Malaysian deal set to benefit engineers of the future



From left: Sunny Law, Principal of Chin Hin Academy Sdn Bhd; Ng Wai Luen, CEO of Starken AAC Sdn Bhd; Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, CEO and Provost of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia and Dennis Wong, Deputy Provost of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt Malaysia has signed a deal with Chin Hin Group Berhad, which will benefit engineering students.

A Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) was signed last month, which will pave the way for students and staff to gain skills in construction, technology and innovation.

Now students are due to receive first-hand experience into an engineering profession through industry visits and training courses.

And university staff will also get the chance to join industrial programmes offered by the company.

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Provost and CEO of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, said: “We realised that our students are strikingly different from the rest, mostly because they are very self-motivated and keen learners.

“These are exactly the characteristics we are looking for in our future employees.”

Previously, a group of third year BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering students enjoyed a stint with engineers from Metexsteel, a subsidiary of Chin Hin Group.

The collaboration and internship are some of the initiatives taken by the university to help develop quality graduates.