Nation’s top university, Universiti Malaya (UM) and SEGi Group of Colleges (SGC) entered into a course and research collaboration for their engineering programmes. The tie-up offers an articulation pathway for SEGi-Sunderland Engineering undergraduates to obtain a UK-degree from the University of Sunderland (UoS), and complete their Master’s programme at UM, all within 4 years of study.
The country’s oldest and highest-ranked university holds the 59th spot in the QS World University Rankings 2020 whereas its Engineering and Technology programmes are ranked 55th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020 by Subject). On the other end, UoS Engineering programmes are ranked among the top 20 in the UK.
With this public-private partnership, SGC and UM can now share resources and engage in staff and students exchange to help students and academic staff gain a more comprehensive exposure. They can also share publications, reports, academic materials and information resources while leveraging on their professional networks to widen employment reach and opportunities for their engineering graduates.
As a research university, UM’s rich R&D experience can supplement SEGi’s R&D efforts particularly in the field of Engineering and Information Technology. As an institution that is geared up towards IR4.0, SEGi has been actively promoting Industry 4.0 elements in its engineering, IT and business programmes to groom a future-ready workforce particularly in these fields.
The exchange of MoU which took place in UM on 29 July 2020, was headed by Dr. Lisa Tan (Executive Director, SEGi Education Group) on behalf of SEGi and Professor Dr. Saad Mekhilef (Dean, Faculty of Engineering) on behalf of UM. The ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Principal of SEGi College Subang Jaya, Mr. Calvin Chan and UM Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor Dr. Farazila Yusof.