Opportunity for Engineering Students to Gain Industry-relevant Experience in Japan through i-CATS – MJIIT-UTM KL Collaboration


Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS


The recent formalization of a collaborative programme between the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS), Kuching and the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur has paved the way for students from Sarawak, Sabah and abroad to pursue MJIIT-UTM’s Bachelor’s degree programmes in Engineering. The programmes include an exciting option for students to complete the Industrial Training component in Japan.


Commenting on the collaborative programme, i-CATS CEO Mr. Mohamad Isham bin Fauzi highlighted, “The degree programmes, namely the Bachelor of Electronic Systems Engineering and Bachelor of Mechanical Precision Engineering are offered by MJIIT-UTM KL. MJIIT was established in 2010 as a joint venture between the Governments of Malaysia and Japan to offer a Japanese-style education at the MJIIT–UTM Kuala Lumpur Campus. It is the first Japanese Oriented Engineering Education in Malaysia.”


He added, “Students would be able to complete the first year of the aforementioned Bachelor’s degree programmes at the i-CATS Campus in Kuching. The students would then continue their studies from year 2 to 4 at MJIIT-UTM’s Campus in Kuala Lumpur. Under the MJIIT-UTM KL Global Mobility Programme, students would be able to spend a semester in Japan. Indeed, the opportunity to do one’s Industrial Training in Japan will enable each student to benefit from industry best practices and acquire a global perspective in his or her field. This will also give students a competitive edge when they enter the world of work.” Mr. Mohamad Isham also shared that students could choose to undergo Industrial Training at Japanese companies in Malaysia.


With the first intake scheduled for January 2019 and another intake in September 2019, registration of new students for the aforementioned degree programmes is ongoing.


For more information on the aforementioned engineering degree programmes offered by the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (MJIIT-UTM KL), and other Degree and Diploma programmes offered by i-CATS, interested school leavers and their parents are invited to visit the i-CATS Campus at Jalan Stampin Timur, Kuching or call 082-570888/451533/362086/362129. Enquiries can also be directed to Mr. T.K. Jong via mobile phone +6013-802 9061 or e-mail jongtk@ppks.edu.my.




Visit to International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) by officials from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (MJIIT-UTM KL).

From Left:

1. 3rd from Left: Zakri Md Salleh, PPKS Deputy Executive Director (Education & Training Services)
2. 4th from Left: Mohamad Isham Fauzi, Chief Executive, International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS)
3. 5th from Left: Hallman Bin Sabri, PPKS Executive Director
4. 6th from Left: Professor Dr. Ali Selamat, Dean of Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (MJIIT-UTM KL)
5. 5th from Right: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur’Azah Abdul Manaf, Associate Professor, UTM
6. 4th from Right: Ir. Dr. Pauziah Binti Muhamad, Head of Department, Mechanical Precision Engineering, UTM
7. 3rd from Right: Dr. Mohd Ibrahim Shapiai, Senior Lecturer, UTM