Swinburne Sarawak and PCSS sign MoU
By:Lynch Cowan

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak campus and PCSS (Project Control Systems and Services) Consultancy Sdn Bhd recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of educational activity in the area of digital technology in the construction industry.

The MoU outlines the terms of cooperation in the area of construction which would allow the development of activities and provide students with the awareness and foundation related to advance digital technology.

The PCSS objective is also aimed to share experience, knowledge and practical skills on project management and 4D planning tools. Both parties shall identify opportunities for joint efforts in research and development (R&D) within a defined set of domain areas. 

Swinburne Sarawak CEO Professor John Wilson said the education around the digital economy was a core part of Swinburne’s mission to produce graduates that were suitably skilled for the future of work and jobs in the 21st century.

“The university is delighted to be collaborating with PCSS in delivering education focusing on digital technology which further reinforces the industry relevance of the courses taught at Swinburne,” added Wilson.

Meanwhile, PCSS senior sales associate Afreda Aleng said that the collaboration is not just part of PCSS Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment but also aimed at building strong fundamental in construction development and further developing the industry in Sarawak.

“We believe that with early exposure in digital construction, undergraduates can have better understanding and gain practical skills related to project management, planning and scheduling, especially in advance 4D digital construction,”

Afreda (fifth left) and Wilson (sixth right) with other representatives from Swinburne and PCSS after the signing ceremony.

“By applying the right methodology and skills, the capabilities of undergraduates can be further enhanced, thus, creating a positive impact in the construction industry particularly in Sarawak,” she added.

PCSS is a project management specialist that offers best practice solutions in Project Management Office (PMO), project management software, training, implementation and integration, planning and scheduling services.

Based in Kuching, the company also has branches in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Also present at the ceremony were Swinburne’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Ir Professor Lau Hieng Ho, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science Professor Su Hieng Tiong, as well as other representatives from the Faculty and PCSS.

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