IChemE accredits Malaysian degree programme
11th January 2010
IChemE has accredited the MEng chemical engineering degree programme at the University Sains Malaysia.
The accreditation period begins with the student intake of 2009 and lasts for a period of five years until 2013.
USM Dean, Abdul Latif Ahmad says that the accreditation proves that the university is on a solid track to continue with its excellent performance: “We are especially proud of this achievement; more so because it is a concerted effort by lecturers, university administrators and also the students.
“Our success also means that the quality of the courses offered by USM meet certain standards that are internationally recognized. We also restructured our curriculum so that it can compete with other universities which are far more advanced internationally. This ensures that we are not backward in providing the best education to undergraduates,” he explained.
IChemE accredits degree courses in 16 countries. Last year, IChemE accredited Tianjin University’s Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree programme, marking the first time IChemE has accredited a degree course in China.
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