School of Energy and Chemical Engineering Honors Exceptional Students in 2023/09 Semester



On April 16, 2024, the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering (SECE) hosted its Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding achievers from the 2023/09 semester. A total of 107 students from the New Energy Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Programmes were celebrated for their exceptional performance.

These students were commended for their remarkable achievements, receiving prestigious accolades such as the Deans List, Merit FYP, and Capstone Project II Awards. The Deans List, a distinguished academic recognition, is awarded to students with a GPA of 3.70 or higher for the semester, meeting additional credit hour criteria.

The SECE Awards ceremony began with an inspiring opening address by Prof. Chen Binghui, the Dean of the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering. Certificates were presented to all recipients, accompanied by an enlightening briefing on Chemical Engineering and New Energy Science and Engineering Postgraduate Programmes. Prof. Huang Nay Ming, the Deputy Dean of the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, delivered the closing speech.

Testimony from Dean’s list recipients:

Yeow Teck Ann, CME student, award recipients for 2023/09 Dean's List, Merit FYP, and Capstone Project awards

The past semester has been tough yet fulfilling. Looking back at it, I have learned a lot through the completion of coursework, FYP as well as capstone project. Juggling between these three have not only expanded my knowledge but also honed my time management skill – a skill that I highly recommend all engineering students to acquire. Achieving academic merits would not have been possible without the help from both my lecturers and peers. Hence, I would like to make use of this opportunity to thank everyone whom I have worked with during the past semester. As this is my last semester in XMUM, I earnestly wish all my juniors (the future engineers) to continue pushing the boundaries; strive for improvement driven by curiosity rather than pure academic recognitions (even though it is still important). Let’s catch up whenever our paths cross.


Jong Jing Jing, EGE student, award recipients for 2023/09 Dean's List and Merit FYP

My initial goal was to achieve a high CGPA to secure a good job. I studied hard,but the results often fell short of my efforts. I realized that the true purpose of education is to gain knowledge and skills for my future career. To succeed, I needed to build my value in the workforce. Hence, I tried various methods until I found what worked for me. I paid closer attention in class and took thorough notes, focused on understanding why I was learning something and how it applied in real life.

As I moved forward, I realised the importance of balance lifestyle, including rest and fun in my routine, using exercise to relieve stress and joining fellowship activities for relaxation. Also, I couldn't have done this without my parents' support.

Looking back, I'm thankful for the challenges and the support that helped me achieve academic success. It's been quite a journey, and I'm excited to see what's next.

Chu Jing Han, CME student, award recipients for 2023/09 Dean's List, Merit FYP, and Capstone Project awards

You Only Live Once”, that's what kept me going.

When I started my degree in Chemical Engineering, I was not exactly top of the class. I have had to put in more efforts than others to achieve everything. Many people think I have been studying all the time. In fact, I just want to prove myself and do not want to leave any regrets in my university life.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family for their unwavering support, my friends for their encouragement, and all lecturers who have taught and guided me along the way (especially my FYP supervisor, Dr. Wong Ka Lun & capstone supervisor, Dr. Lam Weng Hoong).

Finally, I wish everyone can bravely strive for yourselves and leave no regrets as YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!

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