School of Industrial Technology

The School of Industrial Technology (Malay: "Pusat Pengajian Teknologi Industri, PPTI") is one of nineteen Schools in USM. It has emerged from the School of Applied Sciences which was established since the inception of the university. The name of the School was changed to the School of Engineering Sciences and Industrial Technology in 1984. However, in 1986, the engineering programme was shifted to a new campus at Tronoh (and later moved to the present Engineering Campus at Seberang Prai Selatan, Penang). Since then, the School of Industrial Technology has undergone rapid development to achieve its present position among academic institutions in the country. The last two decades have witnessed various advances, developments and achievements of the School pertaining to academic programmes, research and development, consultancy, community services and many others. The School is recognised as an advanced centre of learning as well as providing training and research facilities in several areas of industrial importance. The academic staffs, numbering about 30, are mostly Ph.D holders with extensive professional experience in industry, research, consultancy, technology transfer and training. The School has modern research and training facilities equipped with state of the art instruments and machinery backed up with competent support staff and excellent infrastructure.

The School offers three programmes at undergraduate level leading to Bachelor of Technology, viz.
*Bio-resource, Paper and Coatings Technology,
*Food Technology and
*Environmental Technology.

Each of the three programmes has its own distinct curriculum spread over three to four years (6-8 semesters) [Note: Four years for Food Technology] . The main objective of the undergraduate programme is to train and produce highly qualified and competent technologists in their respective specialisation to serve the industry and public sector in the country. The comprehensive three-year programme is designed to cover the fundamental science courses as well as engineering and technological aspects of processing/production, preservation, analysis, quality control, maintenance, etc. The technological component is progressively increased as the student move into higher level of study. Every student is also required to undergo a minimum of eight weeks industrial training at the end of the second year. The School of Technology Industry, USM has successfully produced highly qualified graduates/technologists who have been widely accepted by both the public and private sectors.

Enrolment Statistics

On average, the total number of undergraduate students for each academic session is around 600 to 700.

External links

* [http://www.ppti.usm.my/ Official website]


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