IChemE student chapter launched~Swinburne,Sarawak Campus

IChemE student chapter launched~Swinburne,Sarawak Campus

KUCHING – In an effort to enhance their learning, chemical engineering students at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus have set up a chapter of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
The IChemE Student Chapter Swinburne Sarawakwas officially launched at the Australian university branch campus with the unveiling of its emblem by IChemE Malaysia Finance Executive Niza Zainuddin, and the Associate Dean for Engineering at Swinburne Sarawak, Associate Professor Su Hieng Tiong, recently.
The IChemE is a global professional membership organisation for chemical engineering professionals and those involved with the process industries. It has more than 44,000 members in over 120 countries with is Malaysian affiliate leading in terms of membership.
“We work with organisations around the world to provide training for students in the discipline, including offering networking opportunities and career advice to graduates,” said Niza.
She added that, among others, IChemE awards the internationally-recognised Chartered Chemical Engineer status to chemical engineering graduates from local and international universities in Malaysia.
Su said the university encourages students to engage with professional networks such as a student chapter of a learned society to augment their learning.
“Their involvement with the Chapter will enhance their learning experience and allow them to be a part of a larger chemical engineering family. This can also bring about positive changes to society and for the students to better deal with challenges facing the world in future,” he said.
President of the newly-launched IChemE Student Chapter Swinburne Sarawak,undergraduate student Natasia Lim Anak Lawrence Muda, said the latest affiliate on campus will serve as the contact point between students and IChemE for the exchange of information, ideas and experience.
Engineering lecturer Chew Jiuan Jing, who advises the chapter, said she was pleased that the students themselves had taken the lead to expand their knowledge and skills in their discipline by engaging with the industry.
More than 60 students and staff witnessed the launching.

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