From gleaming metropolises to colonial cities and the vast jungles of Borneo, this study tour cuts a broad swathe as it examines cutting edge civil and mechanical engineering, both contemporary and historic. Along the way take part in specialist visits that include the Tunnelling Training Academy and the Royal Selangor pewter factory in Kuala Lumpur, a digital motor factory and Singapore University of Technology and Design in Singapore, the largest cable manufacturer in Malaysia and the biggest Sarawak Pepper products factory in Sarawak and the Vulcan steam railway in Borneo. There is a full partner programme and a range of excursions reflecting the wonderful wildlife, culture and cuisine of the region. After the tour there is the opportunity to extend on the beaches of Kota Kinabalu.
A chartered engineer, fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the National Society for Professional Engineers in the USA, Michael spent the major part of his working life with an American chemical corporation. He was based in the USA for several years as a global project manager working on projects in Asia, Europe & North America. He returned to the UK in the role of global technology centre manager for the corporation and engineering manager of a COMAH site. After ten years in these roles he then spent five years as the corporation’s global process engineering manager.
Since retirement Michael has lectured at the four main universities in South Wales and has also concentrated on promoting engineering to young people through the Year in Industry scheme at two of these universities.
Michael is a past chairman of the IMechE South Wales region, followed by several years as regional treasurer. He currently chairs company MPDS accreditations for the IMechE and is an interviewer for institution membership.
US $4,617 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)