"In the past 150 years in particular, engineering and technology have transformed the world we live in,” notes UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in the Report’s foreword. But the benefits they have brought are distributed unevenly throughout the world – nearly three billion people, for instance, do not have safe water, and nearly two billion people are without electricity.
The escalating demand for engineering talent is highlighted throughout the Report. It is estimated, for instance, that some 2.5 million new engineers and technicians will be needed in sub-Saharan Africa alone if the region is to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal of improved access to clean water and sanitation. Meanwhile experts predict the global market for climate change solutions – such as low carbon products and renewable energy systems - will rapidly reach US$1 trillion dollars and continue to grow. At the same time, the shortage of engineers is marked in many countries.
More than ever, the world needs creative engineering solutions to face its biggest challenges, from poverty to climate change. Yet many countries are seeing a decline in the enrolment of young people, especially women, in engineering studies. This slump endangers future engineering capacity, particularly in developing countries where brain drain is an additional problem.
Not only is engineering high in demand, it also comes with earning capability benefits.
A quick look at the best majors for earning capability. Engineering is shown here holding most of the top 10 positions:-
Most Recommended Engineering Courses & University by Campus Malaysia
Multimedia University, MMU
Growing to over 20,000 students in 15 years, MMU has achieved much in a relatively short period of time. The university runs in two campuses, its original campus in the historical city of Melaka, and the campus in Cyberjaya that was opened by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. It has produced 30,523 graduates in its time, and a recent survey demonstrates that 91% of these secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies.
In engineering education, the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations, AFEO Board conferred upon MMU the AFEO Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2007 for its achievements.
In 2009, MMU was ranked at 171 by THES-QS in the Asian University Rankings. It is the first private university in Malaysia to achieve such a feat.
MMU was rated tier 5 (Excellent) in the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education SETARA Rating in 2010 and 2011. This is the highest rating achieved by all institutions. Other universities that achieved tier 5 rating include Monash University (Sunway campus), Nottingham University (Malaysia campus), and University Malaya.
The Webometric ranking 2010 similarly ranked MMU as the No. 1 private university in Malaysia, and is ranked at 172 in Asia.
MMU achieved a 191-200 ranking in the Top 200 Asian University Rankings in 2012
Multimedia University, MMU Cyberjaya Campus
Engineering Courses @ Multimedia University, MMU Cyberjaya Campus
Cyberjaya campus opened in Malaysia's first intelligent city of Cyberjaya, on 8 July 1999. This campus was the brainchild of the country's fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, as a center of learning and research for the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), a 750 km² area designated as the country's high-tech research and industrial area. The relationship between the campus and the MSC is intended to be similar to the relationship Stanford University shares with the Silicon Valley. Later, he requested the management to change the name of Universiti Telekom to Multimedia University.
Multimedia University, MMU Melaka Campus
Engineering Courses @ Multimedia University, MMU Melaka Campus
The campus is nestled in Bukit Beruang.
The Faculty of Business is located at the campus, with over 3800 students enrolled in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which include the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Banking & Finance, International Business, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship; Bachelor of Business and Knowledge Management (Hons); Bachelor of Accounting (Hons); Master of Philosophy (Management) and Doctor of Philosophy (Management).
Among the research strengths of the Faculty of Business knowledge management, electronic services, finance and banking, and marketing and entrepreneurship.
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