Johor Bahru, 14th August 2017 – The Department of Electrical Power Engineering of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), received a benchmarking visit from the staff and students of the School of Engineering and Technology, University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS). The visitors, led by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Razak Yaacob (Head of Undergraduate Programme at UCTS), wished to understand more about the undergraduate programmes offered by FKE, in particular, the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) programme, so that the well-established undergraduate programme at UTM could serve as a benchmark for UCTS’ recently established Bachelor of Electrical Engineering programme.
During the visit, the delegate from UCTS were informed of how the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) programme at UTM was run to fulfill the criteria set out by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), Malaysia. They were also briefed on recent changes to the programme to adopt the concept of Industry 4.0 in addressing the latest industrial needs. They also had a chance to visit the Basic Power Laboratory, Electrotechnique Laboratory, Advanced Power Laboratory and High Voltage Laboratory at UTM to understand the operations of the laboratories in fulfilling students’ classroom and project needs in addition to research and development activities. Meanwhile, the delegate from UCTS briefed on their university’s aspiration and undergraduate programmes and looks forward to establish close ties with UTM in future academic-related matters.
Lots of information exchange relevant to academic matters took place during the visit. The Head of the Department of Electrical Power Engineering, UTM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Afendi Mohamed Piah, wishes to extend his gratitude to the delegate from UCTS and the staff from UTM for the fruitful visit.
By Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew