GRAND FINALE IDP PRESENTATION

 

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One of the engineers explaining to the panels regarding on the designated machine.

 

Final presentation for Integrated Design Project (IDP) for Semester 1 2015/16 was successfully conducted on 8 December 2015 at Faculty of Engineering Meeting Room, UNIMAS. For the first time, the presentation has gathered academician as well as industrial representatives and related agencies to witness the students’ work since the course has been offered from the past three years. Panel from industries are Mr Esmawandi Mohd Esa, Director of SME Corp, Mr Jerry Shahnizal Ab Aziz, Senior Consultant from MPC Sarawak, Miss Liyana Othman, Consultant from MPC Sarawak, Mr Ir Irwan Podin, consultant from Epsilon Jurutera Perunding (S) Sdn. Bhd and Mr Hielmi and Mr Azman from Dayang Salhah Food Industry. Representatives from Vice Chancellor’s Office, Associate Prof Dr Dr Mohd Ibrahim Safawi, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dr Harry ak Entebang from UNIMAS  Holdings Sdn Bhd were also attended in the oral presentation. Members of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering were also attended during the presentation as internal evaluators. Total of 102 final year students from five companies namely Titanium Engineering, Alvess (M) Limited, Excel Engineering, Malcrom and Kezo have presented their remarkable ideas to the panel.

This time (2015/2016 session), the IDP course aims to improve the production of Sarawak Layered Cake (SLC) industry. Acknowledging potential of the SCL to go beyond the local market, the tedious traditional process has to be improved. The traditional process is highly dependent on manual labours and the labours skills is failed to cope with the current demand. The problem that happened in our local industry attracts the attention of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering to study on semi-automation of SLC. The project received full cooperation from Dayang Salhah Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. In order to achieve the company’s objective, each company which consists of 20 to 21 engineers was assigned to four different departments. The departments are divided into depositing department, baking department, pressing and cooling department, and PLC and conveyer department. These companies have spent about three months to complete the project.

The presentation was conducted from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm in which each company was allocated with 1 hour presentation time and another 15 minutes for question and answer session. The presentation session started off with the welcoming speech from Associate Professor Dr Al Khalid Othman and ended at 5:00 pm. In conclusion, the presentation was a fruitful discussion where constructive feedbacks were given by all evaluators. From participation of industries and relevant agencies in this event, it is hope that the development of semi-automated of Sarawak Layered Cake machine will come true.

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Stunning presentation that freeze the panels.

 

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Finally…happy faces after the presentation.

 

Prepared by,

Miss Siti Nor Ain Musa & Dr Ana Sakura Zainal Abidin