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Professional Certification


Universities play an important role in the development of human capital in Malaysia. In order to fulfil the industrial needs and to ensure our students are well equipped with all needed skill sets, UTM taken the initiative to conduct courses related to students’ employability programme with the aim to give students a value-added degree and enhance marketability among graduates. All engineering students are required to complete these courses before graduating.

1. ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Requirement – managed by UTMSPACE

2. Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) – managed by UTMSPACE
3. How to Manage Your Personal Finance – managed by UTMSPACE
4. How to Get Yourself Employed (HTGYE) – offered by Faculties and managed by Office of Undergraduate Studies
5. Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students (TECS) – managed by Language Academy

Certificate programme to enhance the knowledge and skills of UTM students. It provides students with value-added courses so that they will have a competitive-edge when they enter the employment market.

How To Get Yourself Employed

It is a jungle out there! After graduating do you think someone would come along and offer you the job you always covet for (with the highest pay)? Think again. Many graduates are unemployed or underemployed, including engineering graduates.

  1. At the outset, looking for a new job can seem like an enormous task. But if you break the job search down into simple steps, you’ll be signing that employment offer in no time.
  2. The search for your first job will be one of the most exhilarating episodes of your life.
  3. Shaping your own future-that’s the thrill of a job search, a thrill you’re about to experience.
  4. The great thing about seeking work when you’re young is that virtually every possibility is open to you.
  5. However, the job search of today is a much more complicated and often a vicious process. One virtue that you must bring to your search is PATIENCE. Remain upbeat no matter what disappointments your search might bring.
  6. Today’s competitive and fast-paced job market has forced job seekers to develop a variety of techniques and strategies in order to stay ahead of the evolutionary curve.
The main objectives of this workshop is to assist graduating students in understanding the job-hunting process and guiding them to get the job.
  1. Wide spread of skills and providing knowledge for students make preparation for working culture.
  2. Coordinating the delivery methods and contents for each HTGYE module.
  3. Improving skills of academic staff to conduct a mock-interview session with the student.
  4. Preparing academic staff with knowledge and skills based on the needs of industry.
  5. Sharing experiences and expertise with multinational corporations.

Harvard Business School Case Study  (Discontinued and replaced by UTM PROFESSIONAL SKILLS CERTIFICATE (PSC))

* Harvard Business School (HBS) is a business school that has a mission to show passion for teaching, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and the insights gained from their research to educate generations of leaders who have shaped the practice of business in every industry and in every country around the world.

** Early of this year, (Jan 2011) the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang has announced that UTM will use the Harvard Business School case studies in related subjects during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. According to him, the implementation involves students from all levels of study and the case study will be conducted for every semester according to the level of study as he has a vision that seeing our graduates to be the leader of companies, industries or even the country in the very near future. Therefore, he would like to embed this HBS case study into one of the professional soft skill for our engineering students.

*   http://www.hbs.edu/about/

** http://www.utm.my/prospectus/hbs-case-study/