The future of the marine industry lies in the hands of the students today.
As a professional institution, Malaysian Joint Branch RINA-IMarEST (MJB) has collaborated with three universities offering marine-related courses – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia & Universiti Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology – in organising the Undergraduate Thesis Presentation competition to expose prospective graduates to the industry as well as identify and celebrate outstanding students' work.
The three winners from competitions held at each univerisity, were then invited to present their work to industry at a unique technical meeting held on 9th August 2017, jointly organised by the Malaysian Joint Branch RINA-IMarEST and the Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture Technical Division, Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.
The winners (and their topics) are:
UPNM - Emergency Flotation Marker for Adrift Divers - Ms. Nur Nelizza bt Abdul Manaf, Diver
Ms. Nur Nelizza Abdul Manaf is a student of Bachelor's Degree in Maritime Technology at Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM). She is also a PADI-certified dive master since 2014 and an Emergency First Responder instructor since 2016 with ample diving experiences especially in East Malaysia and Indonesia. She has also assisted Dive Unit of Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) in a few technical projects.
UniKL MIMET - Mechanical testing for 1G welding position of Robotic Welding (GMAW Process) - Ms. Nabila Attiqa bt Abdul Ghani
Ms. Nabila Attiqa Abdul Ghani is a student of Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding at Universiti Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET). She has previously served in Bureau Veritas (M) Sdn Bhd as a trainee marine surveyor. She intends to pursue Masters in Project Management at Strathclyde Business School.
UTM - Construction and Testing of Slam Shock Absorber for Small High-Speed Craft - Ms. Nur Masitoh Islamiah bt Mustaffa Kamal
Ms. Nur Masitoh Islamiah Mustaffa Kamal is a student of Bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai. After her graduation, she intends to pursue Master of Philosophy (Marine Technology) in UTM.