UTM Postgraduate Info Day 2016


Using Technology to Engage & Gamify Learning Workshop


Using Technology to Engage & Gamify Learning Workshop


Mr. Zaid Ali Alsagoff

Learning Innovation Specialist

Organized  by

Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), UTM Academic Leadership (UTMLead)









Kursus Penyeliaan dan Pengawasan Kerja di Tapak Bina

Kursus        : Kursus Penyeliaan & Pengawasan Kerja di Tapak Bina

Tarikh        : 4 – 6 Oktober 2016

Anjuran      : Penang Development Corporation (PDC)

Peserta       : 27 orang kakitangan PDC

Fasilitator : Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Zakaria Mohd Yusof

: Dr. Zuhaili Mohamad Ramly



FBE Researchers Won One Gold and One Silver Medal in INATEX 2016

Two FBE researchers won two medals at Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2016 held from 4th October till 6thOctober 2016 in UTM, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia.

INATEX is an annual event organised by UTM to promote the latest innovative inventions, products and technologies, and a platform for interacting and promoting partnership in R&D developed by UTM researchers to the public and the industry.

Sr. Dr Sarajul Fikri Mohamed who has developed i-FLOOD (Intelligent Flood Management System) has won the Gold Medal Award in this competition. The i-FLOOD is an integrated building assessment model (incorporating of damage pattern, RFID technology & cost evaluation) designed to enable engineers to adopt systematic and efficient actions for distribution of emergency relief and fund allocation for building damage.

Dr. Mohammadamin Azimi won Silver Medal Award for his research project titled Lock Block Multi-Functional Green Interlocking Mortar less Concrete Block. LOCKBLOCK, is a multi-functional green interlocking mortar-less concrete block which design through finite element simulation, shape optimization process with the aims of increase of construction productivity, reduction in construction duration and labour and reduced construction cost.

Sr. Dr. Sarajul Fikri Mohamed Won Gold Medal Award at the International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL 2016)

Johor Bahru, 22nd September 2016:   Sr. Dr. Sarajul Fikri Mohamed from  the Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has won GOLD medal award  at the International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL 2016) held on 20 and 21 September 2016 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru Malaysia.

International University Carnival on eLearning (IUCEL) 2016 permits academician and students to showcase their product on teaching and learning innovation and compete in the Invention, Innovation and Design on e-Learning (IIDEL). In the IIDEL competition, there are 156 participants from various higher learning institutions.

Dr. Sarajul Fikri developed an innovative and systematic online teaching approach using Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) system to enhance students’ understanding and engagement in the classroom activities. This course is inherited from common Mechanical & Electrical Works Measurement (SBEQ3213) course that conducted using project-based learning approach. Currently, there is 910 students enrolled in this course and in addition, 259 registered students are international students, who have come from 52 countries.

For further information about this course please feel free to visit openlearning.com/courses/SBEQ3213x.

“Mock Arbitration” Presented by Master of Science in Construction Contract Management 2015/16 Cohort

Mock Arbitration Session was carried out on the 24th May 2016 at Seminar Room 3, Block B03 organized by a group of 19 students of Master of Science In Construction Contract Management 2015/16 Cohort from the Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment. The program was fully advised by Prof Madya Dr. Nur Emma Binti Mustaffa, The Coordinator for Master of Sience in Construction Contract Management, Prof Madya Dr. Maizon Binti Hashim and Mr.Jamaluddin Bin Yaakob, the lecturers for Arbitration subject.

They all gathered here to engage on an exercise of “Mock Arbitration” and enhance the students’ skill and understanding of arbitration proceedings.  Mock arbitration is similar to role play exercise involving parties presenting arguments before mock panel of arbitrators relating actual or hypothetical disputes. It generally reflects the actual arbitration proceedings. It may be designed in various structures according to the purpose of the exercise.

Arbitration institutions organised mock arbitration workshops to enhance their members’ quality and experiences on arbitration proceedings. Mock arbitration involves presenting summary arguments parallel with the arbitration structure to a panel of mock arbitrators chosen to reflect your actual arbitrator or arbitration panel. It helped student to play these three roles: critic, fact finder and advisor.

By conducting this event, lecturer and professionals will be able to evaluate students’ skills and knowledge on arbitration; students present their arguments before real judges as arbitrators.

UTM students excelled at the 8th RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduate 2016

A numbers of quantity surveying and construction students from the Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) proved their forte again bagging 6 awards at the 8th RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates 2016 held on May 27th to 28th at the UTM Johor Bahru campus.

The conference is an annual event jointly organized by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), hosted by participating universities on a rotational basis.

Programme Director, Sr. Dr. Sarajul Fikri Mohamed said that 2016 is the second time that UTM was given the honour to host the event. This year’s participating universities include Universiti Malaya (UM, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Taylor’s University, International Islamic University Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia, INTI International University and Assumption University of Thailand.

“The conference provides a platform for undergraduates from the various RICS accredited programmes conducted by universities in Malaysia as well as in the Asia Pacific Region, to come together to share ideas and insights on current issues.

“The conference also aimed to provide a forum for undergraduate students to present academic work, receive feedback from academics and practitioners on their research, debate and network with fellow students. For this year’s conference, 29 student presenters representing their respective universities presented their dissertations”, he said.

Each of the participants was required to send a 4,000 to 5,000 – word paper three weeks in advance of the conference to be reviewed and vetted by a panel of prominent academics from various universities and esteemed practitioners where 3 Special Mention Papers and the Best Overall Paper were identified.

All the 29 papers were presented during the conference in 7 parallel sessions of 4¬5 speakers each. Each parallel session is separately judged by a panel of adjudicators in selecting the best presenter of each session.

Seven prizes were awarded for best presentations where 3 of the winners were from UTM. They were Intan Fatin Syazwani Aimi Sara Ismail from the Quantity Surveying programme and Ong Chee Chai from the Construction programme.

The other winners were Faten Athirah Osman (UiTM), Anoma Sunthonyonki (Assumption University of Thailand), Ngoi Eva (UM) and Khai Yuean Chia (Taylor’s University).

UTM’s Anis Maisarah binti Ahmad Fuzir and Ong Chee Chai, both from the Construction programme bagged 2 of the 3 Special Mention Paper Awards with their papers entitled “Mobile Applications: A Review on the Availability for Construction Process” and “Affordability of First Time House Buyers” respectively.

“The other Special Mention Paper Award went to Lee Wai Jian from UTAR while Intan Fatin Syazwani Azinal Abidin notched another amazing win for UTM when she won the most prestigious award, the Best Paper Award Items: Estimate or Guestimate”. The awards were presented by Sr Kwan Hock Hai, Chairman of the RICS Malaysia Board,” said Dr. Sarajul.

The conference was officiated by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Ismail bin Abd Aziz, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students Affairs and Alumni) and the Keynote Address was delivered by Prof. Geroge Ofori from the National University of Singapore.

Four speakers were invited for the Plenary Session, Mr. Ishmael Ho (Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn. Bhd), Brigadier General Sr. Haji Mohd Amin bin Mohd Din (R), Sr. Ezam Ariffin (Ezam Associates) and Sr Dr. Mazlan Che Mat (MCM Value Sdn. Bhd).

Their interventions were meant to address the conference theme, “Professionalism in Emerging Trends” from the 4 different divisions of surveying, as well as different theoretical and practice perspectives.

QS Student Won RISM-Lawrence Chin Memorial (Best Student) Award 2016

Faculty of Built Environment student, Miss Aimi Sara binti Ismail, has been awarded a Lawrence Chin Memorial Award for Quantity Surveying Best Student from The Royal Institutions of Surveying Malaysia (RISM) in conjunction with the RISM Annual General Meeting and Dinner held on the 14th May 2016 at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur.

This award was in recognition of her excellence academic achievement among all QS undergraduate students in Malaysia. The recipients of RISM academic award are invited to attend an award winning presentation and were presented with a medal and certificate from the President of RISM, Dato Sr. K Sri Kandan.

Malaysian Team led by UTM Master in Architecture Student Wins first prize in International AVF Award 2016

An Interdisciplinary Malaysian Student team led by Kim Zhao Wei, a Master of Architecture student from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment Universiti Teknologi Malaysia won first prize in The AVF Award 2016 organised by the Association of Vertical Farming based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The other team members are Lai Chuen Ket also a Master of Architecture student in UTM, and Chong Shen Loong and Chai Yi Xue, both final year Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. The advisor for the team is Associate Professor Dr Dilshan Remaz Ossen of the Dept. of Architecture FBE -UTM. Winning entries can be viewed at

The team’s entry Inter-Farm Market captured the Juror’s Interest in the innovative way in which they incorporated Architecture, Agriculture, Urban Design and Social Culture in addressing the issues of food supply in urban areas.The award carries with it a First Prize of USD5000.00 and an all expenses paid trip for the team leader to the AVF Summit in Amsterdam that falls on the 13th of June 2016. There he will present the team’s ideas to delegates from all over the world and may possibly attract investors for implementing them. The team is currently interested in getting sponsors to enable other team members to attend the summit. Interested parties please contact the Head of Architecture Dept. FBE UTM.

Landscape Architecture Students Won Wall Art & Desk Art Competitions at the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2016

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) won Gold and Bronze Awards in the 9th Royal FLORIA Flower and Garden Festival 2016 hosted by Floria Putrajaya Sdn. Bhd. at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4 Putrajaya.

A team of 20 second-year students from Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Built Environment was lead by LAr Dr Sapura Mohamad and Dr Lee Yoke Lai together with three (3) supporting staff. A group of four (4) students won the Gold Award in the Decorative Wall Art Category competing with four (4) other shortlisted groups. The interactive wall art design interpreted a concept theme of “Memento Surge” that exemplified the historical flower theme to resemble past FLORIA events.

UTM team also won the Bronze award in the Desk Art Work Category which adopted “The Spectral” idea to emphasis floral arrangement of different flower cut levels. Both categories shortlisted five (5) entries with RM750 incentives for each team. Both design teams have selected colourful Chrysanthemum as the theme flower for this year to match with respective design theme to create an interesting visual art and landscape layout. The prize giving ceremony will be held on 2nd June 2016.  UTM team was also among the 15 shortlisted entries with RM3,000 incentives in the University Garden Category.

Students Affairs and Alumni Office through UTM Career Centre (UTMCC) support the students by offering Job in Campus allocation which financially assist students’ need. On the whole, the hard work and strong team spirit of Landscape Architecture students’ contribute to the success and completeness of this university garden competition.

Again, congratulation to the Landscape department which manage to bring about great achievement and glory to UTM.

Decorative wall art: gold award


Desk art: bronze award