UTHM aims to produce more aeronautical experts in Johor

Last update: 10/01/2019

BATU PAHAT,  Jan 10   (Bernama) – The announcement on the setting up of a world-standard aerospace centre in Subang during the tabling of Budget 2019 was lauded by industry players and academicians at research universities, including Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

The centre, to be set up on a 32.37 hectare site in Subang this year  is seen as a positive development in the aeronautical sector, which is now one of the studies being given focus by the university.

Dean of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UTHM, Associate Professor Dr Shahruddin Mahzan@Mohd Zin hoped that the university would be directly involved in the government’s effort.

He said this being that UTHM was one of the higher learning institutions that offer studies in aviation technology, apart from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

“But the advantage for UTHM is that we are the one and only higher learning centre in the country, as well as in Southeast Asia with the ‘licence’ to hold courses on handling of aircraft that students have the opportunity to learn in theory and practical.

“Infact, UTHM is one of four universities in the world, apart from those in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia that offers the study programme. Because of that, we hope to be involved in this government project,” he told Bernama recently.....