At the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre, His Majesty Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam conferred Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, Master's and Bachelor degrees in various fields to 307 graduates during the 8th Universiti Teknologi Brunei, UTB Convocation.
The ceremony began with the reading of Al-Quran lead by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
The verses of Surah At-Taghabun by Awang Haji Muhammad Adam bin Haji Rosli, UTB Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree graduate among other matters described the misfortunes that befall the world and the people are destined by Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. The verses also stress that Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala Maha knows all the affairs of the people and that they should have total faith in Allah.
In the welcoming speech, the UTB Vice Chancellor expressed gratitude to His Majesty for His Majesty's consent for the university to have the 76 point zero one hectares land where it stands today, the upgrading of campus network infrastructure and sports facilities.
The Monarch then delivered the titah of consent to confer the degrees to the graduates.
Of the 307 graduates feted, 2 received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering.
89 graduates received Master's degrees in engineering, Business, Computing and Informatics, Applied Sciences and Mathematics.
For the first time this year, UTB has producing doctor of Philosophy graduates in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Civil Engineering and Master's degrees (By Research) in Creative Computing from the School of Computing and Informatics and Food Sciences and Technology from the School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics.
216 graduates received Bachelor degrees in Engineering, Business, Computing and Informatics and Applied Sciences and Mathematics. Currently, UTB offers 24 Bachelor degree programmes, 22 Master's (By Research) programmes and courses and Doctor of Philosophy, PhD degrees.
To invoke Allah's blessings, doa selamat was read by the State Mufti.
To date UTB has produced five thousand and one hundred forty one Higher National Diploma, HND graduates, 295 HND Level Five graduates, one thousand and nine hundred twenty six Bachelor degree graduates, 287 Master's degree graduates and 2 Doctor of Philosophy graduates in Engineering, Business, Computing and Informatics and Applied Sciences and Mathematics. UTB is the sole national university that has received 5-star ranking through the Quacquarelli Symonds, QS, Stars and the first university to obtain Quality Management System Certification in July 2019.
Source: Radio Television Brunei