Siemens and the University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) are collaborating to equip undergraduates pursuing Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Electronic Automation degree with Industry 4.0 skills.
in 2019, this program supports the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025
(Higher Education), as outlined in the 11th Malaysia Plan, to produce highly
trained workforce that are ready to help industries and companies in Malaysia to
embark on the digital transformation journey.
Dato’ Dr. Zaliman Sauli, Vice Chancellor, UniMAP said, "As an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and digitalization, Siemens is a perfect industry partner for UniMAP’s Bachelor of
Technology in Industrial Electronic Automation program. By integrating Siemens learning
and training materials into our curriculum, we are enhancing the quality of our
Degree program and equipping our students with industry-ready skills."
of this program will earn a bachelor's degree as well as a Siemens Professional
Certificate, recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). In
addition, they will go through an extensive one-year internship with automation
companies, giving them significant real-life work experience.
part of the collaboration, Siemens will sponsor the fees of 300 Siemens
Professional Certifications for UniMAP students. This enables them to access a
program that includes:
Service and Maintenance Levels 1 and 2, covering hardware and software service
- integration between the controller and remote input/output (I/)O,
Portal WINCC Machine-Oriented, and
Siemens' fully integrated automation in the digital enterprise.
program further emphasizes the importance of standardization of IR4.0, where
technology aligns with industry standards.
Danze, President & CEO, Siemens Malaysia, stated: “Siemens is committed to
enhancing Malaysia's knowledge and implementation of Industry 4.0 technology to
support Malaysia in embracing digitalization. Our aim is to ensure that the
country’s graduates are proficient in cutting-edge technology and able to
tackle the opportunities and challenges with IR4.0.”
date, 37 graduands have received certifications upon successfully completing
their courses through this program. One student from this batch had undergone a
one-year internship with Siemens and has since been offered a contract position
and UniMAP are currently updating the programme to align with the government’s 12th