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Microengineering education in IIUM: challenges and successes

Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and Amin, A. K. M. Nurul and Khan, Ahsan Ali (2008) Microengineering education in IIUM: challenges and successes. In: International Conference on MEMS and Nanotechnology, ICMN'08, 13-15 May 2008, Saloma Bistro and Theatre Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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This paper reports on the introduction of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) or microsystem technologies courses into the manufacturing engineering program at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). It includes both, undergraduate and postgraduate courses with MEMS topics. At present, topics and courses are included in the undergraduate curriculum at senior levels and at postgraduate levels to educate the engineer for the year 2020 and beyond. In addition, it also reports on the funded projects and research activities involving undergraduate and postgraduate students for the last few years. Laboratories and special equipment for such tiny engineering are also under development. The major challenges and issues in introducing the MEMS components in the traditional engineering curriculum are highlighted in this paper. The assessment of the MEMS courses and research projects to achieve the goal is also discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4751/27163
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microengineering education, tiny technologies, MEMS syllabus and course outline
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 15:57
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2013 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27163

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