UKM Students Emerged Champion In The Prestige Grand Final 2011

FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY 2012 00:00


By Abdul Ghani Nasir
Pix Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

BANGI, 13 Jan. 2012 – Forth year students from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment UKM won the ‘Prestige Grand Final 2011‘ competition making UKM the overall national champion.

The competition held on Dec. 17 and 18,2011 at Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur was organised by the Environment, Safety & Industrial Guidance for Student Engineers(Prestige) of the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA).

A lecturer of the department, Masli Irwan Rosli who acted as supervisor and advisor to the UKM teams said it was an important achievement since UKM students had proven themselves to be the best, able to win over the jury especially in preparing their report and assignments before presenting it convincingly.

The students in the winning team were Wong Yih-Jie, Syahida Jaafar, Nur Farah Ida Fauzi, Nur Izzatty Zainal, Chew Pan Hao, Fan Wei Seng, Muhammad Hafiz Abd Wahab, Chong Chien Loong and Hairul Zaimie Miskur.

Another UKM team involved in preparing and presenting their project were Tan Pey Yi, Tan Yie Hua, Chai Pui Vun, Ong Chin Boon, Tan Jiunn Siew, Phoon Kai Sam, Ang Wei Lun, Liew Kien Ben, Leong Jun Xing and Koh Lily.

UKM students also won second prize for the ‘ice-breaker’ session with an impressive performance after dinner on the first day.

As the Prestige Champion 2011, the UKM team received a trophy, RM5,000 cash and a RM1,500 book voucher. Second place went to students from Malacca Technical University Malaysia (UTEM) and third  PETRONAS Institute of Petroleum Technology (INSTEP).

The competition among the universities is one of the activities in the Prestige Programmes 2011 aimed at instilling awareness on the importance of ‘Health, Security and Environment’ in life.

The programme also gave students the opportunity to be exposed to careers in the oil and gas industry.

The participants were also given briefings by officers and representatives of Gas Malaysia, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) and NGOs.

The competition was divided into two parts. The first involved case studies in which participants needed to identify the dangers/risks within the hotel’s surrounding and write their reports.

In the second stage students were required to study the risks and dangers during the Shell Eco Marathon held in Sepang.

They needed to analyse the risks and dangers and suggest ways to overcome them. The two reports have to be presented at the end of the programme.

UKM, which emerged champion in 2008 in the Klang Valley faced the the 2009 Northern Region Champion – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), the 2010 Southern Region Champion – UTEM and the 2010 Eastern Region Champion – INSTEP.