Undergraduate Focus: Varsity awaits first class achievers in engineering
It was a proud moment for 11 First Class Honours engineering students from HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) when their names were read out at the recent convocation ceremony.
Having completed their two-year Diploma in Engineering at HELP CAT, the 11 students were then accepted into the University of Hertfordshire, UK, as part of HELP CAT’s 3+0 programme with the University.
Jayaseelan Marimuthu, Head of Centre for Engineering Studies, HELP CAT, says the diploma in both electronic and electrical engineering and mechanical engineering was designed based on the industry’s needs and incorporates the latest technology, increasing the marketability of students upon graduation.
As part of the HELP CAT Diploma programme, students are required to complete an industrial-based final year project and also work for a period of three months, otherwise known as industrial placement. This is to ensure the engineering students are capable of meeting the needs of their workplace as a result of industry exposure prior to graduation.
Jayaseelan says apart from industrial training students are encouraged to participate in various activities such as industrial talks. Students were also taken on a trip to Agensi Nuklear Malaysia in Bangi to understand the mechanics of a nuclear reactor for power generation and to learn about Malaysia’s sources of power.
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