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Outstanding academic performance isn ’ t always first on an employer ’ s must-have list – they want graduates who are highly-skilled , well-rounded individuals . Many place interpersonal and communication skills , critical reasoning and problem-solving , together with passion , at the top of their list .
At Monash , we open your eyes to a world outside the classroom . As a Monash engineering graduate , you leave prepared for leadership , success and – most importantly – life . The following are just a few examples of the activities you can get involved in while studying with us .
Engineering and IT Leadership Program ( EILP )
EILP is a one-year program that prepares you to be an engineering leader . It ’ s an opportunity to engage with industry professionals through workshops , industry site visits , networking evenings , and a student-organised leadership summit . This experience will help you to develop critical employability skills , such as leadership , teamwork and communication , that are highly regarded by employers .
Design competitions
Engineering competitions are great opportunities to hone your skills , gain real-world exposure , and may well be a stepping stone to greater things . Our students have participated in numerous design competitions , most notably Shell Eco-marathon Asia , Thailand SAE Auto Challenge-Student Formula , National Chem-E-Car Malaysia , GreenTech Youth Innovation Challenge , and Monash University Australia ’ s Warman Student Design and Build competitions .
Industry engagement
We engage with the industry in various ways . Our engineering disciplines are supported by dedicated industry advisory panels , which provide high-level input on engineering education in Malaysia and on emerging and anticipated industry needs . Many of our students ’ final-year and research projects are conducted in collaboration with industry partners , as well as internships and work placements . Industry leaders also contribute through career talks , guest lectures and seminars .
Buddy-Buddee is a voluntary peer mentoring program that pairs you , a new first-year student , with a senior . Your Buddy will provide you with support , guidance and advice to help you adjust to your new academic and social life . Return the favour later and become a Buddy yourself – you ’ ll be able to develop your social , communication and leadership skills when you do .
Need expert assistance in coping with the rigours of engineering study ? The Mentor-Mentee program matches you with an academic , but you can also initiate it on your own through specified mentor-mentee coordinators .
Monash Engineering students , in partnership with EPIC Homes , completed a shelter for the Orang Asli village in Batang Kali in an intensive three-day building project .