(17/3) the Department of Computer Engineering Undip held the Final Project Expo at the Campus Forest Park, Faculty of Engineering, Undip. The Expo event was the final event of the series of activities titled Final Project Capstone which had been recently implemented in the Department of Computer Engineering. At this event, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, and the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, Dr. Adian Fatchur Rochim, S.T, M.T, also came to visit every stand. His presence was warmly welcomed by the participants and the visitors who attended the Final Project Expo.
Previously, the Final Project Capstone is a program developed from the Individual Final Project Assessment which was obligatory for every student in the Department of Computer Engineering in order to be graduated from the department. In this Final Project Capstone, three students will be grouped into one team and given an actual problem to be solved. The problems that become the starting point for the Final Project were taken from the real problems that are currently happening in the business world. The aim of this Capstone is for the students to gain practical experience before they graduate so that the knowledge gained during college can be applied to the real business world and generate a top-grade graduate.
In this event that accommodates the innovative works from the Computer Engineering students, there are at least 6 works displayed at the Final Project Expo this month. These six Final Projects are the IoT-based Accreditation Document Searching System using RFID, LPG Order and Monitoring Information System, Marine Safety Management Information System (SIMASKESPEL), the Personnel Information System, “’PANGGONAN APP” Application for Place Searching around Undip Tembalang, and Automated System for Student Data Collection on Undip Food Trucks.
Dimas Rafi, one of the participants at this Final Project Expo, said that he was happy because he managed to complete the program that he was working on with his teammates on time. “Luckily we were able to meet the deadline and take part in the Expo this March,” said Dimas representing his teammates. He also expressed his gratitude because his stand was visited by the Dean personally. He and his team felt very grateful because they were appreciated by the top management at the Faculty of Engineering.
This event provides inspiration for every visitor who comes. Rama Weihan Aryasuta, one of the visitors, said that he was inspired to be able to create useful technology. “I am happy to be able to see and try the works of my senior directly. I also can ask them about their process in finding the right research sites and how they initially decided to choose their Final Project topics, said Rama.
In the future, It is hoped that this Final Project Expo can be continued and can provide enthusiasm for the students of the Department of Computer Engineering Undip to continue working and innovating in making the right and beneficial technologies for society.
(14/3) the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro hosted the Indonesian Engineering Dean Forum (Forum Dekan Teknik Indonesia, FDTI). To support the event, the Faculty of Engineering held the “Dean & Staff’s Course 2023” which started on 14 March and ended on 15 March 2023. This event was attended by deans and academic staffs from various engineering faculty across Indonesia. The opening ceremony was held at the Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor. During the opening ceremony, there were approximately 100 participants who took part in the “Dean & Staff’s Course”.
The event was opened by HSE safety induction as a commitment from the Faculty of Engineering to implement the ISO:45001 certification mandate. The event then continued by singing the National Anthem, Indonesia Raya, and several remarks. The first remarks were delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D
In his speech, Prof. Agung said that this event aimed to strengthen the relationship between the engineering faculties throughout Indonesia and also share the knowledge and innovation related to the best practice of organization governance and the development of the latest issues related to engineering education in the country. “I hope that later we can share experiences in managing the engineering faculty in this event,” Prof Agung emphasized that point.
Regarding the success of the Faculty of Engineering Undip in achieving the ZI-WBK (Zona Integritas Wilayah Bebas Korupsi, Integrity Zone – Corruption-Free Zone, a predicate for the best anti-corruption and the most integrity institution that was given by the Indonesian Government) predicate, Prof. Agung said that the Faculty of Engineering is widely open for every institution which wants to do a comparative study related to the implementation of the Integrity Zone development program. In the “Dean & Staff’s Course 2023” event itself, the Faculty of Engineering has prepared a separate session to discuss the Change Management Strategies that the Faculty of Engineering Undip and UGM had done (as two engineering faculties that have succeeded in gaining the ZI-WBK title) so they can get that prestigious title, “Later, ladies and gentlemen, you can learn directly about ZI-WBK at this opportunity. We are open to sharing our knowledge with the ladies and the gentlemen here,” said Prof. Agung in his speech.
The next remarks were delivered by the Head of FDTI, Prof. Ir. Selo, S.T, M.T, M.Sc, Ph.D., IPU, ASEAN Eng. Prof Selo expressed his gratitude to the host, the Faculty of Engineering Undip, for preparing many things to welcome the guests who came from various engineering education institutions from all over Indonesia. He also expressed his hopes regarding the FDTI’s works in the future, where he hoped that later FDTI could continue to develop and provide benefits not only for its member but also for the nation and the state.
The last remarks were delivered by the Rector of Universitas Diponegoro, Prof. Yos Johan Utama, S.H, M.Hum. As the leader of Universitas Diponegoro, he showed his utmost gratitude to the Faculty of Engineering for being able to provide the best service for the guests and sustaining the good image of Universitas Diponegoro. Prof. Yos in his remarks also mentioned the ZI-WBK title that the Faculty of Engineering Undip had obtained in 2021. For him, an institution is supposed to provide the best service that is free from corruption, collusion, and nepotism. The existence of corruption cases that involve some educational institutions lately has become a concern for Universitas Diponegoro. “Recently, many campus officials have been caught by the OTT (Operasi Tangkap Tangan, Arrest Hand Operation, by the Corruption Eradication Committee/KPK). This case is, of course, become a point that we should criticize as an educational institution,” said Prof. Yos in his remarks. Through the “Dean & Staff’s Course 2023”, he hoped that the Faculty of Engineering Undip can share about how to construct the Integrity Zone and teach the Diponegoro values to the participants.
The opening ceremony was then closed by a prayer session led by the Vice Dean of Resource Affairs, Dr. Ir. Abdul Syakur, ST., MT., IPU ST. The event then continued with the main courses consisting of two main classes, namely the Dean’s Course which the deans and their staffs attended, and the Staff’s Course which was attended by the academic staff from various engineering faculties. Each class was filled with competent speakers and discussed several topics, ranging from organization governance, the implementation of a Performance Action Plan (PAP), change management and innovation about ZI-WBK, teamwork training, to public speaking training and Tour of Duty in several units in the Faculty of Engineering for staffs.
FDTI is an opportunity for the participants not only to gain new knowledge and experience but also to discuss and share experiences regarding the innovative programs and collaborations between the engineering faculties throughout Indonesia. The hope is, later the forum participants can make changes to their respective faculties. Imam Safi’I, S.T, M.T, IPM, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Kadiri who was also the participant in the forum, expressed his gratitude to all the Dean & Staff’s Course 2023 committees and the FDTI. “Services in the Faculty of Engineering quite impressed me. Here I also get many opportunities to collaborate with other universities,” he said.
(18/2) Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, sent its academics to join the Sakura Science Program, a program hosted by the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Nihon University, Japan. In total 11 academics, consisting of 1 lecturer, 1 young researcher, 3 master’s students, and 6 bachelor’s students, attended the program that is being held from 13th to 18th February 2023 in Koriyama, Japan.
Sakura Science Program is a collaboration program between Nihon University and Universitas Diponegoro that aimed not only to foster a relationship forged by both institutions but also to introduce international exposure to the students involved. The program consists of several events, such as campus and lab visits, lectures attending, and visits to the local dam plantation. The students were able to explore and enhance their knowledge by visiting new places that were far away from their homeland.
The participants for this program were selected via open selection held by the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro. The selected applicants who were eligible enough to join the program according to the team selection committee will join the contingent led by Dr.-Ing. Bobby Rio Indriyantho, ST, MT. Mr. Bobby is a lecturer from the Department of Civil Engineering who was appointed to be the assistant lecturer for this program. Besides him, there was 1 young researcher, named Lena Tri Lestari, ST, MT. She is the only researcher that earned this opportunity with the other 9 participants from the master’s and bachelor’s programs of the Department of Civil Engineering.
The program started when the contingent from the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, arrived in Koriyama. After they arrived, they were attending some lectures delivered by experts from Nihon University. The theme of the lectures varied, ranging from civil engineering to architectural engineering. In between those lectures, they also visited the Miharu Dam Management and Miharu Village in Miharu City to learn how the dam management worked. The team stayed for 5 days at Nihon University.
The team leader, Dr.-Ing. Bobby Rio Indriyantho, ST,MT, expressed his gratitude towards this program. He hopes that the students who get the chance to join this program able to gain experience in international exposure. He added that the new knowledge shared by the professors, and the Japanese cultures they experienced, could become unforgettable moments that they will never experience while in Indonesia. As a lecturer from Universitas Diponegoro, Mr. Bobby hopes that Universitas Diponegoro able to earn the same opportunity in the future.
(22/2) Universitas Diponegoro held a Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony with the University of Waterloo, Canada, in Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor. The Representatives of Universitas Diponegoro were present at the ceremony, which was represented at that time by the Head of the Diponegoro International Office, Mrs. Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, Ph.D, along with the deans from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, and Postgraduate School. Meanwhile, the University of Waterloo was represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Prof. Bruce Frayne, along with two other representatives from the University of Waterloo.
This collaboration with the University of Waterloo was first initiated in 2015, and can only be accomplished in 2023. During the initiation period, Universitas Diponegoro consistently built and maintained good relationships. One was done by sending some of its graduates to pursue their studies at the University of Waterloo. The efforts to build that positive image have ripened into good results so that the University of Waterloo is willing to collaborate with Universitas Diponegoro.
The signing ceremony was opened with an explanation about safety induction as a commitment from the Faculty of Engineering to implement the Health, Safety, and Environment (also known as K3 in Indonesia) within the Faculty of Engineering. The ceremony then continued with the singing of the National Anthem of Indonesia, Indonesia Raya, and continued with the signing of the collaboration agreement by both parties. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering also signed the collaboration agreement with other deans from other faculty who were also invited to the ceremony.
The event then continued with a welcoming speech. The welcoming speech was delivered by the Head of Diponegoro International Office, Mrs. Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, Ph.D as the representative from Universitas Diponegoro. In her remarks, she thanked the representatives from the University of Waterloo for visiting the Universitas Diponegoro to start the collaboration with Universitas Diponegoro. She added, as one of the leading campuses in Indonesia, Universitas Diponegoro always strives to provide the best programs that can attract outsiders to collaborate together with Universitas Diponegoro. She hoped, with the advantages that Universitas Diponegoro already has, the University of Waterloo was able to gain many benefits from the results of this collaboration.
After the welcoming speech from Universitas Diponegoro, the following remarks were delivered by the representatives from the University of Waterloo. The first remarks were given by the Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Prof. Bruce Frayne. In his remarks, he hoped that by collaborating with Universitas Diponegoro, the students from the University of Waterloo can get broader and more diverse opportunities to study at Universitas Diponegoro. He also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity provided so that the University of Waterloo could establish the collaboration agreement after years of fostering good relations with Universitas Diponegoro.
The next remarks were delivered by Prof. Prateep Nayek, Associate Dean of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, and the person in charge of collaboration agreement from the University of Waterloo. In his remarks, he showed his gratitude towards Universitas Diponegoro for the support given to the students from Universitas Diponegoro who was one of the main agents in shaping the good images for Universitas Diponegoro in the eyes of the University of Waterloo. He also explained how this collaboration had been initiated for quite a long time and could only be executed this year. All of these are the results of the hard work of Universitas Diponegoro in establishing good relations with the University of Waterloo.
The ceremony then closed with giving souvenirs from Universitas Diponegoro to the University of Waterloo. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc., Ph.D, fully supported this collaboration agreement. He added that the collaboration with the University of Waterloo is in accordance with the vision of the Faculty of Engineering as the International standard Excellent Research Campus. He hoped that in the future the academics in the Faculty of Engineering can take advantage of the opportunities that opened up from the collaboration with the University of Waterloo to improve their research.
(21/1)Department of Civil Engineering Universitas Diponegoro sent one of its lecturers to attend the Invitational Training Program for Flood Forecasting and Warning Systems in South Korea. This program was hosted by KOICA from January 8th to January 21st to share the expertise of Korea’s flood forecasting and operating system in terms of its cooperation and functionality when the flood occurred. For this event, KOICA invited the managers and employees of BBWS Citarum and related institutions (Universities, DF SDA, Ministry of Public Works & Housing, PJT II, BMKG, Dinas SDA, PT PJB UP Cirata, PT Indonesia Power, etc). On this occasion, university representatives invited were from the Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro (namely Mr. Priyo Nugroho P., ST M.Eng.) and Brawijaya University.
The program aimed to provide training opportunities for the participants to experience an advanced flood forecast and warning system and its efficient operation method while accessing the current system/equipment. They hope, it can be supporting the BBWS Citarum and related institutions to secure its flood control system operation.
The program has been hosted by the KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) with its financial support. Training sessions consisted of theoretical lectures and practical training by experts from the KICT, Dongbu Engineering, ALLFORLAND, HRFCO (Han River Flood Control Office), and other related institutions. The implementation of the training program was held at the KICT building in Seoul. During this training, the participants also visited several projects related to flood forecasting in Busan City.
Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Prof. Jati Utomo Dwi Hatmoko, warmly welcomed the event mentioned before as a form of capacity building for the lecturers in the Department of Civil Engineering. He hopes, that event can improve the knowledge and the competencies of the lecturer who joined the event. He also hopes that the experiences and knowledge acquired from that event can be disseminated to the wider community and the academic community at Universitas Diponegoro.
Written by the Department of Civil Engineering Undip
(10/2) Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro collaborated with the Indonesian Young Scientist Association (IYSA) in holding the event called ASEAN Innovative Science Environmental and Entrepreneur Fair (AISEEF) 2023. This splendid event which brought together young scientists from several countries officially started with the opening ceremony that was held in Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor, Faculty of Engineering. During the ceremony, also present several important figures, both offline and online, to give remarks to the participants who participated in this event, which this year is entering its fourth year. The participants did not only come from Indonesia, but also from other countries such as India, Thailand, South Korea, Iran, Malaysia, Vietnam, the United States, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, and Türkiye. A total of 268 participants from 15 countries took part in AISEEF this year.
The event started with the singing of the National Anthem of Indonesia, Indonesia Raya, then continued with several remarks. The first speech was delivered by the Chairman of the Indonesian Young Scientist Association (IYSA), Mr. Deni Irawan, M.Pd. In his remarks, he expressed his gratitude to all the stakeholders who had supported the implementation of AISEEF 2023, especially the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro, which had provided a lot of assistance for the event to run successfully. In addition, he also welcomed the participants who took part either online or offline in this event which was held for the first time in 2020.
The second speech was delivered by the Chairman of the Indian Innovators Association (IIA), Mr. Raman Teja Venigalla. In his remarks which were held online, Mr. Raman Teja showed his utmost gratitude to IYSA and the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro for inviting young scientists, especially those who came from India, to take an active part in AISEEF 2023. For him, the AISEEF can be a place for young scientists to develop themselves and share their knowledge with fellow young scientists so that new useful innovations can be created.
The following remarks were delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D. In his remarks, he welcomed the participants who had come from every place to Semarang City. He said that the Faculty of Engineering was very proud of the implementation of AISEEF 2023. He hopes, the participants can show their research results and reap the best results from this event.
The event then continued with the beating of the gong (traditional Indonesian metal disc percussion) as a sign of the official opening of AISEEF 2023. Prof. Dr.nat.tech. Siswo Sumardiono, ST, MT, the Vice Dean of Academic and Students Affairs, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro, beat the gong with the Chairman of IYSA, Mr. Deni Irawan, M.Pd.
This opening ceremony is not only filled with remarks but also included several performances. The first performance came from SMA Negeri 3 Semarang who sang a song by Raisa and Isyana Sarasvati entitled “Anganku Anganmu”. The performance was enough to amaze the participants who were present at the event. After that performance, the event continued with an introduction to the Judges of AISEEF 2023 and a speech from the Chairman of Judges of AISEEF 2023, Dr. Soehardjoepri, M.Si.
After the presentation about the Judges, the event continued with another performance from SMA Negeri 1 Semarang who sang Chrisye and Waldjinah’s song “Kala Cinta Menggoda”. After the participants were satisfied with these performances, the opening ceremony was officially closed with the reading of the rules that applied during AISEEF 2023.
AISEEF 2023 will take place for 5 days starting from 10-14 February 2023 at the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro. The exhibition will take place from 11-12 February 2023 at the Joint Parking Building Universitas Diponegoro. The closing ceremony will be held at Engineering Hall, Faculty of Engineering on 14th February 2023