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Space education in Malaysia universities

Mohd. Seeni, Mohd. Ibrahim and Hashim, Mazlan and Ahmad, Samsudin (2004) Space education in Malaysia universities. In: Joint Malaysia-China Seminar on Space for Sustainable Development, 2-4 sept. 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

In Malaysia there are 17 public universities, 18 private universities and 5 foreign university branch campuses. Space education is mainly being offered by public universuties. space education started with subjects in astronomy and related subjects under various academic programmes in Malaysia public universities such as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)in early 1970's and Universiti Malaya (UM) in mid 1990's. Remote Sensing programmes started in mid 1998's in UTM. Aerospace engineering programmes were offered in mid 1990's at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). Education space law has not being given emphasis in local universities, however Universiti Malaya (UM) and UKM have initiated some steps in providing space law through related subjects in their law programmes. In this pape, space education is presented according to four areas, namely(i)Satellite technology, (ii) Space application, (iii) Space science, (iv)Space law. Some of these programmes are offered from 3-4 years, while M.Sc. programmes take 1-2 years and PhD programmes take 3-4 years.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:space, education, malaysia
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:2112
Deposited By: Mr Wan Hazli Wan Kadir
Deposited On:23 Mar 2007 08:27
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 02:41

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