Mr Lim Jee Yat joined as an Adjunct Lecturer of Trent Global in 2011, Principal Lecturer in 2015 and was the Director of Studies from 2016 to 2018. Prior joining Trent Global, he was the Principal of Imperia Institute of Technology, Malaysia. Having worked at Imperia since year 2005 as sessional lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, head of school, director of marketing, and director of studies, he had played a pivotal role in the development, expansion and success of the institution.
Lim Jee Yat holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Civil Engineering and a MSc. in Construction Management from the University of Technology Malaysia. He has vast experience in conducting and teaching various built environment programmes. In the early part of his career, he worked as a design engineer in a civil and structural engineering consulting firm.
In year 2000, Lim Jee Yat began his career in the education sector when he was appointed as a lecturer in Civil Engineering programme offered by the University of Adelaide at Sepang Institute of Technology (now known as SIT International College Malaysia).
Lim Jee Yat had also conducted and taught various built environment programmes offered by several well-known and highly respected universities and colleges, namely, the University of Southern Queensland Australia, Taylor’s College (now Taylor’s University Malaysia), University College Sedaya International Malaysia (UCSI), INTI International University College Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman College Malaysia (TARC), University Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia (UTAR), Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur(IUKL), Pertama Institute of Technology Malaysia (ITP), and Jaya Institute of Technology Malaysia (ITJ).
Besides managing role, Lim Jee Yat is also conducting and teaching built environment programmes offered by Heriot-Watt University, a renowned university in the United Kingdom, through its affiliation with Trent Global.
As a tertiary educator and administrator, Lim Jee Yat has shown a strong commitment and passion towards teaching and learning. He has been involved in many programmes at various higher learning institutions that have led to improved academic results amongst the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate students. His enthusiasm, energy and drive, as well as his understanding of the industry needs, are beneficial not only to the students, but also to the wider built environment related industries.
Lim Jee Yat’s research interests are in construction project management, lean and sustainable construction, as well as value and risk management for construction. He has supervised many postgraduate students and has assisted them to successfully complete their dissertations in time.