We cultivate close relations with industry at National as well as International levels. The Unitech Industrial Advisory Board was formed as a result of the University’s drive towards continuous improvement and international accreditation of its Engineering and Science Programs. we include industry representative in our departmental industrial advisory committees. It is through our close relation with all stakeholders in the industrial heartland of PNG that we manage to run the Rainforest Habitat (RFH), one of the prime tourist attractions in Lae, where visitors can see all iconic species of PNG.We welcome corporate sponsors of our students, and We also allow companies to participate in our industrial advisory committees and sponsor our students, so that they can take the first pick amongst our graduates. Our Industrial Placement Programme with our partners is designed to give students support, development opportunities and maximum exposure to the corporate environment. This means students can get involved in what's at the very heart of the business and make a real difference right from the start. Success during the placement year can even lead to a full time job after graduation. The Key Elements of our Industry are:
We are delighted to work with Our Industrial Partners. Partners contribute in a number of ways:
Student Industry placements
Placements are normally structured programs or schemes where students spend an entire academic year working for an organisation as a full-time member of staff, before returning to university for their final year. They generally take place after their second year at university and provide students with the opportunity to gain all-important work experience and employability skills before graduating. For many degrees they are optional, but for some it is a compulsory component of the university course. The main aim of an industrial placement is to put the theory that they learn as part of their course into a business context and to learn work based skills. The companies listed below who offer placement and provide structured training so when students finish the year having learnt a lot and developed new skills. Many companies use sandwich placements as a way of identifying future talent so often invite students who perform well on their placement to join their graduate entry scheme.
Apart from the government scholarships like HECAS and AES ,Overseas Government Scholarships (Australia & New Zealand) we get sponsorships from corporate organisations, NGOs and private organisations. Corporate organisations advertise about the sponsorship and students apply directly.The students are encouraged to take the initiative to seek sponsorship directly to the organization. NGOs and private organisation identify and support students as part of their community obligation.Some departments have established links with individuals and organisations both national and international that it finds relevance. The National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI), Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL), Cocoa and Coconut Institute (CCI), Coffee Research Institute (CRI), Oil Palm Research Association (OPRA), Trukai Rice Industries, Ramu Sugar and the Provincial Governments of Morobe, Madang and West New Britain. The Agriculture Department has a good research linkage between Australia through the ACIAR and AIGF. Students in the PNG LNG project areas in Papua New Guinea will benefit from scholarships provided by ExxonMobil PNG and the Australian Government through the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships program.
Unitech team receiving 560 KVA GenSet donation from Exxon Mobil plus 40 Laptops.
Exxon Mobil has always supported Univeristy of Technology by giving donations.Sometimes as Cheques other times as Equipment and facilities. Also internship program on offer for engineering students.
Coach and mentor students
Ramu NiCoprovided opportunity for fourteen final year’s student from PNG University of Technology (Uni tech) to undergo work experience.The work experience will contribute towards their final academic assessment and enable them to graduate at the end of this academic year as required under their academic assessment requirement. one of country’s major superannuation funds, Nasfund, has introduced a scholarship program for students attending universities. The program, with the intention of promoting excellence and improving skill base among young Papua New Guineans, offers an annual grant to the students for the duration of their course.The sponsorship will last for two (2) years and will cover costs for tuition, board and lodging, book allowances and pocket allowances. Digicel, the fastest growing mobile operator in the South Pacific, recruits, trains and develops university graduates through the Digicel Graduate Training Programme.
Suggest Research Projects
CDS department have a working relationship partners to place 4th year students for industrial training purposes . Lae District,Femili PNG, ExxonMobil,PNG Women in Agriculture are some of the companies who sponsored our studentst.Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), in India, will be working in collaboration with the PNG University of Technology, (PNGUOT) through research projects and programs that will develop from the field of agriculture and engineering technology.
Access to facilities and Equipment.
The Civil Department of Unitech, has a MOU with, CRI ( China Railway International), contractors on the Lae-Nadzab Highway. Their Testing Laboratory is connected to our Laboratory for accreditation and testing of road construction materials. With AusAid/DFAT funds, for example, the Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has been supporting our Mining Engineering Dept. sponsoring their library, conference and research activities, workshops, etc.