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Development of MSc. in Nuclear Engineering via knowledge sharing and transfer mechanism: a UTHM-ANM collaboration

Chan, Chee Ming and Mat Seman, Ahmad Shakri and Shamsuddin, Alina (2014) Development of MSc. in Nuclear Engineering via knowledge sharing and transfer mechanism: a UTHM-ANM collaboration. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe 2014), 12-15 August 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia.


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The design and delivery of an academic programme have always been perceived as the sole responsibility of an institution of higher learning. The ease and speed of internet access coupled with the seemingly limitless communication powers has perhaps made obsolete the cliche of a world without boundaries. To attempt to create competitive yet timely relevant academic programmes within the solitary confines of a university is an uphill, if not impossible task these days. The expertise stemming from specific knowledge and skills cannot always be found in the university, and to expend in an in-house talent pool would incur exorbitant costs barely justifiable in these era of tightened purse strings. An alternative to continuously develop and offer quality and relevant academic programmes within these limitations is with the share-and-transfer mechanism established between the university and an expert research institution. UTHM has joint effort with Agensi Nuklear Malaysia (ANM) using this strategy to develop the MSc. in Nuclear Engineering programme. The complementary and symbiotic partnership have enabled the development of a programme which is simulteously offering forefront technological and knowledge advancement in nuclear engineering, bridging the expertise gap in the University and enriching the in-house talent pool with external connections. This paper describes the programme's developmental processes, challenges and greater vision for nation building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: university; academic programme; industry; knowledge sharing and transfer
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 08:01
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 08:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5846
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