TEDxUTM 2023 – Masquerade – Done and Dusted

It was an amazing TEDxUTM 2023 event, I must say. It was the first time we organized it in the Face to Face platform after suffering from the fear of the pandemic. 

I am not only a lecturer, a researcher, and an administrator, but I am also the Advisor of the new TEDxUTM student society which was just successfully registered under the Student’s Affair Deputy Vice Chancellor office.

I have shared my feelings and pictures on my Facebook and feel free to click the LINK HERE to read and flipped through our colorful event.

MYRA Internal Audit for RMC Project Monitoring Division

Before Ramadhan, I was involved with the Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) UTM MYRA internal audit. But today, I was wearing a different hat. I am now attending another MYRA internal audit but wearing a hat as the Deputy Director of Research Management Centre (RMC) UTM, as a team that handles all project and monitoring.

That day our team consisted of Hani, Sapiah, Mazlan, Tariq and Illani. The auditor was PM Dr. Juhana from AMTEC, appointed by KPT.

New Challenge, New Responsibility

I hope to give the best I can for UTM and the Ummah. I seek everyone’s cooperation and assistance in my new role. May Allah ease the work and process.

Effective on the 23rd of April 2023, I was appointed as the new Deputy Director of the Research Management Centre (RMC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). I will be handling the Management and Monitoring of Projects portfolio.

It was very unfortunate that I can’t lead the Center for Engineering Education (CEE) anymore. However, I am still a CEE research fellow and will do my best as well to support and uplift Engineering Education to its peak.

Thanks to all CEE members and staff for all the support and help given during my tenure as UTM CEE Director for the past 2 years.


Majlis Kesyukuran CEE dan Majlis Persaraan Prof. Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof

Pendidikan Kejuruteraan (CEE), UTM telah mengadakan Majlis Kesyukuran CEE pada 21 Mac 2023 bertempat di ruang pejabat Centre for Engineering Education, Aras 2, Blok C09, UTM Johor Bahru.
Majlis Kesyukuran CEE ini diadakan bersamaan dengan Majlis Persaraan YBhg. Prof. Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, felo penyelidik CEE juga yang merupakan Pengasas dan Mantan Pengarah CEE di peringkat CEE. Sambutan ini juga diadakan bagi meraikan pelbagai kejayaan CEE sehingga ke hari ini dan perpindahan masuk CEE ke ruang baharu di Blok C09 UTM Johor Bahru.
Dalam ucapan oleh Prof. Dr. Khairiyah, beliau mengimbau kembali penubuhan dan usaha-usaha dalam pembangunan pendidikan kejuruteraan serta cabaran yang dihadapi bersama rakan-rakan. Beliau juga mengajak hadirin supaya bekerja bersama-sama dalam mencapai matlamat. Tegas beliau, “Big problems will never be solved alone, great things will only be achieved when u work together“.
CEE merakamkan penghargaan melalui Pengarah CEE, YBrs. Prof. Madya Ir. Ts. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria dan mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada Prof. Dr. Khairiyah atas sumbangan jasa bakti yang ditaburkan ke atas CEE khususnya, bermula dari penubuhan CEE dan membawa nama CEE sehingga dikenali di serata dunia termasuk di negara-negara Eropah, Afrika, Amerika Syarikat, Timur Tengah, dan di rantau Asia khususnya sebagai perunding dan pakar rujuk dalam pendidikan kejuruteraan.
Turut hadir adalah felo-felo dan staf CEE, rakan-rakan pensyarah yang telah banyak bekerjasama dengan CEE, pelajar PhD dan post-doctoral bagi memeriahkan majlis dan meraikan YBhg. Prof. Dr. Khairiyah.
Pautan untuk kisah dan gambar boleh di dapati di sini – KLIK SINI.

INATEX 2023 – Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal – A Colourful Combination

Alhamdulillah! I am so grateful to Allah for this success. It all belongs to the hard work and dedication of the team and students.

Here are some news/pictures from INATEX:


PM Dr. Mazura Jusoh’s post

RMC INATEX 2022 Official Video 

2022 Day 302 – 10th Regional Conference on Engineering Education (RCEE2022)

After the opening ceremony of RCEE2022

VIVA MKKK program that took place very early today

Alhamdulillah, the 10th Regional Conference on Engineering Education (RCEE2022) was successfully completed and organized by Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) and Universitas Diponogoro (UNDIP) today. This is the first time RCEE was organized outside of Malaysia and organized by academic institution that is not the UTM Centre for Engineering Education (UTM CEE). 

I managed to deliver a welcome speech before the program started. At the same time, my team submitted 5 papers to be presented in RCEE2022. It was a great event and we hope that engineering education can grow and prosper in Indonesia, our very own region. 

More info has been published at my FB post here

Since RCEE2022 was organized in 1 whole day, most of my attention was focused on this conference.

Other of my highlighted activities:

  • Evaluated MKKK Chemical Engineering as panel at 8.15am @ N01 Viva Room 1
  • Submitted Radis Claim form for consumable purchased – Tan’s vials and rack.
  • Evaluated 2 projects for INDES competition organized by UiTM (after Isya). Amazing projects presented by UiTM researchers and I learned something new. 


2022 Day 301 – Attended Industrial Seminar & Profession Forum

The early part of today was normal. Early in the morning, I prepared for ITE class that will take place from 11am to 1pm. We covered about CPBL, did the mosquito case and Perform PR PI for the new released problem. I hope the students are comfortable and fine working on the new PR PI that is about micro plastic.

Later after lunch time, I make it a point to attend the industrial seminar and profession (ISP) forum at DK5 N11a. Three engineers were invited to be panel for the forum which is about engineering overview and touching a bit on engineering ethics. My friend, Mr. Amru was invited as one of the panel. I managed to get a sit at the very far top end in the hall. The talk was interesting and I learned a lot as well. I realized too that many students were not focusing on the forum, some played games in their mobile phone and some did other assignment. But I believe those who sat in the front focused on the panel.

Some of the details are shared in the FB post here.

Some highlighted tasks:

  • Purchased new gas sampling bag – Restek brand. 10 bags in a pack. 70% Downpayment.
  • Read MKKK Dissertation for Viva tomorrow.
  • Alert my team who are involved as presenters in RCEE2022 tomorrow. 


2022 Day 299 – 4-Day PBL Workshop – Facilitation Part

Today is the 3rd day of our 4-DAy PBL Workshop. It is a wonderful Saturday, which is an off day for us, but because we are all eager to learn, we attended the workshop with a smile. This is the 2nd part of the PBL workshop which is the Facilitation Part.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Follow up / prepare presentations for RCEE2022 this coming Tuesday.
  • Check / scrutiny the Lecturer’s Guide for ITE.
  • Check student’s Ethic Assignment.
  • Share example of PhD thesis to one of my PhD EE students.

2022 Day 298 – RCEE2022 Meeting and Dry Run #1




2022 Day 291 – Bengkel Perbincangan Bersama Output Kajian Projek Konsortium Kecermelangan Pendidikan (KPP) – Teaching & Learning 4Ir (TNL4IR)

As early as 5am in the morning (28th October 2022 – A Friday), we travelled to Dorsett Putrajaya to attend the above mentioned KKP workshop. This is the KPT project lead by UTM CEE together with UPM and UTHM team. We are towards the end of the project but there are still a lot to do. Luckily KPT granted a 6 months extension for this project, that is up to June 2023. InsyaAllah we’ll do our best to complete this project and contribute some useful information.