Dean's Welcome Note
Prof. Dato' Dr. Hasnah Binti Haron, Dean of IPS UMP
Assalammualaikum wt. bt.,
Welcome to Institute of Postgraduate Studies,
Formed in 2005, the Institute of Post Graduate Studies (IPS) was formerly known as the Office of Research & Graduate Studies. In 2008 it was rebranded to be the Centre of Graduate Studies. It was subsequently name what it is today in 2012. Over the past 10 years, under the leadership of 6 different heads/ Deans PS IPS has under-gone through the process of innovation development. Thanks to their contribution, today IPS has been able to grow from strength to strength.
IPS’s main objective is to ensure the quality postgraduate study, while at the same time assisting postgraduate students from various disciplines to complete their postgraduate studies in UMP. It is also an administrative centre that helps to manage, monitor and facilitate matters pertaining postgraduate studies in the pursuit to make UMP a distinguished Technological University. It also attempts to provide quality services to all “stakeholders” of the university. This is in line with the University’s vision and mission.
IPS at UMP serves 10 faculties that offer both coursework and masters by thesis and PhD by research. The areas of research are broadly classified into Engineering and Technology cluster. UMP has students from diverse nationalities. It covers over 23 countries. Over the years, the number of postgraduate students has increased. As of April 2016 UMP has 1261 Postgraduate students. With the assistance of its Postgraduate Association (PGA), IPS have conducted activities for its students, amongst others, including 3MT Competition, Postgraduate dinner, competency courses, community services and visits to industry.
To ensure quality and efficiency, IPS has also produced guidelines for research and coursework for students. Amongst its purpose is to assist the students to produce quality work. For 2016-2020 agenda, IPS has adopted a tagline of “Providing Quality Services” to its stakeholders and will continue to improve overtime, true to its motto “Towards Continuous Improvement”.
IPS has a high belief achieving excellence. To do this, IPS need to plan and continuously improve to achieve its targets. This is in line and in consonant with UMP’s Vice-Chancellor Annual speech tag-line that is “Destiny by Design”.