Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Event Report: Talk on Postgraduate Study

On 18th February 2012, the IEM Young Engineers Section (IEM G&S YES) and Chemical Engineering Technical Division jointly organized a talk on “Postgraduate Study – Beng @18, MEng/PhD@23” at TUS Room, 2nd Floor, Wisma IEM, PJ. The talk was conducted by Prof Ir Dr Dominic Foo, Professor of Process Design and Integration at University of Nottingham, Malaysia. A total of 50 participants attended the talk.

The audience were paying 100% attention during the talk
The talk started at 9.30am with an opening address by the organizing chairman, Engr. Mah Way Sheng. The objective was to provide information on all the available postgraduate study programs in Malaysia as it is becoming a trend among working engineers as well as engineering students. Prof. Dominic opened his presentation by explaining the various types of postgraduate study programs such as Msc, MBA, MEng, EngD and PhD. He explained the reasons for engineers or engineering students to enrol in such programs. He then added on by showing a list of job opportunities after taking a postgraduate course. Prof. Dominic also further clarified the various myths about lecturers or researchers and concluded by elaborating on the possible ways to fund a postgraduate study program.

A token of appreciation by Engr. Mah to the speaker
The presentation ended at 11am and concluded with 'Question and Answer' session and the presentation fo IEM's certificate and token of appreciation to Prof. Ir Dr. Dominic Foo. The talk ended at 11.30am.

Prepared by Sdr. Yew Weng Kean
Posted by Mei Wong

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