Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding) with Honours Universiti Kuala Lumpur- UniKL
The pioneer batch of students of the current Diploma programs (DET in Ship Design and DET in Ship Construction and Maintenance) graduated in June 2007. It is expected that some will take up employment in the industries and some who attain good grades will have the opportunity to continue their study to a higher level. A bachelor’s degree program of combined specializations is being planned to cater to the requirement of these prospective students. The Government of Malaysia seeks to strengthen the capacity and the capability of the shipbuilding and repair sector under the Third Industrial Master Plan (IMP3) from 2006 to 2020. This is necessary to reduce the outflow of capital for the acquisition of marine transport products, especially ships. The push for the shipbuilding and repair sector is amongst the strategic thrusts for the long-term growth and viability of the marine transport sector. In order to support and materialize the national industrial perspective in the marine transportation sector, a sufficient number of professionals in the combined fields of specializations (naval architecture and shipbuilding) and others are necessary to be produced. Also, in line with the vision of UniKL, it is timely for the university to train and develop technical entrepreneurs in the combined specializations of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding to be able to participate in the relevant activities of the marine industries.
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization in naval architecture and shipbuilding to define and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems, or methodologies.
- Identify and solve broadly-defined naval architecture and shipbuilding problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity.
- Design solutions for broadly-defined naval architecture and shipbuilding problems and contribute to the design of systems, components, or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- Conduct investigations of broadly-defined naval architecture and shipbuilding; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, databases, and literature, and design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
- Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly-defined naval architecture and shipbuilding problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
- Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice and solutions to broadly-defined naval architecture and shipbuilding.
- Understand the impact of engineering technology solutions on broadly-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development in naval architecture and shipbuilding field.
- Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of naval architect/engineer/ marine technologist practice.
- Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams;
- Communicate effectively on broadly-defined engineering activities in naval architecture and shipbuilding with the society, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions;
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments;
- Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in specialist technologies.
The goal of the Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding program is to prepare students for careers in the shipbuilding and boatbuilding industries in any one of many capacities. Students typically find employment, in Malaysia or abroad with shipyards, boatyards, general consultants, marine surveyors, marine offshore industries, research establishments, and government agencies. Graduates usually begin their professional life working under the supervision of a seasoned Naval Architect or Professional Engineer and advance in position based on experience and opportunity. Many graduates now enjoy senior positions in design offices and government agencies or have formed their own successful enterprises.