CSU Maritime Academy 

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2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Sabirin Arshad (86), managing director and chief executive officer of Astronautic Technology was also named distinguished alumnus. Arshad was the project manager for Malaysia’s first microsatellite.

Following graduation, Dr. Arshad returned home to Malaysia to begin his career as a lecturer, before obtaining a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, then a post-graduate diploma in education, and a PhD in mechanical engineering- thermodynamic combustion. He eventually became the chair of postgraduate studies and deputy dean at the Universiti Sains (sans) Malaysia, where he was part of the founding team for the establishment of the school of aerospace engineering. He was also selected as a Research Fellow by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

He has remained at the forefront of the development of Malaysia’s expertise in space science and technologies. Dr. Arshad credits the education he received at Cal Maritime with giving him the ability to be innovative, a risk-taker, and a resilient and creative leader in a competitive environment. He has demonstrated the successful transformation from Sea to Space.

 

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Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?

 

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?
 

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