Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) student Lim Boon Kiat (pic, fourth from left) received the Murata Scholarship Award at an award presentation ceremony held in Batu Gajah, Perak.
Lim, a second year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Industrial Engineering student, received a scholarship award of RM30,000 from Murata Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Mr Yoshihiro Tanaka (pic, left). The award presentation ceremony was witnessed by UTAR Vice President (R&D Commercialization) Professor Dr Lee Sze Wei, Dean of FEGT Dr Yap Vooi Voon, Head of Department of Industrial Engineering Mr Yang Chuan Choong, staff of Murata Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Lim’s family members.
According to Lim, who hails from Sungai Siput, Perak, the scholarship will greatly reduce his financial constraints. “Having gone through two stringent rounds of selection process, I am on cloud nine knowing that I am a recipient of this prestigious award,” rejoiced Lim, who will be bonded to Murata for three years upon graduation. Excited at the opportunity to serve a large, diversified conglomerate, Lim pledged to give his utmost dedication to the remaining years of his tertiary education.
Mr Tanaka congratulated Lim and hoped that the scholarship will drive more students to take up industrial engineering. He expressed hope to see more innovative ventures between UTAR and Murata in future.
Industrial engineering focuses on applying engineering principles to improve the performance of an integrated system involving man, material, method and machine in the manufacturing, industrial and service sectors. In short, industrial engineers help to improve productivity and quality.