Press Release: NrgEdge & PetroEdge sign MoU with Asia Pacific University

Joel Ng Jun Khai
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3 min readNov 9, 2017


APU Collaborates with PetroEdge and NrgEdge to Address Needs in the Oil, Gas & Energy Industry

Kuala Lumpur, 8 November 2017: Singaporean oil, gas and energy training provider, PetroEdge Pte Ltd, and the leading network for oil, gas and energy professionals in Asia Pacific, NrgEdge Pte Ltd, enters into a partnership with Malaysian private university, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) today.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by key representatives from each organization; Professor Ron Edwards, Vice Chancellor of APU, and Dr Lau Chee Yong, lecturer at APU School of Engineering; as well as Mohammad Khalid, Chief Technology Officer of NrgEdge, and Mohd Anas Asalem, Regional Strategic Partnerships Manager of NrgEdge.

Under this partnership, APU will benefit from NrgEdge’s expertise in its networking portal, in which APU students and academic staff will utilize the NrgEdge portal to communicate via forums, projects and discussions for industrial knowledge and information exchange.

Final year students of the B.Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering and B.Eng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering will also be entitled to an account on the NrgEdge job portal, to be exposed to the career and internship opportunities. Additionally, this partnership encourages student participation in industry-related events and unlocks networking possibilities with key industry players.

Vice Chancellor of APU, Prof. Dr. Ron Edwards applauded the partnership, “Connectivity is the key to personal marketing and branding in the digital age. Whether it is securing a job or selling your services, being easily identified by employers and customers and presenting what you offer in an easily accessible form, are essential in the contemporary business landscape. In this context, I thank NrgEdge for making its platform for information exchange available to APU students. CV writing, job matching and the provision of up to date news from the oil and gas sector will be of great value to students.”

Upon the establishment of this partnership, APU looks forward to conducting events such as industrial talks, career fairs and hands-on workshops in collaboration with NrgEdge, to further equip APU Engineering students with industry-relevant skills, and to address the needs for talents within the oil, gas and energy industry.

Mohammad Khalid from NrgEdge said, “We want to be able to bridge the skills gap and prepare students for a brighter future in the industry. With this collaboration in place, it is our hope that APU students will become resourceful and successful graduates, who will be ready to serve the industry.”

About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, the UK with Technology. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2013 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012. For more information, please visit

About PetroEdge and NrgEdge

AsiaEdge Pte. Ltd. is the holding company of PetroEdge, the leading provider of Energy, Oil & Gas training in Asia. NrgEdge is the professional networking platform for Energy, Oil & Gas professionals, focusing on the Asia Pacific region. The company aims to create a holistic environment that will empower members to excel at every point in their career journey and to assist companies grow their business more effectively. To find out more, visit

For media enquiries, please contact:

Kok Cheng Mun
Student Services & Marketing Executive
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
E: | M: (+6) 016–9755 831

Eileen Tan
PetroEdge Pte. Ltd. (AsiaEdge Pte. Ltd.) & NrgEdge Pte. Ltd.
E: | M: +65 6741 9927



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