Curtin Sarawak students learn through visits to companies in Johor Bahru

Miri – 12 October 2016 – The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak), jointly with the Curtin Sarawak Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch, recently organised a study tour for a group of Curtin Sarawak students to Johor Bahru.

Accompanied by ECE Adjunct Professor Ir. Dr Dasline Sinta and ECE lecturers Dr Garenth Lim and Dr Law Kah Haw, they visited Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Flex Sdn Bhd and Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd. – all companies that are part of global engineering design and manufacturing concerns.

Third-year electrical power engineering student Tan Jiunn Cai said the visits gave the students a first-hand look at the companies’ operations and the processes involved in the design, manufacturing, and assembling of their products.

“Observing the workflow from product design to selection of materials, all the way to assembly, made me realise how much goes into the manufacturing of products. It was also interesting to learn how they constantly make improvements to increase efficiency,” he said.

Second-year electronic and communication student Loo Wei Chuan, meanwhile, also found the experience a real eye-opener.

“I am excited to become an engineer after seeing for myself the processes involved in mass-production. It is not as easy as it looks and is really quite amazing. It has certainly inspired me to study harder and gain as much practical and technical knowledge as I can,” remarked Loo.

According to the Head of Department of ECE, Dr Lenin Gopal, the ECE students are given the opportunity to visit industries every semester. He said Curtin Sarawak prides itself in offering a wholesome learning experience for its students.

“Faculty members and academic clubs regularly organise visits like this to allow students to gain valuable industry exposure and connect classroom knowledge to real industry practice. It also gives them the opportunity to network and get to know potential future employers,” said Dr Lenin.

科廷大学(澳洲大学马来西亚分校) Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia

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