Originally Posted by koko1120
I got biomedical engineering course at UTM. Would like to know anything about UTM bcoz i really dunno anything about there. What about dress code, accommodation and the orientation days? Can anyone briefly explain more about these? Ty. =]
And hmm... when is the orientation day start? i suppose i nid book flight ticket earlier. is there any seniors gonna fetch juniors at airport days be4 the orientation days?
Hi. Congratulation on your admission. I was in your situation at first. Actually I didn't even know where UTM is in the first place. The dress code is generally collared T-shirt and long pants, probably completed best with covered shoes. However, it all depends on which faculty you are studying. As for mine, we are actually pretty lenient in terms of dress codes. Most engineering faculties don't really emphasize a lot on presentation of outfits and appearance as much as those in the faculty of commerce, management, education respectively. However, bare in mind that Monday is smart day which means that you have to be dressed formally according to the dress code given to this day. Usually, office wear will do. Baju kurung also applies for the ladies.
As for accommodation, all those who have been accepted to UTM would have to stay in the campus through out the course of their studies. For instance, if you're taking engineering, you will be required to stay in the campus for 4 years. This comes in rather convenient for the students due to the fact that rental fee and living expenses in JB is generally expensive.
UTM will probably mail you a booklet regarding the rules and regulations in the campus and also a general outline regarding the procedure you should follow to get enrolled at UTM.
Concerning transportation, as far as I'm concerned, you would have to either take a cab to the university. However, it would be great if you can gather a group of people who are going to UTM as well so that you can divide the taxi fare among yourselves. The airport is 30 minutes ride away from UTM.
The following link should give you an outline to the academic calendar cof the coming session. http://web.utm.my/currentstudent/ima...r-20102011.pdf
I heard that the orientation week has been shortened to the course of 2-3 days from 1 week because it was dubbed to be a waste of time by the personnel in the Student's Affair Department (HEP). It's actually a very good news for all of you!