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Engineering students visit ABB Malaysia

FORTY students from the Electronic and Electrical Department of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (FoEBE) at SEGi University recently visited ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

The industrial visit on March 6 was aimed at allowing students to learn about the manufacturing of switchgears, including its design and the application of the components of the switchgears.

ABB is a global leader in industrial technology that enables utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

Upon their arrival, Senior Executive of ABB Malaysia, Noor Fazliana welcomed the students, who were accompanied by nine lecturers, and proceeded with a briefing of the safety regulations of the factory.

The factory consists of two switchgear manufacturing areas, which are Low Voltage (LV) with a rating of 600v to 69kv, and the Medium Voltage (MV) with a rating of 69kV and 230kv. Students and lecturers were briefed on the manufacturing operation and function of the switchgear.

There was a question and answer (Q&A) session to further enhance students’ understanding on the technical aspects of the switchgear. Students were also exposed to information on the operations of the switchgear through commentaries by the staff.

Student Murad Alsawadi gained an overview of the electrical components, enhanced his learning ability through theoretical and practical knowledge. “I learned about the latest futuristic equipment built by mankind,” said Amirul Aiman, another SEGian.

The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (FoEBE) at SEGi University offers a wide range of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. To speak to our counsellors,

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