Student Exchange Program, SHIBAURA’19 was an invitation program from Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo Japan to strengthen the collaboration between UTM and SIT. Thirteen UTM students and one MAHSA University students were involved. Nine of them were from the School of Electrical Engineering, one from the School of Mechanical Engineering, one from the Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics and two were from the School of Professional and Continuing Education. The students were accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Ahmad Khalid, Dr. Nurzal Effiyana Ghazali and Dr. Rashidah Arsat.

Picture 1: Travelling day

During the program, Malaysian students were mixed with Japanese students to form seven groups in total. They were given a task to come out with Internet of Things (IoT) projects in four days, June 10-13, 2019 and presented their projects on June 14, 2019. The projects were evaluated by lecturers from the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, SIT, Dr. Nurzal Effiyana Ghazali and Dr. Rashidah Arsat. The list of the projects were Senior Heroes, Noise Detector System, Common Sense OOTD, KitCat Dispenser, Smart Trash Bin, Accident-Free Device and Smart Alarm Clock. The best project was awarded to the Smart Trash Bin group .

Picture 2: Faculty members involved in the program

Picture 3: The winners, Smart Trash Bin group

Besides the IoT project, our students experienced attending the Yukata workshop where they learned how to wear Yukata from the beginning. In addition to the cultural program, UTM students introduced the Malaysian traditional games such as Zeropoint, Teng-teng and Gasing. The UTM students also performed Zapin Parit Mastar – a traditional dance, during the closing ceremony.

Figure 4: During Yukata Workshop

Figure 5: During the traditional game

Figure 6: Dance performance from UTM students

Figure 7: Dance performance from UTM students