Zecon Excellence Awards recognises Unimas engineering students

Unimas students pose for a group photo after receiving their Unimas Zecon Excellence Award 2016 with Jamel (seated, middle) and other distinguished guests.

Unimas students pose for a group photo after receiving their Unimas Zecon Excellence Award 2016 with Jamel (seated, middle) and other distinguished guests.


KOTA SAMARAHAN: The Faculty of Engineering of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Faculty held the Zecon Excellence Awards for its students at the Staff Lounge, University House here recently.

Zecon Berhad Subsidiaries (Zecon Energy and Zecon Fab) managing director Jamel Ibrahim presented the award, where the event also witnessed attendance of Unimas assistant vice-chancellor (Industry and Community Engagement) Assoc. Prof Dr Mohd Ibrahim Safawi, and the Faculty of Engineering dean Assoc. Prof Dr Al-Khalid Othman.

The ceremony marked the fifteenth years of collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering, Unimas and Zecon Berhad since 2002.

“The Zecon Excellence Award is one of Zecon Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in providing academic excellence awards to persuade top achievers of Unimas graduates from the Faculty of Engineering,” said Unimas in a press release today.

This year, 10 selected Engineering students received their awards; two students from each program namely Civil Engineering programme, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programme, Electronics (Telecommunications) Engineering programme, Electronics (Computer) Engineering programme, and Chemical Engineering programme.

The recipients from Civil Engineering programme were Nurul Izzati Ahmat and Phillip Owen; from Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering were Stanferd Jenta Sanada and Normala Sateem; from Electronics (Telecommunications) Engineering were Fatimah Al Zahra Zulkipli and Philidya Phloria Peter.

Meanwhile, the recipients from Electronics (Computer) Engineering were Aushley Lewis Linang and Suriyadil Ahmad and from Chemical Engineering were Unevist Nisien Tiri and Amali Mustafa.

“The ZECON Excellence award recipients have excelled in both academic and co-curriculum activities throughout their studies at UNIMAS.

“ZECON Berhad has been maintaining their support for academic field by offering scholarships to students from UNIMAS and other local universities which has served as motivation to the undergraduate students to do well in their university studies,” said Unimas.

There are four departments under the Faculty of Engineering which are namely the Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability.

In April 2014, Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) has awarded 5 years accreditation to two programmes namely the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Civil Engineering), and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering).

Meanwhile, two programmes obtained 3 years accreditation namely the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics (Telecommunications) and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics (Computer).

The faculty of Engineering also offers Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil programme by coursework. This programme is an addition to the existing Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programmes by research at the faculty.

In 2016, a new programme, Master of Engineering (MEng) in Telecommunication  System has been offered to serve the current need in the telecommunication industry.

“UNIMAS welcomes local and foreign industries participation in teaching and research collaboration or any form of financial support towards teaching or research funding.

“The Faculty of Engineering, UNIMAS will contribute towards the progress and development of high quality culture that fulfills the country’s needs in infrastructure development and the industry of production and manufacturing as well as highly qualified human capital,” it added.

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