So when thou art relieved, still toil.QS 94:7
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
All praises be to Allah Almighty who always bestows various gifts to us.
Faculty of Industrial Technology was established along with the transformation of IKIP Muhammadiyah becoming Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, in 1994. Faculty of Industrial Technology University of Ahmad Dahlan (FTI-UAD) is composed of four departments, Informatics Department, Industrial Engineering Department, Chemical Engineering Department, and Electrical Engineering Department.
FTI – UAD vision is to be an outstanding faculty which is internationally recognized in the field of technology based on Islamic values and produce graduates who possess entrepreneurship spirit. Excellence in the mastery and enhancement of technology is based on Islamic values as for generating and maintaining the spirit and the ethos of KH Ahmad Dahlan. This vision implies that FTI-UAD is committed to be a faculty which excels not only in the mastery of technology, but also excels in producing entrepreneurial spirited graduates. The graduates are expected to not only being competitive in national and international job market, but also possess the mindset for independent entrepreneurship, becoming technopreneur. Technopreneur does not only consider at the functionality of product, but also to consider the product’s saleability when developing products. This vision is inline with the efforts to make Indonesia as developed countries, which needs at least 4 percent of the entire community to be engaged in the field of entrepreneurship. In 2012, data shows that Indonesia has only about 1.56 percent of entrepreneurs.
In 2012, the percentage of engineering graduates in Indonesia is still low, only 11 percent of the total number of university graduates each year. This amount is to be raised into 15 percent in 2015 (source: Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia, 2012). In developed countries, the numbers of engineering graduates are around 20 percent; hence the number of engineering graduates in Indonesia needs to be increased to support national development. Indonesia needs about 200 thousands of engineering graduates until 2015 to support Master Plan of Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI). Data from Indonesian Engineer Association (PII, 2011) shows that engineer insufficiency in Indonesia occurs up to 15.000 engineers annually from 2015 to 2025.
Indonesia education system produces about 42 thousand engineering graduates every year although Indonesia needs 175 thousand engineering graduates per year. In comparison, China produces 764 thousand engineering graduates per year and India produces 498 thousand engineering graduates annually.
Seeing this opportunity, joining Faculty of Industrial Technology – Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta is promising for the future. Let’s achieve success with self-discipline and commitment.
May Allah continue to bless our steps.
Wabillahit taufiq wal hidayah
Wassalamu’alikum Warhmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Dekan FTI UAD
Kartika Firdausy, S.T., M.T.