Our Dean Speaks

It is my pleasure to present to you the 2011 Annual Report of the Faculty of Civil Engineering UTM (UTM-FKA). It provides brief information about the UTM-FKA profiles, achievements and activities for the year 2011.welcom from the dean

First and foremost, allow me to convey my heartiest gratitude and appreciation to all UTM-FKA staff, students and alumni for their concerted effort that has enabled the Faculty to secure top position in Malaysia, and Top 200 in the world – QS World ranking 2011 for Civil Engineering discipline. With the strength of 162 academic and 99 support staff, UTM-FKA stands tall in the various fields of Teaching and Learning, Research, Consultancy and Publications related to Civil Engineering.

During 2011, out of 2175 students, 955 pursued their postgraduate studies in 9 programmes, out of which 280 did their PhD. This sharp increase in postgraduate enrolment indicated our commitment towards the University status as a Research University.

The year 2011 has also been very fruitful for UTM-FKA. The faculty members were involved in more than 104 research projects worth over RM 7.7 million and our researchers had won some prestigious national and international awards. Quite a number of our research findings were published in more than 234, conference papers. A total of 24 consultancy projects worth RM 3.3 million had also been secured in 2011. The students bagged some awards in the Taiwan IDEERS 2011, an international competition. We had also performed outstandingly in our Key Performance Index (KPI) rating using the Balanced Score Card instruments, measured against The University’s overall performance.

The Faculty still maintained its quality management system of ISO 9001: 2008 and laboratory testing of ISO 17025 in its quality assurance pledge to provide quality education for our students and staff. We have to work even harder and smarter now to face forthcoming challenges. We believed that it could be overcome by inculcating the ‘One Big Happy Family’ concept among the Faculty members.

Lastly, I wish to reiterate my appreciation and gratitude to all FKA staff and students who have contributed towards producing this report and I hope this compilation will be useful to all.

Have a good read.