Engineering is the application of mathematical and scientific knowledge to design, build, maintain and improve structures, machines, electronic devices, systems and processes. In short, it is the use of logic to solve everyday problems.
If you choose to study Engineering, you must have an aptitude for Mathematics and love to solve logical problems. You also have to be prepared for a rigorous and academically challenging course. It does not mean that a Degree in Engineering is dull. On the contrary, you are encouraged to think of creative solutions and innovate the way we do things. Most importantly, you should be motivated to create a better world by solving real-world problems from energy-saving appliances to electric cars.
‘’analytical and logical skills of engineering graduates are also valued by non-engineering industries such as banking and finance, IT and technical consulting, as well as management’’
Training in Engineering will not only give you practical skills but also wide career opportunities in various engineering-related industries such as petroleum, telecommunications and construction companies.
As Engineering is wide ranging, you will be required to specialise in a field.
There are several pathways towards an Engineering Degree after your Secondary Education. You can choose to pursue a Pre-University course, a Foundation in Science (or Engineering) in your chosen university or a Diploma. Upon completion of any of those qualification, you will then be eligible to pursue a Degree in Engineering. There are many other fields of Engineering such as Nuclear, Aeronautical, Biomedical, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, etc. depending on the facilities and faculty of your chosen university. Do your research for your desired university as entry requirements of top-tier institutions are usually more competitive.
*As a rule of thumb: ‘A’ Level minimum 3 Cs; STPM minimum 3 Cs; Australian Pre-University minimum of ATAR 70.0; CPU minimum average of 70% in 6 subjects; Diploma minimum CGPA of 2.5; Foundation in Science minimum CGPA of 2.5. All qualifications should include Physics and Mathematics.
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