2022 Day 66 Task – Global Engineering Capability Review (GECR) Feedback Workshop

RAE Global Engineering Capability Review (GECR) website

I was invited more than 1 month ago to participate in GECR workshop. Today, I had the opportunity to join this global forum and I must say that I am proud to be participating in it. Let me share a brief infor about what is GECR… and the program I attended (8.30pm – 10.00pm Malaysia Time Zone).

Engineering X ‘Engineering Skills Where They are Most Needed Programme’ is considering a follow up report to the GECR 2019. To produce a better GECR 2022 that is useful to Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (RAE) audience, they run a workshop to assess whether the GECR 2019 report contained the right kind of information that is useful for our audience. The outcome of the workshop will inform the design and scope of the GECR 2022 to ensure the Review is more useful to RAE target audience.

Hence, RAE invited me to participate in a 90-minute GECR 2019 feedback collection workshop that has been held virtually on 07 March 2022 from 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT).

As a workshop participant, I was asked to read the GECR 2019 report – the PDFs of the report, methodology and dataset here.

We were asked to at least read the following sections of the report before the meeting if we do not have time to read the entire report:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Engineering Index 2019: 3 out of 99 countries that you are interested in.
  3. Country Case Studies: One of the countries that you are interested in.
  4. Recommendations

Other tasks of the day:

  • Met Haseeb (my IEM mentee) and received FOBS sample from him. Thanks Bro.
  • Filled up forms for Anis Master Proposal defense.
  • Followed up on Zeolite order and purchase.
  • Followed up on gas standard purchase.
  • Sign and Stamped BEM documents for KarChun and the geng.
  • Sign and accepted the appointment to be STRATEGIC PRIORITY AREA 5: – SDG LOCALISATION member, under UTM Campus Sustainability, UTM-CS (Appointment from 1 Mac 2022 hingga 28 Februari 2023).
  • Registered SG’s paper in AJEE.

2022 Day 53 Task – Submission of RAE SCEE Project Proposal

Alhamdulillah, after hard work of designing, writing and filling up the online Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) Safety Champion in Engineering Education (SCEE) Project Proposal, I finally submitted it at about 6.35pm Malaysia time zone, today. It was about 5 hours plus the deadline of 4pm GMT. The preparation of this proposal was amazingly intense for me and I have been thinking about the preparation of this proposal even while sleeping.

Now I am just super glad that the proposal was successfully submitted and at the same time RAE acknowledged the my submission.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Mesyuarat surau to discuss on Ramadhan prepration – after Isya
  • Start marking Introduction to Engineering (ITE) Learning Portfolio
  • Copyediting proof of CHERD paper – Hydrogen production from steam and dry reforming of methane-ethane-glycerol: A thermodynamic comparative analysis

2021 Day 243 Task – RAE OBE and SCL for Administrators Workshop


This workshop is for administrators who manage academic quality programs at the faculty and university levels and have undergone the OBE and SCL workshops.  The aim of this workshop is to provide a broad view of OBE and SCL, from the academic management angle so that participants can understand the need for meaningful implementation to develop quality graduates.  The philosophy OBE will be articulated as the basis for establishing academic quality, which leads to actions that must be strategized by academic administrators.  Boyer’s four types of Scholarship in higher education will be discussed as the basis in striving for excellence in academia, focusing on scholarship of teaching and learning.  Finally, participants will be guided to identify strategies for developing and supporting champions for initiating and sustaining academic change.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • explain the philosophy of OBE and the ABET’s standard requirements to implement OBE
  • discuss the role of administrators in implementing OBE based on the standard requirement
  • plan strategies to improve and maintain academic quality
  • identify meaningful actions to initiate and support academic change to transform engineering education
  • discuss effective actions to enhance the quality of teaching and learning
  • list strategies to support and develop champions among faculty members in engineering education

2021 Day 167 Task – Theory of Change Presentation in SCEE RAE Weekly Presentation

As usual multiple tasks were conducted today. One of the main task for the day was to prepare slide presentation for our Weekly Task titled Theory of Change. This is part of our task in the Safety Champion in Engineering Education (SCEE) under the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) fellowship project.

Other highlighted Tasks of the day:

  • Checked / commented on my Masters student progress.
  • Claim IJET halfway done – include UTMFin
  • Checked ECM paper.

2021 Day 146 Task – SCEE Meeting Week No. 4

Other Highlighted Tasks of the Day:

  • SCEE Weekly Training.
  • RCEE2021 Extended Abstract Preparation.
  • Final exam questions preparation for Petroleum & Refinery Tech Class
  • Main and other activities to be updated end of the day. Thanks.

Other Highlighted Tasks of the Day:

  • Attending to IJET Publication matters.
  • Preparation of final exam question for Refinery and Petroleum Tech – Not completed yet 🙂
  • Attending SCEE RAE Workshop.
  • Prepared Extended Abstract RCEE2021 draft.
  • Video CEO intro and out-tro
  • Checked ECM draft paper by my PSM student

2021 Day 138 Task – SCEE RAE Hub Meeting #1 in Week #3

The SCEE RAE Weekly Appointment will be held tomorrow and from Week #2 instructions, we were asked to have a meeting to discuss about one of the activity which was the Moon Landing Scenario. It was quite interesting to have 5 out of 6 of us discussing about the Moon Landing scenario.

Following is the instruction of the assignment:


You are a member of a space crew scheduled to rendezvous with a mother ship on the lighted surface of the moon. However, due to mechanical difficulties, your own ship was forced to land at a spot 200 miles from the rendezvous point.

During re-entry and landing, much of the equipment aboard was damaged and, since survival depends on reaching the mother ship, the most critical items available must be chosen for the 200-mile trip.

15 items are listed as being intact and undamaged after landing. Your task is to rank them in terms of their importance for your crew, to allow them to reach the rendezvous point. Place the number 1 by the most important item, the number 2 by the second most important, and so on through to number 15 for the least important.


1. Look over the list of salvaged items below and think about their importance to your crew.

  • Box of matches
  • Food concentrate
  • 50 feet of nylon rope
  • Parachute silk
  • Two .45 calibre pistols
  • One case of dehydrated milk
  • Two 100-pound tanks of oxygen
  • Stellar map
  • Self-inflating life raft
  • Magnetic compass
  • Five gallons of water
  • Signal flares
  • First aid kit containing injection needles
  • Solar-powered FM receiver
  • Portable heating unit

2. Download the ‘Moon Landing Ranking Sheet’ attached below. Write down your rankings in the first column – it is important that you write your answers down.

Please do not discuss them with anyone else on the course. This activity will then be built upon during this week’s Live Workshop.

Other Highlighted Tasks / Info of the Day:

  • Coordinating RCEE2020 publication plan to Scopus Proceeding.
  • Joined my Wife’s Class from 11am to 1pm where student presented about Oil and Gas Upstream and Mid Stream.
  • 2nd Mock Presentation for my Plant Design Project Students at 8pm.
  • Received Agreement draft from IOP Journal… Yesssss!!!!
  • Our Renewable Energy Journal Paper written by Efa has been published… YESSSSS.. Alhamdulillah…

2021 Day 125 Task – Safety Champion in Engineering Education (SCEE) First Meeting

Today is the start of the SCEE RAE Fellowship program. I participated in this program and I wish to learn precious skills and knowledge from the experts from UCL, RAE and other institutions. There are 25 participants from 17 institution around the world.

The first program commenced at 5pm to 7pm Malaysia time, 6th May 2021.

2021 Day 109 Tasks – OBE Assessment Training Under RAE

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2021 Day 81 Tasks – RAE – OBE – Course Assessment workshop – for Indonesian Academia (Part 2)

Alhamdululillah today CEE UTM conducted the continuity of the OBE Training for Indonesian Lecturers (3 days from 23 to 25 March 2021). Previous trainings for the same group have been conducted before in February Day 4 , Feb Day 3, Feb Day 1. So, even though today is an official holiday in Johor Bahru, we still work and dedicate our time for this great purpose.

Other tasks highlighted for today:

  • Completing the correction and submission of Renewable Energy Journal.
  • Completing the correction and submission for BCREC – ICSEC2021.
  • Communicated with freelance website designer for seem.my website.
  • Set up blank RCEE2021 website and passed it to the Marketing department (got help from the freelance designer).
  • Paid ReCase2021 Fee and also submitted the revised version of Extended Abstract.
  • AJEE Management
  • Finalized latest Editorial Board of AJEE.

Engineering capability review raises safety concerns

The Article which was categorized under Risk and Safety section was written by Adam Duckett and published in The New Chemical Engineer Online portal on the 16th of March 2020.

FATALITIES and accidents at work are likely to increase, and a better understanding of engineering capacity and capability is needed for engineering to intervene, says a report from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Global Engineering Capability Review, the first report from a new £15m (US$18.7m) partnership between RAEng and Lloyds Register, reviews the ability of 99 countries to conduct key engineering activities in a safe and innovative way. It notes that around 1,000 people die every day due to an accident at work, and that data from the International Labour Organization shows that fatal accidents are on the rise in many developing economies as more money is pumped into new infrastructure projects and upgrades.

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