Yogyakarta, BRIN Public Relations. New Student Admission (PMB) to the Nuclear Polytechnic of National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Yogyakarta Academic Year 2022/2023 via the regular path has been open since 4 February and will close on 31 March 2022. This is an opportunity for young talents throughout Indonesia to join as Nuclear Polytechnic students. “This BRIN Nuclear Polytechnic is unique, specific, and the only Polytechnic that has nuclear technology department in Indonesia. This is a good opportunity for young Indonesian talents who are interested in exploring the nuclear field,” explained Director of the Indonesian Nuclear Technology Polytechnic, Zainal Arief when opening the BRIN Insight Every Friday (BRIEF) on Friday (18/2).

He added that this information on the Nuclear Polytechnic student admission for the 2022/2023 academic year also serves as literacy for the public in understanding the things that can be studied at BRIN Nuclear Polytechnic, and provides an overview of the prospects for graduates in the future.

Meanwhile, the number of non-energy nuclear uses in Indonesia increasingly grows. “There are over 15 thousand permits for nuclear use in the industrial and health sectors in Indonesia. This provides an opportunity for the need for nuclear science and technology human resources,” explained Muhtadan, Lecturer at the Nuclear Polytechnic Instrumentation Electronics Study Program. According to him, the government’s policy regarding revitalization of Polytechnics in 2017, makes Polytechnic school as a vocational education institution in supplying excellent human resources from universities with the competency required by the employment world.

However, in preparing excellent resources in the nuclear field, BRIN Nuclear Polytechnic cannot stand alone. “We still need the existence of a nuclear industry ecosystem in Indonesia that is supported by research institutions, government, industry, and other important ecosystems,” explained the man whose doctoral degree was earned from UGM Electrical Engineering department.

Zero Rupiah Tuition Fee Subsidy

In 2022, BRIN will implement a zero Rupiah tuition fee subsidy policy for Indonesian Nuclear Polytechnic students. “This zero Rupiah policy is in synergy with BRIN’s policy in realizing development of research and innovation talents, namely through the National Talent Management (MTN) in the field of research and innovation,” explained Muhtadan. According to him, BRIN has prepared a scheme that supports realization of MTN. The undergraduate level assigns final paper and MBKM, the Master Degree level assigns thesis research, while the Doctoral level assigns dissertation research, post-doctoral for researchers, and opportunity for research grants and research infrastructure for university lecturers.

For students of the Nuclear Polytechnic, the zero Rupiah tuition fee component includes the costs needed during lectures. “Registration fees, facilities, semester exams, KRS theory and practicum, tuition fees, and graduation have been fully subsidized by BRIN, namely during the four-year or eight-semester study period,” he added.

The zero Rupiah tuition fee subsidy policy also has benefits for BRIN and the public. “This policy is in order to open up broader opportunities for students who have an interest in learning nuclear but have economic limitations, while for BRIN, this policy is an opportunity to get talents who will be developed as science and technology savvy human resources, especially in the nuclear field.” said BRIN Deputy for Human Resources for Science and Technology Edy Giri Rachman Putra.

Two Nuclear Polytechnic Student Admission Schemes

In the Student Admission for the 2022/2023 academic year, the Indonesian Nuclear Technology Polytechnic has opened two program schemes, namely the regular path and path transfer. Muhtadan explained, “The regular path is acceptance of students for the Bachelor of Applied Engineering program from high school/vocational/equivalent graduates as the talent recruitment pathway recommended by schools, while the transfer program is to improve the qualification of D3 graduates to become D4 applied bachelors for BRIN employees under the status of study assignment.”

According to him, the quota for the regular pathway for 2022 is for 120 students who are distributed into three study programs, namely Nuclear Engineering, Instrumentation Electronics, and Electrical Mechanics. The three study programs have different expertise specifications. “Graduates of the Nuclear Technochemistry will be able to carry out process engineering, radiation safety and protection, as well as entrepreneurial skills. Instrumentation Electronics graduates are equipped with the ability to engineer instrumentation and control systems, develop nuclear technology, and are experts in safety and radiation protection. Meanwhile, graduates of Electrical Mechanics can become Electro Mechanics maintenance experts, project managers/supervisors, Electrical Mechanics engineers, and Electro Mechanics practitioners,” explained Muhtadan.

On this occasion he also conveyed data on the absorption of Nuclear Polytechnic graduates in the employment world in the period of 2015 to 2019. “More than 85% of Nuclear Polytechnic graduates are absorbed into the employment world in the industrial sector by 53%, civil servants, BUMN, entrepreneurs, and other sectors with the average absorption time of about six months after graduation,” he added.

The registrants can access the website pmb.polteknukr.ac.id to complete the registration process. For further information regarding student admission to the Nuclear Polytech Academic Year 2022/2023, please contact the Nuclear Polytechnic’s official communication platform by via email to polteknuklir@brin.go.id and pmb-polteknuklir@brin.go.id. (mun)