It was a lovely and lively event after 2 years of online sorrow. All 4th year FKE students rose to the occasion and celebrated their hardwork and innovations through the 6th Electrical Engineering Capstone Showcase 2022 (EECS 2022). This grand showcase was held at Pulai Springs Resort on the 16th January 2023. It was officiated by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs), Prof. Dr. Shamsul bin Shahabuddin, and the Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Dr. Jafri bin Din.
The Capstone course is compulsory for all 4th year students to fulfill the requirement of graduations. It provides opportunities for the final-year students to gain experience in integrated engineering design projects and improving their generic skills in managing projects and developing prototypes. The students work in a team and are required to conceive and solve a community or industry-based problem under an assigned theme, facilitated with an appointed academic staff.
The event was generously sponsored by AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. as the platinum sponsor and UTM Center for Student Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE), OSI Optoelectronics Sdn. Bhd. and Aimflex Systems Sdn. Bhd. as the gold sponsors.
With almost 30 industry panels as the assessors, it proves the collaboration of industry and university to enhance students’ experience in this course. The students’ efforts ought to be celebrated. The students learned that technologies and skills alone are not important as this course requires them to meet the community and identify the needs and pains from the potential end users. Before the event ends, awards were given to the winners of the UTM Nexus Award, Theme Awards, Best Project Awards and the most coveted Best of the Best Award.
The Best of the Best Award was won by team P2G08 with project entitled “Smart System for Agriculture Powered by Solar Energy”. The members are Ahmad Zul Izzat bin Busu@Zulkifli, Wan Muhammad Arif bin Wan Ibrahim, Mazlen Zulleikhaa binti Madzalan, Maslah Gure Abdikarim and supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Awang bin Jusoh.
Congratulations to all the winners, and also to the committee members for successfully organizing the event!