Signing of MoU Between APU and Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
On the 6th of January 2015, APU signed a prestigious MoU with the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) was established in 1959 and its primary function is to promote and advance the science and profession of engineering in any or all of its disciplines and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to engineering. IEM has over 30,000 thousand members and represents all engineers in Malaysia. IEM has been a prominent organization that promotes, educates and develops engineering professionalism from a student level to the attainment of the Professional Engineer license. IEM also plays a pivotal role in given technical advice to the government on issues related to the engineering industry. IEM is the main platform in which engineers can engage in Continuous Professional Development.
IEM’s President, Dato’ Ir. Lim Chow Hock together with senior members of the council graced the signing ceremony. CEO of APIIT Education Group, Datuk Parmjit Singh together with Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Ron Edwards and Vice-President of Operations, Mr Gurpardeep Singh welcomed the guests. The IEM representatives were highly complimentary about APU’s development, vision and mission in education as briefed by Datuk Parmjit. The IEM-APU Student Section (IASS) also presented their activities and achievements for 2014 which also received congratulatory remarks from all the guests present. Currently there are 140 student members of IEM and the mission for 2015 is to increase this number and all engineering students are strongly encouraged to join IASS for it is very beneficial.
The event ended with the IEM guests given a tour of the technical facilities in APU. The guests were very impressed with the development of the new campus. IEM has pledged full support to the IASS and engineering education at APU.