Study Engineering at the Best Private Universities in Malaysia

Increase in Job Demand for Top Engineers in Malaysia that’s Accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

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Demand for qualified engineers in Malaysia is increasing. In order to succeed in the engineering field, students must choose a top private university in Malaysia that has the experience and facilities to equip them.  There is a high demand for qualified engineers in Malaysia therefore jobs are easy to come by and salaries are high. Top Private universities in Malaysia offer an affordable option for students who cannot get into public universities or go overseas to study.

In addition, soft skills such as an English speaking environment, leadership skills, communication skills and internship programs will help the graduate stand out and be very successful. Research has shown that graduates with a good command of English has a 25% higher salary than those who don’t.

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Shortage of Qualified Engineers in Malaysia

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There is a shortage of qualified engineers in Malaysia suitable for the crucial role of overseeing construction projects and infrastructure development works, according to the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).
IEM president Datuk Lim Chow Hock told StarBiz that there were only about 150,000 experienced engineers in Malaysia.

“We are still short of 50,000 to meet the requirement in the construction and infrastructure sectors. The experienced engineers are needed in the consultation and management departments,” he said. Lim added that the demand for consultation and management engineers for government construction and infrastructure projects would mitigate the impact of the slowdown taking place in the construction industry.

“About 70% of our members are engineers in the development and construction sectors. “They can easily be reabsorbed to play consultation and management roles for government projects,” he said.

Lim added that about 30% of the members were involved in the electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering industries. The IEM currently has about 43,000 members.

On the quality of the local engineering graduates, Lim said that there was concern on quality because a study done three years ago by IEM revealed that the local engineering graduates lacked certain fundamental understanding of engineering principles. “This is affecting their ability to execute their duties effectively.

This was the feedback from 11/11/2015 Malaysia short of 50,000 experienced engineers Business News | The Star Online

Job Prospects for Engineers in Malaysia

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30% of the CEOs in Malaysia’s 50 largest companies posses a basic engineering degree. Engineers and technical minded individuals tend to have a certain advantage because they are very structured and solutions-based.

Malaysia needs at least 200,000 engineers by 2020 in order to attain the status of a developed nation. Currently, there are 70,000 registered professional engineers in Malaysia with the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).

 

Additionally, Engineering is a respected profession that pays well. On average, people who graduate with a degree in engineering earn higher salaries than those with other bachelor’s degrees. Studies indicate that there will be a shortage of engineers well into the 21st century.

Furthermore, choose top private universities in Malaysia where the engineering degrees are accredited by MQA and the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). Currently, according to BEM there are 11010 Professional Engineers and 81771 Graduate Engineers in Malaysia. Malaysia needs around 275,000 and 300,000 engineers in 5 and 10 years respectively.

In a 2006 Report by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Mechanical engineering is viewed as the field of engineering most highly demanded in the future with a projected increase of 24% from 5 to 10 years (from an estimated number of engineers of 58000 to 72000).

About 8% of the respondents indicated a demand for other engineering fields, such as biomedical, computer engineering, instrumentation and technology, marine technology, mechatronic, software engineering and process engineering. According to the report, the demand is highest for: Mechanical Engineers, next is Electrical, Civil, Electronic and finally Chemical.

Malaysia needs more than 1,000 engineers annually to meet industry demands, said Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp). TalentCorp CEO Johan Mahmood Merican said engineers in the electric and electronic (E&E) and oil and gas (O&G) sectors are highly sought after.

 

Accredited Professional Engineers in Malaysia can work globally because of the Washington Accord

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In 2007, Malaysia became a member of The Washington Accord, which recognises experienced professional engineers represented by responsible bodies. The Washington Accord is a small group of signatories that have agreed to mutually recognise accredited engineering programmes.

Members of The Washington Accord are Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Ireland, Taipei, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey.

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) develop and use the EMF Register as a secure benchmark that allows a professional engineer to be recognised or exempted from licensing or registration in other countries (other than that in which they first gained recognition).

Eligibility for admission to EMF International Register of Professional Engineers Register is limited only to engineers who have completed an accredited or recognised engineering programme, registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and is a corporate member of the IEM who is capable of independent practice.

To qualify for admission to EMF International Register of Professional Engineers Register, a candidate must be:

  • A Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and/or a Corporate Member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia;
  • Seven years experience after graduation in a recognised engineering discipline;
  • Two years experience in responsible charge of significant work (may be obtained within the seven years experience)
  • Maintained their continuing professional development at a satisfactory level.

The quality of the programmes of some universities are of high standards and accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which provides recognition for graduates who want to work overseas.

Engineering Jobs in Demand in Malaysia Developed by the National Key Economic Activities (NKEAs)

The NEAC will work with PEMANDU to develop the National Key Economic Activities (NKEAs) in the following areas:

The Petroleum Engineering degree course at Curtin Sarawak is highly recommended for those seeking lucrative careers in the Oil & gas industry

The Petroleum Engineering degree course at Curtin Sarawak is highly recommended for those seeking lucrative careers in the Oil & gas industry

  • Electrical and Electronic, where manufacturing, research and development as well as design for Malaysian companies driving innovation will be focused upon.
  • Oil and gas sector led by a well developed pool of local talent and companies that are able to compete globally.
  • Green industries and services. Expertise in complex manufacturing and those in the solar and alternative energy sectors will be much sought after alongside those involved in the commercialisation of natural bio-diversity into high value products.

Electrical and electronics engineers form the core of various technology-ledcompanies in Malaysia.

In a report conducted by IPSOS Business Consulting in 2012 on the E&E Sector Study on the Supply-Demand of Talent in Malaysia, it is found that there is a shortage of Electrical & Electronic Engineers in Malaysia.

The E&E sector is an important contributor to Malaysia’s economy as it is one of the 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) in the country’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). There are 1,900 active E&E companies which provide employment to over 350,000 people.

The report found that Fresh Graduates or Entry-level Talent Not Industry-Ready (lacks required skill-sets) therefore choosing a university that can provide the necessary industry relevant teaching and training is imperative.

Furthermore, Electrical and electronics engineers who possess solid analytical and communication skills will have a clear advantage over the others.

Telecommunication is the means of communicating through the transmission of signals. In today’s world, it is all around us – from 4G connectivity to streaming videos to mobile downloads, and so on.

The  IPSOS report identified eight key talent shortage areas in the E&E field and one of the areas in demand for Telecommunications Engineers. They are responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, optimization and enhancement of wireless telecommunications products and networks.

Engineering is one of the Top Paid Salaries in Malaysia (per month basis) as listed by Kelly Services Malaysia

According to the Kelly Services 2014/2015 Malaysia Salary Guide , “the skilled talent pool in Malaysia is at 27 percent – far off from the estimated requirement of 45 percent to meet the national agenda of a high income nation by 2020.”

The Malaysia Salary Guide also lists down a whole number of jobs with an indication of what the average salary range should be, according to placements made by Kelly Services Malaysia.

Another high-paying industry is engineering, with engineering managers of 8-12 years of experience earning a minimum of RM13,000 and a maximum of RM22,000. Utilities managers, another high-paying position can earn a minimum of RM16,000 and a maximum of RM21,000.

Top Ten highest paying jobs in Malaysia according to Jobstreet

According to Jobstreet, a petroleum engineer earns between RM 37,094 – RM 365,156 a year.

In positioning Malaysia as the leading oil and gas (O&G) hub in the Asia-Pacific region by 2017, Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corp (MPRC) was formed to promote, catalyse and transform the sector.

In addition, notable projects in the O&G (oil and gas) sector include the RM60bil Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project in Pengerang, Johor, and the RM3.8bil Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal in Kimanis.

Top Ten highest paying jobs in Malaysia at Manager Level according to Jobstreet

Doctors, engineers and managers in the aviation specializations draw the highest pay with doctors earning the highest, with an average salary of RM9,500 per month.

  1. Doctor                                      RM9,530
  2. Engineering – Oil/Gas                 RM9,462
  3. Aviation                                     RM9,406
  4. Audit/Taxation                            RM9,226
  5. Banking – Financial Services        RM9,100
  6. Geophysics                                RM8,938
  7. Publishing or Printing                   RM8,650
  8. Engineering – Chemical                RM8,545
  9. Engineering – Electronics              RM8,146
  10. IT – Software                               RM8,112

Top Ten highest paying jobs in Malaysia at Senior Manager Level according to Jobstreet

The Average Salary Of SENIOR MANAGERS Is RM12,800 Across All Industries. It takes years of experience and expertise before one becomes a senior manager, but all that hard work pays off.

Overall, senior managers in specializations such as IT– Hardware, Quality Control/Assurance and Geophysics are the top highest paying job in this position.

  1. IT – Hardware                                 RM18,100
  2. Quality Control/Assurance               RM17,768
  3. Geophysics                                    RM17,500
  4. Property/Real Estate                       RM16,917
  5. Engineering – Electrical                   RM16,503
  6. Publishing/Printing                          RM16,500
  7. Corporate Strategy                          RM15,606
  8. Engineering Oil/Gas                         RM15,307
  9. Sales – Corporate                             RM14,815
  10. Engineering – Civil                            RM14,768

What type of students should study engineering in Malaysia?

Students with strong credits in Physics, Maths and Chemistry for Chemical or Petroleum Engineering or Physics & Maths for other engineering courses can consider an exciting and highly paid career in engineering. You are a person who is organised, like to work with your hands and mind, creative, and focused, then engineering is something to consider.

Arts stream students with 3 credits including Maths and General Science or Pure Science can join the Diploma in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering at some universities. After completing the engineering diploma, students will enter into Year 2 of the engineering degree.

Students after SPM or O-Levels who are sure of choosing engineering for their degree studies may go for the Foundation in Engineering. If you are still not sure whether you want engineering or other science courses, you may choose the Foundation in Science programme at premier private universities in Malaysia. Students after the external Pre-University Programme such as A-Levels, UEC, STPM, SAM, CPU, MUFY or AUSMAT may enter directly into the Engineering Degree programme with relevant results.

Where to Study Engineering in Malaysia?

Choose a university in Malaysia where the engineering courses are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as well as MQA. Facilities are important as well.

In addition, the number of years where the course has been offered at the university is an evidence of its experience. Lecturers must have the necessary qualifications with at least a Masters degree and teaching experience.

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Excellent Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering Degree & Diploma Courses

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Top Notch Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to Study Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering Degree Courses

Civil Engineering Degree Courses Accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) at Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

Award-Winning Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering Degree Courses

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Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to StudyAerospace Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & Other Engineering Degree Courses

Top Rated Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to Study Engineering Diploma & Foundation Courses

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Best Colleges and Universities in Malaysia offering the Foundation in Engineering or Foundation leading to Engineering

  1. Choose to study the best Foundation in Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Best Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Engineering

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Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Chemical Engineering

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Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia to Study Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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  6. Study at the Best University for Electrical Power Engineering in Malaysia at Curtin University Sarawak
  7. Curtin Sarawak electronic and communication engineering student project enters finals of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards
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  12. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree Course at KDU University College
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The Best Universities and Colleges in Malaysia for Mechatronic Engineering

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Top Private Colleges and Universities in Malaysia offering the Mechanical Engineering Degree

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  9. Study Aerospace Engineering Course in Malaysia & Transfer to Universities Overseas
  10. Study at the best university for Aerospace Engineering degree at UCSI University and transfer to top ranked University of Manitoba, Canada

Best Private Universities in Malaysia for Civil Engineering

  1. Study Civil Engineering at a university that is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) with solid industrial training
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  4. Study at the Best University for Civil & Construction Engineering in Malaysia at Curtin University Sarawak
  5. Study Civil Engineering in Canada through the 2+2 twinning at UCSI University and save costs

Best Private Colleges and Universities in Malaysia to study Software Engineering

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Top University in Malaysia for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

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  1. Astheffander Alexander

    Which is better?foundation+degree…or diploma+degree?

  2. Hi. I have completed Bachelor in Software Engineering and I’m planning to proceed with Master in Chemical engineering or Civil engineering. Can I do Master in any other engineering field?

  3. what course is the most better for me??engineering or medical?im a girl student

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