I took up engineering to be in O&G, says Dalvinder

| Malaysia | 7 Nov  2016 | Asia Samachar |
Dalvinder Singh: Completed Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University Teknologi Petronas (UTP). - PHOTO / SUPPLIED
Dalvinder Singh: Completed Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University Teknologi Petronas (UTP). – PHOTO / SUPPLIED

Do students shun engineering-type subjects at the university level?

Punjabi students are missing when it comes to engineering in the Malaysian universities, according to our report last month.

It was based on the casual observation of Associate Prof Dr Mandeep Singh when looking at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the public university where he teaches.

“There are no Punjabi students in UKM for electrical and electronics undergraduate level for the past three-years…There are a few, a handful, in other universities. We had a bigger number when I was studying at USM,” he then told Asia Samachar.

Asia Samachar spoke to DALVINDER SINGH who had just completed an engineering programme at University Teknologi Petronas. He shares his experience:

I would say there are a few reasons some do not take engineering courses. Perhaps they feel courses like medicine and law are more exciting.

To be honest, I took up engineering for the simple reason wanting to be into the oil and gas (O&G) industry, getting involved in a corrosion engineering based job.

I have just completed my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University Teknologi Petronas (UTP).

I would say that, any studies after high school will be tough, but the level of toughness might vary depending on the course.  There were some challenging subjects in this course.

I am currently unemployed, seeking for a job. I’m looking forward to getting some offers or interviews in the near future.


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