Research Cluster

At UniKL MIMET, we believe prominent research has to be supported with recognitions from accrediting bodies.  Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of: society, technology, economy, and environment.

Other than our flagship programmes and Centres of Research, our efforts are further enhanced by involving faculty members from several sections to work along with our postgraduate students. We also believe in broadening our contributions by collaborating with international and industrial partners.

One of the international accrediting bodies with which UniKL MIMET establishes itself is International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (International Maritime Organization) or STCW.

The 1978 STCW Convention was the first to establish basic requirements on training, certification and watch keeping for seafarers on an international level. Previously the standards of training, certification and watch keeping of officers and ratings were established by individual governments, usually without reference to practices in other countries. As a result standards and procedures varied widely, even though shipping is the most international of all industries. The Convention prescribes minimum standards relating to training, certification and watch keeping for seafarers which countries are obliged to meet or exceed.

Listed here are the research areas taking place at UniKL MIMET which cover STCW areas:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Ship Design
  • Ship Construction & Maintenance
  • Marine Electrical & Electronics
  • Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding
  • Maritime Operations


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world leading multi-disciplinary science organization in UK, funded by the UK government and equipped with the latest research facilities that are capable to support advanced neutron research in various fields. Ts Azman Ismail and his team was awarded a 3-day beamtime fund (23-25 Mac 2018) at their reputable research facilities starting on 21st Mac till 27th Mac 2018 for their project entitled “Residual stress mapping for friction stir welded pipe”. His research team includes Mdm Fauziah Ab Rahman (UniKL MIMET), Ts Bakhtiar Ariff Baharudin (UniKL MIMET), AP Ir Dr Mokhtar Awang (UTP) and Dr Tung Lik Lee (STFC).

International Joint Research Project between UniKL MIMET and JWRI Osaka University

A collaboration research project between UniKL MIMET and  Joining And Welding Research Institute (JWRI) of Osaka University in Japan on friction stir welding and mathematical modelling. UniKL MIMET is an active research partner internationally. Our research team was represented by Ts Azman Ismail and Ms Fauziah Ab Rahman for 2 weeks (8 Feb -24 Feb 2019) in Osaka, Japan.


Human capital professional development is our priority. Thus earlier engagement with the latest technology is our best option for our students too. A 1-day Virtual welding hands-on session with Lincoln Electric welding machine, participated by 9 BNASB students and 1 staff on 19 March 2019 at Lincoln Energy Sdn Bhd in Puchong, Selangor.


The program is organized and sponsored by Japan Patent Office (JPO) / Intellectual Property Right (IPR) together with Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center (APIC). Intellectual Property Organization of Malaysia (MyIPO) is a coordinator to select qualified candidates from Malaysia.

Ts.Dr. Wardiah, a senior lecturer and also Head of Research and Innovation at Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET) was selected by MyIPO, managed to secure approval from JPO to attend a 10-day JPO/IPR Training Course on academia–industry collaboration and technology transfer at APIC, Tokyo, Japan on 20 August – 29 August 2019. The objective of this program is to learn the efficient and effective methods for managing IP at universities and other institutions such as university-industry-government collaboration and the ways for universities and research institutes to transfer technology to the private sector through the process of commercialization.

The training at JPO, Japan is a privileged. It will give a valuable knowledge and experience to enhance at high level collaboration with a reputable international institution. It is also in line with UniKL motto ‘Where Knowledge is Applied” and We4Asia aspiration towards academic and research excellence.