New Engineers of PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Ready to Work for Indonesia

New Engineers of PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Ready to Work for Indonesia

(9/8) The Study Program of the Professional Program for Engineers (PSPPI) of the Faculty of Engineering Undip held the oath-taking ceremony for the ninth time. This oath-taking ceremony was held offline and online at the Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor. In this event, also present the Vice Rector of Resources, Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Heru Susanto, S.T., M.M., M.T. and the General Secretary of the Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII), Ir. Bambang Goeritno, M.Sc, MPA, IPU, APEC Engineer, to supervise the oath-taking ceremony in this period.

At this time, PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Undip successfully graduated 193 new engineers from various regions to be ready to serve Indonesia. The Head of the PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Dr. Ir. Widayat, S.T, M.T, IPM, ASEAN Eng said PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Undip implemented a two-class system for this period, namely Regular-Compacted Class and Recognition of Past Learning (Rekognisi Pembelajaran Lampau, RPL). Those two classes aim to facilitate engineers with work experience that has not passed the minimum standard so that they can have the same good quality as those who have a lot of experience when they graduate. “In this period, we are conducting two classes. The first one is the Regular-Compacted class, which is for those with minimum experience. So we teach around 18 engineers for that class. Then the rest is the Recognition of Past Learning class which is taken in one semester,” said Prof. Widayat

He also added that for now, PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Undip is improving the quality of their teaching by preparing themselves to achieve the Excellent accreditation status. “We ask for your blessing and also help from the engineers who graduate from PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Undip to support us so that we can achieve the Excellent status in the future,” he said.

The General Secretary of the Institute of Engineers Indonesia (PII), Ir. Bambang Goeritno, M.Sc, MPA, IPU, APEC Engineer, delivered a speech in front of the engineers of PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering

The General Secretary of the Institution of Engineers of Indonesia (PII), ), Ir. Bambang Goeritno, M.Sc, MPA, IPU, APEC Engineer, in his remarks, said that other professional programs for engineers, such as PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering, is important to be held because it is related to the moral commitment to show professionalism while working in the real working. For him, any technical competencies are not enough to show professionalism. “Above one’s technical competence the professionalism. People may have high competence but not necessarily be professional. But, to be professional you need high competencies,” he said.

The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D hoped that in the future PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering can collaborate with other professional engineering programs from other countries thus it can improve its quality and able to compete with global demands. “We also need to collaborate with other professional engineering programs abroad so that we can implement a credit transfer system. These are the keys to improving our human resources. Because after all, we are competing with Vietnam, we must be able to beat Thailand, because our infrastructure spending is quite large,” he said.

In this period, there are several academics from the Faculty of Engineering Undip who were also inaugurated as engineers. Some of them are the Head of Administration of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, Ir. Ari Eko Widyantoro, S.T, M.T, IPM, the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Ir. Aghus Shofwan, S.T, M.T, Ph.D, IPU, and several lecturers from the Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Department of Naval Architecture. This shows how committed the Faculty of Engineering Undip in supporting the improvement of the competence of its academics so that they can provide better services and become a model for the students. “This is proof of how we also support our staff to continue their study. Because lifelong learning is one of the things we encourage in the Faculty of Engineering. Because for us, human resources are the key,” said Prof. Agung.

The Department of Environmental Engineering Held a Guest Lecture with the Professor from Toyohashi University of Technology

The Department of Environmental Engineering Held a Guest Lecture with the Professor from Toyohashi University of Technology

(7/8) The Department of Environmental Engineering Universitas Diponegoro conducted a guest lecture with the theme “Introduction of Field Survey Type Research in Environmental Engineering” at the Theatre Room, Dekanat Building of the Faculty of Engineering, 4th Floor. In this guest lecture, Prof. Takanobu Inoue, who is also a researcher from Toyohashi University of Technology Japan became the main speaker. At the same time, Bela Despasari, S.T from the Master Program of Environmental Engineering was appointed as the moderator.

This guest lecture was part of the International Lecture Series (ILS) program initiated by the Department of Environmental Engineering Undip. The purpose of this program is to share the latest scientific developments in the world, especially those related to topics in the field of Environmental Engineering.

The lecture began with the opening remarks delivered by the Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, Dr. Ing. Sudarno, S.T, M.Sc. In his remarks, he said that the Department of Environmental Engineering has been collaborating with Toyohashi University of Technology for two years. “We have been collaborating with Toyohashi University of Technology since two years ago.”

The collaboration between the Department of Environmental Engineering Undip and the Toyohashi University of Technology started two years ago, and the latest collaboration happened in July 2023. In this latest collaboration, 3 students from the Department of Environmental Engineering Undip participated in a student exchange program at Toyohashi University of Technology from July to the end of September 2023. These students will participate in several academic activities, including research, class, and laboratory seminars.

Previously, the Department of Environmental Engineering Undip organized the International Lecture Series program by inviting Prof. Claudia Johanna Gallert from the University of Applied Sciences Emden Leer, Germany in April 2023. In this guest lecture, Prof. Claudia presented material with the theme “The Role of Microbiology in Municipal Wastewater Treatment” at the same place, Theatre Room, Dekanat Building 4th Floor.

The guest lecture with Prof. Takanobu Inoue was filled by a presentation titled “Introduction of Field Survey Type Research in Environmental Engineering”. After that, a discussion section was guided by the moderator. The lecture was closed by a question-and-answer section between the participants and the main speaker. Mr. Sudarno hoped that this guest lecture could maintain the collaboration that had been established between the two parties. “I hope that we can keep this collaboration well,” he said.

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FTKKI of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Visits the Faculty of Engineering Undip to Discuss Potential for Joint Research and Talent Management

FTKKI of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Visits the Faculty of Engineering Undip to Discuss Potential for Joint Research and Talent Management

(26/7) The Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics (FTKKI) Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) conducted a visit to the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro (Undip). The welcoming ceremony was held in the Senate Room, Dekanat Building 3rd Floor. In this visit, the delegation from FTKKI UMT which consisted of the Dean and several researchers from UMT, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Melaka (UTeMM), interested in initiating collaborations in the field of academic research and talent management with several universities in Indonesia, one of which is Universitas Diponegoro.

Dean of FTKKI UMT, Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Fadhli bin Ahmad explained that FTKKI UMT has a program that they call ”Jelajah Kolaborasi (Collaboration Exploration)”, where the main purpose of this program is to establish a collaboration with various universities in several countries such as Indonesia. He also added that his party was very grateful for being allowed to visit and explore the collaboration possibilities with the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro. ”We are very grateful. Thank you very much for allowing us to come to this university to have some kind of collaboration with you,” said Prof. Fadhli in his remarks.

Prof. Fadhli also explained that there were several points of collaboration to be discussed during this visit. One of the points of collaboration is related to joint research and exchange of staff and students. Furthermore, FTKKI UMT also invited academics from UKM, Assoc. Prof. Rohayu Binti Abdul Ghani, and from UTeMM, Prof. Dr. Faaizah binti Shahbodin, as the guest lecturer who will share about talent management with the Faculty of Engineering Undip. “With us here are some of our colleagues to discuss the potential of joint research. Then, we also bring with us our partners from UKM, Prof. Rohayu, and Prof Faaizah from UTeMM. We will share about talent management,” Prof Fadhli explained.

Dean of FT Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D (right) and Vice Dean of Academic and Students Affairs of FT Undip, Prof. Dr.nat.tech. Siswo Sumardiono, S.T, M.T (rightmost) received a gift from the Dean of FTKKI UMT, Prof Ir Dr Mohammad Fadhli bin Ahmad (left)

In this visit, the event was divided into two main parts. The first part was held in the Theater Room, and the second part was conducted in the Senate Room. In the first part, the participants which consisted of the stakeholders and the head of the Departments in the Faculty of Engineering discussed talent management with two academics from UKM and UTeMM. Then, in the second part, the researchers will discuss the potential for research and academic collaborations with the academics and the Dean of FTKKI UMT.

The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, said that he was grateful to be able to welcome a visit from one of their partner from Malaysia. He hoped that this visit will be able to open up the relationship between the two institutions so that it can be beneficial for both parties in the future. ”Welcome to Universitas Diponegoro, welcome to the Faculty of Engineering, we want to silaturahim (stay in touch) with you all,” said Prof. Agung.

Department of URP Undip and DURP University of Hawai’i at Manoa Organized Summer Course on Resilient Communities for Sustainable Cities

Department of URP Undip and DURP University of Hawai’i at Manoa Organized Summer Course on Resilient Communities for Sustainable Cities

(4/8) The Department of URP Undip in collaboration with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning University of Hawai’i at Manoa (DURP UHM) held an event titled “Summer Course 2023: ‘Resilient Communities for Sustainable Cities: Urban Informality, Inclusion, and Innovation’”. The event which was held online and offline from 24 July to 4 August 2023 was attended by 38 participants from various countries consisting of 12 offline participants and 26 online participants. The opening ceremony of this summer course took was held in the Theater Room, Department of URP Undip.

Head of the Department of URP Undip, Prof. Dr-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, S.T, M.T, MPS explained that the Summer Course 2023 event aimed to introduce participants to how the communities in urban areas around Semarang are able to survive and innovate thus creating a sustainable life amid the threat of climate change. This topic is in line with the eleventh goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) about Sustainable Cities and Communities. “We would like not only to focus on studying the kampongs but also studying the Sustainable Development Goals point eleven,” she said.

The participants were invited to visit several locations to learn directly about resilient communities. One of the locations visited was Bustaman Kampong

She also added that this summer course will be held online and offline using the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) scheme. With this scheme, all classes will be recorded and then uploaded online and can be accessed anytime by online participants. “We also made a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), so then this summer course will be held in hybrid. So, online participants can join anytime, but to get the certificate they have to do all the assignments given,” said Prof. Wiwandari.

Assoc. Prof. Priyam Das, Ph.D, the representative from DURP UHM, expressed her gratitude for the collaboration between DURP UHM and DURP Undip which resulted in this summer course event. She hoped that in the future DURP UHM can collaborate further with DURP Undip. “We hoped to be able to work together with Undip to learn more about this topic (resilient communities and sustainable cities),” she said.

Participants travel by boat to Sayung Village. Sayung is known as the sinking village due to the rising sea level every year as a result of climate change

On this summer course, several researchers and practitioners from various institutions were invited to present their materials during the summer course. The presenters include Assoc. Prof. Ashok Das, Ph.D and Assoc. Prof. Priyam Das, Ph.D from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Prof. Dr-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, S.T, M.T, MPS and Rukuh Setiadi, S.T, M.T, Ph.D from Undip, M. Luthfi Eko Nugroho, S.T, M.T from the Regional Development Planning Agency (BAPPEDA) of Semarang City, and Arif Sugeng Haryanto, S.T from the Housing and Settlement Office of Central Java Province. Apart from the presentation and discussion, the participants also experienced studio activities and visited several locations such as Sayung Village, Urban Farming Areas on the bank of Tenggang River, Pelangi Kampong, and Bustaman Kampong.

Chinedu Okoli, one of the participants from Nigeria said that he was very excited to be able to join this summer course. For him, this summer course gave him many opportunities to meet and exchange cultures with many people from various countries. He hoped that he can obtain lots of beneficial knowledge after this event. “I was happy because I can meet people from different countries. Each individual is different. Their culture, their lives, it’s exciting! I hope we can learn more from here.”

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Student from Environmental Engineering Undip Won the International Debate Competition KB Solveathon Tournament 2023

Student from Environmental Engineering Undip Won the International Debate Competition KB Solveathon Tournament 2023

(13/7) A student from the Faculty of Engineering Undip successfully won the prestigious international competition titled KB Solveathon Tournament 2023. A student named Nadia Nursaidatina Arifah Putri from Environmental Engineering Undip class of 2020 won the title Champions with the Game Changer team after defeating 16 participants in the final round held at the KB Insurance Ingenium Building in Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

KB Solveathon Tournament 2023 itself is a debate competition organized by Kookmin Bank (KB) Group, one of the leading financial groups in South Korea, in collaboration with Debate Kora and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in South Korea. In this competition, participants are required to solve the problems regarding the financial future of KB Bank for 42 hours. In this competition, 16 participants from Indonesia were selected from 200 applicants to go to South Korea and undergo the final round with the participants from South Korea.

In this competition, Nadia with other four students from Universitas Hasanuddin, Universitas Trisakti, and Yonsei University, discussed in one team to solve problems related to the lack of public awareness of the services offered by Bank KB Bukopin as a subsidiary of KB Group in Indonesia. The team named “Game Changer” then offered a financial literacy solution in the form of a gamified financial system based on points and mission in one digital application. From this idea they made their way to the Grand Final and won the Champions title as well as other prizes such as competition money and the opportunity to participate in an academic exchange with leading universities abroad.

Nadia Nursaidatina Arifah Putri (right) took a photo together with the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to South Korea, Gandi Sulistiyanto (left)

Nadia Nursaidatina Arifah Putri, one of the members of the Game Changer team from Universitas Diponegoro admitted that she was quite surprised to win this prestigious competition. She said that the participants had impressive backgrounds that made her feel less confident at the beginning. However, her team’s hard work successfully brought satisfying results. “In this competition, the participants also have cool backgrounds, some of them are IISMA alumni, and some of them are Mapres (Mahasiswa Berprestasi, Outstanding Students), so I didn’t expect to win. My team at that time worked really that they rarely sleep to solve the case. So it all paid off well and we won,” said Nadia.

In this competition, Nadia not only competed, she also had the opportunity to interact and exchange culture with the students from South Korea and discussed directly with the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to South Korea. She advised other students especially from Universitas Diponegoro to dare to take the opportunities available so that they can win some day. “For me, don’t be afraid to pursue what becomes your dream, because becoming a champion here also requires a lot of sacrifices and failures. But, everything you lose is a step you take, everything will be paid off at the right time.”

RMT Undip Successfully Brings Home the Special Prize at Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2023

RMT Undip Successfully Brings Home the Special Prize at Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2023

(8/7) Research of Marine Technology (RMT) Undip has won a prestigious achievement in the international energy-efficient boat design competition titled Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2023. In this competition which took place from 3-8 July 2023, RMT Undip won the Special Prize: Upcycling for the Ocean for their boat, Diponegoro 1.0. RMT Undip successfully get the award because Diponegoro 1.0 was considered the most environmentally friendly and most efficient in using alternative energy.

The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge itself is one of the most prestigious competitions in the field of energy-efficient boat development. Organized by Club Yacht de Monaco, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world, this competition gathered 50 teams from 31 universities and 25 countries to showcase each other abilities in crafting boats with the newest energy-efficient technologies. There are three main categories competed, namely Energy, Solar, and Open Class. RMT Undip participated in the Solar category with their latest boat, Diponegoro 1.0. In this competition, RMT Undip was the only representative from Indonesia and Southeast Asia who managed to go on the podium.

Rico Ade Putra, President of RMT Undip, revealed that RMT Undip’s participation in this competition was the first time for them. He and the team are grateful to have the opportunity to compete in the highest competition in the world of international energy-efficient boat development. “Actually there are many competitions of this kind in the world, but for Monaco itself, it is the peak for all of those competitions. There are competitions in the Netherlands, Canada, but the peak is in Monaco. You could say that everyone is preparing to go there (Monaco),” said Rico.

Muhammad Hasan Atqiya, Non-Technical Manager of RMT Undip added that since the beginning, RMT Undip has targeted to be able to compete in this event. He himself felt lucky to be able to learn about the newest innovations and technologies from around the world. “From the beginning, we saw this competition as a prestigious event. Here, we learned so many things, such as how to manage a team professionally. We also learn from there that our innovations and technologies here are not inferior compared to those out there. We exchanged knowledge a lot there,” he said.

Rico as the President of RMT Undip itself hoped that from this achievement RMT Undip can get more funding and wider research opportunities in the future so that they can develop their boat better. “Teams from other countries have to take a leave if they participate in this competition. They take a year off and focus on researching and developing their ship. Then the investment for them is also quite huge, some even up to billions of funds. So their research is incredible. We hope that we can be like that,” said Rico.

Photo by RMT Undip