The establishment of Teaching Factory is one of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) industry in campus implementation aims to cope with the ever-increasing requirements of future engineering technologists. An essential element of HTVET, it incorporates both learning and working environment experiences to provide a real-life scenario for students to develop their technical skills and keep pace with current advances in technology. It is an added value for the university and the related program, which in this case is Bachelor Electronic Engineering Technology (Medical Electronics) with Honours.
The officiation ceremony of UniKL BMI – RADIBEMS Teaching Factory was held on March 3rd 2020 at its location in UniKL British Malaysian Institute (BMI) Gombak, Selangor. This is to inaugurate a mutual agreement that has been reached after more than a year of its operation. The ceremony was officiated by top management of both parties, Prof. Dato’ Dr Mazliham Mohd Su’ud the President of Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Encik Hidaya Yahaya the Chief Operating Officer of Radicare (M) Sdn. Bhd. on behalf of Puan Halwah Binti Abdul Manaf the Director of Radibems Sdn Bhd. Radibems Sdn Bhd is one of the largest biomedical engineering concession company that serves close to 50 government hospitals in Malaysia.
The teaching factory has been established as a result of a long-standing collaboration between Medical Engineering Technology Section (METS) of UniKL BMI and RADIBEMS SDN BHD and has started operation in early 2018. It houses a fully running Biomedical Engineering Maintenance Service (BEMS) workshop that serves several hospitals in the Klang Valley and Selangor. Apart from exposure to actual challenges involved in an industrial-based scenario, students also benefit from a custom series of workshop to further enhance their technical abilities. In addition to this, a tailor-made industrial training program was designed for students to be groomed as a specialist that would enhance the university’s reputation.