RESEARCH-DRIVEN EDUCATION

Engineering the Future
As a School led by a strong research culture, we aim to develop future engineers who are able to look beyond engineering. We believe in grooming engineering graduates who are not only well-versed in their technical knowledge, but can also understand, appreciate and analyse their role as well as their impact on society’s progress and existence.

We strive to create ethically-sensitive engineers who are aware of the ethical, social and environmental implications of their work, and are able to positively shape the future by addressing and solving some of the Grand Challenges facing society in the 21st century.
 
Research Clusters
 
In order to reiterate the purposeful nature of engineering research done at the School, our research objectives have been realigned to the 14 Grand Challenges. To fully execute this, our staff and students form research groups or clusters to develop their respective solutions to address the Grand Challenges. This ensures that the efforts are effectively channelled towards tackling each of the Grand Challenges identified.
 
There are eight (8) clusters within School of Engineering, and their respective Grand Challenges are:
01. Taylor’s Technology Innovation Centre (TTIC) Grand Challenges: 1-14
02. Engineering Education Lab Grand Challenges: 13
03. Energy Research Group Grand Challenges 1,2,3
04. Environment and Water Research Group Grand Challenges: 4,5
05. Health Research Group Grand Challenges: 6,7
06. Security Research Group Grand Challenges: 8,9,10
07. Computer Intelligence Applied Grand Challenges: 11,12,14
08. Teaching, Research, Innovation & Learning (TRIaL) Grand Challenges: 13

To find out more about Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD), click here.
 
Passionate and Committed Academics
 
Our highly qualified and passionate faculty possess extensive industry experience and actively pursue research in key areas of specialisation. Across the board, 65% of our teaching staff are PhD-holders, and most of them have published their research papers in leading journals and publications. Our distinguished academic faculty includes 11 Chartered Engineers and 1 Professional Engineer, in the fields of chemical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and mechanical engineering.
 
Eureca Conference  
 
Students are required to embark on a key research project in their fourth year of the undergraduate study, which must be aligned with their research group’s overall research objectives. The School organises the annual Engineering Undergraduate Research Catalyst (EURECA) Conference, where each student is expected to present their research paper, as a pre-requisite for graduation.
 
JESTEC - Peer-Reviewed Journal 
 
JESTEC (Journal of Engineering Science and Technology) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims at the publication and dissemination of original research articles on the latest developments in all fields of engineering science and technology. The journal publishes original papers in English which contribute to the understanding of engineering science and improvement of the engineering technology and education. Papers may be theoretical (including computational), experimental or both. The contribution should be unpublished before and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

JESTEC is indexed by the Web of Science (WoS) and SCOPUS. The journal is also ranked 2nd in the field of STEM in Malaysia and was the recipient of the 2015 and 2016 CREAM awards from the Malaysian Citation Centre. 
 
For more info, visit jestec.my