KUCHING – The Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus’ Institution of Engineering and Technology Student Chapter (SSIET) was recently presented the Most Promising Student Chapter Award at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia Annual Dinner and Prestige Lecture 2010.
According to Dr Kho Yau Hee, a lecturer with the School of Engineering, Computing and Science who is also the main Advisor of SSIET, the student chapter was presented the Most Promising Student Chapter Award for the very successful recruitment of its members within a short period of time.
“It also has an active Committee that supports its operation and activities. Through its activities, SSIET has helped created an awareness of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Kuching, something that was non-existent before,” Dr Kho, who is also the IET representative in East Malaysia, added.
The first IET Student Chapter in East Malaysia, SSIET was established in January of this year. With the assistance of its five technical Advisors made up of senior lecturers from the university’s School of Engineering, Computing and Science, SSIET has successfully organised numerous study visits to industrial and government organisations since its establishment. To date, SSIET have about 50 student members.
“SSIET aim to promote holistic education through the collaborations of IET Malaysia and its student chapters, as well as enhance co-operation among the various student chapters nationwide,” said Jarvis Ling Sing Kieng, the president of SSIET.
“Through these activities and programs, we hope that the students will be able to enhance their learning and professional development,” Ling added. SSIET also establishes and maintains good networking with industry experts, which provides an avenue for students to be exposed to all aspects of engineering, computing and science.
At the annual dinner, Ling, a second-year electrical and electronic engineering student at the university was also presented with the Leadership Award for his entrepreneurship and leadership efforts.
“Such recognition confirms the university’s commitment towards promoting and encouraging professional engineering practices and life-long learning for our students,” Dr Kho concluded.