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Vision
To be reputable  Polytechnic producing innovative, skillful and marketable graduates


Mission
To equip student with sustainable skills through holistic and quality education in a supportive teaching and learning environment


Introduction
Director
Mr Denis Ho Mun Tai
Address
Politeknik Brunei
Block 2E, Ong Sum Ping Condominiums,
Jalan Ong Sum Ping,
Bandar Seri Begawan BA 1311,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Contact
Tel: +673 223 4466
Fax: +673 223 4469
Email: contact@pb.edu.bn
Official Website
​​http://www.pb.edu.bn

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Description

The establishment of Politeknik Brunei was consented by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a Titah delivered during the Teacher's Day celebration on 18th October 2008 to accelerate the country's human resources development, emphasized by the National Development Plan (NDP) and Brunei Vision 2035. This technical education transformation was a timely response towards the evolution of the local and global economic landscape, which directly affected the current and future skilled workforce requirements of the nation.

Politeknik Brunei opened its doors on January 2012 introducing nine 2-year Advanced Diploma programmes in the various fields of Business, ICT and Science and Engineering. 

Three years later in July 2015, Politeknik Brunei revamped its former Advanced Diploma programmes and began offering its new 3-year Level 5 Diploma programmes to students with a minimum qualification of 5 GCE 'O' Level credits (based on relevant subjects), as well as those with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualifications. The new Level 5 Diploma qualification is equivalent to Higher National Diploma (HND).

Since then, a total of twenty-one (21) academic Diploma programmes is currently being offered by the four Schools under Politeknik Brunei – the School of Business, the School of Information and Communication Technology, the School of Science and Engineering and the School of Health Sciences.

Furthermore, Politeknik Brunei has reached another significant milestone as it was recently awarded the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2015 on 27th November 2017 by Bureau Veritas (BV), making it the first Higher Education Institution in Brunei Darussalam to be certified, particularly in providing Level 5 Diploma Education in the field of Business, Information Communication Technology and Science & Engineering. 

In support of the institution's vision on nurturing innovation, Politeknik Brunei is also an Institutional Member of the Oracle Academy.  Thus, Politeknik Brunei remains keen and unequivocal in developing ICT talents of young Bruneians (particularly those who are passionate about ICT or technology in general), since the Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive and boost knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technological fields by offering both educators and students computer science education resources.

Awang Denis Ho Mun Tai, Director of Politeknik Brunei has led PB from only a handful of staff and lecturers in July 2012 with a growing number of students and accomplished developmental milestones to name a few: the acquisition of the Politeknik Brunei Order, His Majesty's consent for the appointment of Politeknik Brunei Board of Governors, the finalisation of Politeknik Brunei's 5-Year Development Plan (2015-2020) "Politeknik Brunei 2020", the PB Convocations and the operation of the new School of Science and Engineering at Lumut Campus.  With the mission 'to equip students with sustainable skills through holistic and quality education in a supportive teaching and learning environment', Politeknik Brunei envisions 'a reputable polytechnic producing innovative, skillful and marketable graduates'.


Constitution

Constitution of Brunei Darussalam - Politeknik Brunei Order, 2014


Departments/ Centres/ Schools

List of Departments, Centres and Schools under Politeknik Brunei

 DepartmentHead / Position
i.Registrar and Secretary

Dayang Hajah Hanipah binti Haji Apong

Registrar

ii.Department of Finance ServicesDayang Ammal Ashyiqin binti Haji Zaini Acting Head
iii.Estate Management Department

Dayang Kastini binti Haji Hashim

Head

iv.Human Resource Department

Dayang Laila binti Haji Johari

Acting Head

v.Students Affairs Department

Awang Abdul Nafri bin Haji Hussin

Acting Head

vi.Academic Programme Department

Pengiran Haji Md Sufri bin Pg Haji Ali

Head

vii.Department of Information and Communication Technology

Dayang Norgayah binti Haji Abd Wahab

Head

viii.Department of Research and Developmet

Dayang Hajah Azlinah binti Matsarudin

Head

 

ix.International and Public Relations Department

Dayang Hajah Azizan binti Dato Paduka Haji Othman

Head

x.Department of Industrial Services

Awang Alinorde bin Haji Muhammad Deli

Head

xi.Quality Assurance Department

Dr Tang Shi Siong

Head

xii. Library and Services Department

Awang Abdul Muiz bin Ahmad Hussin

Acting Head

xiii.General Studies Department (Language, Communication and Mathematics)

Dr Dyg Hjh Rahmawati binti Haji Bolhassan

Head

xiv.General Studies Department (IRK and MIB)

Ustaz Haji Md Jaafar bin Haji Johari

Head

 

Centre:

 CentreHead / Position
xv.Centre for Students Development and Innovation

Pengiran Md Noorshah bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad

Head

xvi.Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Awang Haji Ehwan bin Haji Juned

Acting Head

 

 

Schools:

 SchoolsHead / Position
xvii.School of Business

Awang Ian Wall

Head

xviii.School of Information and Communication Technology

Awang Hamdani bin Haji Mustapa

Acting Head

xix.School of Science and Engineering

Dr Tang Shi Siong

Acting Head

xx.School of Health Sciences

Dayang Armah binti Tengah

Head

 


Programmes Offered
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (SBS)

The School of Business (SBS) at Politeknik Brunei aims to produce dynamic and knowledgeable graduates who are equipped with relevant skills for engaging in business and providing a solid foundation for future progression. The school takes pride in its young, dedicated local and international staff members who bring a range of work experience and academic backgrounds, and are innovative in delivering teaching and learning sessions in the five (5) programmes currently being offered namely; Diploma in Business Accounting and Finance, Diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Business Studies (Entrepreneurship), Diploma in Business Studies (Human Resource Management) and Diploma in Business Studies (Marketing).

1) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Program Overview
This is a three-year course leading to the Level 5 Diploma in Business Accounting and Finance. This course will provide students with a solid foundation and technical skills in accounting and finance, and will help to develop students’ quantitative, communications and information technology skills.

Careers Prospects
This course is designed for students to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills in Accounting and Finance to prepare them for careers in these disciplines and related areas such as Accounts Assistant, Audit Assistant, Finance Assistant and other related areas. Students also have the possibility of progression through further study or by pursuing professional qualifications such as AAT, CAT, ACCA, CIMA or CFA.

2) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES

Program Overview
This is a three-year course leading to the Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies. This course currently offers three areas of specialisation - Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.

Careers Prospects
This course allows students to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills in areas of Human Resource Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, which will prepare them for careers in related areas such as HR Assistant, Payroll Assistant, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales, Market Research Supervisor, and Market Analyst, as well as providing the foundation for starting their own business. 


3) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Program Overview
This program is specifically designed for those who wish to own and manage their own business. It focuses on building entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours that will lead to creative problem-solving within the community and organisational environments.

Careers Prospects
This course is designed to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills in Entrepreneurship to prepare them for careers in business with the focus on being able to start and run a small business.

4) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT)

Program Overview
This programme offers a range of administrative and human resource management modules to give students the necessary conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed for working in a HR environment. It also aims to provide an educational foundation for students to develop their own professional and interpersonal skills which can enhance their job prospects.

Careers Prospects
This course is designed to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills in Human Resource Management and to prepare them for careers in this discipline such as HR Assistant, Payroll Assistant, Public Relations, Human Resource Administrator, Training Administrator and other related areas.

5) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (MARKETING)

Program Overview
This programme provides a foundation in general business knowledge along with offering highly relevant marketing subject areas, making it beneficial for those who are planning to move into or develop his or her professional expertise in the field of marketing. The coursework is designed to equip the individual with necessary marketing core skills needed in today’s competitive business environment.

Careers Prospects
This course is designed to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills in Marketing, as well as to prepare them for careers in this discipline such as Marketing Assistant, Sales Assistant, Market Research Supervisor, Advertising Coordinator, Product/Brand Supervisor, Services Marketing Supervisor and related areas

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (SICT)

Technology empowers the way we think, learn and work, and it has become imperative in the workplace. It is also an important skill and knowledge required by many in industries that are multidisciplinary. In order to meet the challenges and demands of the IT industry, the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT) addresses Politeknik Brunei's Vision in producing skilled and marketable graduates through quality education and exposure to the Brunei ICT industry. 

Each of the five programmes offered by the School of ICT has different areas of expertise under three major units: General Computing (Information Systems, IT Network and Security and Web Development), while Digital Media and Library Informatics and Computing are independent units.  

1) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Program Overview
This specialization is highly suitable for those who would like to apply the use of technology into their creative work. The programme offers the development of intermediate skills in different areas of digital media, more specifically, in graphics design, interactive multimedia, video production, sound editing and animation.

Career Opportunities
Film Maker, Graphics Designer, Multimedia Designer and 3D Animator.

2) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Programme Overview
The field of Information Systems focuses on how organizations and society use and exploit new technologies by designing and integrating unique Information Technology and business solutions for work productivity.

Career Opportunities
IT Professionals, Systems Analyst, System Developer and System Programmer.

3) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN IT NETWORK AND SECURITY

Programme Overview
This specialization focuses on designing, implementing, managing, administering and securing computer networked systems which include network servers, network infrastructures, routers, network operating systems, and network applications.

Career Opportunities.
Network Administrator, Network Designer, Network Technician, Network Engineer and IT Security.

4) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY INFORMATICS AND COMPUTING

Programme Overview
This field of Library Informatics and Computing provides essential knowledge and skills required by modern librarians and information professionals for effective organization and management of data and information.

Career Opportunities
Library Professionals, Information Professionals, Web Librarian and Library Media Specialist.


5) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN WEB DEVELOPMENT

Programme Overview
This programme focuses on web development, with some integration of multimedia and usability aspects. Students will be exposed to skills relating to Internet technologies such as the design and implementation of web-based systems and scripting technologies specific for the web.

Career Opportunities
Web Designer, Web Developer and Web Programmer.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES (SHS)

The three Diploma programmes offered by the School of Health Sciences (SHS) will provide entry to professional practice in General Nursing, Paramedics and Midwifery -- each programme will run for three years and delivered over six academic semesters. These programmes will also be delivered at PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, consisting top class lecture facilities, a purpose-built simulation centre and clinical skills laboratory for skills practice, student anatomy resource room, as well as computing resources.  The school takes pride in its young, dedicated local and international staff members who bring a range of work experience and academic backgrounds, and are innovative in delivering teaching and learning sessions. The three programmes currently being offered are Diploma in Health Sciences (Midwifery), Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) and Diploma in Health Sciences (Paramedic).

1. LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCE (MIDWIFERY)

This three-year programme is in line with the Diploma in Midwifery programmes offered abroad such as in the United Kingdom. The programme is designed to prepare the students to become midwives with a strong knowledge base, having the ability to reflect and make enquiries at higher levels.

2. LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCE (NURSING)

The programme prepares nurses to practice in the areas of general nursing. The curriculum is based upon 'outcomes-based' competency principles. Outcomes based curricula is essentially student-centred, valuing both learning in an academic setting and in the workplace. Hence, the programme is a fair combination of 50% theoretical study and 50% clinical practice placements.

3. LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCE (PARAMEDIC)

This programme prepares students who wish to continue their studies for another18-months in the field of Paramedics, after passing their 18-month programme in Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing). The courses in this programme will provide students with the basic skills necessary to function as a paramedic, particularly in airway management, vascular access, emergency pharmacology and other advanced life support procedures to promote optimal recovery of patients who require pre-hospital care, emergency medical response or specialized transportation.

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (SSE)

Strategically located in Lumut, Belait District (the industrial district of Brunei Darussalam), the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) Politeknik Brunei offers a variety of industry-focused modules in the science and engineering field under 8 distinct programmes: Diploma in Architecture, Diploma in Interior Design, Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Diploma in Telecommunications and System Engineering, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Civil Engineering, Diploma in Petroleum Engineering and Diploma in Science Technology. These programmes are taught by committed, skilful and certified staff in their subject areas to mould students to become future leaders in the field of science and engineering.

1) LEVEL 5 Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

As the Electrical and Electronics industry continues to grow in Brunei, there is a high demand for graduates to be equipped with the knowledge and skills in electrical and electronics engineering. This course has been designed in collaboration with industry experts, which means students will be able to gain relevant skills and knowledge that meets industry standard and benchmark on par with Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK. 

Career Opportunities

Assistant Project Engineer, Project Coordinator, Chief Technical Assistant
Senior Electrical Technician, Assistant  Electrical Design Engineer
Assistant Electrical & Instrument Engineer. Assistant Manager, Electrical Supervisor

Further Studies in Bachelor of Engineering 
[Local or international institutions (entry requirements need to be complied] 

Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Instrumentation & Control Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering
Electronics & Control Engineering
Electronics Engineering 

2) LEVEL 5  Diploma in Civil Engineering

This programme is designed to produce successful graduates with skills and broad knowledge to perform a wider range of roles at Higher Technician level in areas of Civil Engineering. Successful graduates should be able to:

Communicate effectively in contexts of Civil Engineering or in construction management.
Perform drafting task associated with Civil Engineering design and construction.
Utilise computer aided drafting systems and design packages.
Recognise the interaction between Civil Engineering project and the impacts on physical and social environment.

Career Opportunities

Position Areas
Chief Technical Assistant
Superintendent
Assistant Project Manager
Project Technician
Quantity Surveyor
Estate Supervisor
Draughtsman
  • Structural
  • Geotechnical
  • Road
  • Water services
  • Drainage and Sewerage
  • Asset management
  • Technical services
  • Building services
  • Quantity surveying
  • Any related areas of study

Further study opportunities

Course Title Institution
Degree in Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi Brunei (upon meeting the course requirement)
Other relevant coursesAt any institution locally or internationally (upon meeting the course requirement)


3) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering is one of the highly demanded programmes among the industry. It is also a programme based on industrial standards for Level 5 Diploma.  Students will undertake practical workshops, experiments, tutorials, assignments, exams and a final year project based on industrial demands. 

During the subsequent semesters, students are provided with in-depth knowledge on this programme. This includes, but is not limited to Solid Mechanics, Thermofluids, Engineering Drawing and Material Properties.  On top of that, this programme delivers hands-on and laboratory skills such as machining and welding workshops.  In the final 6 months of study (on campus), students will be given the choice between Design (Mechanical Engineering Design/Computer Aided Drafting and Design) or Maintenance options (Maintenance Engineering/Air Conditioning Plant).  Each module option provides unique perks and a broad spectrum of specialisation.

Career Opportunities

In terms of career choices, there is a wide range of opportunities for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering as the skills and knowledge taught in this programme are highly demanded by industries. The jobs offered for this programme range from design and manufacture to air conditioning maintenance. With the curriculum provided, the students can further enhance their hands-on and laboratory skills by obtaining advanced certification from NEBOSH and CSWIP among many others.


4) Level 5 Diploma In Telecommunications and Systems Engineering

The Level 5 Diploma in Telecommunications and Systems Engineering at Politeknik Brunei offers a professional diploma programme that help students to demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of telecommunications systems associated with voice and data communication systems.


Career Opportunities

This field is developing rapidly as the technology advances and broadens its scope of applications. Students are able to choose from a variety of areas of telecommunications such as Telecommunications Systems Managers, Line Installers, Computer Software Engineers, Computer Programmers, Software Systems Engineer, Electronic Systems Engineer and much more. Students also have the possibility of progression through further study to pursue their undergraduate course.


5) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Diploma in Petroleum Engineering is a programme offered by Politeknik Brunei to students seeking a career in the Oil and Gas Industry. The programme has been jointly developed by Politeknik Brunei and subject matter experts from Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn. Bhd. and other main companies operating in Brunei. 

The duration for the programme is three academic years or six semesters which include a 6-month internship in companies within the Oil and Industry.

Position Areas

Service and Maintenance Specialist

Assistant drilling engineer/driller

Technician / Senior Technical Assistant

Wells Services Supervisor

Wells Training Centre Assistant

HSSE officer

  • Reservoir engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Drilling fluid services
  • Well cementing services 
  • Well tubular services
  • Wellhead services
  • Geo services
  • Petrophysics
  • Well completion services
  • Sand control services
  • Drilling tools services
  • Wireline services
  • Coiled tubing services
  • Well inspection and integrity services
  • Any related areas of study 
Management
  • Well engineering business support
  • Logistic coordination
  • Operation planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Planning and design


6) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (CHEMICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY)

Guided by the counsel and specifications from the key industry people themselves, this programme is customized for students who need the requisite skills and knowledge in Science, specifically in chemical laboratory, which is highly in demand in the industry in Brunei Darussalam. Specialised modules offered include Green Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry. 

Career Opportunities

This programme is designed with the intention to produce graduates who have the requisite skills and knowledge, capable in carrying out various laboratory analysis and practical works independently as laboratory technichians or laboratory assistants.


7) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE

This programme is designed to produce graduates that can harness their creativity and innovative skills using the best technological tools in building designs. The focus of this programme is not only to develop them as students and critical thinkers, but also to inspire their growth into skilled and intellectual architectural technologists.

Future Careers
 
Employers included: Architect practices, town planning department, construction companies and institutions.
 
Career destinations: Architectural draftsman, Architectural designers, ArchitecturalTechnologist, urban designer, research officers and project managers.

Students can further their Undergraduate study in Architecture or relevant courses to University overseas upon meeting the university requirements.


8) LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN

This programme aims to develop an enhanced and rigorous understanding of concerns which impacts design thinking, realisation and implementation, whilst promoting an ethos associated with fostering individual, personal signatures. It is intended that students in this course will actively pursue a holistic approach that questions the concept of ‘the meaning of Interior Design’ from both a philosophical and practical perspective.

AreaPositions
Private and government industries 
  • Interior Design Executive
  • Architecture Executive 
  • Graphic Designer 
  • Visual Merchandizing Designer
  • Landscape Design 
  • Project Manager Assistant 
  • Light & Acoustic Design 
  • Product Designer/ Industrial Designer 
  • Stage and Exhibition Designer 
  • Environmental Design 
  • Advertising 
  • 3D Visualizer 
  • Event Management Planner and Design  
  • Freelance Designer/ Entrepreneur 
  • Space and Interior Design 
  • Website design 
  • Art Advisor 
  • Home Economist 
  • Video Editor and Designer 
  • Wedding planne


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*Updated 19/03/2019