Engineering students to get career boost with MMU-IEM pact
By Digital News Asia July 23, 2014
- MoU also outlines other points of collaboration between MMU and IEM
- Includes joint research, consultancy, as well as seminars and academic meetings
MULTIMEDIA University (MMU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), saying that this would help boost career development for its engineering students and graduates.
The MoU covers a number of measures, including one in which MMU will allocate space for an IEM Centre where various activities can be conducted, the university said in a statement.
For its part IEM will recommend external experts to present lectures and courses to the students, as well as to MMU’s lecturers and staff.
The MoU also outlines various other points of collaboration between MMU and IEM, including joint research, consultancy, as well as joint organisation of seminars and academic meetings.
“MMU’s engineering graduates have always been among the most sought-after engineers in the country, and the prospect of making them even more valuable as engineers is very appealing to us,” said MMU president Professor Dr Muhamad Rasat Muhamad.
“Furthermore, this MoU puts us into a closer relationship with IEM.
“As a professional body, [IEM] is tapped directly into the industry, and as such could complement MMU’s own awareness in not only monitoring trends that would have an impact on our students, but also in opening up new opportunities in research and collaboration,” he added.
Established in 1959, IEM’s primary function is to promote and advance the science and profession of engineering in any or all of its disciplines, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to engineering.
Currently, the organisation boasts about 30,000 members nationwide, MMU said in its statement.
“IEM is going all out on a recruitment drive for student membership, and MMU has been identified as an institution with good potential,” said IEM president Lim Chow Hock.
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