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Th​e National Academ​y of En​gineering (NAE) has identified 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering and developed an engineering education paradi​gm, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). The programme’s goal is to prepare engineers to address these ch​allenges. ​gcsp Logo (5).png
As one of the top universities in Malaysia, Universiti T​eknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is committed to provide excellent teaching and learning experiences to its ​students and staff. Hence, UTP is pleased to submit a proposal to establish its Grand Challenge Scholars Program​​ to provide quality engineering education for the students in particular and its engineering programme stakeholders in general. ​
The Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) was introduced in February 2009 by a group of world-renowned engineering institutions, with endorsement from the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The GCSP program was motivated by NAE's four themes which encompass the world's 14 most complicated and important challenges for engineering.
The GC​​SP program’s purpose is to prepare engineering students to effectively tackle global issues by integrating their knowledge, expertise, and creativity with other experts in the fields of global and social issues. 
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS has been admitted into the Grand Challenges Scholars Program network of institutions on 30th July 2022.​​​​​​

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Applica​​​​​​​​t​ion Requirements

  1. Complete the application form which will indicate their academic performance, interests in the GCSP and preferred theme. 
  2. A detailed resume which includes their background, e.g. education, experiences in career / co-curricular activities, contributions and services to society.  
  3. Their academic plan showing proposed course selection and how they will complete the required components of the GCSP program./li>
  4. Completed two (2) semesters studies and obtained good academic standing, i.e. with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 / 4.0 in the recent two semesters. 
  5. No disciplinary case from the date of application. 
  6. Submit completed applications within the given timeframe. Unless otherwise stated, applications will be opened between week 1 till week 4 of each new semester.​​

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Upon Completion​​​

Candidates who have successfully completed and satisfied all UTP's GCSP requirements with minimum 70 / 100 score will be recognised with a certificate in a special award ceremony at UTP. 
List of completions will be submitted to NAE Grand Challenges Scholar Program Committee and fetured at GCSP Network ​website .​​

    Cont​act​ of UTP G​CSP Committee

    ​Assoc. Prof. Ir Dr Rosdiazli Ibrahim (Dean, FOE)
    ​Ho Guan Yih (Head, FOE)

    ​Chemical Engineering
    ​Dr Azizul Buang
    ​ Civil and Environmental Engineering
    ​Ir Dr M Mubarak A Wahab
    ​Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    ​Suhaila Badarol Hisham
    ​Mechanical Engineering
    ​Dr M Zaki Abdullah
    ​Petroleum Engineering
    ​Ir Dr Hazlina Husin