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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

UTAR unveils newly merged programme | The Borneo Post

Over the years, the awareness of global environmental problems has risen significantly, with issues ranging from climate change and pollution to depletion of natural resources known to have been adversely affecting human health and bringing about dire consequences if left unchecked.
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These have given rise to the emergence of environmental protection legislation related to the control of hazardous substances, green technologies, green materials and waste treatment technologies.

Likewise, today’s work environment has changed drastically following the heightened awareness that people have towards the multitude of concerns relating to employees’ safety at work.

Such concerns include the risks as well as possibilities of being exposed to hazardous substances, heavy machinery and occupational diseases.

Since the passing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, Malaysia has been increasingly attentive to safety at work.

This has also resulted in a majority of employers looking into safety procedures and measures meant to protect employees from potential workplace hazards.

As a university committed to providing strong undergraduate programmes, which encourage the intellectual and personal development of students, as well as respond to professional and community needs, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) through its Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) is unveiling a new multidisciplinary programme integrating both ‘environmental health’ and ‘occupational safety and health’.

“We believe that safety measures can be taken to prevent risks and untoward disasters at the workplace,” said FEGT head of department of environmental engineering, Assoc Prof Dr Mohammed JK Bashir...

The university currently provides more than 110 programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor’s, Master degrees and PhDs in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Chinese Studies, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communications Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

UTAR was awarded self-accreditation status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency of the Ministry of Higher Education last year and ranked 501-600 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

It was also ranked 99 in 2018 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings.

For more information, go to or call 05-468 8888 (Kampar Campus) / 03-9086 0288 (Sungai Long Campus).
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Source: The Borneo Post