Show­cas­ing ex­cel­lence

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A HIGHER learn­ing in­sti­tu­tion of choice for those as­pir­ing to be suc­cess­ful and cre­ative builders of the fu­ture, Tunku Ab­dul Rah­man Univer­sity Col­lege ( TAR Univer­sity Col­lege) has been in the fore­front of pro­vid­ing qual­ity education in the field of en­gi­neer­ing and built en­vi­ron­ment for more than four decades through its Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing and Built En­vi­ron­ment ( FEBE).

FEBE has earned a well- de­served rep­u­ta­tion for mould­ing many tech­ni­cally ex­cel­lent en­gi­neers, ar­chi­tects and quan­tity sur­vey­ors.

FEBE’s nu­mer­ous and con­spic­u­ous stu­dents achieve­ments af­firm the ex­cel­lent teach­ing and high aca­demic stan­dards that it up­holds.

Last year, FEBE stu­dents clinched top prizes in five lead­ing in­dus­try com­pe­ti­tions. This in­cluded wins by two FEBE stu­dent teams in the Sam­sung Solve for To­mor­row com­pe­ti­tion where their ideas won the top two of three prizes for best ideas.

The two win­ning teams com­prised four stu­dents, with one team solely from the Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing ( Hons) Me­chan­i­cal pro­gramme and an­other from the Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing ( Hons) Mecha­tronic pro­gramme.

They came up with fine- tuned pro­to­types – one be­ing a lower ex­trem­ity ex­oskele­ton that sup­ports the leg mus­cles of users who face dif­fi­cul­ties in mov­ing around and the other be­ing a wheel­chair con­trolled by the bend­ing mo­tion of the fin­gers, which was proven to be more user- friendly es­pe­cially for users who have sus­tained se­ri­ous hand in­juries.

In ad­di­tion to this, four TAR Univer­sity Col­lege stu­dents study­ing the Diploma in Ar­chi­tec­ture emerged as cham­pi­ons in the cat­e­gory of Green In­no­va­tion at the Anugerah Hi­jau 2015 Com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by EcoKnights, an en­vi­ron­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­motes sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment in Malaysia. Par­tic­i­pants were re­quired to pro­duce a mar­ketable prod­uct us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

With the ex­ten­sive and in- depth knowl­edge gained from their diploma pro­gramme and the con­sis­tent guid­ance of their lec­turer, the team built a prac­ti­cal and cre­ative in­ven­tion that up­cy­cled an old oil bar­rel to func­tion as a ta­ble and chair.

FEBE stu­dents and lec­tur­ers also saw wins in the MyTRIZ Com­pe­ti­tion 2015, which re­quires par­tic­i­pants to ap­ply the TRIZ sys­tem­atic in­no­va­tion method­ol­ogy and cul­ti­vate the spirit of in­no­va­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants were re­quired to in­vent an af­ford­able house­hold ap­pli­ca­tion and find a so­lu­tion for an in­dus­try pro­ject.

One team from TAR Univer­sity Col­lege won the grand prize last year and two teams took the merit prizes in this year’s MyTRIZ Com­pe­ti­tion, mark­ing the fourth suc­cess­ful at­tempt by TAR Univer­sity Col­lege in win­ning top prizes in the said com­pe­ti­tion.

The top team gained its de­serv­ing win for de­sign­ing an ap­pa­ra­tus for a hair dryer and solv­ing a prob­lem for a lo­cal com­pany that de­signs, man­u­fac­tures and dis­trib­utes brooms, brushes and clean­ing prod­ucts by pro­vid­ing the com­pany a so­lu­tion to elim­i­nate waste when cut­ting brushes.

An­other sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment was the win by a FEBE’s stu­dent in the UReka 3D Print­ing Chal­lenge 2015.

Or­gan­ised by Agensi Ino­vasi Malaysia, the com­pe­ti­tion aimed to pro­mote the use of 3D print­ing tech­nol­ogy to trans­form in­no­va­tive ideas into work­able so­lu­tions. The win­ning stu­dent Tan Yet Fang, who is study­ing his Diploma in Tech­nol­ogy ( Elec­tronic En­gi­neer­ing), pre­sented his prod­uct idea called Shoes with In­ter­change­able Heels, which is ba­si­cally a pair of shoes that can func­tion as high heels and com­fort­able flats with just a quick change of the heels.

A team of 19 Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Ar­chi­tec­ture ( Hons) stu­dents clinched third prize in the Best Booth Dis­play cat­e­gory at the Per­tubuhan Arkitek Malaysia ( PAM)’ s An­nual Ar­chi­tec­ture Stu­dent Works Ex­hi­bi­tion 2015.

The com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by PAM show­cased the best work of ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dents in the coun­try. The TAR Univer­sity Col­lege team cre­ated the FabriCave, an at­trac­tive struc­ture based on the nat­u­ral de­sign of a cave us­ing only card­boards and ply­wood that took two months to build.

All in all, th­ese achieve­ments are true tes­ta­ments to the ex­cep­tional qual­ity of education in TAR Univer­sity Col­lege, which en­sures stu­dents are well de­vel­oped and pre­pared for their fu­ture ca­reers.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Kuala Lumpur main cam­pus or branch cam­puses in Pe­nang, Jo­hor and Perak or fac­ulty branches in Pa­hang and Sabah or visit to www. tarc. edu. my.

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