UNITEN Heading Off to Nationals! ICAEW Malaysia Region Business Challenge 2018

Team Preeminence, champions of the Central Region. From left to right: Nurkhaireen Syamim binti Alizan (IB), Nur Aiman bin Zainuddin (EP), Ahmad Amin Bin Ismail @ Ibrahim (AC), Chew Jing Yao (SW), Ahmad Danial ‘Irfan bin Husain (SW) and Ahmad Haziq bin Ahmad Rozalan (AC).
Team Outliers, champions of the Southern Region. From left to right: Prevena Murugesu (BF), Farah Aini Shazlin binti Salleh (AC), Muhammad Fitri bin Muhammad Fadzil (IB), Mustafa Arief bin Mohd Nasir (AC), Muhammad Nurhakim bin Abdul Halim (HR) and Irdina Batrisyia binti Riza Adami (HR).

KAJANG, 1st May 2018 – Two teams representing Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) have emerged victorious in the Malaysia Qualifying Rounds of ICAEW Malaysia Regional Business Challenge 2018. The two teams, Team Outliers and Team Preeminence, have earned themselves a cheque of RM1200, a plaque, fast-track tickets to Maybank GO Ahead Challenge 2018 Campus Level as well as a spot in the National Finals to fight for the right of representing Malaysia in the Southeast Asian finals in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Nurkhaireen Syamim Alizan, the sole female member of Team Preeminence was determined to win after her team’s success in the Qualifying Rounds. “I’m not satisfied yet. Winning means we have a bigger responsibility to win once more and become the best.”

Team Preeminence, which comprises of three students from UNITEN Muadzam Shah and three students from UNITEN Putrajaya, championed the Central Region after an intense clash with nineteen other teams in Multimedia University, Cyberjaya. Meanwhile, Team Outliers from UNITEN Muadzam Shah were crowned winners in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) over their performance in the Southern Region.

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Congratulations Chew Jing Yao and Lim Kien Seng for First Place in Rekathon 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 25th December – Two students from College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UNITEN have succeeded in winning first place for Rekathon 2017. The hackathon was held in TM Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 17th November 2017. The winning group comprising two UNITEN students, Chew Jing Yao and Lim Kien Seng, as well as an Asian Pacific University (APU) student, as team ‘404 Not Found’ are proud and happy over their achievement.

Rekathon 2017’s aim was to spearhead innovation related with the ever-trending Internet of Things (IoT) into Malaysia. The competition which gathered 23 teams, involved both students and working professionals on-site in the 24-hour event.  The teams competed for attractive prizes worth RM10, 000 by designing new products or solutions and presenting them to a panel of judges.

As the first prize winner, 404 Not Found managed to win a RM5000 cash prize.

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UNITEN Students Achieve 2nd and 3rd in UNITEN’s Table Tennis Competition


A facilitator briefing participants of the tournament regarding the rules and regulations.

KAJANG, 26th November – A table tennis competition was organised by UNITEN Putrajaya Campus’ very own Table Tennis Club on November 19th 2017 at Dewan Seri Sarjana (DSS), joined by seven teams, ranging from UNITEN Muadzam Shah Campus (UNITEN KSHAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) as well as UNITEN Putrajaya Campus. The competition, based on a league system, ended with UNITEN Putrajaya’s Team A and Team B taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively, while the title of champion was crowned to table tennis players from UPM.

A single team consisted of seven players, who would compete against other teams in three singles matches and two doubles matches in a fight to claim first place. Hana Syafiqah, a participant from UNITEN KSHAS, expressed her joy over joining the competition, “We all felt very welcomed by UNITEN Putrajaya as we had fun and gained more experience with this friendly event. I felt energetic and surprisingly not nervous about the tournament, so I hope that there will be more events like this in the future.”

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404 NOT FOUND won Grand Prize for WhaddaHack@SMIDEX 2017

Chew Jing Yao, Lim Kien Seng and Nik Mirza happy to grab the grand prize.

KUALA LUMPUR, 20th December – 404 NOT FOUND, comprising students who represented Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), has made us proud as they won the grand prize for WhaddaHack@SMIDEX 2017, which was held in MITEC, Kuala Lumpur from 15th to 16th November 2017. The team, consisting Chew Jing Yao, Lim Kien Seng and Nik Muhamad Mirza Hilman Bin Baderolsham, were all students from College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UNITEN.

The competition was a platform where the teams were required to develop brand new applications to address issues related to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The team of developers were given 22 hours to develop an idea to a prototype stage and they were required to pitch their idea and prototype and win over the jury.

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UNITEN Debate Team Swipes RM5000 in Intervarsity Debate Competition 2017

BESTARI JAYA, 28th October – Students of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) have recently triumphed over a total of 27 teams representing 16 different universities, in the Intervarsity Debate Competition 2017, taking home a hefty sum of RM5000. Winning against Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Team B in the finals, the victorious team comprised Adhwa’ Afnan Hafiy bin Abdul Sani, Muhammad Amirul bin Rosli and Muhammad Afif Nazhan bin Mohd Hasni. The competition, which lasted for three days, was sponsored by Standing Committee of Education, Human Capital Development and Science, Technology and Innovation Selangor.

Their lecturer, fondly known as “Pak Ariff”, feeling ecstatic with the victory of UNITEN’s debate team.

The competition for this year differed from the norm. Disallowing open participation from public universities, strong competitors familiar to the debate scene such as Universiti Malay (UM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) were unable to send teams to fight it out for the title of champion. Among the topics covered in the debates revolved heavily around social themes that dealt with issues faced by youth.

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Soo Mei Teng and Nazrul Affiq on their Experience Joining Huawei’s Malaysia Seeds for the Future!


KAJANG, 19th October – Two students from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) flew to China under the Huawei Malaysia Seeds for The Future program on 29th September 2017. Lasting a number of sixteen days, the program was attended by only fifteen students from all throughout Malaysia, handpicked by Huawei themselves, of which was chosen through rigorous rounds of assignments alongside an interview. UNITEN’s very own Nazrul Affiq bin Ahmad Amimar and Soo Mei Teng were among the fifteen lucky, talented students who were chosen to join the program.

The 15 seeds before touchdown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Huawei Malaysia Seeds for the Future is a flagship, corporate social responsibility program organized by Huawei throughout the world that aims to give students a chance to explore the culture of China whilst learning new technology introduced by Huawei. It was first launched in 2008 in Thailand and it has been developing well ever since then.

Before they were chosen to join the program, Nazrul Affiq and Mei Teng had to undergo and complete an interview as well as several assignments in order to secure themselves a spot in Huawei’s program. The assignments required them to upload videos of themselves singing songs and expressing their emotions on the interview and program. Though most would consider this rather embarrassing, Nazrul Affiq described the assignments as ‘quite okay’. “I don’t mind sharing it,” the final year systems and networking major mentioned, having previously uploaded videos of himself even prior to the program.

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Shashitharan Velosamy Champions Southeast Asian Speak Out For Engineering 2017!


Shashitharan Velosamy, champion of Southeast Asian Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE).

KUALA LUMPUR, 18th October –  Shashitharan Velosamy, representative of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), successfully reigned champion in the Southeast Asian Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE) Competition 2017 with his winning speech “Road Printing Robot: A new approach to an old problem”. With five contestants competing from five different universities and three different countries, the competition took place at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya and was organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) .

SOfE is a program that inculcates habits of sharing engineering-related ideas and opinions through the medium of public speaking. Besides that, it is designed to help verbal and visual communication in explaining and breaking down technical mechanical engineering-related terminology and subjects. It is a platform to share ideas of innovation for making the world a better place and inspiring young engineers to explore their limits.

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Kayuhan UNITEN Cycling Club diiktiraf Malaysia Book of Records

UNITEN Aerospeed bersama Prof Zamri dan En Tan You Soon, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, Voltron Sdn Bhd

PUTRAJAYA, 25 Julai – Seramai 20 orang pelajar daripada Kelab Berbasikal Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) atau lebih dikenali sebagai UNITEN Cycling Club telah berjaya mengharumkan nama universiti apabila berjaya mencipta rekod di The Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) dalam program ‘Longest Distance 24 Hours Electric Pedal Assisted Bicycle (EPAB) Ride’ dengan berbasikal sejauh 540.69 km dalam tempoh 24 jam tanpa henti.

Program yang julung kalinya diadakan ini telah dianjurkan oleh Pusat Keusahawan UNITEN dengan kerjasama Unit Sukan & Kebudayaan, Pusat Hal Ehwal Pelajar UNITEN.

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Shashitharan Velosamy Champion of National Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE) 2017!

Congratulations, Shashitharan Velosamy on your victory in National Speak Out for Engineering 2017!

KAJANG, 24TH JULY – Shashitharan Velosamy, representative of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), championed over his competitors in ‘National Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE) Malaysia 2017’ with his presentation entitled “Hyperloop: We Make Time for You”. Held on 22nd July 2017 at Dewan Kuliah 1, College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) from 12pm to 6pm, the event was organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE), where a total of seven universities, inclusive of UNITEN, competed in this event.

Lai Lie How, organizer of the event commented cheerfully on national SOfE 2017, “It is our club’s pleasure to host this national level competition that allows contestants to compete and present their topics related to any engineering field. The event turned out to be a success and I’m very blessed for all the help I have received throughout the whole journey. Huge thanks to YMS-IMechE authorities, IMechE officers, Mr. Chua Yaw Long as our liaison officer, a few lecturers and last but not least, all the club’s committee members for coming together and making this event a huge success. In addition, I would also like to thank our university for the kind support and services.”

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UNITEN Student Tops Present Around the World 2017

Koguleshun Subramaniam, enthusiastic over the opportunity of representing Malaysia in Present Around the World Asia Pacific Region 2017.

PUTRAJAYA, JUNE 1st – After winning the University level of IET’s Present Around The World 2017, Koguleshun Subramaniam emerged victorious as he represented IET UNITEN On Campus to compete in the Malaysia finals of Present Around The World 2017 in Heriot-Watt University, Putrajaya against eight other universities: Asia Pacific University, Heriot-Watt University, Multimedia University Cyberjaya, Multimedia University Melaka, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, UCSI University, University of Southampton Malaysia and Universiti Tun Abdul Rahman On Campuses. Organised by the IET Young Professional Section Malaysia Network on the 13th May this year, the panel for the competition consisted of three judges: Leow Shoun Ying (Current Chairperson of YPS), Dr Baskaran Kasi and Ir. Amir Farid who are also committee members of the YPS. Continue reading “UNITEN Student Tops Present Around the World 2017”