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Editor (English)
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Editor (B. Malaysia)
Hazween Hamdan
Gregory Basil
Jovial Chen
Ray Low
Graphic Designer
Azmar Zainol Abidin
Tarmizi Musa
Accounting & Finance
Aircraft Engineering
Hospitality & Tourism
Information & Communications
Oil & Gas
Dear Reader,

If youre hoping this book will tell you the hottest courses you
need to take then youll be disappointed. After years of guiding
students with their course options in higher education, we
learned a valuable lesson: What you study and what you do in
life does not limit what you can accomplish.

With this inspiration in tow, we created a book that navigates
through the top & emerging industries that will shape the
future, and how there is plenty of room in these industries for
all types of majors. With that said, we encourage you to take a
course you the love the most.

The research we made is based from facts and gures from top
industries identied by the Malaysian Governments Economic
Transformation Programme by the Performance Management
and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), as well as from TalentCorp

We hope this book will inspire you, and we wish you good luck in
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Why enter this field?
Currently, jobs in this sector account for only 2% of the national employment. By 2020,
however, it is expected to create 275,400 jobs and contribute RM180.2 billion to the
countrys national income.

Among the main drivers for this sector is Islamic nance which is outpacing the supply of
talent. It is forecast that jobs from this service will reach 56,000 in the next 10 years.
Supporting the countrys leadership in Islamic nance is the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), the
countrys version of Wall Street right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. TRX will bring together
local and overseas nancial institutions and other corporations in one economic hub.

Did you know?
Malaysias nancial services industry needs 40,000
people by 2020 to cope with the rapid industry growth,
according to the Governments Economic Transformation
Programme by Pemandu. Growth opportunities will come
from Islamic banking, investment banking, commercial
banking, insurance and Takaful, and asset and wealth management.
Islamic Finance
The world needs 50,000 Islamic nance professionals per year.
In the local scene, we need
about 35,000 qualied Islamic nance professionals by 2030, a report from the Islamic
Banking & Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM).
Growing global interest on Islamic nance
services has spurred the demand for more of these talents. In Malaysia, talent shortage in
Islamic nance is most notable in the areas of syariah expertise.
Approximately 5,000
graduates of Islamic banking and nance are produced globally each year, which is not
enough to keep up with increasing demand.

Malaysia is among the top 3 providers of Islamic nance talents, based on Thomson
Reuters ndings.
We currently have 18 universities and 50 institutions providing this
course. To beef up talent in the nance industry, Bank Negara Malaysia has set up the
International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) to provide academic and
professional qualications in Islamic nance. It oers masters and doctoral programmes in
Islamic nance. Similarly, IBFIM is devoted to improving Islamic banking and nance by
increasing the pool of bankers and Takaful operators who are knowledgeable and
Growth Areas
- programme oered by MIA-
recognised institution
Take a degree recognized by MIA
- 3 years practical experience
- programme oered by ACCA,
Take professional qualication
- 3 years practical experience
- programme oered by local and
foreign institutions and recognised
by Public Service Department (JPA)
- extra papers by MIA or other
professional accounting bodies
Take a degree not recognized by MIA
- 3 years practical experience
MIA reports that there is demand for more accountants.
It is forecast that Malaysia will
need 60,000 Chartered Accountants by 2020.
This is in line with the governments
Economic Transformation Programme by Pemandu that aims to turn Malaysia into a high
income nation.
Currently, MIA has slightly over 28,000 registered Chartered Accountants in business and
commerce, public practice, public sector and academia. MIA hopes to see more
Bumiputera Chartered Accountants, as currently they constitute only 28% of the total.
There are 3 options to become a Chartered Accountant:
Deloitte is one of the accounting industrys Big Four. It currently employs 170,000 people
but by 2015 it expects to have 225,000 employees for areas in consulting, tax, audit, and
nancial advisory services. Most job openings happen in China, Brazil and India.
Ernst & Young is a leading global nancial advisor in the area of project nance,
infrastructure and public-private partnership. It has about 175,000 employees in more than
700 oces in over 150 countries.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is the worlds second largest professional services rm
according to 2013 revenues, and is one of the industrys Big Four auditors.
Leading Players
These programmes can be especially helpful because they also often touch upon a number
of topics that other programmes fail to cover. However, there are employers who accept
applications from graduates with a degree from any eld.
Islamic nance this course focuses on the fundamentals
of Islamic nance, as well as the techniques and laws
applied by Islamic banks.
Banking and nance you will learn the theories and
practices of modern banking (local and international) and
nance, and to appreciate related policies and issues
involved in this industry.
Financial planning this programme enables you to apply
nancial knowledge in real-life nancial planning situations
and provide counsel to individuals, organizations and
businesses on a variety of complex nancial issues.
Accounting auditing, taxation and nancial analysis are
among the topics covered in this programme. You will learn
to develop the tools needed to ethically and eectively
manage scal information within the structure, culture and
mission of an organization.
Economics skills such as numeracy, analysis, problem
solving and communication are emphasized in this course. It
mainly deals with how individuals, governments and nations
make choices on allocating scarce resources to satisfy their
unlimited wants.
Careers and Salary Range
Courses you can take
Accountant RM2,100-RM10,500
Taxation and Payroll RM2,295-RM8,000
Bank Ocer RM2,600-RM4,200
Finance Analyst RM3,838-RM5,700
Investment Manager RM3,314-RM19,000
Credit Manager RM2,300-RM14,355
ACCA prepares
nancial professionals
for strategic leadership
roles. With the ACCA
qualication, you will
be in demand in over
170 countries around
the world, working in
any sector, type or size
of organisation.
The growing presence of low-cost carriers (LCCs) with their cheap fares and new routes has
spiked the need for more airplanes. More maintenance, repair and operations (MRO)
services like xing and doing routine checkups will be required to prevent troubles from
arising and keep the aircrafts working properly.
Seeing the potential of the MRO industry, the governments Economic Transformation
Programme (ETP) by Pemandu has identied it as one of the sectors in the business
services entry of National Key Economic Areas (NKEA).
In eort to make Malaysia a regional MRO hub, initiatives to improve airport infrastructure
through land expansions have been created for a more conducive operating environment.
Did you know?
Southeast Asia will need 67,400 aircraft
technicians and engineers by 2030
according to plane manufacturer, Boeing.

Why enter this field?
Growth Areas
Aircraft Engineering
The global MRO service industry is expected to be worth
RM195.3 billion by 2020.
According to the ETP, the MRO
industry will create 20,720 jobs and contribute to the
countrys wealth by more than RM13 million by 2020.

Malaysia is currently among the top three countries in Asia Pacic for MRO services.
According to the Ministry of Human Resource, we need to produce 16,000 MRO
engineers a year. However, in the last 15 years we have only 3,000 licensed engineers.

At the moment, aircraft maintenance engineers who specialise in helicopter turbines
and avionics are rare and in demand. This demand is driven by the growing use of
helicopters for both civil and government markets, and the fact that most aircrafts have
avionics involved in everything including engines and ight controls.
Malaysias MRO services are
particularly known for engine
services and modication of airframes.
UniKL Malaysian Airline Engineering Training Centre
DILOG Training and Services
Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology
Aeroprecision Aviation Training Centre
Malaysian Aviation Training Academy (MATA)
To qualify for AML, the applicant must be at least 21 years of age
and must have acquired the necessary practical maintenance
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Malaysia Aerospace Engineering based in Kuala Lumpur, MAE provides engineering
and maintenance services for Boeing 747s, 777s, 737s and Airbus A330s and A320s.
Sepang Aircraft Engineering based in KLIA, this company provides comprehensive and
integrated MRO solutions for both local and international clients. Its operations follow the
European Aviation Safety Agency.
AIROD Aerospace a subsidiary of National Aerospace & Defense Industries (NADI), it is a
world-class aviation MRO facility in Malaysia that supports xed and rotary wing aircrafts.
It currently operates 7 hangars capable of accommodating 15 aircraft bays capacity
including a dedicated environmentally control paint hangar.
Requirements to become an aircraft engineer
SPM leavers who wish to enter this eld need to have at least a C in
English, as mandated by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
The licensure programmes which are oered by the ve
DCA-certied schools, takes four years to complete and prepares
the student for the Aircraft Maintenance License (AML) obtained
from the DCA.
Presently, the country has ve certied schools for aircraft
engineering and these are:
Leading Players
Aircraft Maintenance this course
provides you the knowledge and skills to
become an aircraft technician or
mechanic. You learn how to service,
repair and overhaul aircraft components
and systems including the turbine
engines, electrical systems, and
Aerospace Engineering graduates of
this course can become a fatigue &
damage engineer for airline and MRO
companies. These engineers focus on
little signs such as unnoticeable cracks
that could cause a ight failure.
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
graduates of this course can become QA
auditors. Their job is to run audits and
ensure that the company processes,
equipment and facilities comply with the
company policy and regulatory
Aircraft technician - RM2,500-RM3,500
Licensed Aircraft Engineer - RM16,000 and above
Courses you can take
Careers and Salary Range
The aircraft engineering diploma at Nilai U
enables students to gain a higher
qualication needed in this highly lucrative
eld. It is validated by Kingston University UK
as a top up for the grant of BSc (Hons)
Aircraft engineering degree.
Experience the life away from home as a pilot, cabin crew or aircraft technician, but be
ready to move around quite a bit. You will be travelling frequently and most likely have
overnight layovers.
You might have to consider living near an airport to standby for work, but itll make it
easier to adapt to the exciting around-the-clock work schedule.
Engineers will nd themselves working in hangars, workshops or on airelds.
Aircraft technicians and maintenance engineers will get to work with dangerous
chemicals like fuel, oil, and hydarulic fuels.
Work environment
Nilai Us Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
is highly popular among school leavers.
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Nilai Universitys Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance
Engineering programme is an extremely popular
choice among school leavers. This is down to several
reasons. Firstly, Nilai Universitys programme
prepares students for the all-important European
Agency Safety Agencys B1-1 examinations, which is
the gateway towards becoming a fully licensed
aircraft maintenance engineer. This status is
achieved upon the successful completion of the
EASA modules and accumulating approximately ve
years of relevant work experience. Once certied as
fully-licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, he or
she is able to certify the airworthiness of an aircraft.
Such qualied individuals are highly sought after,
with EASA qualications being the preferred
qualication in most parts of the world
Secondly, Nilai University (Nilai U) has a purpose-built
hangar on campus featuring two aircraft for students
to hone their skills on. The aircraft provide students
the opportunity to put theory into practice and to
gain essential hands on experience before
embarking on their industrial placements. The
hangar also features audio-visual rooms, workshops
and lecture theatres, making Nilai U one of the best
equipped institutions oering this programme.
Thirdly, students from the Diploma in Aircraft
Maintenance Engineering programme can also
further their studies onto a one-year top up
Advanced Diploma programme. Kingston University,
UK has recognised that the Diploma and Advanced
Diploma programmes as being equivalent to its
Degree in Aircraft Engineering. Thus, students who
complete both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma
programmes as well as the relevant bridging
modules, will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Aircraft
Engineering from Kingston University, UK. In essence,
students can gain a degree in this highly-specialised
eld in just three-and-a-half years.
Last but not least, students are attracted to Nilai Us
Diploma programme because a six-month
On-The-Job-Training (OJT) stint with some of the
industrys heavy hitters is built into the syllabus. Nilai
Us industry partners include Air Asia, Air Asia X and
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The OJT provides students
with the opportunity to gain essential work
experience as well as a chance to network with
industry players. Nilai U students will also benet
from having a full varsity experience mingling with
students from other disciplines and from various
cultural backgrounds.
Careers in education are looking favourable in Malaysia after the government abolished
the 40% quota for local students in international schools. Overall, open positions are
increasing, salaries are fairly competitive and there are a variety of advancement options.
An education qualication can oer you a variety of career paths including positions like
language instructor, curriculum developer or university professor.
Did you know?
Malaysia is ranked 11th in the most preferred
destinations for education among foreign students.

Over 90,000 international students from Asia and
the Middle East have chosen Malaysia to have their
education. By 2020, Malaysia aims to be a regional
hub for 200,000 international students.
Why enter this field?
Growth Areas
Early childhood education
By year 2020, the country will need 30,000 qualied preschool teachers.

At the moment, only 7% of preschool teachers possess formal training and certication.

According to the governments Economic Transformation Programme by Pemandu, about
93% of teachers do not posses the right qualication for this segment.

The Malaysian government has placed a strong emphasis on Early Childhood Care and
Education by introducing policies and programmes that make early childhood programmes
more accessible. By 2020, all teachers are expected to possess a rst degree before joining
the teaching profession.
Government schools
Malaysian government schools want to increase their quality of teaching by hiring more
qualied teachers. The government recently announced that the minimum requirement for
SPM leavers who wish to join the vocation is 7As in their SPM exam; previously the
requirement was 3As in SPM.
There are two ways to get into government schools - SPM leavers can take the Kursus
Perguruan Lepasan SPM (KPLSPM) and college graduates can take the Kursus Perguruan
Lepasan Ijazah (KPLI).
Unitar International University is a leader in
providing quality education and research in
the eld of Education and Early Childhood
Studies within Malaysia and in the ASEAN
Private schools
In the private school sector, there is a shortage of good teachers
specialised in English, Maths, Science and Bahasa Malaysia
according to the governments Economic Transformation
Programme by Pemandu. Furthermore, the abolishment of the
40% quota for locals to enroll in international schools has paved
the way for more international and private schools in the
country. To date, Malaysia has approximately 40 private and
more than 90 international schools.

Public and private universities
About 38% of lecturers in Malaysian public
universities have a PhD.
Under the
National Higher Education Strategic Plan
(2011-2015), the government plans to have
75% of its lecturers with PhD at ve
research universities UM, USM, UiTM,
UKM, and UPM. Furthermore, they want to
have 40% of such lecturers at other
universities in the country.
To enable this goal, funding programmes
MyBrain15, MyPhD and MyMaster were
developed to provide funding studies at
postgraduate level.
These programmes
aim to produce 60,000 Malaysians PhD
holders by the year 2023.
KPLSPM SPM leavers can take this 18-month course which
prepares them for the Program Ijazah Sarjana Muda
Perguruan (PISMP). PISMP is a continuation of KPLSPM. It will
award as students a Bachelors Degree in Teaching upon
completion. This course takes four years to nish and is
usually oered in late-March and will be announced in the
newspapers. After the programme, students need to go
through a job interview before getting assigned to a
government school.
KPLI Fresh university graduates who wish to teach in
government primary schools can take this course. They need
to pass an interview rst before being able to train in one of
the 27 IPGM. At the end of the programme, students must serve in any school or
education institutes, including those in rural areas, as required by the government. This
two and a half-year course is oered between the months of September and October.
Currently, a postgraduate qualication is not necessary to become a lecturer, but as
universities improve their global ranking, a PhD qualication becomes important. The
qualications that you need are a good bachelors degree, a masters and a PhD in the
relevant eld. Moreover, those who want to become a senior lecturer or associate
professor must have sucient teaching and publication experience.
Early Childhood Education students master skills in child care, the fundamentals
of teaching young learners.
Education introduces and the foundations of education, human development and
learning theories as well as teaching methodologies.
Leading Players
Taylors Education Group (TEG) a leading private education group with over 20,000
students. Its members include Nexus International School, Garden International School,
Australian International School Malaysia and Sri Garden International School.
Ekuinas one of Malaysias largest education groups. It owns Unitar International
University, Cosmopoint Group and APIIT Education Group which in turn has Asia Pacic
International School and Asia Pacic Smart School.
Courses you can take
Currently, preschool teachers are expected to have at least a diploma in early childhood
education but in the near future, a degree will be highly preferred among employers.
Careers and Average Salary
Child Care Coordinator RM2,500
Art Teacher RM2,500
Head of School RM9,028
Administrative Director RM17,833
Lecturer RM2,200-RM4,900
Associate Professor RM4,300-RM6,000
Professor RM6,000-RM7,600
UNITAR International University was established in 1997, and represents as one of the rst Private
Higher Educational Institutions in the country. In addition to its new main campus located in Kelana
Jaya, the university collaborates with 10 Independent Regional Centres across the country with a
population of more than 9,000 students in 60 academic programmes.

UNITAR envisions itself to be the leading innovative social sciences university in the elds of
Business Administration, Education & Social Sciences, Early Childhood Studies, Information
Technology and Hospitality & Tourism Management studies within Malaysia and in the ASEAN

UNITAR currently has four faculties and two schools which are:
Faculty of Business Administration and Information Technology
Faculty of Early Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management
School of Foundation and General Studies
Asia Graduate Business School

UNITAR International Universitys new campus with extensive facilities such as student lounge,
library, dance studio and exible classrooms is located beside the Kelana Jaya Police Station, and is
nearby to major establishments such as Giant Hypermarket, Paradigm Mall, Empire Shopping
Gallery and Sunway Pyramid.

Accommodations in the vicinity oers a wide range of residential options catering to the needs of
students from Kuala Lumpur, around Malaysia, as well as the international students. UNITAR
International University is also accessible from all major routes such as the LDP, Federal Highway,
SPRINT Highway and the NKVE. Furthermore, Kelana Jayas Putra LRT Station is conveniently located
just 2KM from the university, which provides complementary shuttle buses to and from throughout
the day. Other public transportation is also readily available at the new campus.

A unique feature of UNITAR is the existence of a 10 regional centres in dierent
locations throughout Malaysia. Access to education is a primary goal of
UNITAR and students can choose to study its courses through the 10
regional centres at:

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kuching, Sarawak
Keningau, Sabah
Alor Setar, Kedah
Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Johor Baru, Johor
Ipoh, Perak
Jengka, Pahang

For interested students
wanting to join UNITAR
International University
for this upcoming March
2014 intake, please
contact us at
+603 - 7627 7200 or
visit our website at
Why enter this field?
Growth Areas
Engineers, are known to be in demand and well paid.
Many companies need them
because they can make solutions to technically challenging problems. Malaysia needs at
least 250,000 engineers by 2020. Currently, we have 80,000 engineers.
Engineering majors are sought after for jobs even in non-technical elds because they can
formulate solutions to problems that we are not yet aware of. Furthermore, working as an
engineer opens you to a lot of opportunities in other countries.
Mechanical Engineering
Our automotive sector is expected to experience healthy
industrial growth. The ASEAN region will produce 7.1
million vehicles and sell 4.7 million units by 2019.

Malaysia, which is situated beside two automotive
powerhouses, Thailand and Indonesia, needs more
mechanical engineers. The current workforce is at 400,000
which represent 4% of the total employment. To produce
more talented graduates, Universiti Malaysia Pahang and
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia have entered into a partnership to
train graduates at the automakers facility and training centre.
In other developments, the government plans to increase the high end design and analysis
services of aerospace engineers through strategic alliances with large multinational
companies (MNCs). Currently, SNECMA, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of
aircraft and space engines will be expanding its engine design capabilities and business
with Malaysia on civil and military aviation programmes.
Did you know?
30% of the CEOs in Malaysias 50 largest
companies possess a basic engineering
Engineers and technically
minded individuals tend to have a certain
advantage because they are very
structure and solutions-based.
It is best to learn the basics by
taking mainstream engineering
courses such as mechanical, civil,
chemical and electrical & electronics
and then specialise later.
Prof Ir Dr Ramesh Singh
Head of Mechanical Engineering
Department, Universiti Malaya
The Asia Pacic University of Technology &
Innovation nurtures students into qualied
and employable professionals. APU oers
telecommunication, mechatronic and
electrical & electronic engineering courses.
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
More R&D engineers are needed for the
Electronics & Electrical (E&E) sector.
According to TalentCorp Malaysia, the
presence of Silicon Valley investors in
Malaysia makes this sector a goldmine of
creative and advanced R&D activities that
lead to exciting career opportunities. In
Penang alone, there are about 200 E&E
companies, most of which are into the
seminconductors and wireless
telecommunications business and
automation products. Companies such as
Intel, AMD and Fairchild have been in
Penang for more than 35 years.
What type of companies hire mechanical engineers?
Graduates of mechanical engineering programmes can
work for automotive manufacturers, construction rms,
oil and gas companies, and manufacturing corporations.
Examples are:
Honda a Japanese multinational corporation primarily
known as a manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles. It invests nearly 6% of its revenues in
research and development.
Honeywell an American multinational conglomerate
company that produces commercial and consumer
products, engineering services and aerospace systems
for a wide variety of customers from private consumers
to major corporations and governments.
What type of companies hire electrical &
electronics engineers?
Graduates usually nd work at
semiconductor industries, telecom
companies, construction companies and
fast-moving consumer electronic goods
industry. Examples are:
Altera specialises in custom logic
solutions and has invented the worlds rst
reprogrammable logic device in 1984.
AUO SunPower specialises in solar
technology used for homes, businesses,
commercial buildings and utilities.
Careers and salary range
Facilities engineer
Design engineer
Project engineer
Technical services engineer
Project manager
Process control engineer
Product test engineer
Design engineer
Network engineer
QC engineer
Careers and salary range
Chemical Engineering
Jobs for chemical engineers will become
available in the bioeconomy sector. They
are needed in the late stages of
development and manufacturing
(product development, process
development and manufacturing). More
biochemical companies are expanding
into Malaysia mainly because of the
countrys palm oil industry as a source of
renewable energy. Chemical engineers
who can do research and develop
commercialisation of advanced
biochemicals will be in demand.
Local and international pharmaceutical
companies will also need the expertise of
chemical engineers. In Sarawak alone,
RM35 million has been allocated to
attract major multinational
pharmaceutical companies to put their
new products on trial in the country.
Interested investors include Norvatis, the
worlds second largest pharmaceutical
company. In Johor, Biocon and Stelis
have already established their
biotechnology-related plants in Bio-Xcell
Park, but still tap into human resource
from Singapore.
These companies plan
to collaborate with the Malaysian
government as well as local universities
to create excellent graduates for the
What type of companies hire chemical engineers?
Graduates of chemical engineering programmes work for chemical companies,
petrochemical corporations, manufacturing rms, and pharmaceutical companies.
Examples are:
Sinopec Asias largest chemical rm that produces petrochemicals, chemical bers,
chemical fertilizers and other chemical products.
Petronas Chemicals An integrated chemicals producer in Malaysia and one of the
largest in Southeast Asia. They specialise in manufacturing, marketing and selling a range
of chemical products.
Careers and salary range
Process control engineer
Product test engineer
Design engineer
Network engineer
QC engineer
Engineering is one of the founding disciplines
at the University of Nottingham Malaysia
Campus and has its own dedicated
engineering building. It oers courses in
chemical, electrical and electronic,
mechanical and mechatronic engineering.
What type of companies hire civil engineers?
Most graduates of civil engineering programme work
for engineering rms, industrial businesses, or
agencies within the government. Examples are:
WCT Holdings provides management services to its
subsidiary companies, WCT Bhd and WCT Land Sdn
Bhd, which are primarily involved in civil engineering
and construction, property development, investment
and management activities.
KBR Provides support in the development of new
energy resources, building infrastructure and defense
industry. It has over 35,000 employees around the
world with oces in America, Europe, Canada,
Indonesia, Singapore and India.
Careers and salary range
Planning engineer
Transportation engineer
Site engineer
Facility engineer
Health & safety engineer
Civil Engineering
Civil engineers are important in
forming vital infrastructure such
as tunnels, bridges, airports,
dams, harbours, power plants,
and sewage systems. Malaysias
construction boom coupled with
numerous governmental mega
projects such as the Tun Razak
Exchange (TRX), Menara Warisan
Merdeka, Bukit Bintang City
Centre, Rubber Research Insistute,
and Bandar Malaysia will require
the expertise of civil engineers.
In Penang , the construction and
renovation industry is expected to
generate RM6 billion worth of jobs over the next decade. This industrial growth is driven by
new residential and commercial schemes. Similarly, the demand for more oce space in
the Klang Valley means more civil engineers will be hired to make the projects more
cost-ecient and safe.
Overseas, many Malaysian-based construction companies see opportunities in China and
the Middle East. According to the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp. (MATRADE),
many infrastructure projects will be built in China in the coming years. Projects include
bridges, roads, highways, property development projects such as hospitals, schools and
universities. Malaysian construction companies also see Qatar and Dubai as another
emerging market because it will be hosting World Cup 2022 and Dubai Expo 2020.
Several thousands of students from
Malaysia have studied at The University of
Nottingham, UK since it gained University
status in 1948, and there are currently
over 550 students from Malaysia studying
at the University this academic year. The
Universitys distinguished graduates
include many prominent members of
Malaysian society, including HRH The
Sultan of Perak, the late HRH The Yang
Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan,
former government ministers and leaders
of business and industry.

The University of Nottinghams campus in
Malaysia was the rst international campus
established by a UK University, and in 2015
the campus will celebrate its fteenth year
of operation. The Malaysia Campus is both
an expression of the Universitys very
special relationship with Malaysia and a
direct response to the Malaysian
Government's plans to establish Malaysia
as a centre of excellence for higher
education for the region and beyond.

The Malaysia Campus is a full and integral
part of The University of Nottingham, UK
and oers students the Nottingham
experience in an Asian setting. It is part of
a global institution serving an international
community of students and yet is rmly
rooted in all that is distinctive about British
education - innovative teaching and
assessment methods, independent,
creative and critical thinking and an
emphasis on the development of a range
of inter-personal skills. Quality standards
are also amongst the best in the world. At
the same time, it is also a Malaysian
institution and is fully integrated and
engaged with the higher education
community in Malaysia.

The Malaysia Campus oers a wide range
of courses in areas such as Engineering,
Computer Science and Information
Technology, Business and Management,
Pharmacy, Plant Biotechnology,
Environmental Science, Nutrition,
International Communication and
International Relations, Education, Applied
Psychology, Biomedical Science, Economics
and English Language and Applied
Linguistics. In total, 17 UK campus Schools
and Departments have a presence at the
Malaysia Campus.

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There is only 1 dentist for every 6,000 Malaysians. In the next 7 years, we will need at
least 5,000 more dentists to achieve the target of 1 to 3,000.

Similarly, theres a shortage of pharmacists in the country. In 2013, there were 10,250
registered pharmacists. Currently, there is 1 pharmacist to 2,947 patients.
The target
for 2016 is to improve the pharmacy-patient ratio to 1 to 2,000.
Moreover, medical specialists are in demand. Doctors who specialize in cardiothoracic
and hepatobiliary surgeries and other new infectious, lifestyle and chronic diseases
are needed.

One of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies,
Ranbaxy Laboratories and Biocon will be setting up
manufacturing facilities in Malaysia to cater to the
growing needs of people in Malaysia and other
regions. With such investments, Malaysias output of
pharmaceutical products will increase from 1 billion
to 3 billion units.
Why enter this field?
Growth Areas
There are certain areas in the healthcare industry that is in need of more talents and
among them are pharmacy, dentistry and medical specialist. Driving demand is the
countrys aging population and growing medical tourism. In 2010, about 400,000 health
tourists came to Malaysia and it is expected to hit 2 million by 2020.
Here are more
interesting facts:
More healthcare professionals are needed
because of the countrys aging population
and medical tourism which is expected to hit
2 million visitors by 2020.
Did you know?
Ministry of Health Malaysia
Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam
New Straits Times, August 18, 2013
Were still lacking in terms of
specialists as we only manage
to train about 500 to 600
doctors into experts in a year.
Oral healthcare in Malaysia still needs improvement. According to research in 2005,
some 76.2% children have tooth decay problem and each has an average of 6 cavities.

Dentists especially orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dentists,
periodontists, endodontists, oral pathologists, and oral and maxillofacial radiologists are
in demand.
A degree in Pharmacy takes four years to complete. The list of recognized programmes
in Malaysia and overseas can be viewed at Pharmacy majors will
have to spend one year of further training with an institution recognized by the
pharmacy board.
Dental Surgery (BDS) takes 5 years to complete. Afterwards, graduates of BDS must give
compulsory service for 2 years with government hospitals. Visit to
view the list of recognized local and overseas qualications.
SPM / Equivalent
A Levels
5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics,
Mathematics (or Add Maths) and another subject.
Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects, i.e. Biology,
Chemistry, Physics of Mathematics
CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology,
Chemistry, Physics of Mathematics
Minimum requirements for Dentistry & Pharmacy
Note: Minimum requirements may vary for every institution of higher learning
Leading Players
IHH Healthcare Bhd - is a private healthcare provider with home markets in Singapore,
Malaysia and Turkey and healthcare operations in China, India, Hong Kong, Vietnam,
Brunei and Macedonia.
Parkway Pantay Ltd - owns a network of 17 hospitals, and more than 3,000 licensed beds.
PPL also owns 60 medical centres and clinics and ancillary healthcare businesses.
KPJ Healthcare - owns 21 hospitals in Malaysia and two more in Indonesia. Its hospitals
has treated over 2.4 million outpatients and 240,000 inpatients in 2011.
Course you can take
Careers and salary range
Dentistry - you will learn how to diagnose,
improve, restore and even educate patients
on how to properly take care of their teeth
and gums
Medicine medicine takes 5 years to
complete. First 2 years involve teaching and
learning of basic medical sciences, and the
last 3 years will be dedicated to clinical
skills development
Pharmacy - this course covers subjects
including nutrition, toxicology, molecular
pharmacology and patient-centered clinical
Nutrition - knowledge in nutrition can help
you distinguish fact from ction on what foods will keep us strong and healthy and free
from diseases like diabetes and obesity
Physiotherapy - essentially, you will learn how to help treat and rehabilitate patients with
movement disorders caused by injuries such as a broken leg or back pain and diseases like
cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis
Pharmacist RM1,800-RM7,800
Nurse RM2,300-RM3,500
Radiographer RM1,800-RM2,050
Medical Ocer RM2,800-RM10,000
Physiotherapist RM1,550-RM2,000
Optometrist RM2,500-RM3,000
MAHSA University prepares students towards
a career in medical and allied health sciences
through specialised curriculum and
partnerships, inspiring students to serve
society with compassion, skill and vision.
Why enter this field?
Malaysian hospitality and tourism industry is expanding and receiving strong support
from the government because this is a major source of national income and employment
to the people. Malaysia attracts 25 million tourist arrivals per year, contributing RM60
billion in receipts.
With that said the need for training in tourism and hospitality in
upgrading the competencies level of workforce to participate in the industry is very
important. In 2010, 1.7 million people are currently employed in this sector, this account
for nearly 14% of all jobs.

To become one of worlds top tourism destinations, the government has identied the
countrys strengths and potentials through 12 entry point projects (EPPs).
these EPPs aim to position Malaysia into a:
Shopping haven for competitively priced luxury items
A biodiversity hub for nature lovers and adventurers
Cruise and golf destination for businessmen and retirees
World stage for popular live performances and international events and conventions
Travel hub with well-connected ights across the region
Place for wellness, relaxation and recreation
Did you know?
500,000 jobs in the hospitality and tourism
sector will be available by 2020.
We need to have 50,000 graduates of hospitality and
tourism annually to ll in these jobs.

Specialised personal chefs
Specialty chefs are becoming in demand. Specialised personal chefs are people who can
create solutions for people who follow restrictive diet meals. This type of chefs charges
more for their services and theyre in high demand partly because they are only a few of
them. A growing number of Malaysians are cutting back on gluten and others are
avoiding dairy, soy, sugar, articial sweeteners, preservatives and carbohydrates.
Growth Areas
Spa therapy
Spa and wellness getaways are among the mega-trends Malaysia plans to capitalize on.

The local spa industry is projected to add RM666.2 million to our countrys annual
income by 2020. In step, spa-based jobs will reach to 6,000. With that said, spa
therapists face a bright future with substantial spa therapy career choices and
opportunities to work in public or private practice. Moreover, career advancement is
present for those with talent to move onto positions such as senior spa therapist,
supervisor, manager and spa owner.
Event management
Event management is a key sector of Malaysias tourism industry as it targets to hosts
more international live performances, sporting events, and business conferences and
trade fairs. As the number of events increase, the need for event managers who can
nd new, creative and low cost ways to add value and enhance the overall experience
becomes higher.
Leading players
Hiltons worldwide operations are the largest in the world. It has been in the industry for
94 years and has more than 550 hotels and resorts in nearly 80 countries.
Hyatt Hotels has over 490 hotels across the globe. Its brands include the Park Hyatt, the
Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Resorts and the Hyatt
Vacation Club.
Marriott International has almost 4,000 properties in 74 countries across the globe. It has
under its brands Marriott Hotels and Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts, the
Ritz-Carlton and Bulgari Hotels and Resorts.
Shangri-La has more than 70 luxury ve-star properties in four continents and continues
to expand since its rst hotel opened in Singapore in 1971.
Work Environment
Some jobs are done outdoors and may require you to be active and physically t.
Some jobs may require you to travel often, both locally and internationally. A drivers
license and a ready passport is an advantage.
Jobs in the hotel and restaurant may require you to work long hours and even during
weekends and public holidays.
Courses you can take
Careers and Average Salary
The hospitality and tourism industry oers a broad employment opportunity that
includes from front desk managers, food and beverage managers to housekeeping
Culinary arts suitable for hands-on
foodie who cant wait to work in the
kitchen. Mastering cooking techniques,
kitchen skills and specializing a broad
range of cuisines spanning from
American, Italian, Indian, French, etc.
are the key essentials to becoming a chef
Pastry arts like culinary arts, pastry is
all about hands-on baking. Its a distinct
chef discipline that focuses on making
desserts and candied creations such as
chocolates, macaroons and tarts.
Catering interested to get into the food
business? This course teaches you to
prepare food safely and economically as
well as provide quality service to clients.
Tourism management ideal for people who communicate well, this course enables
you to understand and anticipate the needs of your clients when they plan to travel away
from home.
Hotel manager RM5,000-RM10,000
Restaurant manager RM2,000-RM3,380
Promotions manager RM4,000-RM10,000
Travel writer RM2,500-RM4,700
Travel consultant RM3,000-RM4,000
Flight attendant RM3,000-RM6,000
Executive chef RM2,500-RM9,500
Pastry chef RM2,500-RM7,250
The hospitality & tourism programme at
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University
College allows students to specialise as they
develop their interest throughout the course.
Most of the time you deal with customers, including dicult people. Courteousness
and patience is necessary.
Knowledge of dierent cultures and foreign languages is an advantage because you
will be dealing with people from dierent parts of the world.
As a student, you dream of the perfect job.
You are always looking for the perfect career
that suits your personality and lifestyle. While
you have the option of trying out several jobs
before you nd the perfect one,
enrolling in Cosmopoint
will help you in laying
down the foundations of
your dream career.
Cosmopoint has been
around for more than 20
years. It is one of the
pioneers in providing
tertiary education in
Malaysia. Established in
the early 90s,
Cosmopoint College of
Technology is recognised
for its eort in education
and producing calibre
professionals needed in
the job market.
What sets
Cosmopoint apart
from other
institutions is the
hands-on education
approach it adopts.
Cosmopoint ensures
students are trained
based on practical
learning approach. They
will learn better through
experience from
industrial practises and
coaching that would allow them to excel in
their workplace.
At Cosmopoint, I was exposed to many levels
of challenges. But thanks to my lecturers who
personally guided and advised me from time
to time, I overcame the challenges eortlessly.
They also provided me with the necessary
hands-on training at the early stage while in
Cosmopoint, exclaimed Sophian, a nal year
student of IT.
To ensure that Cosmopoint
students are marketable, the
institution's programme
curriculum incorporates
practical learning, personal
development and workplace
professionalism. Currently
Cosmopoint oers
industry-related programme
that include IT, Business
Management, Culinary Arts,
Broadcasting, Multimedia as
well as other marketable
industry programmes.
The programmes in
Cosmopoint are
aordable and
students can take up
study loans from
PTPTN. The loan
application process
will be fully assisted
by the Colleges
Student Support
Services. Today,
Cosmopoint has 12
including Sabah
and Sarawak to
serve the educational needs
of the community. As an educational
institution, we believe in life-long learning
whereby knowledge is gained through

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By 2020, computing technology will account for nearly two-thirds of the 1.3 million jobs
demanded by the science and technology sectors. About 500,000 science and technology
majors will be needed in the country. From this number, at least 30,000 graduates are
required in the ICT job market.
To help meet industry needs, TalentCorp Malaysia has launched programmes to address
some of the talent gaps in the ICT sector. The programmes aim to optimise Malaysian
talent and attract global talent to build top-notch network of specialists.
Did you know?
ICT job market in Malaysia is expanding and evolving
in tandem with the growing demand for computing
and information services. More specically, the
mobile app boom is making job demand so high for
mobile applications developers. In 2013, the ICT
segment was estimated to be worth RM61.7 billion.
Why enter this field?
Growth Areas
Mobile Application Development
The demand for applications that run on iOS,
Android and other operating systems is
continuously growing. An average of 300 apps are
created in a day and one out of seven mobile
phones sold in Malaysia is a smartphone.

In eect, the demand for people with IT
programming skills are increasing, especially
graduates with a computer background science
focused on mobile computing. Job listings indicate a
healthy demand for mobile app developers.

Presently, Malaysia has about 680 active apps
developers. Apps developers basically create
software applications ranging from electronic
dictionaries to fast-paced games.
Little did Dong Nguyen know that his
mobile game creation, Flappy Bird would
be earning USD50,000 a day. The mobile
game has been downloaded more than
50 million times. Normally, games take
months to develop whereas Nguyen
only spent a few nights coding it.
Leading Players
IT security
Companies experience security attacks.
Symantec, a computer security software
company reported that cyber attacks had
increased by 81%.
The issue has cause
more companies to hire computer
security specialists. Computer science with
a focus in Internet Security provides you
knowledge and skills on how to protect
information and identify weak spots in a
network system. You will be able to
foretell and assess the business impact
caused by a cyber attack.
Creative Content
While album sales may be declining, music
writers and producers are cashing in from
modern revenue outlets - animation,
video and online games. Our local creative
content sector is expected to reach a
revenue of RM33 billion by 2020.

Not only for the technically-inclined, music
majors can also nd employment within
the games design and games
development sector. In 2012, there are
about 700 people currently employed in
the games industry and according to the
International Game Developers
Association (IGDA), Malaysia has about 48
game companies, 10 of which co-produce
with foreign companies.
IBM a multinational technology and consulting corporation that specialises in computer
hardware and software and other infrastructure, hosting and consulting services. It has
435,000 employees across the globe and 12 research laboratories worldwide.
Google a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products,
which include search, cloud computing software and online advertising technologies. Google
runs more than 1 million services in data centres around the world.
Silverlake Axis specialises in universal integrated banking solutions. It provides
applications and full support services to clients in more than 13 countries across Asia Pacic.
Hailed as Asia Pacic's leading music college,
The International College of Music (ICOM)
integrates theoretical knowledge and skills in
their education programmes to produce
world-class musicians, & audio and business
Entertainment industry is
projected to grow by almost 1
trillion dollars by 2017. The
fastest and biggest contributor
will be Asia. Music graduates
with industry know-how stand
to gain the most in this growth
Dato' Ravimaran Savari
Vice President - Operations
International College of Music
Work Environment
Courses you can take
Careers and Salary Range
Keep up with the latest trends and emerging technologies as you work in this dynamic
There will never be a boring day. Jobs in this industry will allow you to develop
applications and solutions as well as work on various projects.
IT professionals may spend between 40 to 60 hours of work each week, according to a
survey. So you might have to expect longer working hours, although this means you get
to do more of what you enjoy.
Computer Engineering - equips students
with the skills required to design, build and
programme a computer. Students can
attain a strong knowledge of both
hardware and software development.
Computer Science - students learn key
concepts in computer science and how to
write their own computer programs.
Information Technology - prepares
students to design computer systems that
support business and research users.
Multimedia - students learn to use
multimedia tools to create visual, aural, and
written projects in both digital and print
Music production students learn basic concepts of music, mixing dierent sounds of
instruments, and how to operate recording equipment such as microphones, MIDI
controller, and recording software.
IT Executive RM3,500-RM4,500
IT Administrator RM3,000-RM4,000
Help Desk Analyst RM4,500-RM5,500
Inside Sales Specialist RM4,000-RM6,000
Analyst Programmer RM4,500-RM6,000
Software Engineer RM4,500-RM6,000
Programmer RM3,500-RM4,500
Web Designer RM4,000-RM5,000
Java Developer RM4,500-RM7,000
Technical Consultant RM4,000-RM6,000
The wide range of courses oered at Raes
KL enable creative minds to think critically
and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow's
Music The career choice in the 21st
ICOM is a college by musicians, for musicians,
says Irene Savaree, CEO and President of
ICOM. Because of this, our primary advantage
is that we are a one-stop centre for everything
The colleges second advantage is music
networking, where students get to interact
and engage directly with faculty and music
industry professionals, she continues. Most of
our students are absorbed into the jobs
market prior to graduation. The industry
comes to ICOM to look for employees and
since the music industry is a networked-based
industry, this is a great advantage.
Music technology plays a big part in teaching
and learning at ICOM; students receive an
industry-level technology suite for download
on their computers when they enrol. The
technology acts as a tool to make the lessons
and practice sessions become vibrant, and
enables students to make music anywhere
and at anytime instead of being limited to
college facilities.
A career in music
These days, we nd an increasing number of
parents encouraging and supporting their
teenage children to get a degree in music at
ICOM. The large majority of the graduates
from our bachelors degree programmes have
told us that their parents were instrumental in
them choosing to make music their major.
The government has also established three
arts colleges in Kuching, Johor and KL, which
speaks volumes about public perception of a
career in the music industry, says Savaree.
The Malaysian music industry is large, and
though it is segmented by language, the job
market is dynamic; there are more than
enough jobs to be lled. But the current
problem in Malaysia is the lack of
qualications and know-how, reveals Savaree.
With globalisation and internet technology,
there is an open market for industrious and
talented musicians to make successful
careers. The opportunities are out there
This is where ICOM come in providing
knowledge and instruction and producing
knowledge workers for each niche in the
industry. According to Savaree, a large
majority of ICOM graduates have taken up the
market share in independent start-up music
enterprises, which speaks to the great
potential of forging successful careers in the
Getting in
To enter into ICOMs programmes, students
are required to have the minimum statutory
requirements of ve SPM credits for degrees,
three SPM credits for diplomas, and one SPM
credit for certicate level courses. There is
also an audition - students applying for
degree programmes must demonstrate their
performance skills on a principal instrument in
playing scales and arpeggios, improvising on a
12-bar blues piece, and performing in a range
of style idioms. The ability to read music
notation is not a prerequisite, as students can
learn during their course.
Music is an art form and it takes much time,
dedication, and patience to hone this craft,
she continues. It is a powerful tool that can
aect people in diverse ways. A student who
makes the choice to get into this industry
should understand and respect this, and
strive to produce the best quality he or she
can. Together with ICOM, they can create and
nurture a livelihood.
ICOM programmes include:
Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional
Music (3+0)
Berklee Transfer Programme (BTP)
Diploma in Business (Music Industry)
Certicate in Audio Production
Foundation in Music
Pre Foundation in Music
Contact: Oce of Admissions:
To Apply:
About Raes KL
At our Kuala Lumpur campus, we oer a
range of courses in design, business and
psychology. As Asias largest education
provider, our students have the exibility to
start their course in one city and transfer to
another location within our group to
complete their qualication.
We are Internationally Recognised
All our internationally accredited Advanced
Diploma and Bachelor qualications are
recognised by the industry and the Ministry of
Higher Education. We collaborate with a
reputable University in the UK for our science
programmes while our design and business
programmes are awarded by Raes College
of Design and Commerce in Australia.
We oer Industry Projects and Internships
Our students get paid to obtain valuable
practical hands-on experience through
internships and commercial projects. This
helps our graduates gain vocational training
that enhances their employability and
personal portfolios. Internships also provide a
valuable network and access to the industry.
We are a Gateway to the World
Gaining experience and building network
opportunities can also be developed abroad.
With diversied cultures and heritage, Asia is
the future market place. Studying in the major
cities of Asia exposes students to dierent
cultures and the dierent market practices.
Currently with 38 colleges, Raes oers an
inter-college credit transfer through our
international college network. So, whether it
is in the cosmopolitan cities of Shanghai and
Sydney, or the nancial and cultural hubs of
Singapore and Thailand, our students gain an
international qualication and experience
while studying and living in dierent cities
throughout Asia.
We Jump-Start your Career
Whether you choose an Advanced Diploma or
Degree qualication with Raes, you will
graduate one year ahead of your peers. The
time you save allows you to either continue
your studies or start working to gain
experience and earn money. We also oer
students the exibility to commence their
studies at a time convenient to them. With
four intakes annually in January, April, July
and October, this ensures our graduates
enter the labour force at four separate times
through the year.
How to nd us?
62 Jalan Damai, O Jalan Ampang, 55000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +603 2164 1059
Fax: +603 2161 1063
A High Quality UK Degree
Now Available in Malaysia
Heriot-Watt University is a
highly ranked university with a
global reputation for academic
Heriot-Watt Universitys new
Malaysian (HWUM) campus
oers a range of courses from
foundation programmes,
Bachelor degree programmes
to Postgraduate Masters
The disciplines oered on the
Malaysian campus addresses
key growth areas for this
country in business, nance,
construction, quantity
surveying, actuarial science,
psychology and engineering
specialisms including
petroleum, chemical,
mechanical, architectural and
Why Choose HWUM for Your
Essentially, you will be enrolling
in one of the top universities in
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sciences. Heriot-Watt University
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recognised as among the Top
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Actuarial Mathematics,
Business Management,
Chemistry, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering,
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Engineering, and Psychology,
by The Sunday Times University
Guide 2013.
A HWUM degree is highly
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will equip you with the skills to
operate globally.
Our lecturers are highly
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qualications and experience,
poised to help you push the
boundaries of knowledge. You
are taught in the same method
as our UK campus, where we
encourage independent
thinking and problem solving
through interactive teaching,
application of skills and
industry relevant learning
Accessible Malaysian Campus
The universitys newly
established state of the art,
green campus in Putrajaya
oers Malaysians an aordable
and accessible option to gain a
globally recognised UK degree.
Purpose-built, the campus will
have the most up to date
specication with exibly
designed teaching spaces, high
quality electronic teaching and
learning resources, informal
study spaces, an extensive
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The campus, and the world
class teaching and research
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will create a prestigious centre
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The agship campus sits on a
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garden city of Putrajaya, with
easy access to/from Kuala
Lumpur less than 20 minutes
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Competitive fees and
Our programme fees are set at
competitively accessible levels
for students. The overall cost of
obtaining a degree in Malaysia
is around 60 per cent the cost
of obtaining the same degree in
the UK. There are also
generous scholarship
opportunities available.
HWUM is also introducing an
inaugural scholarship scheme
that will benet all new
entrants for the Foundation
programme. All Foundation
programme entrants will
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continue for the undergraduate
programme of study at
RM2,000 per year upon
High achievers will also be
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Why enter this field?
Growth Areas
Oil and gas production is valuable to Malaysias economic growth. In 2009, it contributed
20% of the countrys total income.
With the help of the government as well as tax breaks,
many O&G companies have been established in the past two years. These companies are
pushing hard to attract both local and overseas employees to this interesting and well
remunerated industry.
The Petronas RAPID project in Pengerang, Johor will require 10,000 qualied and skilled
welders, 1,000 blasters and painters, and hundreds of specialised skilled engineers such as
corrosion engineers, piping engineers, welding engineers, designer engineers as well as
supervisors and technicians.
Did you know?
The Malaysian government reported that it will
need to hire over 60,000 professionals including
engineers and geologists by 2020.
the Oil and Gas (O&G) sector needs to recruit
120,000 new employees over the next decade.

IL &
Engineering services
Most of the local engineering positions
are still lled by expatriates. Fortunately, a
growing number of Malaysian engineers
are lling these positions due to their
extensive overseas exposure and
The government works with key industry
players to promote the services of Malay-
sian engineers and identify areas where
institutions can play a role in enhancing
and complementing the local O&G indus-
try. For example the Association of
Malaysian Oil and Gas Engineering
Consultants (MOGEC) helps develop
Malaysia into a
The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at
Heriot-Watt University is committed to the
development and delivery of training
programmes to help the international petroleum
industry meet the global demand for the
exploitation of subsurface oil and gas resources.
Their high-calibre academic team fosters the
growing reputation for teaching and research
activity in a multi-disciplinary environment that is
essential to the oil and gas industry.
Highly-skilled jobs
There are jobs in the O&G industry that do not necessarily
require a university degree qualication. Those who are
new to the industry are usually provided with on-the-job
training by O&G companies through workshops and
seminars to develop skills that match the type of job they
The present graduates from local Malaysian universities
are unable to full the requirements of the O&G industry.
The kind of skills required for the O&G sector tends to be
very specic with ample training and skills development.
Hence organisations such as the Institute of Materials
Malaysia (IMM) are developing more local skills in
metallurgy, corrosion, coatings and welding to provide
employers with highly skilled workers.
Jobs currently in-demand:
Skilled technicians can earn from RM3,000 to RM7,000 monthly upon securing their
technical certicates. Industry reports show a potential growth in the welding industry, with
oil companies desperate for experienced welders to repair and maintain rigs. Most
certication courses do not have entry requirements though being procient in English is a
bonus in the O&G industry.
Welder joins pieces of metal permanently through a
welding processes; they also repair metal parts.
Welding Inspector conducts tests to nd any defects
or cracks that can adversely aect the safety of the
Blaster/Painter ensures that all the blasting and
painting equipment is kept in top working conditions.
Painter Supervisor responsible for the supervision of
all painting and blasting activities, making sure that all
tasks are carried out safely.
Corrosion Technician inspects, repairs and regulates a
metal pipelines structural integrity.
Corrosion Engineers analyses engineered materials
and nds solutions that will stop or slow down the
eects of corrosion.
regional hub for engineering services for the O&G industry. The country has the potential
to provide engineering design services, project management, construction supervision,
quality assurance and control, contracting and procurement.
Leading players
Courses you can take
Careers and Salary Range
Naval architect RM8,500-RM9,000
Engineering Manager RM12,000-RM20,000
Operations Manager RM7,000-RM12,000
Quality Assurance Engineer RM3,840
Safety Engineer RM6,200
Mechanical Engineer RM6,321
Oil and Petroleum Engineer RM10,703
Geotechnical Engineer RM22,833
Drilling Engineer RM18,500
Field Engineering Manager RM14,200
Petronas - is a national oil and gas company of Malaysia and is wholly-owned by the
government. It is also listed as a Fortune Global 500 company.
Exxon Mobil - is a multinational oil and gas corporation and is the worlds largest rener
with a daily production of 3.9 million barrels of oil.
Shell - is a global company that has more than 30 reneries and produces 3.3 million
barrels of oil every day.
Petroleum engineering this course
teaches you the practical application of the
basic and physical sciences of mathematics,
geology, physics, and chemistry as well as
the discovery, development and production
of petroleum.
Mechanical engineering motions, energy
and forces are among the highlights of this
course. It helps you learn how to analyse
and develop new technological systems and
mechanisms that will help solve the needs of
Chemical engineering you learn the
conception, design and transformation of
materials. This course involves laboratory
work and is followed by implementation of technology in full scale production.
Electronics and Electrical engineering suited to those who are interested in gadgets,
this course teaches you how to create and design new electronic systems and equipments,
including devices such as mobile phones, lighting systems, generators, and machines.
Geology through a combination of lectures, laboratory and eld observations, this course
touches topics ranging from formation of natural elements, minerals and rock
identication, geological mapping of plate tectonics, and erosion and climate engineering.
The engineering programmes at Heriot-Watt
University provide students with a sound
understanding of engineering fundamentals
and practical abilities to become professional
chartered engineers.
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