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UTP collaborates with Deakin University on engineering, IT programmes

21/06/2022 02:22 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has inked a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Deakin University, Australia, to collaborate on a special track for four programmes recently.

The programmes are Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology.

Through this collaboration, UTP and Deakin University will work together to ensure students complete the special track – the first two years of Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Honours, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours and Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours at UTP and the remaining two years at Deakin University.

In addition, the special track also allows students to complete the first three years of Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours at UTP and the remaining one year at Deakin University.

Upon completion of their studies, students will be conferred with an honours degree from Deakin University.

UTP vice-chancellor Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib said the special arrangement will benefit the students involved by allowing them to experience two different distinguished academic environments and obtain an Australian degree at a much lower cost. 

“This is in line with the future of education as we move towards agility, flexibility and multidisciplinary-based approach,” he said in a statement today.

The MoA, he said, is an important step in maintaining a sustainable relationship with institutions in Australia and hopes the collaboration will open up opportunities to attract more Australian students to conduct part of their studies in Malaysia, particularly in UTP.  

“This will enrich our pool of talents with international perspectives to contribute to the future development of Malaysia,” he added.

At the virtual MoA-signing ceremony, UTP was represented by Mohamed Ibrahim while Deakin University was represented by its deputy vice-chancellor, Academic, Prof Liz Johnson.


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