Nurturing Transnational Education (TNE): 14 Graduated with Double Master’s Degree During UTM 60th Convocation Ceremony


Internationalization of higher education has become a priority for many universities and UTM essentially continues to expand its TNE activities through international academic and research collaborations with numerous established global universities.














Recently, during the UTM 60th Convocation held on 28 and 29 April 2018, 14 graduates were awarded with Double Master’s Degree; 11 graduands from UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (UTM Razak School) with Meiji University, Japan and 3 graduands from Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering (FBME) with Technical University Ilmenau (Germany).

The agreement between the Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Japan and UTM (UTM Razak School) was signed on June 23, 2010. The agreement is to hold a Double Master’s Program between the Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University of Japan and UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.  Under this program, the UTM students will be in Japan for 6 weeks. According to the agreement, students of the Master of Science (Engineering Business Management) (MEBM) program from UTM Razak School and students of the Master of Business Administrations (MBA) from Meiji University will be enrolled in the Double Master program. They will be awarded an MBA by Meiji University, Japan, along with MEBM by UTM respectively.

To date, 9 cohort of students of this program have graduated and some have been accepted to serve in USA, Japan, China and Vietnam. A total of 19 Meiji University students were awarded the MEBM degree while a total of 21 MEBM students were awarded an MBA degree by Meiji University, Japan.

Meanwhile, the Double Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering between UTM (FBME) and Technical University Ilmenau (TUIL), Germany has been started since 2011. The Doctorate Double Degree Program enables student to be awarded with two (2) certificates, which are Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from UTM and Doctor in Computer Science and Automation (Dr.-Ing) from TUIL. The students are required to spend at least nine (9) months at the partner university. Whereas, the Master Double Degree Program offers students to gain two (2) Master degrees, which are Master of Philosophy (Biomedical) from UTM and Master in Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc) from TUIL. The students are required to spend at least seven (7) months at the partner university. The awards from UTM and TUIL will boost up the core value of students’ achievement, research collaboration as well as recognition of UTM within the European region towards becoming World Class University. To date, UTM has graduated thirteen (13) students from Malaysia, Germany, China, Iran and Indonesia.

Finally, UTM would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduates and staff for their achievements and contributions.

Prepared by:

Academic Management Division
UTM Razak School
30 April 2018