Johor Bahru 25 May 2021 – The Deputy Vice -Chancellor’s Department (Research and Innovation) was called to assist all affected parties after the government announced the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) period at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru. A special COVID-19 fund has been set up and this initiative was extended to all industry and international partners to ensure that the basic resources to the affected parties are always given attention. Among the resources and basic materials needed are food items, sanitizers, masks, daily necessities and basic necessities.


Apart from that, the Community and Industry Networking Center (CCIN) under the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Department (Research and Innovation) also collected donations from external parties such as industries and individuals to be given to those affected by EMCO. The donations were collected from 24 May 2021 until 26 May 2021 and will be handed over on 27 May 2021. The donations can also be handed over to Mr. Zul (019-7756119), Mr. Mad Yani (012-7512342) and Mr. Wafiq (018-3883964) at the collection center located at the UTM Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC).

Tabung Prihatin Covid-19: JTNCPI Turut Memainkan Peranan

Tabung Prihatin Covid-19: JTNCPI Turut Memainkan Peranan


JOHOR BAHRU, 25 Mei — Jabatan Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan Dan Inovasi) (JTNCPI), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) terpanggil untuk membantu semua pihak yang terjejas susulan pelaksanaan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Diperketat (PKPD) di sini sejak 23 Mei hingga 3 Jun 2021.

Untuk membantu pelajar dan staf yang terkesan, sebuah tabung khas COVID-19 telah disediakan dan TNCPI telah mengambil inisiatif dengan memanjangkan kepada semua rakan industri tempatan dan antarabangsa bagi memastikan sumber asas kepada pihak yang terjejas sentiasa diberi perhatian.

Antara sumber dan bahan asas yang sedang diperlukan bahan makanan, sanitizer, mask, keperluan harian dan keperluan asas.


Selain itu, pihak Pusat Jaringan Komuniti dan Industri (CCIN) dibawah Jabatan Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan Dan Inovasi) juga ada mengumpulkan keperluan yang disumbangkan oleh pihak luar seperti industri-industri dan individu-individu untuk diberikan kepada pihak yang terkesan dengan PKPD.

Sumbangan tersebut dikumpulkan bermula dari 24 Mei 2021 hingga 26 Mei 2021 dan akan diserahkan pada 27 Mei 2021.

Sumbangan tersebut juga boleh diserahkan kepada Encik Zul (019-7756119), Encik Mad Yani (012-7512342) dan Encik Wafiq (018-3883964) di pusat pengumpulan yang terletak di Pusat Inovasi dan Pengkomersialan (ICC) UTM.

Peluang Kerjaya di UTM CEE

Peluang Kerjaya di UTM CEE

UTM CEE mencari individu yang dinamik, inovatif dan berpersonaliti menarik untuk mengisi kekosongan jawatan Pembantu Pegawai Penyelidik (Q29).

Calon dikehendaki memenuhi syarat lantikan jawatan seperti yang dinyatakan dalam link yang disertakan di bawah. Tekan link untuk lihat maklumat berkaitan.

  1. Syarat Lantikan
  2. Deskripsi tugas
  3. Borang permohonan


The Big Engineering Education Research Meet Up

The Big Engineering Education Research Meet Up

By: Dr. Zaki Yamani Bin Zakaria, Centre for Engineering Education (CEE)

Engineering education researchers around the world have virtually gathered in a Engineering Education Research (EER) Big Meet Up on the 14th of May 2020. The meeting which was the first of its kind, conducted via Zoom, hosted by University College London (UCL), and co-hosted by Purdue University, Aalborg University, University of Western Australia, Virginia Tech, University College London and our own University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The event was a staggered 3 sessions, uniting more than a total of 350 participants from 6 continents. Each session had two to three keynote presentations from EER experts as well as breakout sessions consisting of networking and specific topics such as Evaluation and Assessment, Reviewing Journal Articles, Culturally Responsive Teaching, etc. Detailed topics of the keynotes can be seen at the end of this article.

In the first session, which started at 7am (Malaysia time), UTM Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) Research Fellow, Dr. Nor Farawahidah Abdul Rahman, gave her keynote presentation titled “Making Sense of Academic Change for Engineering Educators’ Transition Towards Student-Centred Learning”.  Her interesting keynote speech captured the attention of participants and triggered exciting live scholarly discussion after her presentation. Dr. Farawahidah’s presentation can be viewed on CEE Youtube Channel (

The CEE’s participation as the co-host and Dr. Farawahidah’s keynote has successfully put UTM in the spotlight as one of the main global player in EER, at par with other partner universities co-hosting the event.

The beginning of the first session with participants from around the world

The keynotes for the event are:

Session 1:

Making Sense of Academic Change for Engineering Educators’ Transition Towards Student-Centred Learning.

-Dr Nor Farahwahidah Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Student Experience and Social Supports in Online Engineering Courses During COVID-19.

-Dr Kerrie Douglas, Purdue University

Session 2:

Examining Engineering Ethics Education: Towards a Holistic Model of Engineering Education.  

-Diana Adela Martin, TU Dublin

What’s the Problem with Engineering Education?

-Prof James Trevelyan, University of Western Australia


To Address’, or ‘Not to Address’ the SDGs in Engineering Education? That’s No Longer the Question!    

-Dr Aida Guerra, Aalborg University

Creative Ways of Knowing Engineering

Dr. Diana Bairaktarova, Virginia Tech

What is ‘Grit’ and How Has it Been Studied in Engineering Education? Findings of a Systematic Literature Review. 

-Dr Inês Direito, University College London



Dear All,

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe and the movement restriction order in Malaysia, several changes have been made to the 8th Regional Conference in Engineering Education (RCEE) and Research in Higher Education (RHEd) 2020. The conference has now been moved to the end of September and will also be held via virtual platform.

Unfortunately, the changes in the conference dates and delivery and concerns for participant safety also means that the 6th International Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo (I-PHEX 2020) has been cancelled until further notice. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused for this cancellation. Participants are encouraged to continue keeping up to date with any changes to the conference through this website.

The following are the new important dates for paper submission to RCEE and RHEd:

Deadline for full paper submission: 17 May 2020
Notification of paper acceptance: 15 August 2020
Deadline for Early Bird Conference Registration: 25 August 2020
Deadline for camera-ready paper submission: 30 August 2020
RCEE Conference: 29-30 September 2020
Please note that the maximum number of pages for the full length paper is 6 pages.

Please stay safe and well.


Dr. Nurzal Effiyana binti Ghazali


RCEE & RHEd 2020

REGISTER NOW! Rigorous Research in STEM and Engineering Education Workshop Series 2019

REGISTER NOW! Rigorous Research in STEM and Engineering Education Workshop Series 2019

Are you implementing innovations in engineering or STEM education at the college or university level?  Are you looking for ways to assess the impact of your implementation?  Then, this series of workshop is for you!

The era of IR4.0 requires innovations in engineering and STEM education. In higher education, assessing the impact and the effectiveness of these innovations are problematic because although engineering and STEM educators are experts in the knowledge, many are not well-versed in educational research. This workshop is designed as a gateway for practitioners and educators in engineering and STEM education at tertiary level to embark on the journey towards conducting meaningful, scholarly and rigorous research in engineering and generally STEM education.

To help engineering and STEM educators learn and apply rigorous educational research, the following series of four workshops will be held:

Part 1: Introduction to engineering and STEM education research  

Part 2: Preparing research proposals in engineering and STEM education

Part 3: Data analysis in engineering and STEM education research

Part 4: Publication in engineering and STEM education


A special symposium will be organized for the participants of the workshop to present their work and receive constructing feedback from the community of practice in engineering education.

Part 1: Introduction to engineering education research

In the first part of the workshop series, the participants will be exposed to various areas and examples of research in engineering education. Using  a constructivist approach, the participants will be guided to formulate their research problem, prepare research problem background and define their individual research aims. At the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to find relevant previous research that can guide them in determining the individual potential research area that they want to contribute in.

Date: 14-16 February 2019

Venue: Dewan Teknovasi, Ground Floor, Innovation and Commercialisation Centre, Industry Centre Building, KM20, Jalan Pontian Lama Skudai, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Part 2: Preparing research proposal in engineering education

This second workshop aims to guide the participants in preparing their individual research proposal in engineering education as a continuation from the research problem identified in the previous workshop. The participants will be introduced to research paradigms, methodology, various research methods and some data analysis techniques. Participants are encouraged to conduct the research after the proposal is presented at the end of this workshop.

Part 3: Data analysis in engineering education research

In this workshop, participants will be guided to analyse the data that they have collected after the second workshop. Both quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques will be introduced with hands-on activities to further grasp the techniques. The participants will be asked to analyse their own data during the workshop so they can acquire help from the trainers and facilitators.

Part 4: Publication in engineering education

The final part of the workshop series is designed for the participants to document their research that they developed from Part 1 of the workshop series. The participants will be introduced to various journals and conferences that can become the potential avenues for them to publish their work. They will be guided to prepare their own publication based on a general flow of article writing for engineering education research. They will be exposed to the editorial processes of some high impact journals in engineering education to enable them to review their article and other articles in engineering and STEM education.

ICSTEM 2018 : Call for Papers

ICSTEM 2018 : Call for Papers

**Final extended deadline for Submission of Papers: 6 August 2018.


Authors are cordially invited to submit a paper online. All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review or not submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will go through a double-blind peer review process by experts of the relevant field. Thus, the papers must be free from the authors’ names and affiliations. Submission of the papers however must be made in .pdf format. All short papers will be published in ICSTEM Proceedings with an ISBN number. Full papers are expected to be published in an indexed or non-indexed journal depending on final acceptance. Full papers should be scholarly in nature.

Category of Papers

Short papers : 3 – 4 pages

Full Papers : 5 -15 pages

Paper Tracks Related to STEM Education

  1. Action research
  2. Classroom research
  3. Innovation
  4. Education policy and leadership
  5. Outreach / community program
  6. Curriculum
  7. Assessment
  8. Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  9. Technology

Potential Journals for Publication

  1. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)
  2. Education for Chemical Engineers (ECE)
  3. ASEAN Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE)


To download paper template, click here: Download template paper

To submit paper, click here: Paper Submission

WEEF 2017 attract 500 participants

WEEF 2017 attract 500 participants

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 November 2017 – The 7th World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2017 saw more than 500 industry players, educators, researchers, and various stakeholders from 35 countries participate in the event.

The WEEF 2017 is hosted by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), the Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM) and UTM in collaboration with the Malaysian Council of Engineering Deans.

The four days forum is held in conjunction with the 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education & Research in Higher Education 2017 (RCEE & RHED 2017), the 1st international STEAM Education Conference (STEAMEC 2017) and the 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017 (IPHEX 2017).

WEEF 2017 first keynote speaker was the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid highlighting Industrie 4.0 with his speech entitled Developing Future Human Capital in Emerging Economies for Industrie 4.0.

Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid delivering a keynote on Industrie 4.0

Renowned speakers for the two other keynote sessions are Prof. Dr. Anette Kolmos, Director of Aalborg UNESCO Centre for Problem-Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability, Denmark and Dr. Martin Dougiamas, Founder and CEO of MOODLE Pty. Ltd., Australia.

Other notable speakers included Xavier Fouger from Dassault Systemes, France, Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, the Director of SEAMEO, President of Malaysia Board of Technologists, Tan Sri Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Ahmad Zaidee Laidin, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hj. Hashim, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International ) UTM, Professor Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan.

Paul Gilbert from Quanser, Canada, Dr. Michael Milligan from ABET, USA, Dr. Norman Fortenberry from the American Society of Engineering Education, Ken Dunstan from Mathworks, Australia Dr. Shahbaz Khan from UNESCO and many other world-renowned figures from various institutions and industries across the North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Keynote Speaker, Xavier Fouger said; “I believe that Everyone here must be familiar with PBL because we are all at WEEF, hosted by UTM which is the centre of development of PBL in Asia.”

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor UTM, Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar said, WEEF 2017 aims to inspire international level cooperation among participants and form a lasting community in engineering and STEM education.

Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar delivering a speech at the dinner.

“This is indeed a noble effort in bringing together experts from all over the world to gather and share novel ideas and work together in “the era of synergistic collaboration”, which is appropriately chosen as the theme of this important event.

“I am certain that this collaboration will make WEEF more vibrant and dynamic, creating more avenues to share ideas, insights and network in more effective ways towards better practice, innovative strategies, and impactful outcomes.”

He told guests at the WEEF 2017 dinner held at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, tonight.

Present were Director-General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir and Professor Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan.

Professor Wahid said, in the current challenging times and competitive environment people are facing, it is imperative that they rethink and reform their ways and approaches in preparing a future work force that is adaptable and able to compete globally.

The WEEF he said is timely held as a platform for forward-thinking participants from higher educational institutions, industries and other major stakeholders.

They come together to looking for constructive inputs and feedback in facilitating the transformation of our higher education in this challenging times.

“I am also happy to note that in conjunction with WEEF, there are various special pre and post workshops relating to 21st Century learning and industry 4.0 organised at UTM Kuala Lumpur.

“It is hoped that the workshops provide opportunities for knowledge sharing among participants towards better understanding of educational methodology, new teaching and learning strategies, improved performance and eventually best classroom practices,” he pointed out.

The Vice Chancellor said, they have made progress in addressing the educational needs, and improve student outcomes.

“But with new challenges emerging in the horizon, there is much more that needs to be done in revolutionizing education.

“They should play the role of solution providers and transformation drivers that meet the current and future needs while addressing the challenges,” he added.

He said, holistic curricula for academic programs at higher levels must be improved, taking into account the current changes and demands of the global arena, especially in effective teaching and learning.

“Research in higher education especially in Engineering and STEM education should aim to benefit society at large, and should not be left archived in journals on shelves.

“I believe that in the spirit of open discussion and collaborative efforts to solve mutual problems facing the world today, this forum will be a fruitful meeting of the minds that will ultimately lead to innovative ideas and recommendations.

“I hope that this forum will continue to be a platform to promote the paradigm shift and enhance collaboration, networking and continual exchange of ideas in a global environment to foster and enhance research in Engineering Education,” he said.

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RCEE Special Tracks

RCEE Special Tracks

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You are invited to share and expand your practices and research among the community of practice in these special tracks. Do not miss this chance to network and discuss with other innovative leaders who are addressing some pressing issues in Engineering Education. If you would like to be invited as a distinguished speaker in one of the special tracks, please email your biodata (100 words) and abstract (200-300 words) to Dr. Mohd Fadzil Daud at by 15 June 2016. Please indicate your chosen track in your application.


Student Centred Learning

Preparing quality educators is a challenge in developing and developed countries. Over the years, a variety of approaches have been practiced such as active learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, project-based learning, case studies, etc. to foster students’ interest and strengths. Therefore, this special track aims to gather experts, researchers and practitioners with diverse perspectives to share their practices and research findings in addressing the challenges.

Education for Sustainable Development

Education is recognized as a powerful tool in promoting sustainable development leading to the concept of ‘Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)’. Sustainable development is a concept that is not new but complex and not easy to define. This special track provides a platform for those involved in ESD to exchange ideas, share experiences and research for a better understanding and implementation of ESD in the Asian context.

Spatial Ability

Globalization and rapid pace of advancement in technologies exert tremendous effect on the teaching and learning of engineering related disciplines. It has been known that spatial ability among engineering students plays an important role in successful engineering learning. Substantial efforts have been made to increase students’ spatial ability in early learning and higher education setting to align curriculum with the advancement of technologies. This track serves to present and discuss relevant research and developments as well as teaching experiences concerning spatial ability.

Design Thinking

The definition and terms of design thinking have been discussed for quite some time but the implementation in educating engineering students remains a challenge. The concept has various different meanings, which in most cases depends on the context of various domain-specific kowledge disciplines. It is therefore timely to discuss the concept and application of design thinking-based approach to enhance creativity and innovation among learners. This track provides the opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss topics of mutual interests related to design thinking.

Chemical Engineering Education

Chemical engineering encompasses a wide set of disciplines including industrial chemistry, process systems engineering, biochemical engineering and material engineering. The areas in which chemical engineers are active extend far beyond the boundaries of the chemical industry. This expansion in the role of chemical engineers, together with new requirements from the society, fast moving technical development, etc. raises major questions concerning the need for new directions of chemical engineering education. Therefore, this special session is targeted for chemical engineering academics and researchers, to discuss ongoing changes and development in chemical engineering education.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education

STEM Education has been the focus in various levels of the community due to the demand for highly skilled workers that are literate in STEM. However, the poor global achievement and enrollment of students in STEM at school and university levels have raised many questions on students’ interest and ability, the quality of instructional methods, and the curriculum. Therefore, this special session is designed to gather researchers and practitioners in STEM Education to share ideas, activities and issues related to STEM Education to provide insight on future actions in advancing STEM Education in the region.

Service Learning

The purpose of this track is to provide an unprecedented opportunity for sharing issues that require bold global actions. The focus will be on building transnational relationships and participation in service-learning. These focal points will be threaded throughout the presentation to allow meaningful dialogue among academicians, community partners, students, and other professionals.

The aim of this track is to (i)increase the scientific contribution to service-learning, (ii)strengthen networking between different institutions of higher education and community partners on a global scale, (iii) enhance student engaged citizenship, (iv) proliferate participation through both theoretical and applied service-learning as an innovative and transformative pedagogical tool in higher education. Discover how service-learning is implemented from all over the world.

Further information about this event, please go to the links provided:
1. RCEE 2016 Committee Members
2. RCEE 2016 Participation Fees
3. RCEE 2016 Submissions
For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.