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The materials lecture competition started as an idea by IMM to organize a competition that gives the opportunity to our young students and researchers, particularly in the area of materials science and engineering, to showcase their presentation skills and share their knowledge on issues pertaining to materials and their roles in society whilst addressing audience from diversified background. The competition has now become nationwide whereby more than ten IPTA/IPTS participated in the competition at the national level since the year 2013. The first winners at the national-level competition represented Malaysia in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) which was held in Hong Kong (2013), USA (2014), Ireland (2015) and Brazil (2016). The Malaysia Representative/Finalist from Multimedia University (MMU) won the third prize in the YPWLC 2014 which was held in California, USA in 2014.

This is the 6th time Materials Lecture Competition organized by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM), UTM in collaboration with the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) after the successful first to fifth editions, which were held in the year 2012 to 2016.
For UTM-MLC 2017 competition, FKM is joining hands with School of Graduate Studies (SPS, UTM) and IMM Southern Chapter as co-organizer while Yayasan Minda as co-sponsor of the event. This year also, SPS, UTM was increase the allocation for the prize money to the winners of MLC 2017 from RM500 to RM1000 (first winner), RM300 to RM800 to the second winner and RM200 to RM 500 to the third winner. The event and the response was very good as 17 participants from various faculties in UTM (FKM=4, FKT=7, FMBE=2, FS=2 and SPS=2) was compete and the winner will represent UTM in the Material Lecture Competition 2017 (MLC 2017) Semi Final on the 18 April 2017 which organized by Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. It is anticipated that more than 10 universities will compete for a place in the finals. Five finalists will be selected and compete in the MLC 2017 finals to be held on 16 May 2017 at APU Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The national MLC 2017 cash prizes are RM3,000, RM 2,000 and RM 1,000 for the first, second and third winners respectively. The first winner will represent Malaysia the YPWLC2017 to be held in Perth, Australia in October 2017.

UTM-MLC 2017 Prizes:

  • First Winner : RM1000
  • Second Winner: RM800
  • Third Winner: RM500

First winner of UTM-MLC 2017 will represent UTM to National Level Competition at APU Campus, Bukit Jalil, KL.

The Champion of MLC 2017 (national level) will represent Malaysia to attend the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) which will be organized and sponsored by IOM3 in October 2017 in Perth, Australia.


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia -Materials Lecture Competition 2017 (UTM-MLC 2017) Program:

  • Date : 19 March 2017 (Sunday)
  • Time : 8.30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Venue : Seminar Hall, Level 1, Block C23, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UTM


UTM-MLC 2017 Competition Results
First Winner : Mohd Haziq bin Dzulkifli (FKM)
Second Winner : Norfadhilatuladha binti Abdullah (FKT)
Third Winner : Siti Khadijah binti Hubadillah (SPS)
Mohd Haziq bin Dzulkifli from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will represent UTM to the National level MLC 2017 which will be held on 18 April 2017 at Asia Pacific University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.


The competition has been successfully organised by UTM-MLC2017 organising committee and the event was sponsored by School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) UTM and Yayasan Minda. The allocation for the prize money to the winners of MLC 2017 which was sponsored by SPS has been increased from RM500 (MLC 2016) to RM1000 for the First Winner, RM 300 to RM800 to the Second Winner and RM 200 to RM 500 to the Third Winner. This year competition received good response with 17 participants from various faculties in UTM, namely, FKM, FKT, SPS, FS and FBME taking part in the competition. The quality of presentation was very good with top winners scored high marks. It is hope that the First Winner, Mohd Haziq bin Dzulkifli from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will win the National competition and represent Malaysia at YPWLC2017 at Perth, Australia.