Muhd Qutbul Islam Hj Suhaimi posing for a picture with his VR gaming project on road traffic conducts and behaviours. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) recently showcased more than 300 projects done by its final year students, hoping it could bolster more research activities and collaboration with relevant industries.

The one-day showcase held at the university’s Multipurpose Hall and Engineering Blocks saw the attendance of government officials and company representatives – with students given the chance to pitch their findings and ideas to them for potential partnerships.

A student setting up the materials for his showcase. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Among notable projects showcased at the event include those that put Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR and AR) technologies to a wider use where students came up with games that educate the public on the importance of cleanliness and road safety measures.

There were also projects that delved deeper into using natural resources to enhance building materials and increase agricultural yields; and there were also researches on methodologies used to extract various petro-chemicals that may help increase biodiesel productions.

Students from UTB’s School of Business also took part in the showcase, exhibiting projects on areas such as blockchain in accounting, financial literacy, audit workload and quality as well as implementation of Islamic ethics in accounting practices.

Government officials enquiring a student (L) about his environmental project. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

They also put forward their studies on next generation utilities including crypto-currency, a system that tracks electricity consumption and conservation of star hotels as well as the effective marketing strategies for e-commerce and eco-tourism in Brunei.

UTB’s Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Dr Hjh Ena Kartina Hj Abdul Rahman said that the objective of the showcase was mainly to enable a platform for students and staff to share their research findings and ideas with the university’s stakeholders.

Besides bolstering research activities and collaboration, she also hoped that the event could inspire people to learn more about the various programmes offered at UTB.

Launching the one-day event at UTB’s Multipurpose Hall and Engineering Blocks was the university’s Acting Vice Chancellor Hj Ady Syarmin Hj Md Taib.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN | The Bruneian