What to look for in top engineering universities in Malaysia

14 March 2022

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If you are looking to study an engineering course in Malaysia, you’d want to receive the best education there is available. Engineering is a hands-on discipline where learning goes beyond the classroom, so it’s important to choose a university that is able to provide that experience.

But where do you start when there are so many universities offering engineering courses in Malaysia? Here are some factors to consider and look for when choosing to pursue engineering at a top engineering university in Malaysia.

University and course accreditations

A crucial step before enrolling in a university is to verify the institute’s accreditations, which attests to the quality of its programs. This recognition carries through to the working world.

Engineering programs accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) not only sets students on the path to becoming professional and accredited engineers but also enable graduates to immediately begin practising engineering in Malaysia.

In addition to the BEM accreditation, engineering programs at Monash are also accredited by Engineers Australia and the Engineering Council United Kingdom. We offer the only software engineering program accredited by Engineers Australia.

Our engineering programs are further recognised by the Washington Accord, which means that when you graduate, you’ll be able to work in all its signatory countries such as the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland and more, without having to requalify.

You can choose to pursue a range of future-focused engineering majors, such as robotics and mechatronics engineering, that are internationally recognised for their education quality, with the following placing in the Top 100 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021:

  • Ranked 23rd for civil and structural engineering
  • Ranked 31st for chemical engineering
  • Ranked 58th for engineering and technology
  • Ranked 68th for electrical and electronic engineering
  • Ranked 73rd for mechanical engineering

Integration of practical work

Whether you’re looking to pursue a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or software engineering, another factor to keep in mind is the integration of practical work in the course. This gives you the invaluable opportunity to gain practical, hands-on engineering skills that complement your studies, and develop critical skills such as communication, leadership and problem-solving that will help you become work-ready.

As a student at Monash’s School of Engineering, you'll undergo a 12-week work placement in an industry-based environment so that you can apply theory to practice and learn to work closely with industry professionals. You'll be able to explore your specialisation in a professional setting and set your career goals.

You’ll also have additional opportunities to enhance your practical skills through professional development workshops, seminars, and a one-year leadership program.

To ensure industry relevance for our courses, each of our engineering disciplines is supported by a dedicated Industry Advisory Panel, providing high-level input on engineering education in Malaysia and on industry needs and emerging trends. Many of our students’ final-year and research projects are also conducted in collaboration with industry partners.

World-class research facilities

As an engineer, you’ll design and develop new technologies and improve existing ones. To gain experience working on solutions that may overcome some of the world's key engineering challenges, you'll need some of the finest resources and guidance.

Monash’s School of Engineering is home to a range of cutting-edge technology and research facilities. You will have access to advanced labs for practical, experimental and research work in areas such as physics, fluid dynamics, robotics, applied mechanics, mechatronics, computer systems, network and signals, electrical power, electronics, thermodynamics, chemical engineering, solar power, and structural engineering.

Consider these three important factors when choosing your university and you'll be well prepared to enter the workforce and build a career as an engineering leader.

Click here to learn more about Monash’s courses and take the first step to becoming an engineer.