RESEARCHER TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka-PPS offers a range of training and development workshops and opportunities for postgraduate students.

At PPS@UTeM, we try our best to give and helps your progress through your research studies by providing opportunities to enhance your existing skills and to acquire new skills and experience. This training may be provided through attending workshops / events offered @PPS and online modules.   

Workshops and events

Our workshops and events are planned to develop your research skills. These events are focusing on Five (5) major outcomes; a) Enhancing Academic Writing; b) Enhancing Publication Skills; c) Evaluating Research Outputs; d) Presentation & Communication Skills and e) Effective use of Technology. Examples of the Events are as follows:

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Training

Workshop / Event

1.

Academic and library skills.

You could learn how to carry out literature searches, write your literature review, manage your research data and keep up-to-date with research in your subject area.

Year 1 – Library research support

Or Refer: 

http://library.utem.edu.my/en/

http://library.utem.edu.my/en/research-resources.html

http://library.utem.edu.my/en/user-education-program.html

 

2.

Career development.

You could learn inside or outside of academia and useful advice on preparing youself for jobs after your study.

Career Fair

Year 2 – Preparing for an academic career

Preparing for career outside of academia

Career stories / routes / opportunities

Or Refer: http://pjim.utem.edu.my/ms/

3.

a) Enhancing Academic Writing

Year 1 – Efficient Reading and Preparing for Your Literature Review

Year 1 – Workshop of "Plagiarism and Grammar"

Year 2 – Writing Your Thesis / What do I need to do ahead of thesis submission

 

b) Enhancing Publication Skills

You could learn how to plan your research, know appropriate procedure and regulations. 

Year 1 – Project Management (University's Compulsory Course)

Year 1 – Effective Journal Publishing Strategies

 

c) Evaluating Research Outputs

Year 1 – Research Methodology (University's Compulsory Course)

Year 1 – Project Management (University's Compulsory Course)

Year 2 – Workshop of Design of Experiment

Year 2 – Workshop of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

 

d) Presentation and Communication Skills

You could develop your presentation skills; such as learn how to create a research poster

You could also actively engage your findings or communicate yourself with Society, Industrial Partners or any other relevant Stakeholders. 

Year 2 – 3 Minute(3M) Thesis Competition

Year 3 – Preparing for Your Viva

Academic Visit Visit to MIHAS event / Academic Visit to Local / International Institution

Making the Most of the Relationship with Your Supervisor / Getting the most out of doctoral supervision

Communicating Your Research to the Media / Public / Online: Conferences / Blogging / Tweeting

Postgraduate Sport Activities

Postgraduate Annual Dinner  

 

c) Effective use of Technology / Technology for research. 

You could yourself to manage your research and learn practical skills in using current research tools. 

Year 1 – Workshop of 3D drawing and illustration

Year 2 – SPSS and statistical Tools

Year 1 – Data Visualisation

Year 2 – Nviv / R-analysis / etc

 

Online training

We also offer research skills training through a series of online modules, so you can access what you need in a format that works for you, wherever you are. Our online modules include:

Training Date
How to start your research program TBA
Writing tips for researchers TBA
How to develop your online profile TBA
How to manage your bibliographical references TBA
How to prepare for your viva TBA

Information and data security for Research Data

Research Integrity

Health and Safety Issues

Fire safety and risk assessment

 

TBA

2019/2020 Researcher Training and Development

2019/2020 Researcher Training and Development

NO.

PROGRAMS CONDUCTED

DATE OF EVENT

MODULE OUTCOME

PLACE

PIC

1.

WORKSHOP OF DESIGN OF EXPERIMENT

16 JANUARY 2020

EVALUATING RESEARCH OUTPUT

AUDITORIUM PPS

KASHA & ANIS

2.

EFFECTIVE JOURNAL PUBLISHING STRATEGIES

17 FEBRUARY 2020

ENHANCING PUBLICATION SKILLS

AUDITORIUM PPS

FADHLUR

3.

3M THESIS COMPETITION INTER UTeM 

12 MARCH 2020

PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

UTeM

MAS & MAILASAN

4.

ACADEMIC VISIT TO MIHAS EVENT

3 APRIL 2020

PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

KUALA LUMPUR

MAS & MAILASAN

5.

WORKSHOP OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS

APRIL 2020

EVALUATING RESEARCH OUTPUT

AUDITORIUM PPS

FARAH & GANDI

6.

WORKSHOP OF "PLAGIARISM AND GRAMMAR"

8 APRIL 2020

ENHANCING ACADEMIC WRITING

UTeM

YAN QI

7.

EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY

MAY 2020

EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY

UTeM

CHONG

8.

3M THESIS COMPETITION - NATIONAL

23 JUNE 2020

PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

IIUM ( CAMPUS GOMBAK)

UPGRADE

9.

PG SPORT ACTIVITIES 

29 JUNE 2020 TO 3 JULY 2020

PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

KAMPUS TEKNOLOGI DAN PUSAT SUKAN

SOLEHAH

10.

ACADEMIC VISIT TO UUM AND UTP

AUGUST 2020

PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

UTP

MAS & ANIS

11.

POSTGRADUATE DINNER

NOVEMBER 2020

PRESENTATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS

KIV

KIV

        Note: Name and date of event are subject to change

University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka wants to ensure that all doctoral and master researchers receive the highest quality of training. We also expect all researchers to acquire the necessary skills especially in developing your research, personal and professional skills to become world-class researchers. 

We also welcome feedback on this section and anything relating to postgraduate training and development. Please email feedback to pps@utem.edu.my.