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Our General Engineering program has a wide ranging scope that spans over a variety of areas that cover many exciting fields e.g., Energy, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Information Technology and Communications Engineering, all from a systems approach.
This four-year program provides a broad-based introduction to basic engineering concepts from Design and Systems viewpoint during its first two years. It has been designed for students in such a way that they may make an informed decision on which offered concentration they wish to specialize in their final two years at FIT. The final two years include advanced study modules in their area of specialization.
Students studying in the General Engineering program leading to Bachelor of Engineering degree have a choice to specialize in any one of the following 3 concentrations:
A broad-based interdisciplinary philosophy was put into practice by the founders of the faculty right from the start. While the original area of study was general engineering, and as the title of the faculty, Integrated Technologies, the curriculum included courses in all of the current engineering disciplines; mechanical, civil, chemical, and electrical engineering. This also has opened chances for students to pursue their Discovery Year, not only in Brunei, but also at other well-known universities and organizations abroad such as Stevens Institute Technology in New Jersey in USA, Maharasakham University (MSU) in Thailand, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Indonesia, Huawei China, Visionox China etc.
The designated curriculum equips the students with broad-based and unique features related to multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge creation. Students can specialize in one of the three broad areas through research work and earn a PhD (and/or MEng, MSc) degree. The students will be working with a high degree of independence and becoming the experts in their chosen research area. Getting their work published (journal articles and conference papers) are highly encouraged.
Our General Engineering program with concentrations in Energy Systems, Information & Communication Systems and Manufacturing Systems, is concerned with the overall process of designing, developing, operating, maintaining, and ultimately manufacturing quality systems, whereas other engineering disciplines concentrate on the details of individual aspects of a system (electronics, mechanics, aerodynamics, software, etc.) The program is concerned with the integration of all of these aspects into a coherent and effective concentration. The qualified engineers concentrate their efforts on the aspects of the engineering process (requirements definition, top-level functional designs, project management, life cycle cost analysis, etc.) that serve to organize and coordinate other engineering activities. This therefore places the our engineers as the primary interface between management, customers, suppliers, and specialty engineers in the systems development process.