Centre For Engineering Programmes



Our college has been offering engineering diploma programmes since 2004. Our programmes are reputed to provide high-quality engineering education that allows our graduates to obtain good employment opportunities or/and further their studies in universities in Australia or the United Kingdom.

With our articulation and collaborative agreements with universities in Australia and the United Kingdom, our graduates gain advanced standing for admissions into either the second or third year of an Engineering Degree programme in these countries.

HELP Engineering Diploma offers excellent education pathways that lower the total education cost and shorten the study duration for an engineering degree. We invite you to explore the possibilities of studying at HELP CAT and experience a multicultural student lifestyle together with our students from the Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Middle East and other countries.

Anglia Ruskin University Business Programmes

HELP CAT is an innovative and forward-looking college offering a variety of academic and professional programmes, including those in partnership with leading universities and institutions from across the globe. It offers a vibrant and multicultural study experience, with a truly international ambience.

Students acquire not only academic and professional training; they are also provided opportunities to develop good character traits, imbibe ethical and moral values, and acquire valuable leadership and teamwork skills through dedicated coursework, projects and participation in a wide variety of clubs, sports and societies.

Its location in the city centre gives staff and students access to many services and facilities to enhance the teaching-learning experience.

HELP CAT believes in the simultaneous building of minds and character.

For a Unique Global Exposure —


All students who register for the Anglia Ruskin University programmes at HELP CAT will be taken on a two-week all-expense paid visit to the ARU campus in Cambridge to experience British university life. They will attend lectures and seminars, meet ARU faculty members and students and tap their network of international contacts for future benefit.

HELP CAT Diploma students who enrol for the ARU programmes also qualify for this programme.

Note: The special free trip to Cambridge is available for undergraduate students only, conditional on their obtaining the necessary travel visas. In case of failure to join the trip, no compensation can be claimed.

Dr Than Cheok Fah

Head of Centre

Dr Than Cheok Fah is currently the Head of Centres for HELP CAT/ARU Engineering Programmes. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at University of Malaya (UM) in 1977. While serving as a tutor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, UM from 1978 to 1981, he conducted postgraduate research on Solar Energy for the award of Master of Engineering Science degree in 1981. From 1981 to1982, he worked in a consulting engineering firm and rejoined UM as a lecturer in 1982. He obtained a staff scholarship in 1986 to pursue his PhD study in Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, where he was enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department and took a number of courses offered by the Center for Fire safety Studies. He completed his PhD dissertation on fire-induced flow and rejoined UM as an academician in 1989.

Dr Than has many years of experience in the academia. He was with UM from 1982 to 2006, Monash University (Sunway) from 2006 to 2008 and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) from 2008 to 2013. He has provided technical expertise and consultancy service to private and semi-government firms during the above periods. On administration, he has served as Deputy Dean, academic development and undergraduate programmes for more than four years at UTAR before joining HELP CAT. He has published and presented articles on solar energy, fluid flow, heat transfer and fire safety in local and international journals and conferences.

Academic Team

Head of Centre

Dr Than Cheok FahHead of Centrethan.cheokfah@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882101


Ms Tan Siew Kim Coordinatortan.siew.kim@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882076

Senior lecturer

Dr Tan Hock MengSenior Lecturertanhm@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882017


Ms Krishnawathy SubramaniamLecturerkrishna.s@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882066

Mr Tajul Afiq Tajul ArusLecturertajul@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882063

Dr Chan Ming YengLecturerchan.ming.yeng@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882063

Mr Lum Kam ChongLecturer/ Lab Assistantlum.kam.chong@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882086

Mr Sum Chin SengLecturer/ Lab Assistantsumcs@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882063

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