Website WordPress Training for UTM Staff

I was invited to deliver a training about Web People @ UTM to UTM Staff. It was a great privilege and opportunity for me. I was very delighted. The training is actually about website WordPress training.

Unfortunately, I did not manage to fully prepare the slide for this training earlier. Luckily I decided the training to be an interactive 2-way communication between me and the lovely participants, with me preparing just a simple Powerpoint presentation. In this website WordPress training, my focus was to expose the participants to SEO.  

My target for this training was to ensure that the participants learn something that they can apply and also they published one post that is SEO optimized. The participants were very excited and fired up. I can see it in their eyes. They immediately put it into practice by writing and publishing their own post. Thanks to the information obtained from the website WordPress training.

Here are some of the posts published by the participants:

  1. Website WordPress Training Result #1 – by Nabilah from PSZ
  2. Website WordPress Training Result #2 – by Izzam from PPMU
  3. Website WordPress Training Result #3 – by Suhailah from IFE
  4. Website WordPress Training Result #4 – by HoneyDean from UTM Digital


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 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. 

2022 Day 47 Task – 1st SEEM Meeting of the Year

Last time we had SEEM meeting was somewhere in November 2021, and that meeting was joined with Philippine Association of Engineering Schools (PAES). Today’s meeting (2.30pm-4.30pm) was participated by as usual committees from UTM, USM, UTM, UPM, Xiamen University, freelance and also retired educators.

Various activities concerning engineering education in Malaysia context as well as empowerment of the society membership was discussed. We hope that SEEM can grow and establish itself to be a reputable society that could enhance the progress and development of engineering education in Malaysia.

Other tasks of the day:

  • ITE Meeting – Learning Portfolio and Stage 3 Discussion – 9am
  • Completed marking Reflection #4
  • Commenced marking Meta-Reflection
  • Checked, signed and stamped PSM student’s thesis and logbook
  • Discussed thermodynamic modelling paper with PL.

2021 Day 196 Task – Complete Marking Refinery & Petrochemical Tech Course and Updated it in AIMS

Today is a Friday and an off day. I am grateful because I felt fine and healthy despite of the Pfizer injection that I obtained yesterday afternoon. Hence, I woke up early to complete checking the markings, analyze it and update all the marks in AIMS system. I then released the marks for students to view it so that if there is anything that they want to ask or check, then I can help re-check the marks.

After doing that, I checked the status of all ICLCA Chemical Engineering Transaction (CET) papers that my students have submitted. Then I communicated and discussed with relevant students, guide them on how to make improvements based on reviewers comment. I did communicated with Mei Lian, Wan Ting, Farra and also Shams (for MATPR Biodiesel paper).

At night, I had a Mock Presentation session with Azri from Lotte, my PSM Space student. The session was smooth and I gave all important comments to improve Azri’s presentation slide. In Syaa Allah Azri will do fine.

Other highlighted tasks of the day:

  • Discussed with Hafiz, PSM Space student about his work. He is working from Offshore.
  • Watched Theory of Everything movie… (this is not my official activities, but I took a break watching a biography movie of Steven Hawking)

2021 Day 194 Task – Engagement with Vice Chancellor

This is fresh. New temporary concept since we were recently deeply emotionally involved in the soccer mania through the Copa de America and also Euro 2021 campaign.

2021 Day 136 Task – Drafted Contract Research Grant in Radis System

This is indeed a long pending task that I have to do since last December 2020. Unfortunately, I procrastinated on this tasks. Today I forced myself to work on this project. It is actually a contract research grant i was given from Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) and the short title of this research is “Identity of an Engineer”, which is non-techie, non-chemical engineering but important for capacity building of an engineer.