Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) held the annual event, UTB Project Showcase 2023, this year organised by the School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics at the Multi-Purpose Hall and Common Engineering Block (CEB), phase 3 of the university. This event is held in conjunction with Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (MYCE) 2023.
This year a total of 314 students’ projects from various faculty and schools were showcased including those from the School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics (SASM), Faculty of Engineering (Feng), School of Computing and Informatics (SCI), UTB School of Business (UTB-SB), School of Design (SDe), and Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning (CCTL) at UTB.
Under the theme 'Empowering Creativity and Innovation Towards a Sustainable Future,' the one-day project showcase is designed to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of final year undergraduate students across all faculties and schools. It aims to showcase the remarkable quality of their projects while also serving as a platform for students to showcase and communicate their ideas and creativity to the public. Moreover, the event provides valuable opportunities for private and public organizations to identify promising talent and potential career prospects.
Present as the Guest of Honour at the event was Yang Mulia Datin Paduka Professor Dr. Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Vice-Chancellor of UTB.
Also present were UTB principal officers; invited guests from the governments, higher education institutions, schools and industry partners; staff and students of the university.
The event commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, followed by a welcoming speech by Yang Mulia Dr. Namasivayam Navaranjan, Dean of School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics and Chairperson of this year’s project showcase.
The Guest of Honour then officiated the UTB project showcase 2023 followed by a tour of the showcase.
At the showcase, the Faculty of Engineering displayed the largest share of the projects, with 108 Final Year Projects and 16 Group Design Projects being the biggest faculty. The School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics showcased 21 projects while the School of Design showcased 19 projects. The UTB School of Business exhibited 78 projects, followed by 68 projects by the School of Computing and Informatics. Additionally, there were four projects related to Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) under the Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning (CCTL).
Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2023 (Brunei MYCE 2023) is organised by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism through the Tourism Development Department in collaboration with local and international government agencies, statutory bodies, higher educational institutions, stakeholders and private agencies. The Brunei MYCE 2023 is also fully supported by several official media partners, namely Radio Television Brunei (RTB), the Information Department (Pelita Brunei) and Brunei Press Sdn Bhd.