By Dr. Hidayat Zainuddin (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka)
The High Voltage Engineering Research Laboratory (HVER Lab), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) in collaboration with the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter have successfully organised the HVER Open Day on 10th and 26th May 2016. The program was mainly for the third year undergraduate students of Industrial Power Course at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTeM. During the program, students were exposed with safety procedures and research activities in the HVER Lab.
The objectives of the program are to provide early exposure and sparking students’ interest in the field of high voltage engineering before they undertake final year project in the following semester. To note, the high voltage engineering subject is only offered in the final semester of their study. Thus, this program is an initiative to assist them to see a wider view of potential field of project particularly related to high voltage.
In addition, the program is also beneficial for their preparation before undergoing industrial attachment at any electrical power related companies in terms of basic knowledge associated with high voltage insulation. It is also promoting a higher prospect of furthering their studies to Master or PhD level.