|Mou Signing Between UTHM, ICAT and UG|
An MOU signing takes place in Singapore Air Show 2008 on the 20 of February 2008 between University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and two institutions from the United Kingdom which are University of Glamorgan and Barry College International Centre for Aerospace of Training. The MoU will mark another milestone in the university’s drive towards the establishment of extensive aeronautical engineering and technology engineering programs which is due to commence next year.
This MoU will also position the university to be the first European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved examination center in Malaysia. The center will be the pit stop to the candidates especially from the Asia Pacific Region to complete the License Aircraft Engineer requirements.
The three parties involved in the signings are Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Barry College International Centre of Aerospace Training (ICAT) and University of Glamorgan (UG). UTHM is as an established higher learning institution with engineering as the core of its academic endeavors is presently on the verge of introducing several new programs in the area of aeronautical engineering. The programs on the offering include Aeronautic Engineering Technology Degrees with specializations in Aircraft Maintenance, Air Traffic Control and Commercial Pilot Licensing and Aeronautical Engineering with Private Pilot Licensing.
The lack of DCA approved local Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) companies, have boiled down to the point where most of the maintenance work have to be either done by experts from abroad or have the parts such as aircraft engines sent outside for repairs. Therefore graduates from these programs are expected to meet the high demand for skilled and technically sound work force in aircraft sector locally or internationally.
This aviation industry, being one that is strictly governed by international bodies and stringent codes beckons close ties between the university and well established, highly esteemed global aeronautic bodies or institutions. Befitting that stature are none other than ICAT and UG, being a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved aircraft maintenance training centre while the latter, a renowned university that has long established its name in this field.
On behalf of UTHM, the MoU signing will be performed by the Vice Chancellor Dato’ Prof. Dr. Ismail b Hj Bakar with the presence of the Dean of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UTHM, Prof. Dr. Sulaiman b. Hasan.
Among the highlights of the MoU is the agreement between the parties involved to cooperate and collaborate in the effort towards achieving several set objectives, all of which is aimed at stamping UTHM on the map as an institution that not only cater for mainstream engineering job markets but also that in what can be considered as an exclusive discipline that has eluded our academic institutions thus far. The area of cooperation and collaboration include the establishment of an internationally approved aircraft maintenance and examination center for aircraft maintenance engineers. In the years to come, UTHM will envisage itself as an organization capable of working in close proximity with other international organizations in the said area. Other objectives set within the MoU are training, exchange of trainers and research personnel, collaboration on research projects and joint efforts in other commonalities.
|Terakhir dikemaskini ( Jumaat, 03 Julai 2009 )|