Associate Professor Dr Sim Tze Ying

Dr Sim Tze Ying

Associate Professor Dr Sim Tze Ying

  • Dean


Associate Professor Dr Sim Tze Ying is the Dean of the School of American Education at Sunway University. Dr Sim holds a Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Dr.-Ing.) Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Kassel, Germany, where she was also a researcher and teaching assistant for seven years. Subjects covered by her during her time in Germany included Embedded System, Automotive Programming, and Software Tools for Engineering. She acquired her Master of Science degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia, specialising in Software Engineering, and has worked in Motorola Semiconductor Malaysia for about five years as a System Engineer. Her research areas include variability modelling and engineering education. She enjoys teaching and continues to experiment with different technologies as well as methods that would enhance the teaching and learning engagement. Making education available for all is one of her interests.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany (2010)
  • MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (2003)
  • BSc in Computer Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (2000)

Research Interests

  • Software engineering
  • Engineering/Computing education
  • Process improvement and process quality control
  • Gender Studies
  • Data modeling

Notable Publications

  1. Sim, T. Y. (2016). Exploration on the impact of online supported methods for novice programmers. 2015 IEEE Conference on E-Learning, E-Management and E-Services (IC3e 2015), 158–162. doi:10.1109/IC3e.2015.7403505
  2. Sim, T. Y., Lau, S. L., Zipf, P., & Kimm, K. (2014). Design and development of a supported tiered software for teaching and learning using a connected mobile learning application. World Applied Science Journal, 30(30), 247–255. Retrieved from
  3. Sim, T. Y., Naidu, D., & Apparasamy, D. (2014). Improving students engagement through social media: A case study of a private university in Malaysia Using Facebook. International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning, 4(6), 396–409.
  4. Sim, T. Y., & Vogel-Heuser, B. (2010). Reviews and findings on implementing active learning in a large class environment for Mechatronics and Computer Science students. Education Engineering (EDUCON), 2010 IEEE. doi:10.1109/EDUCON.2010.5492340
  5. Sim, T. Y., Li, F. L. F., & Vogel-Heuser, B. (2008). Modules, version and variability management in automation engineering of machine and plant manufacturing. 2008 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. doi:10.1109/ETFA.2008.4638369