MMU opens engineering grad school, in deal with Aussie telco gear-maker
By Digital News Asia April 4, 2013
- MMU to nurture a sizable number of postgraduate professionals to cater for market demands
- Expects higher postgraduate enrolment from Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East
MULTIMEDIA University (MMU) has launched its Graduate Institute of Engineering (GIE) and also signed a knowledge-transfer Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Melbourne-based SENKO Advanced Components (Australia) Pty Ltd, which is known for its fiber-optics expertise.
This provision of training by MMU is critical as the telecommunications sector within the Asia Pacific region has been reported to be facing severe manpower shortage by 2015, the university said in a statement.
The MoU aims for MMU to nurture a sizable number of postgraduate professionals to cater for a market estimated to be in the region of 58 million customers throughout the region, it added.
MMU president Prof. Dr. Muhamad Rasat Muhamad said he anticipates higher postgraduate enrolment from Australia, New Zealand and Middle Eastern countries, and that the large number of potential trainees would be a massive boost for the university’s commercialization efforts.
“It would not only bring in revenue for the university but would also strengthen the MMU brand in an organic way and pave the way for future industry collaborations,” he added.