welcome note – message from general manager

Assalamualeykum wrt wbt.

Alhamdulillah.

A very warm greeting from the Teaching Factory of UTeM.

The objective of Teaching Factory (TF) is to provide sufficient academic and industrial education to the students, thereby making them ready for employment, as if we are preparing fertile ground for the aspiring students for their future involvement in the work of the future.

Teaching Factory is a concept in learning where knowledge is conveyed to the students through three main pillars: education, research, and innovation. This innovative approach to instruction can be achieved by bringing a practical or hands-on project to the classroom or lab. A case study of hands-on project from the industry is used as teaching and learning materials, and in return, the acceptable solutions to the engineering problem is shared with the industrial partner. Indeed, it is a two-way knowledge-sharing approach to learning. TF concepts of learning, therefore, will furnish the students with expected employability competencies in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitude.

Here at UTeM, TF provides the students with education from both components: academic and industrial learning. We adopt the TF concept a bit uniquely here, where we explore the best potential methods to foster experienced graduates instead of fresh graduates. The variant of this TF concept is named TF 2.0. Most of the time, this new approach to learning is delivered to the students who are doing their internship program at TF UTeM. We accept students from different higher learning institutions and TVET institutions for internship programs. Not only that, we also currently have undergraduate and postgraduate students who are doing their final year projects and master projects as well. With TF 2.0 in hand, I strongly believe that this innovative approach to TF concept allows us to have enough time to prepare aspiring engineers with employability knowledge and skills.

TF 2.0 has had a massive impact on the competencies that constitute knowledge, and skills for employability to the future engineers. The competencies include project management, basic finance, design, and manufacturing. The students are also beneficial in terms of the hard and soft skills that they gained throughout the experiential learning from the novel approach to TF. These talents and skills include personal, group and organisational competencies such as openness to change, holistic thinking, decision-making, problem-solving ability, goal oriented, project management, and systematic proceeding.

Once again, welcome! We look forward to getting to know your educational requirements better.

 

Ts. DR. Hambali bin Boejang

General Manager

Teaching Factory

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka