“I cannot stress strongly enough that the 4th (year) BDS students whom I saw in UniversitiTeknologi MARA are the most impressive 4th (year) BDS students I have ever encountered – in terms of their intellectualism and thirst for knowledge. I cannot tell whether this is due to the curriculum, the excellence of teaching, the examination structure, the educational environment,the students’ own educational background and/or some other factor(s).
However, I have emphasized to colleagues that this is the case and that we have to try toidentify how we can instill a similar intellectual outlook in our own students.”
UiTM External Examiner 2012-2014 Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying
M.S.c Sustainable Construction & Development
“Plans for the course were well advanced and seemed to be well thought through and prepared.The course is both forward looking and radical in its approach and should take its place amongst the leading courses of its type within the appropriate subject group. It is likely to have a wide appeal both nationally and possibly internationally.”
“I was told that the University was the first in Malaysia to introduce computing as an educationalprogramme. I also learned that the Faculty covers two major academic disciplines, namely Mathematics and Computer Science. This is now rare in Malaysia, as well as in most developed countries around the world. I was genuinely excited, not by the discovery of an oldfashioned institute (or a dinosaur) but by the discovery of a potential powerhouse (or a sleeping giant) that is most suitable for tackling the big data problem.
The most important technologies for tackling the big data problem are data dan computationalinfrastructure such as data warehousing and cloud computing; mathematical methods such as probability and statistics; computing techniques such as data mining, machine learning, visualization, multimedia and internet-based communication, interaction and collaboration, andsoftware engineering; and application-oriented techniques such as decision theory, operational research, social media analysis and bioinformatics. Hardly any department around world would have all these multi-diciplinary capabilites. However, the Faculty of Computer and MathematicalSciences in the UiTM has amassed most of these capabilites. It is perhaps a unique setting in Malaysia and rare in the world.
The Faculty is thus a highly valuable asset of the UiTM in this era of data deluge. It would bean unforgivable oversight for not investing in and capitalizing from such an asset.”
UiTM External Examiner 2011-2013 Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Bachelor of Corporate Adminstration (Hons.)
“The Bachelor of Corporate Adminstration (Hons.) program is well-structured, has a verydedicated staff resource, and is designed to provide students with a set of broad skills to allow them to both obtain general knowledge and be employable. It offers students depth and breadth of knowledge and the range of courses offered is exemplary. The students graduatevery well-placed to find rewarding jobs in the corporate and government sector.”
UiTM External Examiner 2013-2015 Faculty of Business Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Operations Management
“I was given reports to read, and found these to be of a high standard. The English level wasvariable and the reports were well structured, presenting aims and objectives, methodology andfindings in a logical sequence. Research methods were appropriate and showed a good levelof underpinning in research methods, no doubt acquired through course MGT648. Theuse/integration of OM theory such as (in the examples I saw) service quality, supplier relationships and ergonomics was appropriate. Diagrams were (mostly) well presented and clear.
The reports showed evidence of graduates who were well prepared by the program for positionsin industry, of for going on to further PG study.”
UiTM External Examiner 2013-2014 Faculty of Dentistry
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
“I believe the examination process was a suitable process to determine the students learning achievements in the two disciplines. I compliment the staff on their remedial teaching since the last examination and it is very good to see that all students passed this supplementary examination. Professor Bernadette K Drummond I also wish to reiterate that the teaching in these two disciplines is excellent and the programme the staff are providing is at a high level when compared internationally.”
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and Salam Sejahtera.
With the blessings of Allah SWT., we will soon step into the year 2017. As we celebrate the start of a new year, I wish you the best of health and happiness; and hope that the year 2017 will bring fulfillment and success to all of us.
2016 has been a great year for us at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) as our fraternity has succeeded remarkably in achieving many accomplishments in various fields, both nationally and internationally. Success did indeed come repeatedly, but I know that it did not come easily. These successes are the fruits of your labour and thoughtful endeavours. I urge everyone to take these achievements as a strong motivation in attaining greater excellence to drive our university to achieve a wider global visibility in 2017.