Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid bin Omar

Former vice chancellor
Professor of Structural Engineering

PJN, Ph.D, P.Eng, FIEM, ACPE, Hon. Member AFEO
Dip. Civil Eng. (UTM), Bsc. (Civ. Eng.)(Strathclyde), MSc (Bridge Eng.)(Surrey), PhD (Struct. Eng) (Birmingham)

Wahid Omar was the 6th Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), a position he held since 2013 until August 2020. A Professor of Structural Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, Wahid obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Birmingham, his Master’s degree in Bridge Engineering from the University of Surrey, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

He was the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Development) (2011-2013) and the Director of the Office of Asset and Development (2008-2011). In his capacity as the then Director of the Office of Asset and Development, he was entrusted with a major task to manage UTM campus development projects worth RM1 billion. All the projects has been completed successfully, with a saving of RM100 million.

During his tenure as Vice Chancellor of UTM, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of METEOR (2018-2020), Chairman of the Public University Vice Chancellor’s Committee (2019-2020). He was also chairing the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net), a network founded by UTM together with more than 20 Asian Technological Universities.

Currently he serves as the Board Member of UTMSPACE, Member, Ministerial Committee, Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP-MC), Ministry of Works, and the member of Advisory Council, UTM Azman Hashim International Business School

Wahid is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, a Registered Professional Engineer, an Honorary Member of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) and also a certified ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE). Wahid has actively participated in many international conferences on higher education, and has been invited as speaker or forum’s panelist in many countries such Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, U.K, Turkey and Indonesia.

Books

Memacu Kegemilangan Pendidikan Tinggi Berpaksi Kemanusiaan [2019]

Cabaran pada 2018 membuka minda untuk menghadapi cabaran dalam pengajian tinggi pada 2019.

2018

Menjayakan Kelangsungan Sebuah Universiti [2017]

Bagi memastikan kelangsungan dan peranan institusi pengajian tinggi kekal releven untuk mengharungi cabaran dunia

Kelestarian Pendidikan Tinggi Ke Arah Penghasilan Berimpak [2016]

Bagaimana aspek kelestarian penting dalam memastikan pengajian tinggi terus memberi impak kepada komuniti dan masyarakat

Projek Pembangunan UTM di Bawah RMK-9 [2014]

Kompilasi dan kisah daripada perancangan dan pembangunan UTM di bawah RMK-9 yang menelan belanja RM1 bilion

2018

3 Dekad Pembangunan Kampus UTM [2011]

Pembangunan Kampus UTM Johor Bahru sejak 1973 sejak Rancangan Malaysia (RMK) ke-3

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Transformation (in UTM) requires mindset shift,
different skill sets and competencies,
and new model of people’s governance.

– Wahid omar

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