Currently, many industries across the world are adopting the use of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Automation and various other digital technologies in their daily work. This is a sure sign that the global phenomenon known as Industrial Revolution 4.0 (I.R4.0) is gaining a foothold in the workplace.
I.R 4.0, which can be understood as the digitalisation of the manufacturing sector, is bringing about a surge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related jobs in Malaysia.
Doubtlessly, this key transition in the Malaysian economy has caught the attention of the Government. To address the growing importance of I.R4.0, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) instituted the Industry4WRD policy, with the aim of nearly doubling the number of skilled workers by the year 2025.
Boasting over 30 years of experience under its belt, First City University College has successfully guided many students through the fast-changing engineering industry. Its Faculty of Engineering & Computing (FEC) offers up-to-date engineering programmes which are taught by a team of qualified lecturers with deep insights into the industry.
Students with Foundation, UEC or A-Level qualifications are enrolled into Year 1 of FEC’s Bachelor Degree programme whereas students with a relevant Diploma can progress to Year 2.
FEC students at First City UC enjoy access to up-to-date course materials and cutting-edge equipment such as the IoT Development Kit, PCB Plotter, Lathe Machine and Milling Machine.
Moreover, students are required to conceptualise and implement their own Final Year projects, before showcasing them at the annual Innovation Day event. First City UC’s industry partners have been known to attend this event and even offer jobs to outstanding students.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours programme equips students with a broad range of knowledge and technical skills required to become a certified mechanical engineer.
The programme places emphasis on developing students’ analytical and problem-solving skills, interpersonal communication skills as well as engineering management skills. This prepares them for the prospect of working in an I.R 4.0 centred global environment, while ensuring that they adhere to the social, ethical and professional practices.
Through the mandatory industrial attachment module, students are able to apply practical knowledge such as usage of the Solid Edge and Solid Works industrial standard software.
They also become acquainted with the relevant work principles and work ethics required in the workplace.
For safety purposes, students will wear protective googles while operating Mechanical Engineering equipment such as the Lathe Machine here.
Fluid Mechanic Lab
Graduates of this programme have been known to pursue careers in areas such as Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Research, Project Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Technical Support Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Engineering Consultancy or Construction Engineering.
Moreover, First City UC sponsors students’ membership with the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). By attending IEM’s talks, seminars and courses, they may further enhance their own technical and professional skills, thus allowing them to keep abreast with developments in the engineering lab.
Graduates of this programme may register for membership with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) to be certified as professional engineers.
Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Honours
The Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Honours programme prepares students to become certified electrical engineers capable of meeting the challenges of IR4.0.
Throughout this programme, students focus on industry-relevant modules such as electronic devices & circuit design, control systems, signal processing, electronic system design, microchips design, mobile communications as well as embedded systems programming & interfacing.
Students also learn how to use the Mentor Graphics industrial software, which is commonly involved in designing microchips and integrated circuit.
Students are also given ample opportunities to demonstrate their problem-solving abilities and interpersonal communication skills through project-based assessments.
Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Process Laboratory
Digital Electronics Lab
Moreover, students will undergo a mandatory industrial attachment with a relevant company to achieve first-hand working experience in a professional engineering environment. This allows them an advantage in securing careers such as Electronic Engineering, IoT Systems Engineering, Communication Engineering, Automation Engineering, Microchips Design, Wireless/5G Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Maintenance Engineering or Project Engineering.
Furthermore, First City UC sponsors students’ membership fee with the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Through IEM’s talks and seminars, students can further improve on their technical and industrial knowledge, contributing to their career development.
Graduates of this programme are encouraged to register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) in order to be certified as professional engineers.
First City UC Scholarships, Campus Facilities & Open Day/ Virtual Open Day
Prospective students should enrol quickly for the February 2022 intake to enjoy First City UC’s 30% Tuition Fee Waiver for the entire programme, ZERO Registration Fee and secure attractive financial assistance. First City UC also offers Merit Scholarship, UEC Scholarship, external scholarship awards and interest-free tuition fee instalment payment plan.
Moreover, students are more than encouraged to progress with their Postgraduate studies as they will be eligible for a 25% Alumni Incentive throughout their entire programme!
First City UC’s eco-friendly campus is equipped with state-of-the art learning and recreational facilities such the Library, IT Centre, Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Engineering Labs, Studios, Workshops, Outdoor Football Field and various Indoor Sports Facilities, along with On-campus Accommodation with Attached Bathrooms. Students may access an online 360-degree virtual tour of these facilities, via firstcity.edu.my/virtualtour.