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IET Brunei Darussalam Network

The IET Brunei Darussalam Network was formed to support the activities of our members located in the country and beyond. We work closely with other local engineering institutions and local networks, in organising activities, as well as to promote science, engineering and technology in Brunei Darussalam. The IET Brunei Darussalam Network has more than 100 members living in Brunei Darussalam. In addition, the Brunei Darussalam Network has encouraged the formation of On Campus in public universities. These On Campuses are mentored by the Young Professional Section (YPS) of IET. As of January 2023, we have a total of 3 active On Campuses.

Mission

Sharing and advancing knowledge throughout the global Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) community contributing towards national development.

Vision

  • To build an open, flexible and unlimited knowledge network supported by individuals, companies and institutions and facilitated by the IET and its member
  • To instill professionalism in all IET members
  • To promote and assist IET member development leading to professional registration
  • To establish a culture of professionalism highly valued and appreciated by all in Brunei Darussalam

Contact us: zahin.syafiq@ietvolunteer.org

Mobile Whatsapp: +673-7207000

Address: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Brunei Darussalam Network, Second Floor Apartment, Unit 15, Wisma Global 2000 Bangunan Awg Ahmad bin Awg Hassan & Anak-Anak Kg Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, BE31518 Brunei Darussalam

IET Brunei Network Main Committee

Our Committee

Honorary Chairman
Ir. DK. Roselawati
Honorary Vice Chairman
Ir. Dr. Tang Shi Siong
Honorary Secretary
Faiz Adros 
Honorary Assistant Secretary
Zahin Syafiq
Committee Members
Lim Sam Lee (IPRA)
Ir. Simon Leong Kian Ann
Ir. Hj. Jailani
Lt. Col. (U) Schufin
Ir. Terry Jayasuriya
Zainidi Hj Hamid
Pg. Hj. Maslee
Aminuddin Yussof
Dr William South Bee
Ikhwan Tiong

         

IET Brunei Network Young Professional Section (YPS) Committee

Our Committee

YPS Chairman 
Jevons Quiambao Penaflor

YPS Vice Chairman
Zahin Syafiq

YPS Secretary
Tang Dun Hao

YPS Treasurer
Tay Shieh Cherng

YPS Committee Members
Ikhwan Tiong
Faiz Adros
Muhammad Khairin Bin Haji Fadzil
Amal Nazihah

Contact us: ietbrunei.yps@gmail.com

IET University Technology Brunei (UTB) Student Chapter Committee

Our Committee

IET UTB Chairman
Shim Lih Chyi
IET UTB Vice Chairman
Nadeeya Binti Muhammad Muslley
IET UTB Secretary
Arif Rusyaidi Bin Abdul Rahman
IET UTB Assistant Secretary
Nur Farzana Saiful Azmi
IET UTB Treasurer
Chew Teck Foo 
IET UTB Assistant Treasurer 
Abdul Wazif bin Ja’afaruddin
IET UTB Head of Media and Publicity
Muhammad Fauzan Ho Bin Muhammad Johari Ho   
IET UTB Assistant Head of Media and Publicity
Jayren Tay Wei Juen
IET UTB Head of Newsletter   
Wafiy Anak Suhimi
IET UTB Committee Members
Wang Houng Janthip@ Wong Houng
Zikry Azmani Bin Azma’in

 

Contact us: ietbrunei.utb@gmail.com

IET University Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Student Chapter Committee

Our Committee

IET UBD Chairman
Siti Nur Aminah Binti Haji Mohd Said
IET UBD Vice Chairman
Valerie Wong Jia Wen
IET UBD Secretary
Muhammad Yusuf Ashraf Bin Muhamad Yusran
IET UBD Assistant Secretary
Mohammad Amirul Azry Hakeem Bin Mohd. Nasrini
IET UBD Treasurer
Muhammad Rafie Bin Amir Zaki
IET UBD Assistant Treasurer 
Iman Bin Abdul Walid
IET UBD Head of Media and Public Relation
Dk Nur Hana Syafiqah Binti Pg Anak Saiful Rezam   
IET UBD Assistant Head of Media and Public Relation
 Muhammad Dzahiruddin Bin Haji Kifli
IET UBD Logistic   
Lim Wee Lee

Contact us: ietbrunei.ubd@gmail.com

Activities For Session 2023

Technical Talk: Ferroresonance in Power System

By: Zahin Syafiq

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) conducted a technical talk on the 27th of September 2023 on “Ferroresonance in Power System” to mark the third of a monthly Technical Talks series. Guests began arriving at 7.30 pm with an attendance of 30 people. Upon arrival, they were greeted promptly by members of the IET Network before taking their seats. The talk soon began at 7:45 pm where guest speaker, Ir. Dr. Ang Swee Peng discussed the onset of a ferroresonance phenomenon in power systems is commonly caused by the reconfiguration of a circuit into one consisting of capacitances in series interacting with transformers. This reconfiguration can result from switching operations during de-energization or the occurrence of a fault. Sustained ferroresonance, without immediate mitigation measures, can cause transformers to remain in a state of saturation, leading to excessive flux migrating to transformer tanks via internal accessories. The symptom of such an event can be unwanted humming noises, but the real threat is the potential overheating, which can result in premature aging and failures. The talk concluded at 9.00 pm with a Question and answer session where attendees asked various questions ranging from applications as well as design considerations.

The IET Brunei Network would like to thank the guest speaker,Ir. Dr. Ang Swee Peng as well as all the attendees for a great evening. The IET Brunei Network aims to host more events in hopes to provide a reliable platform for gaining valuable engineering and technology knowledge.

Date: 27th of September 2023

Team Building Event: Smart City Scavenger Hunt, Miri

Date: 17th of September 2023

Technical Visit: MJM Palm Oil Mill Sdn Bhd

Date: 1st of September 2023

Technical Visit: Huan Chan sauce Factory, Miri

Date: 26th August 2023

Technical Visit: Brunei Asia Pacific Shell Learning Hub 

By: Wafiy Anak Suhimi 

On Friday morning, 25th August 2023, members from the Institution of Engineering and Technology – Universiti Teknologi Brunei on Campus (UTBOC) had the opportunity to a technical visit which took place at Brunei Asia Pacific Shell Learning Hub (BAPSLH) in Kuala Belait Seria. A total of 22 members (combination of IET UTB and UBD members) took part in this technical visit.

Upon arrival, Mohammad Huzaimy welcomed the visiting group before proceeding to opening remarks from Hajah Fadhlina about the standard of procedure in BAPSLH and what BAPSLH entails. The agenda of this technical visit was to expose upcoming future engineers to the working field as well as valuable technical knowledge about equipment testing, maintenance, and all related processes from mechanical, instrument, command and control, and electrical.

Within the agenda of the technical visit, the group was then given an in-depth tour of BAPSLH’s working grounds and in addition to that gave some of the members hands on experience on how to isolate circuit breaker and even had the opportunity to wear a full protective gear called arc-flash suit, in the situation where there is risk of arching on the job.

The visit was concluded with the presentation of a token of appreciation from IET given by IET Main Committee Zainidi Bin Hj Abdul Hamid to HR Operations Manager, Jason Romero in appreciation for a well hosted and informative technical visit. It is hoped that the technical visit gives the members a better comprehension on what to anticipate in the working world.

Date: 25th August 2023

Technical Visit: Berakas Power Company Sdn Bhd 

By: Wafiy Anak Suhimi & Jevons Q Penaflor

On Friday Morning, 18th August 2023, The Institute of Engineering and Technology – Universiti Teknologi Brunei on Campus Group (IUOC) organised a technical visit to Berakas Power Company Sdn. Bhd (BPC) where a group of around 20 IET Student Members and IET Brunei Young Professionals took part in.


Following straight after the standard Security and Safety Briefings, Mr. Robinson Goh Chee Kiong (BPC’s O&M Sr. Engineer) welcomed the visiting group and gave a very informative and insightful presentation. The content encouraged upcoming engineers to the gain a better perspective of the working field environment, gain valuable theoretical and technical knowledge about power transmission and distribution system in Brunei. Moreover, he shared that BPC had a great structured and stable training program for their trainees which in turn greatly supports the technical growth of the upcoming local graduates who decide to be part of their growing team. Shortly after, the group was given an in-depth tour of BPC’s SCADA control centre and their Switch Gear Room. This was a great eye-opener and experience gained by both the students and young engineers, to see an overview of BPC’s Systems and process of supporting Brunei’s Electrical Power Grid. The visit ended with a presentation of a token of appreciation from IET Brunei Network given by Mr. Jevons Penaflor, IET Brunei Young Professional Section Chair to Host Presenter and O&M Senior Engineer Mr. Robinson Goh Chee Kiong in appreciation for a well hosted and successful Technical Visit.

Date: 18th August 2023

Technical Talk: Climate Change For Laypeople

By: Wang Houng Janthip@ Wong Houng & Jevons Q Penaflor

On 20th July 2023, IET Brunei Network conducted a Monthly Technical Talk series featuring guest speaker Shaun Hoon on “Climate Change For Laypeople”.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) conducted a technical talk on the 20th of July 2023 on “Climate Change For Laypeople” as a second addition to the monthly Technical Talk series.
The event, attended by 22 guests, commenced with a welcoming speech by the IET Brunei Darussalam Main Committee Honorary Vice-Chairman Ir. Dr. Tang Shi Siong. This was followed by guest speaker Shaun Hoon, who spoke about the groundwork of climate change. He also discussed Brunei’s carbon footprint and the country’s stance on climate change and sustainability. Guest speaker Shaun Hoon highlighted the importance of responsible waste production and management in Brunei in relation to climate change. He also emphasized the importance of the role of education in society as an effective measure to tackle the growing waste issue in Brunei. The event was concluded with a question-and-answer session aided by the guest speaker's assistant, Yasmin Jones.

The IET Brunei Network would like to thank guest speaker Shaun Hoon and Yasmin Jones as well as all attendees for contributing to a great evening. The IET Brunei Network strives to provide a platform for the engineering and technology community to thrive and share their knowledge.

Date: 20th July 2023

 

Technical Session: The Utilisation of Drone Technology Across Various Industries

By: Jevons Q Penaflor & Shim Lih Chyi

On 25th of June 2023, IET Brunei YPS Network In collaboration with InnovAero Sdn Bhd conducted a technical showcase featuring guest speaker 'Aaisyah Yani (InnovAero Project Manager) on “The Utilisation of Drone Technology Across Various Industries”.

Over 30 guests attended and the event kicked off at 9:00 am with a brief introduction about IET by the IET Brunei Young Professional Section Chairperson, Jevons Penaflor. He highlighted on how IET is a professional Home for Engineers, Technicians, Technologist, Students and persons related STEM and its benefits. Soon after, the guest speaker 'Aaisyah Yani introduced InnovAero Sdn Bhd and their mission to change Brunei's agriculture and geo-mapping sector using drone technology. Additionally, the company also utilises drones in Asset Inspection, Construction Monitoring and Aerial Surveillance. She talked about the key areas that Drones can be used not only in Brunei but around Borneo which was seen in their presentation of the Successful projects Endeavors that showcase the cost & time efficiency as well safety oriented aspect of drone technology compared to conventional methods. 

Moreover the attendees were given a chance to witness the drones up close and get a hands on experience at piloting a drone using computer simulations. The event finale proceeded with a live demonstration of the drones Aerial capabilities by InnovAero pilots at the Eco-corridor. The event conclude at 12pm with a good Q&A and technical sharing session.

The IET Brunei Network would like to thank guest speaker Aaisyah Yani and InnovAero Sdn Bhd for their invaluable contribution to this event's success. The IET Brunei Network hopes that future events will provide equally great exposures to interested individuals on the unique pioneering technologies found in Brunei and around the region.

  Date: 25th June 2023

Technical Talk: Functional Safety For The Process Industry

By: Nur Farzana Saiful Azmi

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) conducted a technical talk on the 21st of June 2023 on “Functional Safety For The Process Industry” to mark the beginning of a monthly Technical Talks series. Guests began arriving at 7.30 pm with an attendance of 28 people. Upon arrival, they were greeted promptly by members of the IET Network before taking their seats. The talk soon began at 7:45 pm where guest speaker, Ir. Terry D Jayasuriya discussed the importance of Functional Safety on preventing dangerous outcomes. This included discussing the IEC61511 safety requirements and how to adhere to them. Guest speaker Ir. Terry D Jayasuriya also discussed the standard guideline that aids in the design process, implementation as well as the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems. The talk concluded at 9.00 pm with a Question and answer session where attendees asked various questions ranging from applications as well as design considerations.

The IET Brunei Network would like to thank the guest speaker, Ir. Terry D Jayasuriya as well as all the attendees for a great evening. The IET Brunei Network aims to host more events in hopes to provide a reliable platform for gaining valuable engineering and technology knowledge.

Date: 21st June 2023

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