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UBD graduates in high demand

Azlan Othman

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) graduates from the Bachelor of Engineering programme recorded the highest rate of employment with 97.4 per cent followed by Bachelor of Health Science (94.4 per cent) and Bachelor of Business (89.3 per cent).

In its statement in conjunction with its open day on February 10-11, UBD said 89.4 per cent of graduates from 2018 have found employment within 24 months of completing their studies.

It also said 100 per cent of Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Process Engineering) graduates have been employed by Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd in various positions in the Pulau Muara Besar Refinery.

On its Bachelor of Health Science programme, UBD said 100 per cent of those graduated from the medicine programme have been employed while all dentistry graduates are now pursuing their further studies in UBD’s partner medical schools.

The statement continued, ”Bachelor of Business and its 89.3 per cent employment rate demonstrates the high demand for graduates with mastery and experience in finance and entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, students from other faculties can benefit from interdisciplinary modules made available to them especially those looking to turn their talents and research findings into novel entrepreneurial endeavours.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts sit on the top five successful programmes in UBD with 87 per cent employment rate each, demonstrating the relevance of the arts and social sciences in today’s workforce. Communication skills are in high demand as employers seek graduates who are equipped with contemporary skills.”

In August 2021, THE world university subject rankings placed UBD’s social sciences in the 201-250 band. Its latest subject rankings placed physical sciences 401-500 in the world. These achievements are due in part to the quality of academic and applied impact of UBD’s research.

According to Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI), research in UBD is 48 per cent more impactful than the global average. The high number of citations show the credibility of researchers in the university as well as the importance and reach of their studies to other academics in respective fields worldwide.


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