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by Deputy Dean (Student Affairs)

The Office of Deputy Dean Student Affairs, Faculty of Built Environment was established on 1st January 2022. The main aim of our office is to extend services related to student welfare, discipline, mobility, employability and talent development, which includes student development and entrepreneurship.

UM Student Affairs Division’s motto of “Student First”
is the basis of our policy and operation.

As such, we will work closely with student representatives and societies to ensure that our graduates will acquire the key skills and knowledge required to practice as professionals in the built environment industry during their study at the university


Visit the Student Affairs UM website for more information: https://hep.um.edu.my


Mobility Programmes

Mobility programmes offer an opportunity for students to participate in specially developed activities and initiatives in other universities outside Malaysia. From anime to coffee planting and leadership to volunteering, you can explore any new activity or skill that you may be interested in. Go to GEM UM link for more information on both short or long term outbound opportunities.

What happens after graduation?

UM provides many programmes outside the classroom that students can join to sharpen skills required in the industry, which will increase their employability.

After graduation, those who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills can join our upskilling programmes (priority to unemployed graduates).

Still unemployed after graduation? There are employment opportunities that we share from time to time.

Finally, graduates must indicate their employment status with MOHE’s SKPG, which is open around convocation time. Subsequently, you can update your employment status in SKPG 2.0 as necessary. For instance, at convocation time you may still be “Undergoing upskilling programmes” but you may receive a job offer in November. Upon accepting the job offer, you may upgrade your status to “Employed” in SKPG 2.0.

    Sistem Kajian Pengesanan Graduan (SKPG)/Graduate Tracer Study
    SKPG is an annual survey by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to study the performance of graduates in the job market upon completion of their studies. In addition, this survey is also used to gather information on graduates’ perspectives on their academic programs, facilities and the impact of the teaching and learning process in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
  • Click for SKPG FAQ
  • Click for UM SKPG video
  • Click to SKPG MOHE
  • Click to SKPG 2.0 MOHE

Psychology and Counselling
Tele-Counseling & Psychology Support by UM Counselor – please contact Mdm. Vijayah Malar A/P Palanisamy (012-5364 873/vijayah@um.edu.my) of the Centre for Counseling & Disability Empowerment (CCDE).

Students may also refer to the FBE Mental Health Liaison Officer, Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Mohd Suhaimi Mohd Danuri who will assist and act as a liaison officer for student’s mental health issues in the faculty with CCDE under the Registrar’s Office, Universiti Malaya. He can be contacted via email at msuhaimi@um.edu.my

Emotional Wellbeing Profiling Universiti Malaya – the purpose of this profiling is to identify student’s mental health status, and if necessary, psychological interventions will be done by the psychology officers. Please click here for more info.

Student Welfare Fund Scheme
The Student Welfare Fund Scheme by the Student Affairs Division (HEP), Universiti Malaya is available for the FBE active students, both undergraduate and higher degree students. Death, accident, and natural disaster are among the financial aids available under the scheme. Please click here for more info and eligibility.

Universiti Malaya also provides financial aid and/or scholarship through Zakat which will be announced from time-to-time via email and student portal MyUM.

Student Health Clinic
The Student Health Clinic provides the following services & facilities:

  • Consultation and examination
  • Treatment
  • Electrocardiogram examination
  • X-ray facility at the University of Malaya Medical Centre
  • Reference and admission to the ward in government hospitals University of Malaya Medical Centre / other IPTA Medical Centres
  • Medical check-up for the purpose of scholarship and certain physical activities for students
  • Medical report
  • Blood screening and vaccination

Please click here for more info on the Student Health Clinic.

a. MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2023

The MIFF Furniture Design Competition (MIFF FDC) celebrates the creative spirit of design and to uncover young talent to support Malaysia’s thriving furniture industry. Organised each year since 2010 in conjunction with Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), it offers the best platform to emerging designers to showcase their innovative ideas before a global audience of furniture manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, industry influencers and industry media.

Nearly 2,000 design students and young professionals have entered the competition over the span of ten years. Past winners and competitors have launched their careers with their own design studios or working with local manufacturers and exhibiting in MIFF as well.

The stage is set for you to design your future. Showcase your design artwork to thousands at Southeast Asia’s largest furniture exhibition, and you could just be our next winner.

For more information about the MIFF furniture design competition 2023, visit https://www.miff.com.my/mifffdc/home.php

b. Comedy and Climate Change Short Video Competition 2023

Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.

In this 2023, 8th annual competition, Inside The Greenhouse (ITG) seeks to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS – up to 2 minutes in length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and creative engagement.

Check out past winners here: https://insidethegreenhouse.org/project/comedy-climate-change

For more information about the 2023 ITG Comedy and Climate Change Short Video Competition, visit https://insidethegreenhouse.org/news/2023-itg-comedy-climate-change-short-video-competition

c. Sony World Photography Awards 2023

The Sony World Photography Awards is the leading competition for photographers and artists working in photography. Made up of four competitions, all entries are free and the top prize is USD5,000. The Awards is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions by elevating photographers’ careers – from established to emerging – since it started 16 years ago.

Open Competition Category

Rewarding the best single images! Enter for free and you could win $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!

  • Free to enter and open to anyone submitting single images taken in 2022
  • Ten diverse categories to enter
  • Awards for category winners plus up to 15 shortlisted photographers per category
  • One overall winner receives the Open Photographer of the Year title [ ]
  • Please see 'Rules' below for full image eligibility criteria
  • Deadline is January 6, 2023 at 13.00 GMT

For more information about the Sony World Photography Awards, visit https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/open

d. Pertandingan Usahawan Inovasi 2022 - Piala Menteri Pengajian Tinggi

    ABSoc is a club under Faculty of Built Environment (FBE), established in 2016. The objective of ABSoc is to unite all five departments in FBE by creating a series of interesting and bonding activities such as sports day.
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Last Update: 21/10/2022