Unitech engineering dept receives K230,000

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The PNG LNG Project, operated by ExxonMobil PNG, is assisting University of Technology’s engineering department with K230,000 towards Washington Accord accreditation.
The university’s engineering department already restructured first-year subjects and aims to have its bachelor degree internationally accredited by the year 2022.
The Washington Accord is an international accreditation agreement which sets a standard for professional engineering degrees to be recognised by signatory countries.
ExxonMobil PNG’s general manager technical, Cliff Kratzing, said the assistance given would help the department continue to raise its standard of assessment, drive academic results and most of all, align with international standards.
“Many of our engineers have graduated from the university to become some of our greatest assets,” he said.
“Through their efforts, we have created an enviable reputation as a reliable supplier of LNG to Asia.
“We are developing Papua New Guineans to run and grow our business for the long term.
“Similarly, the investment we are making towards Washington Accord accreditation will shape and grow the country’s engineering resources for the future.”
Acting vice-chancellor Dr Ora Renagi said the support would help the department’s attempt towards accreditation.
“This support builds on prior contributions and will go towards the appointment of a fulltime accreditation manager and assistance from external consultants,” he said.