6th January 2022, JOHOR BAHRU –  The Postgraduate Students’ Society of the Faculty of Civil Engineering (PGSS FCE) organized an engaging online course titled “Moving Towards IR 4.0 (Digital Revolution: Fostering Inclusion)” through the Cisco Webex platform. The guest speaker for this course was Ts. Dr. Eeydzah Aminudin, a respected senior lecturer from the Faculty of Civil Engineering. In the week leading up to the event, the PGSS promoted the course on various social media platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The course was open to all UTM students, including undergraduates and postgraduates from every faculty, and a total of 31 students attended the session.

The primary objectives of the course were as follows:

1. To help students understand how industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products.

2. To explain what’s next in the world of construction technology

The Cisco Webex meeting was accessible to participants from 10 a.m., and the opening ceremony commenced at 10.05 a.m. Following an introduction by the moderator, the speaker’s presentation began at 10.15 a.m. During the session, the speaker introduced the concept of the digital revolution by discussing the Hype cycle and providing an overview of the construction industry in Malaysia. The distinction between the fourth industrial revolution and Industry 4.0 was explained, followed by a detailed exploration of the various aspects and practical implementation of Industry 4.0. The speaker also introduced the concept of digital construction and highlighted the challenges associated with Construction 4.0. The sharing session concluded after covering these topics. A question-and-answer session took place at 11.45 a.m., followed by announcements by the PGSS regarding upcoming activities and member recruitment. The program concluded with a closing ceremony and a group photo session, wrapping up at 12.00 p.m. The participants expressed positive feedback, with 64.5% of them rating the program with the highest rating of 5.