The department of Chemical Process Engineering (CPE) had organised the annual design seminar and exhibition on 4th April 2019 (Thursday) at Bilik Ilmuan 1 & 3, Anjungan Menara Razak. The programme provided a platform for the 12 groups of final year students of Bachelor of Chemical Process Engineering to present their final year capstone design project to the industrial and external evaluators. Students exhibited their designed plant on agricultural waste to wealth, palm oil processing, and natural gas processing plants.
The CPE design project committee (led by Prof Dr Ezzat Chan bin Abdullah) had ensured high participation from the external parties for the design project, to bridge the gaps between academic and industrial expectations, as well as to enable the students to converse technically with industrial players and academicians. These initiative ultimately aimed to prepare the students for their future undertaking. These initiatives include the following:
- Three industrial experts are appointed to supervise 12 design project teams, who have visited the students for 8 times throughout one and half semester, namely Ir Mohamad Anwar Ahmad , Mr Hong Wai Onn, Mr Chen Ching Liang.
- Three industrial experts and nine external academicians are invited to evaluate the design project during the 3rd MJIIT Chemical Engineering Design Seminar and Exhibition.
- Experience sharing by industrial expert during the 3rd MJIIT Chemical Engineering Design Seminar and Exhibition by Ir Johan Adam Leong on his career as a chemical engineer to all CPE students.
- Design seminars by industrial experts on individual equipment design.
The industrial and external academician evaluators were invited for the evaluation during the 3rd MJIIT Chemical Engineering Design Seminar and Exhibition, their names listed as follows:
- Ir Johan Adam Leong – Enquest
- Mr Faris Ibrahim – Petronas GTS
- Ms Aida Mastura – Gamuda
- Prof Mohammad Khalid – Sunway University
- AP Dr Norliza Abd Rahman – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- AP Dr Mohd Shahbudin Mastar@Masdar – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- AP Dr Rashimi Gangasa Walvekar – Taylor’s University
- Ir Dr Nor Yuliana Yuhana – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- Dr Joseph Ho Yong Kuen – Monash University Malaysia
- Dr Ban Zhen Hong – Xiamen University Malaysia
- Dr Woon Kok Sin – Xiamen University Malaysia
- Dr Tan Chee Keong – University Malaya
The 3rd MJIIT Chemical Engineering Design Seminar and Exhibition was a very successful event that the evaluators were happy with the works completed by the students. Some very positive feedback were received by the industrial partners, such as:
With my past experiences in evaluating design project in other universities, I would say, finally i can see some lights in the tunnel for future chemical engineers.
Great that all the supervision sessions went well, the students are very vocal and committed. They are great.
The students were excellent in the presentation, they have very good understanding of their own design. Overall, the quality of the projects are up to standard.
The design teams were awarded in the categories of Best Presentation Award and Best Design Award. The Best Design Award was won by “Group 5 – Oleo Kakoki Sdn Bhd” supervised by Prof Dr Tomoya Tsuji, and the team consisted of Nabilah binti Mohd Radzi, Nur Ayuni binti Abdul Manan, Mariana binti Jaman, Lee Peoy Ying, Mohd Amzar Najmi Mohd Nasher and Muhammad Syamil bin Lokman.
Sharing Session by Ir Johan Adam Leong
The Winner of the Best Design Award 2019
Participants of the 3rd MJIIT Chemical Engineering Design Seminar and Exhibition
Kuala Lumpur, 7 April. -The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) had organized a Workshop on How to Get Yourself Employed (HTGYE) on 6th and 7th April 2019 for final year undergraduate students. The workshop aimed at assisting the graduating students to have better insight on job hunting process for employment purposes. It was attended by 230 students from the Mechanical Precision Engineering, Electronic System Engineering, and Chemical Process Engineering disciplines and was coordinated by Prof. Dr. Aminaton Marto. In this 1 day seminar followed by a mock interview session workshop, a total of 21 Professors and lecturers from MJIIT were involved as the presenters and facilitators. The Dean of MJIIT, Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat started the event by delivering a welcoming address. He said that the workshop was important as it could help all MJIIT students to secure job in the near future.
Dean of MJIIT, Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat gave the welcoming address before workshop started
The modules and facilitators of the seminar are as follows:
Module 1: What Employers Look for When Recruiting? (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koji Iwamoto, Ir. Dr. Zool Hilmi and Dr. Mohd Fitri)
Module 2: Strategies on How to Get Yourself Employed (Dr. Mohd Azizi, Dr. Shahira Liza, and Dr. Kamyar)
Module 3: Writing a Good Resume (Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda, Assoc. Prof. Mohd. Fauzi, Dr. Li.ew Peng Yen, and Dr. Khairunnisa)
Module 4: How to Make a Positive First Impression for Job Interview (Dr. Rahayu Tasnim, Prof. Dr. Masafumi Goto and Prof. Dr. Aminaton Marto)
Module 5: Pre-Interview Preparation; Facing a Job Interview (Dr. Mohamma.d Ali Tareq and Ir. Dr. Pauziah)
Module 6: Surviving Your First Job (Prof. Dr. Masafumi Goto and Dr. Norhuda)
Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda shared tips on how to write a good resume
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koji Iwamoto shared his experiences based on the module entitled ‘What Employers Look for When Recruiting’
Students were told that besides local and other international companies, there are about 1,300 Japanese companies in Malaysia that could be their potential employers. In order to facilitate students to go through the job application process steadily, they were required to prepare a resume based on a job advertisement sample. Students worked in groups, with 8 members for each group. On the following day, they attended a mock interview. The panel interviewers were MJIIT lecturers and professors who mostly had vast experience working in the industry before. They were Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda, Prof. Dr. Masafumi Goto, Prof. Dr. Koichiro Mashiko, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Iwamoto, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Fauzi, Dr. Muhammad Sukri, Ir. Dr. Zool Hilmi, Dr. Mohd Azizi, Dr. Jun Ishimatsu, Dr. Akbariah, Dr. Liew Peng Yen, Dr. Mohd Ali Tareq, Dr. Norhuda, Dr. Shahira Liza, Dr. Khairunnisa, Dr. Nor Ruwaida, Dr. Kamyar, and Dr. Mohd Fitri. At the end of the workshop, a post-mortem session took place between interviewers and students to discuss ways to improve the students’ performance in job hunting process based on their performance in the mock interview.
Question and answer session
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 – Five of MJIIT students from Electronic System Engineering Department, ESE have been selected for the 2019 Innovative Asia Short Term Program, Tokai University (KCCP-Tokai program) on 17th February to 2nd March 2019 at Tokai University, Japan. The five successful students are ms. Putri Nor Azila Tajudin, Mr. Yap Hong Yeu, Mr. Saravid Suchaad, ms. Sharifah Munawwarah and Ms. Naja Aqilah Hisham.
The two weeks program is organized by JICA Yokohama Center (YIC) Japan in partnership with Tokai University. The following expenses will be provided for the participants by JICA which include allowances for travelling, accommodation, meals, living expenses, outfit, and free medical care during the program.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is pleased to announce that it is holding the soft-launching joint venture lab between Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia-Japan International Institute Technology (MJIIT), its first Biotechnology Laboratory and Incubator in collaboration with MJIIT, UTM.
The event is scheduled as follows:
Date : 19 January 2019
Time : 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue : UTM Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (Jalan Semarak), 54100, Kuala Lumpur.
The first collaboration of Biotechnology Laboratory and Incubator, platform to foster partnership and cooperation in supporting the needs of Malaysian researchers and biotechnology startups. Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and MJIIT, UTM Kuala Lumpur will organize for a joint laboratory called Nest-Bio Venture Lab with support from MEMO-Bio (Metabolic Engineering & Molecular Biology) innovative Kohza (iKohza) for 4 years starting from 2019. MEMO-Bio iKohza is a research group that specializes in genetic engineering and waste utilization at MJIIT, UTM. Nest-Bio Venture Lab will have an incubator for biotechnology startups and incubates will have the privilege to use the lab space, access to one of a kind, high-end machines such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) machine, and obtain expert consultations from MJIIT, UTM.
The collaboration is also to support the grooming of effective science communication skills among postgraduate candidates through human resource training. Apart from that, Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and MJIIT, UTM will develop and conduct educational programs such as science workshop for young researchers from secondary and primary schools in the near future.
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 May 2018 – The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Japan International Cooperation (JICA) signed the ‘Record of Discussions for MJIIT UTM 2nd Phase Technical Cooperation Project Agreed upon between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
In keeping the momentum from the years before, the Record of Discussions for MJIIT UTM 2nd Phase Technical Cooperation Project Agreed upon between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Japan International Cooperation Agency was signed by Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid bin Omar, Vice Chancellor of UTM and Mr. Kensuke Fukawa, Chief Representative, JICA Malaysia Office. The memorable signing is witnessed by Mr. Orikasa Hiroyuki, Minister of Japan to Malaysia, Mr. Ogawa Koichi, President of Japan-Malaysia Association, Mr Moribayashi Takashi, Vice President of Japan-Malaysia Association, Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation UTM, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin, Pro-Vice Chancellor UTM Kuala Lumpur and Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat, Dean of MJIIT.
An exclusive signing session was arranged to commemorate the long-standing partnership and cooperation between UTM through MJIIT with JICA. This will mark the beginning of a Project Period of five years between MJIIT and JICA, which is reflected as the Second Phase of the G-to-G project between the Governments of Malaysia and Japan, respectively. The First Phase of Project was initiated for the period of 2010 until 2017 whilst the Second Phase of Project will continue from 2018 until 2023. The Second Phase Project aims to strengthen the Japanese-oriented Engineering Education and research at MJIIT through cooperation with Japanese Universities and industrial partners. In this regards, MJIIT hopes to develop human resources and capacity building that will in future contribute to the industrial sector of neighbouring ASEAN countries.
The Second Phase Project will establish and strengthen the following elements inclusive of laboratory-based education (LBE) at designated iKohza laboratories, sustainable collaboration with Japanese Universities in education and research as well as industry collaboration. In this Project, MJIIT aims to develop human resources and capacity who will in future contribute to the industrial sector of ASEAN countries. To date, MJIIT has received 48 ASEAN students coming from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar under the JAIF scholarships, amounting USD 2 million. 22 students have completed their postgraduate studies, whereas 26 students are in the pipeline to graduate. By the year 2023, MJIIT aims to increase expected to increase our students to 3000.
Various academic and cultural activities have been conducted throughout the years of partnership between MJIIT and JICA. The Japan Day 2017 took us by storm with special and unique Japanese Budo demonstration supported by the Japanese Embassy and the Nippon Budokan Foundation in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and Japan. The event was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education Malaysia and attended by His Excellency Dr Makio Miyagawa Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia.
In addition, UTM through MJIIT feels proud to have hosted renown speakers such as Dato’ Akihiro Nikkaku, President of Toray Industries Inc. Japan. UTM is truly honored to be the first Malaysian University to host him in our Leadership Lecture program at UTM Kuala Lumpur. Industries from Malaysia, such as Perodua and Proton also contributed in sharing of industry-based knowledge through both lecture series and industrial grants. MJIIT also received full support from Japanese-based industries such as Takasago Thermal Engineering, Rohm-Wako, Daikin and Toyota in continuing to enhance the capacity, knowledge, innovation and nurture future leaders in the engineering field among Malaysians as desired by the government.
Continuing the momentum of supports, working with leading engineering organisations in Malaysia and Japan, MJIIT organized the Fourth Career Fair 2018 which aims to offer opportunities to prospective graduates in landing their dream career as well as learn all about the corporate world, as part of concerted efforts for career development support for students. The Career Fair 2018 successfully gathered 37 top performing experienced engineering companies in a casual and engaging setting allowing students to submit their professional credentials on-site and taking advantage of the walk-in interviews provided during the event.
Earlier this year, Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat has signed the Minute of Meeting between MJIIT and JICA on the evaluation of MJIIT Phase One progress and achievements.