Due to the determined initiative and unrelenting support by the Ministry of Higher Education, Universiti Malaysia Pahang was able to implement the first full Dual Award Programme with a Prime German partner in less than a year. The signing of the MoU in May 2010 marked the beginning of a long term partnership with the prestigious Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft (HsKA), Germany.
With the one-to-one adoption of the study program concept Malaysian students will receive a highly practice - orientated education, which includes an integrated mandatory internship of six months. The response of the Malaysian Industry to the reorientation of the training and qualification of engineers is most positive. The industrial sector works closely together with the university regarding internships or degree theses. By this UMP can intensify its cooperation with local companies for the benefit of both parties.
German Academic & Career Centre (GACC) is located at the town of Pekan, Pahang is surrounded by the lakes and sea breeze of the South China Sea. The location is vicinity of ever growing industrial zone especially automotive industry which acts as a catalyst for research collaboration and academic proliferation. GACC is centre to manage undergraduate programmes based on German Engineering.
For undergraduate level, the programmes offered are :
- Bachelor of Mechatronics (UMP-HsKA, Germany)
- Bachelor of Automotive (UMP-HsKA, Germany)
- Bachelor of Business Engineering with honours ( UMP - HsR, Germany)