SHEDA and UNIMAS ink MOU to embark on research and human capital development

Industry Partner: Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers' Association (SHEDA) and UNIMAS

UNIMAS-Serba Dinamik Group Bhd

Industry Partner: Serba Dinamik Group Bhd

Serba Dinamik Group Bhd is collaborating with seven institutions of higher learning as its strategic partners in Malaysia to establish a New Space Economy Nexus (NSEN) to explore the areas in space technology.

A memorandum of collaboration was finalised today in a virtual event with the institutions, namely Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy) and International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS).

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Centre of Research Excellence in Construction on Peat Soils (CoPS)

Industry Partner: Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) – Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

  • Providing technical assistance, service and knowledge transfer to all community levels in problems related to construction on peat and problematics soils.
  • Providing academics resources construction on peat and problematics soils.
  • Perfoming research works related to construction on peat and problematics soils.

UNIMAS-SACOFA Telecommunication Laboratory

Industry Partner: SACOFA (Sarawak Common Facilities)

UNIMAS-SACOFA Telecommunication Laboratory is located at Level 1, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. It was officially launched by YBhg. Datu Dr Hatta Solhi on 31st July 2015 from the collaboration between UNIMAS and industrial partnership, SACOFA Sdn. Bhd. It is called ‘one-stop centre’ based on infrastructures and telecommunication services in Sarawak.

This laboratory is used to provide a platform for the students and staff to acquire knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in operating widely used equipment in the telecommunication industry. With these additional skills, the students will improve their employment chances after they graduated from UNIMAS. This lab is equipped with 16 personal computers (as designing devices equipped with special software from Huawei, eNSP and UTP2000) and a server room consists of two sample network VLAN6 and VLAN 9 which includes devices such as firewall, routers, switches, optical devices, backup batteries for both data and computer networking and optical fibre

Electrical Power System Laboratory

Industry Partner: SHOREFIELD SDN BHD

HOMER software LAB was established in 2017 with collaboration between Shorefield Sdn Bhd and Electrical and Electronics Department, Faculty of Engineering. The lab has 20 units of a computer provided with 10 HOMER software licenses. In addition, the lab provided with one unit of Mini Transmission Line (outdoor experimental) to teach for undergraduate students on Transmission Line technology.

HOMER software finds the least cost combination of components that meet electrical and thermal loads. HOMER simulates thousands of system configurations, optimises for lifecycle cost, and generates results of sensitivity analyses on most inputs. Furthermore, HOMER estimates the lifecycle cost of the system, accounting for the capital, replacement, operation and maintenance, fuel and interest costs Hourly energy flows can be viewed for each component as well as annual cost and performance summaries.

Smart City and Smart Integrated Campus Operation Centre (SIOC)

Industry Partner: Kiwitech

Smart City

UNIMAS-KIWITECH Smart City Industrial Laboratory will be used as a platform for both students and the staffs of UNIMAS to do teaching, learning and research. The employees of Kiwitech also can provide training, to acquire knowledge, skills and hands-on experiences in operating widely used equipment in the Smart City Industrial Laboratory and to initiate and develop a holistic Smart City Research and Development (R&D) activities in Sarawak.


This SIOC will be able to give UNIMAS students the opportunity to widen their knowledge on the smart city technology. He also stated various joint activities between UNIMAS and KIWITECH such as site visit by the UNIMAS Faculty of Engineering students and discussions with KIWITECH’s experts on the development and technical knowledge of the latest technologies and smart system. Therefore, this collaboration effort in the establishment of SIOC is the result of close partnership between UNIMAS and KIWITECH through the years.