Industrial Training
Subject Code: EPT4026
Aim of Subject:
  • To expose students to the ‘real’ working environment and get acquainted with the organization structure, business operations and administrative functions.
  • To have hands-on experience in their related field so that they can relate and reinforce what has been taught at the university.
  • To foster cooperation and to develop synergetic collaboration between industry and the university in promoting a knowledgeable society.
Learning Outcome of Subject: At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:
  • Gain & expand exposure to the actual working environment in the industry and businesses.
  • Develop awareness of the importance and the capability of adapting to the working environment and culture of a job.
  • Possess enhanced communication and team-working skills.
  • Develop & identify awareness of the requirements and expectation of industry on employees.
  • Relate and apply the knowledge learned in the university to the industrial and business activities.
  • Understand & analyze the industrial and business operations and competitive environment.
Programme Outcomes:
  • Ability to acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering(5%)
  • Capability to communicate effectively(15%)
  • Acquisition of technical competence in specialised areas of engineering discipline(5%)
  • Ability to identify, formulate and model problems and find engineering solutions based on a systems approach(5%)
  • Ability to conduct research in chosen fields of engineering(5%)
  • Understanding of the importance of sustainability and cost-effectiveness in design and development of engineering solutions(10%)
  • Understanding and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities(10%)
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team(15%)
  • Ability to be a multi-skilled engineer with good technical knowledge, management, leadership and entrepreneurship skills(15%)
  • Awareness of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities as an engineer(10%)
  • Capability and enthusiasm for self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning(5%)
Pre-Requisite: 84 credit hours
Credit Hours: 3
Assessment: The training is graded as 'Pass' or 'Fail' based on: 
  1. Lecturer evaluation during industrial visit : 20% 
  2. Employer's evaluation : 20% 
  3. Student Log Book (by employer) : 10% 
  4. Written Report : 30% 
  5. Seminar Presentation : 20% 
Upon passing, the student will accumulate three credit hours which will not be counted in the cumulative grade-point-average. Those who fail will repeat the training.

Details of Subject

Students will undergo practical training lasting for a minimum of 12 weeks at an approved private, government or semi-government agency. The list of participating agencies will be released by the Faculty. Placement at the respective agency will be initiated by applications by the students. Approval of the application is at the discretion of the Faculty.

During the training period, students will be given assignment which has been agreed by the Faculty and the participating agency. Training may involve, for example, one or more of the following: feasibility study, requirement and functional analysis, system analysis and design, testing and implementation, maintenance and installation, security and recovery, programming and documentation, data collection and processing, organizational reengineering etc.