Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Prepared by Awarudin Saidu Mohamed
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping


IEM G&S organised a half day Technical Visit on 8 Dec 2007 to SMART Motorway Control Center Jalan Davis, Off Bulatan Kg Pandan. Total of 20 participants with 13 IEM members, UCSI (University College Sedaya International) students, 1 IET member and 2 private individuals participated in the visit. The visit started at 9.30 and ends at 20 noon.

This visit was an excellent opportunity to understand the concept of smart tunnel which has been verbiage to most of us. The philosophy behind flood mitigation via smart tunnel a premier project in KL was explored. The visit was handled by Smart JV whom involved in project planning till the execution. They are given the concession for 10 yrs in managing the smart tunnel. Their warm welcome and excellent briefing has indulged all the members. Everyone given the opportunity to watch video presentation and followed by sharing session – Tea Break.

The presentation and Q&A session covered the project planning, construction, smart tunnel concept, Engineering innovation and latest technologies in tunnel building. The talk was concluded with soft part of the operation (i.e. challenges and limitation) and public and government related issues.

Indeed all of us concluded that the Smart Tunnel is definitely an Engineering wonders made in Malaysia by Malaysian. The Engineering acumen complemented by Hunger for Innovation has astonished all of us. The Malaysian Capability in development far surpluses by what is always commented by public.

As a nutshell, the visit was very fulfilling and eye-opener to many of us in the field of tunnel construction.

Introduction To Vector Drives

Prepared by Hardeep SC
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

Introduction To Vector Drives

Date : 6th December 2007

Time : 7.00 pm to 9.00 p.m

Venue : IEM Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Petaling Jaya

Speaker : Mr. Hew Wooi Ping, PhD(Malaya), CEng., PEng.

Total Participants : 41 pax

Dr. Hew, has been working on Vector Drives for the last 13 years, his vast experience was put into public interest via his talk Introduction to Vector Drives. He shared his practical experience and theoretical knowledge with the participants who showed great interest to grasp the information.

The talk was focused into introducing the future trend of application, with the advent of digital processing technologies and power electronics converters. The use of dc-motor drives is far becoming obsolete and is now being replaced by ac-motor vector drives in many applications today. This is fore more true as vector drives attempts to control an ac-motor just like a dc-motor.

Dr. Hew completed the evening talk with a phrase for all participants that reads, “the more you burn, the more you learn”. This phrase has a deep meaning, which interprets, knowledge is only gained with experience and to gain experience you need to try until you succeed. This 3rd joint venture talk with IET was also a success as the previous two events (talk by Dr. Vigna and Mr. Satha).

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Itinerary on Engineering Interactive Gathering (EIG) @ Port Dickson

Prepared by Wong Chee Hong
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

Itinerary on Engineering Interactive Gathering (EIG) @ Port Dickson

Dear ALL Young Engineers, Engineering Graduates, Undergraduates & Students !!!

AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED !!!... The Engineering Interactive Gathering (EIG),... proudly brought to you by Engineering Society of University of Malaya (ESUM) officially known as "Persatuan Kejuruteraan Universiti Malaya (PKUM)"... as part of our efforts to foster closer ties, relationships and networking among young engineers, engineering professionals and students.

*** Engineering Interactive Gathering (EIG) ***

(Organised by Engineering Society of University of Malaya )

DATE : 19 - 20 January 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)

VENUE : Port Dickson Golf & Country Club, Port Dickson


EIG is a 2 days - 1 night gathering which involves young engineers, engineering professionals and students from local universities. The main objective of EIG is to enhance the relationship between the local undergraduates, engineers from The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and company representatives from different engineering industries besides to widen the social circle / networking and knowledge concerning engineering field.

This exclusive gathering aims:

* To generate awareness of undergraduates about the importance of aids given, and the close bond between IEM and the future engineers via the membership drive of IEM

* To maintain the close bond between IEM, engineering companies and undergraduates in Faculty of Engineering

* To provide a good opportunity for undergraduates to meet up with high calibre experienced engineers

* To expose the job offered by companies to undergraduates or fresh graduates

* To promote intervarsity activities that can tighten the relationship among local undergraduates

Wanna find out more about us The Young Engineers Section of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM G&S-YES) or want to widen your social and professional networking but no formal occasions? Then this is it, come and join us... this will prove to be a great opportunity for all of us, seniors (graduates) and juniors (students) to learn and share knowledge & experience among us within the engineering fraternity. After all, we are all present and future engineers of today and tomorrow! As such all of you, engineering students as well as young engineers and graduates are welcomed to participate in this exquisite event... TRULY AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED !!!

Kindly find attached herewith the flyer on this event for the itinerary and registration.

Interested and wish to know more ???… Well, for further enquiries and details, please do not hesitate to contact the following:

ð Ng Siew Kian (012-4964577 / ngsiewkian@yahoo.

ð Chew Kheng Yuen (012-6630252 / chew_cky@hotmail. com)

With that, look forward to your participation. Till then, have a nice day!…


IEM G&S-YES Webmaster

Graduate & Student Section - The Young Engineers Section (G&S-YES)

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Article for IEM G&S Summit report 2007 (Cont'd)

Prepared by: Jimmy Fam
Blogged by: Lee Mei Ping

Article for IEM G&S Summit report 2007 (Cont'd)

Date : 31st-2nd September 2007

Venue : IEM Sabah Branch

Participants : 3 rep from HQ, 2 rep from Penang Branch, 4 rep from Miri Branch, 8 rep from Sabah, 1 rep from Southern

Day 1 :

All the representatives were introduced to each other and each branch representative was given 20 minutes to present branch report for the last 1 year calendar as shown in photo below :

After the branch report section, all representatives were invited to have tea break that had been prepared by the host. Later, the scheduled was followed by G&S conference where all participants were seriously discussed all the agendas that are going to benefit all IEM graduate engineers and students. Some of the discussed agendas were change of name G&S to YES, membership issue, Hong Kong delegation 2008 and coming YEAFEO 2007 at Philippine. Apart from that, Penang branch was unanimously selected as a host for IEM YES summit 2008. At the end of Conference, all representatives took photo in front of Sabah branch office as shown in photos below:

At night, we were all invited to have dinner at Kampung Nelayan, it was a famous place in Sabah for seafood and Cultural performance. Besides having sumptuous dinner at Kampung Nelayan, we also had a chance to meet some senior IEM members from Sabah branch to exchange some opinions regarding engineering issues. All of us really enjoyed the tasty food and cultural show.

Day 2 :

We all woke up early and our pounding hearts would bring us to Pulau Manukan, one of the favourite spot for diving in Sabah. Water is crystal clear and breathtaking views really free us out from the hustle and bustle of the city. We enjoyed ourselves by having snorkelling and not to forget the Parachuting, some photos below showed that our committee really enjoyed being pulled up to the sky and down to the sea to enjoy the beauty of our nature.

Day 3 :

We bid our farewell to all the representatives and we have promised to see each other at Penang Branch for our G&S Summit 2008.


Prepared by: Ng Siew Kian
Blogged by: Lee Mei Ping


Membership drives by University Malaya. The details of the event is as follows:
Title: I-WEEK 2007
Date: 11 July 2007
Time: 1:45 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Pictures taken during the event. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

IEM-IET Talk on Principle of Motor.

Prepared by Hardeep Singh Chahil
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

IEM-IET Talk on Principle of Motor.

Synopsis of Talk:

DC motors have been known for their simplicity and ease of control especially in applications that are related to precision motion control. However, with the advent of digital signal processing technologies and power electronic converters, the use of dc motor drives has been replaced by ac-motor vector drives in many applications. Vector drives attempts to control an ac motor like a dc motor.

This talk will introduce the scalar drives and explain the basic principles/benefits of vector drives. Its aim is to provide some fundamental information for mechanical and electrical engineers who are involved in the operation and maintenance of vector drives.

Biodata of speaker:

Dr. Hew Wooi Ping obtained his BEng. (Electrical) and Master of Electrical Engineering from UTM. In 2000, he graduated with a PhD from University of Malaya. He has been working on vector drives since 1994. He has been teaching electrical machines and drives in the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Malaya since 1998. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Please find enclosed herewith a softcopy of the leaflet for the talk scheduled on 6th December 2007 at 7 - 9 pm, by Dr. Hew on Introduction to Vector Drives.

  • Leaflet

  • Monday, November 19, 2007

    ***Engineers' Night 2007***

    Prepared by Wong Chee Hong
    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    ***Engineers' Night 2007***

  • Sunday, November 18, 2007

    Young Professional Night 2007!

    Prepared by Ngeow
    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    Young Professional Night 2007!

    An exclusive night I shall say, where the Young Professionals Alliance (YPA) was launched. It was held on 17th November 2007, Saturday at 5.15pm. The venue of the event was at Si Khiong Star Car Showroom, 15 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

    The wonderful event was launched by YB Dato Liow Tiong Lai, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.

    Video shown below. Enjoy...

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    Lightning & Secondary Surge Protection Grounding & Bonding For Commercial & Industrial facilities.

    Lightning & Secondary Surge Protection Grounding & Bonding For Commercial & Industrial facilities.

    Date : 24th October 2007

    Time : 7.00 pm to 9.00 p.m

    Venue : IEM Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Petaling Jaya

    Speaker :. Mr. Satha A. Maniam

    Total Participants : 81 pax

    Mr. Satha a well known individual in the field of lightning and surge protection as well as grounding and bonding, had everyone pinned to their seats with his enthusiastic talk. The evening was full with clouds of information and excitement as everyone cooperatively participated in the talk.

    The talk was a practical approach to the recommendation of the standards, which referenced to BS6651: 1999 with additional references to IEC62305. The talk also discussed on the difference of direct strike protection and secondary surge protection as well as the measures necessary to ensure equipment functionality.

    In addition, the talk was rejuvenated with many practical cases from actual scenarios with animation to enhance the understanding of the standards.

    IEM G&S -YES retreat!!!

    Prepared by Ng Siew Kian
    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    IEM G&S -YES retreat!!!

    Here is our IEM YES retreat at Port Dickson Beach….

    Yes, it is 8 & 9 September 2007 IEM YES retreat gathering. (There is a deal between us that who are using “IEM G&S” instead of “IEM YES”, have to pay RM1.00 as punishment, and Chau Fong is the first one who get punished since he is the first to give speech during our IEM YES KRA/KPI presentation. Haha.)

    Firstly, have to introduce our two new IEM YES volunteer from UM and Alstorm – Chi Hoe and Jin Kiat.

    After short self-introduction and IEM YES presentation, we prepare ourself for dinner. The food stall has quite nice food (But it might just because we all have waited too long for the food). The bad is some flies keep flying above our dishes when we are eating. Yucks *-*

    After dinner, guys go out to enjoy their Saturday night and girls stay in apartment watching television and zzzZZZ….

    The next morning, nasi lemak and then… 1, 2, 3, 4 one more time 1, 2, 3, 4. Let’s warm up.

    We first play volley ball in two teams. And then we play futsal. That is the first time I realize that how hard it can be playing futsal on sand. The final game is guy team VS (girl + 1 guy helper) team. Guess which team is the winner? Anyway, we all have our prize. One ice-cream. Yeah.

    Come to Port Dickson, how can we forget to swim? And we are not only swimming, but also jumping, throwing, yelling… There is a lot of fun this morning.

    Overall, I’m really having a good time. Hopefully more will join us next time. See ya.

    Wednesday, November 07, 2007

    Agong Scholarship

    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    Agong Scholarship

    On behalf of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Young Engineers Section ( YES ), we would like to congratulate one of our volunteer, Anwarudin Saidu Mohamed (Imperial College, London) who is one of our volunteer in the PD - Technical Skills.

    For you have met the challenge with determination, strength and total confidence!


    Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    Public Colloquium on "Public Toilet Design & Technology"

    Public Colloquium on "Public Toilet Design & Technology"

    Date :
    10 November 2007 (Saturday)

    Time :
    9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. (Refreshment will be served at 8.30 a.m.)

    Venue :
    IEM Conferencef Hall and Penthouse, Bangunan Ingeniur, Petaling Jaya.

    Speakers :
    Ir. Fong Tian Yong, Ministry of Housing & Local Government

    Ir. Hooi Yoke Meng, Pengarah Jabatan Saliran & Pengurusan Sungei, DBKL

    Good toilet design has been recognised as the most important factors affecting the cleanliness as compare to maintenance & management, public awareness and enforcement. The recent technological advances worldwide have created more innovative technologies such as water saving toilet, dry toilet, biological treatment, Disabled Person friendly toilet and environmentally friendly toilet. The recent publication of Malaysian Standard on toilet design, toilet rating, maintenance & management will require higher level of professional input from architects and engineers. This colloquium will feature some of the overseas and local experiences on ensuring good toilet design.


    Attached please find the form for Public Colloquium on "Public Toilet Design & Technology"

  • Attachment

  • Moment of Glory...

    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    Moment of Glory...

    The goal is not to emerge as champion but to be an eye opener to everyone.
    It is definitely to build our own image as Young Engineers Section (YES!)

    "...The big question is whether you're going going to give a big hearty YES! to your adventure..."
    -Joseph Campbell

    Though we did not emerge as the champion, but somehow or rather we are proud to finish at the third placing.

    Friday, November 02, 2007

    Pretty woman

    Pretty woman

    Ever seen a bunch of engineers enjoying their supper?

    No, must have thought it was just a normal supper but it is not.

    Well, this is what happened when some pretty woman walking down the street!!!

    They just drool....

    Monday, October 22, 2007

    Vote! And more Votes!

    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    Vote!And More Votes!!!

    Sunday, October 21, 2007

    “The Red Book – The Police & You”

    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    "The Red Book – The Police & You"

    (Organised by Young Engineers Section, IEM
    in collaboration with National Young Lawyers Committee (NYLC))

    Date : 11th October 2007 (Thursday)
    Time : 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
    Venue : IEM Conference Hall, 2nd Floor,
    Speaker : Mr Richard Wee from the KL Bar Committee assisted by Mr Edmund, Mr Devan & Mr Sunil from NYLC

    The talk covered the following areas (please refer to the attached Red Book pamphlet for more details):

    Extent of police powers to stop a person for questioning
    Powers to arrest and search
    Issues of remand orders
    The layperson's rights throughout the exercise of these powers

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    IEM YES Organization Chart

    Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

    IEM YES Organization Chart

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    First Joint IEM YES - IET YMS Activity - Power Quality Talk

    Blogged by : Lee Mei Ping

    First Joint IEM YES - IET YMS Activity - Power Quality Talk

    Date : 12th September 2007

    Time : 7.00 pm to 9.00 p.m

    Venue : IEM, Petaling Jaya

    Speaker :. Dr. R. Vigna Kumaran

    Total Participants : 46 pax

    It is pleased to announce that Professional Development Technical Skill Portfolio of IEM YES has currently come to agreement with Institute of Engineering Technology Younger members section Malaysia to jointly organize activities such as technical talks and visits in 2007-2008 terms. Power Quality talk was the first ground breaking event that was given by Dr. R. Vigna Kumaran, chairman of Younger Members Section, IET Malaysia to Graduate Engineers of both Professional Institutions. It was well attended by 46 junior and senior engineers, and based on their feedback, it was a valuable experience and opportunity to learn on Power Quality Talk.

    The talk was divided into two parts, namely Part 1 – Basic of Power Quality Issue, causes and effect, Part 2 – mitigating techniques, voltage harmonic and sagging issue.

    In summary, Dr Vigna presented lots of practical case studies that related to Power Industries so that Practical Engineers could understand how’s the motors or generators in factories or power stations to be applied to Power Quality issue, some possible techniques to avoid voltage sagging issue and harmonic effect on the overall system.

    Lastly, all the participants are invited to attend coming jointly organized activities in November 2007.

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007

    Young Professional Night 2007!

    Announced by : Lee Mei Ping