Chong Wei Lun, a graduate of the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours, was honoured with the prestigious Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Gold Medal Award 2022. The award ceremony took place during the 64th IEM Annual Dinner held on 15th July 2023.
IEM president Ir. Prof. Dr. Norlida Buniyamin (left) conferred IEM Gold Medal to Chong Wei Lun at a ceremony held during the 64th IEM Annual Dinner.
The IEM Gold Medal Award is a distinguished honour that recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of engineering and technology. Chong's exceptional academic performance and his potential to shape the future of engineering were acknowledged by the IEM, making him a worthy recipient of this recognition.
Among Chong's academic achievements was his remarkable CGPA of 4.0, accompanied by various accolades, including the BEM Presidential Award in 2022. The IEM Gold Medal Award further reaffirms his exceptional talents and dedication to advancing the engineering industry in Malaysia.
Chong, who currently works as an engineer for Hilti IT Asia, demonstrated a strong commitment to both academic excellence and active involvement in extracurricular activities during his time at the university. His smooth transition from being an undergraduate to a competent professional is a testament to the quality of education and practical exposure provided by APU.
Expressing his gratitude at the ceremony, Chong shared, “When I first stepped into APU, I was just a lost boy who intended to do his very best. Being part of the Mechatronics Engineering programme, I have learned so much in terms of both academic skills and life skills.
“It has been an amazing opportunity to grow with APU, and it’s a great honour for me to receive this award for my academic years! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Lau Chee Yong for his guidance from my first year until my final year; he truly motivated me in many ways.”
Proud of his student's accomplishments, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering, APU, Ir. Eur. Ing. Ts. Dr. Lau Chee Yong, commented, “Wei Lun’s achievements are a testament to the pursuit of excellence, and he serves as an inspiration to both current and future students. The IEM Gold Medal Award attests to his remarkable work ethic, intellectual prowess, and ability to excel in a challenging academic environment.”
Ir. Eur. Ing. Ts. Dr. Lau Chee Yong (from left), Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Siva Kumar Sivanesan, and APU alumnus Chua Wenyi (right) witnessed the proud moment of Chong Wei Lun (2nd from right) bestowed with the IEM Gold Medal Award.
During the award presentation, IEM president Ir. Prof. Dr. Norlida Buniyamin honoured Chong on stage, witnessed by Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Siva Kumar Sivanesan, APU’s School of Engineering Head, Dr. Lau, and APU alumnus Chua Wenyi.
Proud mentor-lecturer Ir. Eur. Ing. Ts. Dr. Lau Chee Yong (left) with his graduated student Chong Wei Lun who won the IEM Gold Medal at the venue of the 64th IEM Annual Dinner.
The event was also graced by the presence of Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, who praised engineers for their integral role as catalysts of infrastructure and economic development, contributing significantly to Malaysia’s nation-building.