“On-Site Learning” Takes UMS Engineering Student to a Closer Look into 3D

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AN ON-SITE learning program for the construction of Kingfisher Sandakan Condominium by a total of 61 students of Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently could take the student a closer look into the 3D (Difficult, Dangerous, and Dirty) elements which can be seen and understood better in a real construction site.

According to UMS Lecturer, Sr. Asmawan Mohd Sarman, the program’s objective is to promote on how to apply the knowledge the students have learnt in the classroom into a real construction environment outside the university.

“One of the reasons why the program is held to make the students aware of he surroundings and environment of a real construction site. “With the early exposure to the real construction site’s environment, the students can be more prepared for their internship
programme during their third year and their future career, and it will make them be extra cautious when they are on site he said.

Meanwhile, the site Safety Officer, Fauzi Ibrahim when giving the briefing to the student said construction site of a project contains all the elements in 3D and this can be very beneficial for the students to understand clearly with what they have learnt during the lecture class. “This is very important as the very first thing that an engineer will face on site is difficulties of constructing a project.

“They need to understand that it is also very dangerous, life-threatening and will not be very comfortable if safety measures are not taken seriously,” he said. Also present during the programme the representative of Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn. Bhd., Chong Kyun Ket and the program’s director, Yee Yi Zhen