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UTM Summer School


This two or three-week program offers a number of interesting courses. It has a wide-application related to the environment, local community, heritage and tradition. The courses incorporate theory and practice, blended with the local culture and social activities. The summer school creates reciprocal partnership through which participants exchange ideas, share experience, discover new knowledge and establish network. Participants will learn and have hands-on experience by participating in various field trips and cultural programs.


SS01: Managing Water Environment in Tropical Countries
This course is designed to expose participants to the various aspects of water quality management for river catchments, reservoirs and lakes. It will emphasize on some key issues in monitoring and assessment of water quality and the impact of water pollution to the environment. The participants will find a wide range of material covered and its quantitative nature through project works will be of benefit to them. At the end of the course, participants should be able to apply knowledge through proper sampling and monitoring methods of river water quality. Participants will also be able to work in a team to plan mitigating and control measures for water pollution. At the end of this summer school, participants need to come out with a visual report, e.g. documentary, aiming to create/enhance environmental awareness targeting young Malaysians. (Things to bring: Laptop, long pants, camera (waterproof)
3 weeks
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Dr Shazwin Mat Taib
SS02: Oral Communication Skills for Future Professionals : Exploring the World of Engineering and Science Through English
This is an English oral communication skills course for future professionals especially those involved in engineering and science. The course serves as a platform for participants to practice their English Communication Skills with emphasis on science and technology in an integrated academic and natural environment. In addition, the course would improve participants’ confidence and ability to speak about discipline related matters in English. In the course, they will as conduct and participate in group discussions on issues related to science and technology. At the end of the course, participants will deliver oral presentations in English.
11th August – 24th August 2015
Language Academy
SS03:Embedded Electronics Prototyping
This program is a crash course to the world of electronics. It is design to make electronic learning fun and entertaining. This course is design for non-electronics student but is highly interested in electronics. This course will go through basic electronic concept, and then applying the concept using electronic kits and module. Arduino® Nano will be use as the main controller for the course.Basically this course will be conducted in five sub modules:-
Circuitizing Ideas
Fabrication and Assemble
3D Design and Fabrication
Programming Robot
Mobile Phone Programming
7th July – 25th July 2015
Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering
Dr. Fauzan Khairi bin Che Harun

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SS04:Sustainable Technologies for Agro-Waste Management
An intensive 2-weeks course covering insight into sustainable technologies for processing agro-wastes into value-added products such as biogas, biochemicals, bio-fertilizer and electricity. The course consists of 24 hrs of lecture sessions and guided filed trips to biogas (palm oil mill), composting and waste treatment plants.
2 weeks
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lee Chew Tin
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SS05: Embedded Computing System on FPGA
Participants will be exposed to the digital system design using CAD software. All designs will be uploaded into the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) prototyping.
June – July 2015 (2 weeks)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Nasir Shaikh Husin
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SS06:Real-Time Software Engineering with Raspberry PI, Adruino and Ar Drone
This course equips the students with knowledge in embedded real-time systems and real-time software
development particularly on how software engineering approaches assist real-time software development.
The knowledge unit for this course area emphasize the following topics; real-time concepts, embedded realtime
development methodologies, real-time operating systems, embedded real-time hardware fundamental
and real-time analysis. The objective of this course is to introduce students with key software engineering
practices in real-time software development and give practical experience to the students in developing
embedded real-time software using appropriate software methods and tools. In this course, the well-known
Raspberry Pi, home-made robocars, and AR Drone will be majorly used for hand-on and project
3 weeks
Dr. Afnizanfaizal Abdullah
Faculty of Computing Email: afnizanfaizal@utm.myFaculty of
SS07:Explore Traditional Malay Food
Traditional food of any country or nation has an important role to play in showcasing its culture so do Malaysia. The variety of traditional Malaysian food is incredible. This rich historical heritage has evidently resulted in Malaysian exotic cuisine. This course offers a unique experience to various traditional Malaysian foods in Peninsular Malaysia. Participants will have a study trip to a few states in Peninsular Malaysia and explore Malaysian traditional food by themselves from the preparation until finish product. Participants will also experiencing a homestay in a traditional village or “kampung” is perhaps one of the fastest and easiest ways to get to know the real Malaysia especially the traditional food and the culture. Participants will also learn various aspects of food e.g Food Safety during lectures and guided discussions. In addition, students will also enjoy an exciting tour to the rain forest in Taman Negara.
3 weeks
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Eraricar binti Salleh
SS08:Advanced Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology
This course consists of 2 parts; Engineering Geology & Rock Mechanics. The content is tailored to enable students to acquire knowledge on elements of engineering geology & rock mechanics, and subsequently able to apply essential principles of engineering geology and rock mechanics in designing rock engineering structures. In engineering geology, effect of elements like rock types, discontinuities and weathering on construction are discussed. Students are also enlightened on the importance of geological environments on various construction works in rock. In the second part, students are introduced to relevant principles of rock mechanics in understanding the characteristics & behavior of geological elements. This aspect enables the students to appreciate the response of geological materials to construction induced stresses. Engineering properties of rock are discussed with focus on how they are measured and evaluated, and their significance in construction. Methods and approach used to improve various mode of instability in rock mass are also discussed, particularly in evaluating and selecting suitable method for rock mass stabilization. At the end of the course, students should acquire the knowledge and principles in engineering geology and rock mechanics, and should be able to appreciate and to apply them in basic of rock engineering structures such as slope and excavation in rock mass. Based on the inputs from the lectures, workshops and the experiential learning through the field trips, participant will have to accomplish individual and group assignments/project assigned to them as part of the assessment process. Students are also able to join field trips and geology camp
2 or 3 weeks
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Dr. Nor. Zurairahetty Mohd Yunus & Dr. Nor hidayah Abdul Hassan
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SS09:i-Care RURAL COMMUNITY (iRC):ICT-Based Community Service Learning
iCare Global Community (iRC) programme aims to inculcate the culture of ‘giving back to the community’ among the participants who are undergraduates of Faculty of Computing (FC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and participating inbound students from other parts of the world. This programme is part of the current community project known as iCARE in collaboration with UTM and South East Johor Development Authority under Ministry of Rural Development (KEJORA).The two-week programme provides the avenue for the participants to travel and meet the rural community at South East Johor region under KEJORA’s authority. iRC aims to promote creativity and innovativeness among participants using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support current needs of the identified community.The assessment components in this programme are blended nicely with the activities. The tour includes visiting Desaru beach, local fruit farm, Tanjung Balau fishing village, Kota Johor Lama historical site, river cruise and firefly watching at Sungai Lebam, floating restaurant, RAPID oil and gas site in Pengerang, ostrich farm, homestay at a Felda settlement to experience local cultures, horseshoe crab sanctuary and wetland at Tanjung Sedili. Participants will mingle with locals when conducting their own service learning activities at the selected schools and villagers.
2 weeks
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shahida Sulaiman
SS10:Challenging SEED UTM : A Cross-cultural Transformational Leadership
Promoting Economic Development in the Target Village:Students are encouraged to look for business and other sponsors to invest in appropriate production facilities, provide new markets for these products, new technology, and knowledge to improve business production methods and yield in the target village.Cross-Cultural Leadership Development and Learning in a Real Life Asian Context:Through this project, students will gain valuable experience in enterprise development in a unique Asian context. This context will develop their intercultural transformational leadership skills through working cross-culturally in a village as change agents and within an international and multicultural team. Students will also learn about the unique village contexts, the management approach and development of their conceptualized enterprises, and develop transformational leadership skills.Continuous Cooperation and Contribution to Social Enterprise:After the programme, students may continue to follow up with their work on a voluntary basis to bring about the fulfilment of their projects. The implementation of these projects takes place continuously with the assistance of UTM students in future SEED and other related programmes. These students can also recommend their friends to participate in this programme
2 weeks
Dr. Noraini binti Abu Talib
SS11:High Voltage Technology
The course provides participants with background on the various voltage levels of electrical power transmission and where, how and what they are connected to the high voltage engineering system in term of physical arrangement of the power system components. Also on integration of power systems into one network to ensure power can be supplied for longer distances at higher voltage rating. Participants are also be taught on basic of high voltage equipment insulation design to withstand electrical stress because of larger voltage operation level. Description on the requirement associated with specific insulation application and coordination of the various types of insulation to protect high voltage components from the hazards of transient over voltage which are available at the points of insulation application during the occurrence of lightning and switching surges.. Personnel who operate and maintain these systems’ components are exposed to electrical hazards especially when they are working under pressure or stress and equipment are not maintained properly. They will be provided with principle of electrical safety. So this module provides participants some insight about electrical safety and safe operation of equipment with considerable focus on ground system design and installation of ac power system substation grounding.
June – July 2015(2 weeks)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zolkafle bin Buntat
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
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SS12:Sustainable Food Production and Processing
This course introduces students on how to engineer a sustainable product and process. Using food processing as a case studies, strategic decisions and best practices in food industries when sustainability and resource externalities are accounted for is examined.

Field Trips

Home Based Food Industry

Modernised Beverage Industry

Modernised Food Based Industry
Visit the UK farm, Malaysia’s largest goat and sheep farm
2 weeks
Chemical Engineeng
Nurul Huda Binti Zamzuri
SS13: Experiencing Malaysia Traditional Architecture Through Measured Drawing
The program offers an experience on one of the richest components of Malaysian cultural heritage, which is the traditional architecture. Study trips will cover Chinese Siamese Architecture in Kelantan, East of Malaysia. Participants will be doing field work and expose to the history, culture and architecture of traditional Chinese Siamese houses through Measured Drawing Program. Participants will learn more about traditional architecture through first hand experiences in the socio cultural activities throughout the stay
June – July (3 weeks)
Faculty of Built Environment
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raja Nafida binti Raja Shahminan

* Please click at course name for course details.

** UTM can customizing above program according to your institution’s date/plan with minimum number of student for any course is 15 students

Application Requirement & Eligibility

  1. Registered as an active student at home university
  2. Have good health condition
  3. Be physically present at home university at the time of application
  4. Must agree to enroll at UTM as described in the program plan
  5. Must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of UTM or placement provider.
  6. Should demonstrate empathy and understanding of cultural difference
  7. Should demonstrate excellent personal skills.
  8. Agrees to be responsible for the costs incurred.

Application Process

  1. Fill up the Online Summer School Application Form
  2. UTM International will do application review and clarification.
  3. Offer letter will be issuing out after faculty approval.


Tuition Fees : 2 weeks program (USD 1,000) and 3 weeks program (USD 1,500)

Includes: Accommodation, Cost of activities, Orientation, Cost of study material

Health Insurance

  1. UTM will not purchase any health insurance for inbound students.
  2. Students are required to purchase health/medical insurance which can cover medical expenses in Malaysia hospital

Application submission
Ms. Suraya binti Azmi
Asst. Registrar
UTM International
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel : +607-5536134
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