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SDG 1 (No Poverty)

UNIVERSITY ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES

  • Bottom financial quintile admission target

    Description:

    B40, M40, and T20 refer to the household income classification in Malaysia. B40 represents the Bottom 40%, M40 represents the middle 40%, whereas T20 represents the top 20% of Malaysian household income.UTeM follows the income classification that the government has set.


    Income Classification in Malaysia 2021


    UTeM believes that access to proper and quality education is vital in breaking the poverty cycle, which is key to transforming the lives of families and communities. Based on the data on student admission, in 2022 UTeM has admitted 1103 undergraduate students (43% of student intake) who came from low-income families.


    Based on the demographic of undergraduate UTeM’s students of 10,587, 60.6% of the students (or 6,418) come from the B40 group, which is the household income range is below RM4,850.00. Meanwhile a total of 1216 (11.5%) students are students who belong to the category of asnaf, whose family income is below RM1,169.00.

    Picture B: UTeM data for student bottom 40% household income group (BL40 & B40)

  • Bottom financial quintile student success

    Description:

    B40, M40, and T20 refer to the household income classification in Malaysia. B40 represents the Bottom 40%, M40 represents the middle 40%, whereas T20 represents the top 20% of Malaysian household income.

    UTeM establishes holistic support systems to ensure that all students have an equitable opportunity to successfully graduate within 4 years. The support systems are hoped to help especially the lower income students but are not exclusively for them.

    Based on the total number of graduates for the year 2022, there are 30% of the lower-income group students have managed to graduate. The data are presented in the table below.

    The support system that UTeM has prepared for students includes financial aid, donated goods or in kind to UTeM students throughout the study period them. The Student Welfare Unit has identified student needs especially financial problems especially tuition fee financing, daily expenses as well accident and death charity. Increased cost of living also affects students in living daily life and needs to be dealt with as best as possible so as not to affect the focus students throughout their studies.

    Picture: Distribution of zakat among UTeM students as a form of monetary assistance

    However with the acknowledgement that the B40 students are more impacted by their financial situation, UTeM has distributed financial assistance amounting to RM64,250.00 to help this group of students. UTeM goes to the length to help the financially strapped students to realize their dreams by providing scholarships to eligible students, waiving semester fee and giving mpnthly allowance.

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  • Low-income student support

    Description:

    The UTeM Endowment Fund, the UTeM Donation Fund and the UTeM Waqf Fund are charitable funds established to collect funds and provide opportunities for corporate companies, external agencies, the public, individuals, alumni and UTeM staff to donate to further stimulate the activities of science scholarship at UTeM. For information, the amount of contributions collected from various parties including UTeM staff until 31 August 2023 is as much as :-

    In addition, UTeM students also receive financial assistance from Short Term Loans (PJP), where in the year 2023, a total of 148 students have received benefits from this loan involving an amount worth RM65,480.00.

    The UTeM Student Charity Fund has been introduced to help students who have suffered calamities such as accidents, natural disasters, death of mother/father/spouse/child, medical treatment assistance, and special cases are subject to approval. In 2023, a total of RM37,705.00 in charity aid for UTeM students has been provided as a result of the collection student charity fee of RM10.00 charged to students for each semester. Here is the performance comparison of the distribution of Student Fund aid allocations in 2023.

    Facilities Provided for Students’ Welfare

    The event organized by the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) brought together the recipients of contributions from initiatives based on the spirit of KPT Prihatin consisting of students, asnaf students and community representatives from all over Melaka.

    Among the initiatives is the handing over of the UTeM Golden Child Program assistance to 3 students who will receive funding for learning and living costs throughout their studies there which is the result of the efforts of the UTeM Chancellor's Foundation.

    UTeM also launched the TUAH Care Food@Campus application which is expected to facilitate aid distribution and transactions for about 1,500 of their B40 students under the Malaysian Family Student Menu initiative introduced by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

    Also at the ceremony were 50 IPT students from all over Malacca who received tablets each donated by the Malaysian Family Student Initiative which was launched by YAB PM on 3 September.

    In addition to UTeM, PTPTN also supported Malaysian Malacca Families through the SSPN Prime Savings Account Donation amounting to RM 60,000 which was allocated for the benefit of approximately 600 asnafs which was presented to six area representatives in the state.

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    This is continuos initiative to help UTeM student especiallty category bottom income.

  • Bottom financial quintile student support

    Description:

    The support system that UTeM has prepared for students includes financial aid, donated goods or in kind to UTeM students throughout the study period them. The Student Welfare Unit has identified student needs especially financial problems especially tuition fee financing, daily expenses as well accident and death charity. Increased cost of living also affects students in living daily life and need to be dealt with as best as possible so as not to affect the focus students throughout their studies.

    In conjunction with the launch of the UTeM Sejahtera KPT Prihatin Tuah Sejahtera program, the YB Minister together with the YAB Chief Minister of Melaka completed the handover of Peranti Siswa to 50 students from UTeM, UiTM, Politeknik Melaka, Politeknik Merlimau and Melaka International College of Science and Technology (MiCoST). Package Peranti Siswa Keluarga Malaysia is a government initiative in collaboration with selected telecommunication companies to supply a tablet device to every B40 student at IPT to help their Teaching and Learning (PdP) process.

    A total of 65,898 students from all over the country applied for device facilities under the Peranti Siswa Keluarga Malaysia's second phase within a month starting last August 1.

    1. The UTeM Endowment Fund, the UTeM Donation Fund and the UTeM Waqf Fund are charitable funds established to collect funds and provide opportunities for corporate companies, external agencies, the public, individuals, alumni and UTeM staff to donate to further stimulate the activities of science scholarship at UTeM. For information, the amount of contributions collected from various parties including UTeM staff until 31 August 2023 is as much as :-

    2. In addition, UTeM students also receive financial assistance from Short Term Loans (PJP), where in the year 2023, a total of 148 students have received benefits from this loan involving an amount worth RM65,480.00.

    3. The UTeM Student Charity Fund has been introduced to help students who have suffered calamities such as accidents, natural disasters, death of mother/father/spouse/child, medical treatment assistance, and special cases are subject to approval. In 2023, a total of RM37,705.00 in charity aid for UTeM students has been provided as a result of the collection student charity fee of RM10.00 charged to students for each semester. Here is the performance comparison of the distribution of Student Fund aid allocations in 2023.

    4. Facilities Provided for Students’ Welfare

    The event organized by the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTem) brought together the recipients of contributions from initiatives based on the spirit of KPT Prihatin consisting of students, asnaf students and community representatives from all over Melaka.

    Among the initiatives is the handing over of the UTeM Golden Child Program assistance to 3 students who will receive funding for learning and living costs throughout their studies there which is the result of the efforts of the UTeM Chancellor's Foundation.

    UTeM also launched the TUAH Care Food@Campus application which is expected to facilitate aid distribution and transactions for about 1,500 of their B40 students under the Malaysian Family Student Menu initiative introduced by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

    Also at the ceremony were 50 IPT students from all over Malacca who received tablets each donated by the Malaysian Family Student Initiative which was launched by YAB PM on 3 September.

    In addition to UTeM, PTPTN also supported Malaysian Malacca Families through the SSPN Prime Savings Account Donation amounting to RM 60,000 which was allocated for the benefit of approximately 600 asnafs which was presented to six area representatives in the state.

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  • Low or lower-middle income countries student support

    Description:

    UTeM assists students through employee opportunities and endowment funds.

    Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) has allocated RM10 million for its Kesidang Scholarship programme, which will be offered over the course of five years to individuals who wish to pursue their studies at the university, including those from troubled nations such as Palestine.
    The scholarship covers tuition fees for students pursuing diploma and postgraduate degrees at the university. The Kesidang Scholarship, which is internally funded by UTeM, is one of the university's initiatives to assist local and foreign students, such as those from Palestine, who are unable to continue their studies at UTeM on humanitarian grounds. UTeM have received two applications from Palestinians for the Kesidang Scholarship.

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  • Local start-up assistance

  • Local start-up financial assistance

  • Programmes for services access

  • Policy addressing poverty

COMMUNITY ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES

Read more: SDG 1 (No Poverty)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a collection of 17 global goals aimed at improving the planet and the quality of human life around the world by the year 2023.

From 17 SDGs, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) focused on 7 SDGs which are SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

The Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) SDG Report of documents our initiatives and provides information on our role as an educational institution practicing sustainability.

SDG Report 2022

  • Reputation

  • Accreditation

  • Sustainability

Read more: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)

  • Water Management

    UTeM is committed in implementing programs to preserve and conserve the water resources available within the UTeM area. The University’s water management section has been placed under the Green Practices Section (Bahagian Amalan Hijau), Centre of Smart Environment Office namely as Penyelaras Air. This section focuses on conservation and preservation programs such as University’s lakes water quality and safety analysis, monthly water consumption analysis, water saving awareness and related programs, and developing an online water consumption monitoring system for buildings within the campus. More than 90% of water is conserved within the UTeM area.

    Water sources in UTeM include the treated water supplied by Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB), retention lakes and the Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH) that is installed at Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering (FKP), Transportation Deport and Kompleks Dewan Kuliah. The annual amount of water consumption is 285,953 m3. Average daily water consumption is approximately 783.4 m3. The amount of water harvested from rainwater is calculated by multiplying the tank capacity for 12 months.

    The water conservation program implementations are as follows:

    1. Retention lakes
      UTeM has a separate sewerage system, for wastewater and drainage system (rainwater, ablution, etc). Rainwater collected from the roofs of the buildings is then discharged into three local retention lakes, namely Tasik Gemilang, Tasik Cemerlang and Tasik Terbilang as shown in Figures 4.1.1 - 4.1.3. To ensure water safety in the retention lakes for any water activities, Leptospira analysis is performed periodically every year. The conservation water from UTeM lakes will discharge to a river when the lake achieves its maximum water capacity.

    2. Rain Water Harvesting System (SPAH)
      Melaka Green Seal (MGS) is a green building rating tool in Melaka state that is designed by a committee under the Melaka Green Development Organization (MGDO) and Green Earth Design Solution (GEDS). In conforming to the MGS, the Transportation Depot, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering (FKP) and Kompleks Dewan Kuliah buildings are installed with Rain Water Harvesting System (SPAH). Through the system, the rainwater is collected in the integrated SPAH tanks before being distributed for toilet flushing and watering the landscaping plants.

    3. Treated water supply and conservation facilities
      Treated water is supplied by Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB), a Melaka state government-linked companies which responsible for water supply services in Melaka. The treated water is conserved in water reservoir tanks located on the main campus before the water to be supplied to the faculties and buildings as shown in Figure 4.1.4. Treated water that is supplied to the faculties and building is conserved in a tank on the top of the building before being supplied to the facilities (Figure 4.1.5). To ensure that water supply savings can be regulated, an online system for water consumption monitoring is being developed by the UTeM water management section.

    Treated water reservoir tanks

    Treated water is conserved at treated water reservoir tanks

    Water retention lakes: Cemerlang, Gemilang and Terbilang Lakes
    Volume: 509 m3

    Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH)

    Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH)
    No. of tanks: 13 units
    Volume: 16.62 m3 for 13 units

    Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH) at Transportation Deport

    No. of tank: 1 unit
    Volume: 2.5 m3

    Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH) Kompleks Dewan Kuliah

    Location: Kompleks Dewan Kuliah
    No. of tanks: 1
    Max. Conserved water volume: 6 m3

  • Water Reuse Policy

    Through UTeM Energy Management Guidelines and Policy, UTeM is committed to continuously improve efficiency and conservation of energy, water and vehicle fuel, to address and act towards various processes and activities which might have impact toward usage of energy, water and vehicle fuel, and also committed to comply with the legislation related to management of energy, water and vehicle fuel.

  • Water-Conscious Building Standards

    One of the highlights of this program is the involvement of the technical workers to invent cheap water efficient device, namely MA4RU. The MA4RU are mostly installed at the university mosque water faucets where mainly use for ablution purpose.

    As part of UTeM Energy Policy, the university has undertaken the initiatives to water conservation measures by applying water efficient appliances. Currently, approximately 76% of water appliances are equipped with water efficient appliances. Most of the water faucets and shower head are installed with water efficient appliances, while the toilet flushes also have dual flush system and manually installed water-control flush.

    Water control parts

    Water Efficient Appliances: MA4RU

    Dimensions: Length- 40 mm, Diameter (inner) - 15mm, Diameter (outer) - 8mm

    Water control parts invented by UTeM staff

    Handwashing taps

    Water taps all around the campus

    High efficient toilet flush

    High efficient toilet flush

  • Wastewater Treatment

    UTeM had built the Centralized Sewage Treatment Plant to manage the sewerage produce by the university buildings before it is being flow to nearby river. In complying the regulation of Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia, all the necessary actions of sewage treatment process have to be practice and regularly will be audited by DOE Malaysia.

  • Preventing Water System Pollution

    The process of monitoring treated water is done under the Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Program. These monitoring guidelines are issued by the Drinking Water Quality Control Unit of the Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia. These guidelines are based on the standards issued by the WHO and are safe drinking water quality standards, formulated through panel discussions from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of the Environment. Water quality standards (Drinking Water Quality Standard for Malaysia) for drinking purposes have been set and they include tests for pH, temperature, color, content of organic matter, organisms, metals, chemicals, insecticides and others.
    To see the table of these Standards please go to the website http://kmam.moh.gov.my/public-user/drinking-water-quality-standard.html.

    The public water supply has gone through a strict treatment process according to the prescribed treatment phases until it can reach the desired standards. The basic treatment process phases start with Aeration, Flocculation and Coagulation, Sedimentation, Filtration, pH Correction (if necessary), Fluoridation and Chlorination. The treatment process is proven to remove all unwanted elements from drinking water. Quality control is carried out at the final stage of the treatment process before the distribution of water supply is carried out while routine and periodic monitoring is carried out throughout the water supply system network before it is received by users. Thus the water supply supplied from the public water pipe supply is safe to drink without having to go through any further process.

    Process to ptevent polluted water entering water system to UTeM

    Water quality monitoring check points at UTeM lakes

    UTeM has a separated sewerage system, for wastewater and drainage system (rainwater, ablution, etc). Rainwater collected from the roofs of the buildings is then discharged into three local retention lakes, namely Tasik Gemilang, Tasik Cemerlang and Tasik Terbilang. To ensure water safety in the retention lakes for any water activities, Leptospira bacteria analysis is performed periodically every year. The sample was taken from several points at the lakes with a total of 15 points.

    The lakes were set with a few points:
    i. Lake Terbilang : 4 points
    ii. Lake Gemilang : 7 points
    iii. Lake Cemerlang : 4 points

    Steps:

    1. Label the bottle with masking tape
    2. Take the sample from the different points at the lakes. Refer to Figure 4.5.1-4.5.3.
    3. Fill the bottle with a label using a funnel and wrap it with bubble wrap.
    4. Courier the sample to a certified lab for analysis.

    Example report for water sample

    The certified lab issued the official report on detecting the Leptospira bacteria in a water sample. An example of the report is shown in Figure 4.5.8. This report is monitored by the Center of Smart Environment, UTeM. Monitoring and evaluation report is done regularly every 3 months.

  • Free Drinking Water

    Treated water for drinking . UTeM installed the treated water tank for drinking around the campus. This water tank is free to use for all staff and students. The drinking water is refillable automatically when the water is empty in the tank.

Read more: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)

SDG 4 (Quality Education)

The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) focuses on quality education for all. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) is one of the universities that actively works towards this objective. UTeM's actions are in line with SDG 4 because they support high-quality, inclusive, and equitable education, improve learning opportunities, and encourage lifelong learning for all.

  • Lifelong learning in UTeM

    Lifelong learning at UTeM was an ongoing commitment to providing continuous education, skills development, and knowledge enhancement beyond formal academic degrees. This initiative was designed to foster a culture of continuous learning and skill upgrading, catering to the evolving needs of individuals in a rapidly changing world.

    The following outlines the methods in which UTeM support lifelong learning:

    1. Online Courses and Programs:
      UTeM offer online courses and programs through platforms like MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) or through their own learning management system. These courses can cover diverse subjects and can be accessed by the public.
      https://ucreds.utem.edu.my/

    2. Open Educational Resources (OER):
      UTeM provide open access to educational materials, including lecture notes, presentations, and other resources that can be accessed by anyone interested in self-learning.
      https://library.utem.edu.my/ms/#eprint

    3. Library Services:
      UTeM's library offer not only physical books but also digital resources, e-books, journals, and databases that can be accessed remotely by the public or via a membership.
      https://library.utem.edu.my/ms/pangkalan-data.html

    4. Continuing Education Programs:
      UTeM provides public continuing education and professional development. These could be part-time classes, seminars, or workshops covering a range of subjects.
      https://ppsh.utem.edu.my/ms/

    5. Collaboration with Industry Partners:
      UTeM also collaborate with industry partners to provide workshops, talks, or seminars aimed at fostering lifelong learning and skill development in specific fields or industries.

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    The representatives from the industry are participating in the UTeM-Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Industry Roundtable program.

  • Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP)

    Knowledge Transfer Programmes (KTP) are a tool that Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) uses to share research findings, expertise, and useful information with a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, local communities, and business partners.

    The KTP at UTeM was a planned programme created to let external parties benefit from the university's expertise and technological innovations. Usually, there were multiple channels by which this transmission happened:

    1. Collaborative Projects:
      UTeM collaborated with industry partners or local communities on research projects or initiatives. These projects aimed to address practical issues, solve problems, or develop new technologies relevant to the involved stakeholders.

    2. Consultancy Services:
      The university offered consultancy services, where UTeM's experts, faculty members, or researchers provided advice, guidance, or expertise to external organizations. This helped in problem-solving, enhancing processes, or improving efficiency.

    3. Training and Workshops:
      UTeM organized training sessions, workshops, or seminars tailored to the needs of external stakeholders. These events focused on sharing specific skills, knowledge, or technological advancements developed by the university.

    4. Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property:
      The KTP also facilitated the transfer of technologies, patents, or intellectual property developed within the university to industry partners for commercial or practical applications.

    5. Community Engagement:
      UTeM's KTP might have involved outreach programs directed towards the local community, fostering relationships, sharing knowledge, and addressing community needs through various projects and initiatives.

    UTeM organize a Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP) webinar every month. This program is co-organized by the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA). Participants will receive a digital certificate of participation and CPD point (for UTeM staff). This program is free of charge and will be conducted as an online webinar using the Webex platform.

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  • Technical Female Entrepreneurs: Prosperity Generator

    The two-day convention with the theme 'Technical Female Entrepreneurs: Prosperity Generator' gathered close to 1,000 women entrepreneurs from diverse fields. The event aimed to highlight and support the endeavors of women involved in technical and entrepreneurial pursuits. Throughout the convention, attendees engaged in discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities, focusing on empowering female entrepreneurs in technical domains. The gathering provided a platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and insights to foster growth, innovation, and prosperity in their respective fields.

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  • Education Outreach Activities

    1. STEM Programs for Schools:
      UTeM has organized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs for school students. These programs involve workshops, hands-on activities, and interactive sessions that aim to foster interest and understanding in these technical fields

    2. School Visits and Campus Tours:
      UTeM invites school students to visit its campus. These visits provide an opportunity for students to explore the university environment, interact with faculty and students, and gain insight into various programs and facilities available at the university.

    3. Collaborative Projects with Schools:
      UTeM collaborate with schools on projects that involve students from both the university and the schools. These projects often focus on fostering innovation, problem-solving skills, and practical application of knowledge.

    4. Workshops and Seminars:
      The university organize workshops and seminars specifically tailored for school students and educators. These sessions cover a wide range of topics, including technology, engineering, academic skills, and career guidance.

    5. Competitions and Events:
      UTeM host or participate in educational competitions, challenges, or events that encourage student participation. These could range from science fairs to robotics competitions, stimulating creativity and innovation among students.

    6. Teacher Training Programs::
      UTeM also organize programs or workshops designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of teachers. These programs could focus on new teaching methods, technological advancements, or subject-specific training to improve the quality of education in schools.

    7. Community Engagement Initiatives:
      Beyond schools, UTeM also engage with the wider community through various educational outreach programs. These initiatives could involve public talks, exhibitions, or collaborative projects that involve local communities.

    UTeM's education outreach activities are aimed at inspiring, educating, and supporting the learning journeys of students at different educational levels. These initiatives not only benefit the students but also contribute to the development of education and technical skills in the community.

  • Service Learning Malaysia-University for Society (SULAM) FKP 2022

    The success in creating an innovative product that benefits the local community is undoubtedly a significant achievement for students. This was experienced by a group of students from the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering (FKP) at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). They applied their knowledge, skills, and innovation by constructing recycling bins for the purpose of local community use.

    The project, conducted through the Service Learning Malaysia-University for Society (SULAM) FKP 2022 initiative, is aimed at encouraging community service related to what the students have learned, extending their expertise to the public or relevant agencies.

    The metal plate cutting process: Laser Cutting Machine

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  • Mydigitalmaker Fair 2022

    Through strategic collaboration between the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), a more methodical and focused Digitalization Empowerment programme will be implemented through a joint public-private-academic initiative to transform Malaysian youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy. One of the primary platforms via which MDEC fulfils its social obligation to university students and school residents is this programme, which aims to support digital projects in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, and Malaysia as a whole. We manage to achieve our target about 10000 participants onsite and online that join workshops and competitions.

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Read more: SDG 4 (Quality Education)

SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)

  • Energy Management

    Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) was established on 1st December 2000 as the 1st technical public university in Malaysia. The campus is located in the UNESCO world heritage city of Melaka, set within 766 acres of lush verdant landscape boasting state-of-theart facilities in all its seven faculties. As a focus university, UTeM boasts strengths in technical fields – namely Engineering, IT, and Management Technology. The number of active staff is approximately 2,063, and the number of students is around 13,322. Since 2015, the sustainable energy management system was adapted with seven main elements: policy, organization, human resource development, operation & control, effective maintenance, budget & investment, and planning & recognition; and all the relevance policies for regulation compliance. UTeM has invested amount of money in energy management to support the campus's massive area. By targeting 18% saving energy consumption within 5 years of implementation, the current achievement is above the target, as summarized in Figure a2. Thus, the sustainable energy management system setup's performance has contributed to decrease the CO2 emission while improving the Building Energy Index (BEI) for the main campus.

    The latest update of the BEI is 145 kWh/m2 /year with CO2 emission reduction for 3,791.97tone CO2. The total energy saving (waste avoided) for the three-year energy management program is 13,849,590 kWh. Meanwhile, the commitment operation cost of the government has been saved by about USD 1,263,775. Table a1 summarizes the total performance. UTeM adopts a holistic solution under an energy management scheme to monitor environmental issues such as waste and pollution closely. To ensure that the sustainable energy management program success, the full support by all staff and top management, the threelayer committee has been established. The top-level is an Executive Council (EC) chaired by Vice-Chancellor (VC). The related energy efficiency programs consist of zero, medium, and large costs solution, where the building capacity involves staff, students, and community concurrently. UTeM has prepared the integration system for a smart and dynamic campus through Industrial Evolution I.R. 4.0 technology in its innovative ways. Thus, the MaPTeP (energy matrix for office), Smart Building & Energy Management System BEMS, load factor improvement simulator are introduced.

    UTeM is committed to supporting the environment policy that has been established for continuous economic, social and cultural progress and enhancement of the quality of life of Malaysians through environmentally sound and sustainable development. This support was manifested by exercising commitment and accountability related to pollution management in UTeM environmental policy. Besides that UTeM also implements environment awareness and sustainability programs to raise awareness among the staff and the local community about the importance of conservation and diversity of nature. The continuous improvement of *RM 1 = USD 0.25 Figure 2. Energy cost saving (2018 - 2020) as compared to baseline consumption 2018 2019 2020 RM 1,302,020 1,387,150 2,365,930 USD 325,505 346,788 591,483 - 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 2,500,000 Energy Cost Saving (RM@USD) Year Figure 3. Waste Management: (a) Solid and Scheduled Waste Management Policy; (b) Inorganic waste management (recycling) (c) Organic waste to waste compost (d) (e) (f) Figure 4. 3R Program in UTeM: (d) Recycle bin, (e) Green Mug Program, (f) Reduce: Double sided printed document awareness 8 environmental quality was also conducted by facilitating the generation and sharing of knowledge related to the environment and sustainability through research and development.

  • Energy-Efficient Renovation And Building

    Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) Energy Policy was established in 2015 to ensure a sustainable energy management system to enable continuous, effective and widespread implementation of energy efficiency and conservation practices at all PTjs within UTeM. Under the policy, UTeM has committed to follow Government Green Policy (GGP) to purchase energy efficiency products as listed under the program. The min star rated to purchase is 3 star or equivalent to energy efficiency product. Figure 9 shows energy policy signed by top management in UTeM to support GGP. All buildings in UTeM needs to comply with the ‘Melaka Green Seal’ (MGS) guidelines

    Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering receive an appreciation award from Majlis Pembandaran Hang Tuah Jaya by following Melaka Green Seal guidelines. UTeM dedicated to promoting sustainable practices in educational institutions, and as an auditee, our perspective on the Energy Efficient Appliances Usage criteria is centered on our commitment to minimizing our environmental footprint. We understand that the responsible use of energy-efficient appliances not only reduces our operational costs but also contributes significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving precious natural resources. Through this criterion, we aim to showcase our institution's dedication to fostering a more sustainable future by adopting eco-friendly technologies and encouraging energy-conscious behavior among our staff and students. Below are few implemented initiative to support the energy efficiency.

    The process and procedure adopted shall enable the establishment of measurable energy reduction Targets and Energy Index without compromising reliability, comfort and safety. The energy management system will be driven and motivated by creative and innovative initiatives from within the UTeM community. UTeM’s Energy Policy will be managed by a certified Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM)

    Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering


    Tabulated data of EE appliances usage in UTeM

    Figure 1. Replacement of Conventional Fluorescent Tube to LED tube lamp and downlight with total of 5300 Units in UTeM Main campus in the current year with estimated saving of RM 120,000 (USD 2500) per year.


    Figure 2. Replacement of Total 23 Units of High Efficiency Single Screw Type of Chiller from Conventional Type Chiller at UTeM Main Campus with COP can go up to ~6.5kW/KW


    Figure 3. Inverter 4 Star Energy Efficient Split Unit Air Conditioner At Vice Chansellor Office, Main Campus And VRV Split Air Conditioner At FTMK Building In UTeM Main Campus

    https://jpbdmelaka.gov.my/v2/xs/dl.php?filename=Panduan%20Meterai%20Hijau%20Melaka_PTHM.pdf

  • Smart Building Implementation

    Note: One building could be classified as a smart building if it has a minimum of 5 features. Please add the total smart building area from buildings which are classified as smart buildings.

    UTeM uses centralize Building Management System (BMS), Energy Management System (EMS) and IOT Electrical Energy Monitoring System for indoor air quality, temperature monitoring as well as energy profiling purposes. The Fire alarm systems have been installed separately at all buildings while strategic places are installed with CCTV.

    These systems can be assessed online by authorized personal, mainly maintenance team from Office of Facilities Management and Safety Office. Table 1 shows the evidence of the smart building element in UTeM.


    Main Interface of Building Management System (BMS) and Energy Management System (EMS)



    2nd Interface Level of Building Management System (BMS)



    3rd Interface Level of Building Management System (BMS) – Chiller Plant Room (Chancellery Building)



    3rd Interface Level of Building Management System (BMS) –Temperature, Humidity and CO2 Monitoring (Chancellery Building)



    Centralize BMS, EMS and Fire Alarm Control Room



    AHU Control Unit (Indoor Air Temperature and Other Sensors) & Smart Dust Monitoring for Indoor Air Quality Control System



    IoT Energy Monitoring System



    Fire Alarm System System at Building



    IoT Energy Monitoring Dashboard

    Interface for Energy Cost Analysis

    Interface for Consumption Analysis

    Interface for Energy Opportuning Analysis

    Internal Billing System from IoT Energy Monitoring

    CCTV Control Room

    Lighting Setting and Control System

    CCTV Installed at Building


    Chancellery Building


    FTKEK


    FTKE


    FTKIP

  • Carbon Reduction And Emission Reduction

    The greenhouse gas emission reduction program in Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) aims to reduce all three scopes emission. Process emission – Direct greenhouse Gas (CHG) emission from physical or chemical process rather than from fuel combustion.

    UTeM supports several researches and developments of product from Waste Cooking Oil (WCO) such as WCO-Plasticizer, Natural Insect Repellent, Organic Bath Soap, Oleophilic Polymer WCO Solidifier dan Organic Intelligent Candle).


    Indirect GHG emissions resulting from inseneration or landfill of your institutions solid waste.

    Special Program of Global Recycling Day 2022 conducted by students with company SWM Environment Sdn Bhd has been officiated by Deputy Vice Chancellor of UTeM.

  • Plan To Reduce Energy Consumption

    a – existence of plan

    Program 1: Optimum baseload energy consumption during pandemic condition.
    The baseload percentage previously above than 20% just for the safety purpose. The management agreed to rescheduled the lighting operation while maintening the standard of lux level.

    Program 2: Optimum chiller scheduling.
    The maximum demand charge still high during less staff and students due to centralize chiller operation. The optimum operation scheduling of chiller has been done by using optimization algorithm such as Particle Swarm Optimization under simulation program. Once, optimum loadd profile was concluded, the real implemention will be conducted. The operation of the chillers also follow the OPTR tariff scheme, where the value of load factor should be improved to enjoy price reduction by energy provider.

    Program 3: Dust filter monitoring.
    AHU dust monitoring has been installed to monitor level of dust so that the clean air circulation would be supplied to the end user.

    Program 4 : Variable Speed Drive (VSD) at AHU -Library
    Installation of variable speed drive (VSD) at AHUs unit. To control the speed drive of the motor where the energy can be optimally consumed. The AHU represents almost 15% of total energy consumption in the university. The innovative project of VSD installation at strategic buildings will be able to avoid about 60% energy waste for the AHU system in UTeM

    Program 5 : Chiller Retrofitting at 2 building
    Innovation on Energy Efficiency Chillers retrofitting program.
    The chillers system present almost 60% energy consumption breakdown in the university. The replacement of the old type chiller with good scheduling of replacement can contribute to optimal investment cost while mitigate the appropriate energy consumption stratetically. In UTeM, the inverter type of chillers have been replaced in staged period within 2 years with total
    budget of MYR 9Million.

    Installation, heat insulation, cladding wrap, padang pressure gauge and thermometer

    Connect power supply to chiller, electrical wiring and automatic wiring to pump and cooling tower

    The replacement of new chiller

  • Energy Wastage Identification

    Analysis of load profile is essential to investigate any abnormalities in power consumption. It also provide potential energy saving to the organization.

  • Local Community Outreach For Energy Efficiency

    2.UTeM has joined the AEA award as the program to transfer the knowledge in regional level. UTeM has been announced as the winner for the energy management category during the event. Since there, UTeM able to consult and sharing the knowledge to the energy management committee at regional/international level.

    1. International and Regional Levels

    Program: Energy Management Gold Standard (EMGS) Certification under ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS)
    Level of Certification: 3-Stars (Highest)

    Link:

    https://www.mgtc.gov.my/what-we-do/energy-management-gold-standard-emgs/
    https://www.myemgs.com/

    Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) has joined the Energy Management Gold Standard (EMGS) Certification since 2016 to date. The benefits of joining EMGS is given in the link above. In 2022, UTeM has achieve the highest 3-Stars EMGS Certification and the certification is valid until 2024.

    2. Community Level (UTeM)

    Program: Online Transfer Knowledge Awareness Program on Energy Conservation and Efficiency at Faculty of Information and Communications Technology

    3. Community Level (Outside UTeM)

    Program:Technical Training on Efficient Energy Target and Plan for staff

    Program: Awareness talk at Green Practice Program, MARA Junior Science Collage (Maktab Rendah Sains Mara), Tun Ghafar Baba, Jasin Melaka (Secondary School).
    Topic: Awareness on Energy Conservation and Efficiency Practice

  • The Total Carbon Footprint (Co2 Emission In The Last 12 Months, In Metric Tons)

  • Energy Pledge

    Declaration of Commitment

  • The Total Carbon Footprint

    The Total Carbon Footprint (CO2 Emission In The Last 12 Months, In Metric Tons)

    As an auditee participating in the UI GreenMetric assessment, we understand the critical importance of evaluating our institution's environmental impact, particularly concerning the Total Carbon Footprint criteria. This criterion not only measures our carbon emissions but also assesses our commitment to mitigating climate change. We recognize that our carbon footprint plays a significant role in our overall sustainability efforts and that reducing it is essential for the well-being of our planet. Through this evaluation, we aim to demonstrate our dedication to environmental responsibility, as we strive to minimize our carbon emissions, adopt sustainable practices, and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future for all.

    Option 2: Recommended by UI GreenMetric

    The post-pandemic period of COVID-19 has seen a concerning increment in carbon footprints at universities. This rise can be attributed to several factors, including increased energy consumption as institutions strive to maintain a safe and hygienic environment through enhanced ventilation and cleaning protocols. The transition to online learning has also led to a surge in data center energy use, contributing to higher carbon emissions. Additionally, the resumption of in-person activities has led to increased transportation-related emissions as students, faculty, and staff commute to campuses, which were largely deserted during the pandemic. These combined factors have resulted in a notable uptick in universities' carbon footprints, highlighting the need for sustainable practices and a reevaluation of the higher education sector's environmental impact.

  • Policy Development For Clean Energy Technology

    The comitment for clean energy stated in UTeM energy policy

Read more: SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)


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