take up engineering, won’t that cause a glut later on? Not at all. Thanks to humanity’s perpetual pursuit of advancement, there will always be a need for engineers.
With numerous universities offering engineering courses today, choosing the right place to study makes all the difference.
IUKL Academic Block
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) takes pride in being the pioneer infrastructure institution in Malaysia, offering a unique range of engineering courses and a wide variety of subjects within each course.
The university’s emphasis on the development of technology and engineering has propelled it to be the top infrastructure university, birthing graduates who have excelled in every aspect of education and contributed to the community.
Students experience hands-on approach
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology Infrastructure is one of the first schools established at IUKL. With 20 years of experience in the education sector, the school has had ample time to develop and enhance its teaching and learning approach.
The university offers three crucial engineering courses which are civil, electronics and mechanical that are all accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Washington Accord and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
IUKL is equipped with the latest technologies to help foster learning
From civil, mechanical and electronic engineering, IUKL lecturers are industry practitioners who are passionate about steering students in the right direction and instilling in comprehensive knowledge in them.
IUKL is also one of the few universities to offer a course in geomatic engineering, a lesser known field of engineering combining science with engineering. Its syllabus ensures that graduates are well-equipped with practical skills, a global edge and a spirit of entrepreneurship to thrive in the industry.
Enroll in an engineering course at IUKL today and experience the difference for yourself.