The flourishing international appeal of the School of Engineering has seen two of Malaysia's top students become undergraduates this year.
The straight-A students are Jun Kang Chow, who is enrolled in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program and Wilson Wei King Lye who joined the Mechanical Engineering program. Only eight candidates out of more than 53,000 gained five A grades in Malaysia's pre-university STPM examination. Most candidates only take four subjects.
Jun Kang, whose father is also an engineer, is interested in sustainability, but environmental engineering is not popular in Malaysia. He appreciates the sense of freedom and insight he is gaining at the School and is keen to take advantage of the many different opportunities for all-round development.
For Wilson, engineering has always been a strong interest from the time he was small and keen on dismantling all his toys. While drawn to and good at physics, he enjoys the thinking processes that go into applications more, he said. He wants to do well in his studies at the School and may go on to postgraduate programs later.
Neither student had previously been to Hong Kong. Both are finding it fun to live in a new environment.