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APU’s SoE Pioneers Metrology Education with ZEISS Certified Trainers

Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander Chee Hon Cheong, Ts. Dr. Arun Seeralan, Mr. Rosli Yusop, and Mr. Low Yee San have been certified as ZEISS Metrology Trainers; making them the only authorised trainers of ZEISS metrology lesson in Malaysia, and it will be integrated into APU’s Engineering Design module.

From left: Mr. Low Yee San, Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander Chee Hon Cheong, Mr. Prasert Saetang (ZEISS Regional Application Specialist from Thailand), Mr. Rosli Yusop and Ts. Dr. Arun Seeralan.

Four outstanding academics from Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation’s (APU) School of Engineering (SoE) have been named ‘ZEISS Certified Trainers’, a ground-breaking move that elevates the university’s engineering education to new heights.

This outstanding achievement establishes Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander Chee Hon Cheong, Ts. Dr. Arun Seeralan, Mr. Rosli Yusop, and Mr. Low Yee San as the solely authorised trainers of ZEISS lessons in Malaysia; covering the vital discipline of metrology, the science of measurement, which lies at the core of engineering to ensure the precision and accuracy of products and processes.

ZEISS-certified metrology, a cornerstone of this intricate field, finds its applications in a wide spectrum of manufacturing and quality control endeavours.

Dimensional measurement, surface inspection, form and contour measurement, tool calibration, and 3D scanning are some of the most common uses in various kinds of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, electronics, and consumer goods.

The integration of these lessons into APU’s Engineering Design module demonstrates the university’s unwavering commitment to providing students with industry-aligned education that will prepare them for excellent careers in the ever-evolving engineering landscape.

With their valuable metrology knowledge and strong commitment to teaching excellence, the four will enrich the learning experience of APU engineering students, propelling them to academic and professional success by combining ZEISS metrology lessons into Engineering Design module.

“The recognition as ZEISS Certified Trainers of SoE lecturers Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander, Ts. Dr. Arun, Mr. Rosli, and Mr. Low is an important step forward in the university’s ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between academics and industry.

“With its unwavering commitment to providing students with industry-relevant education, APU paves the way for their successful careers in the dynamic engineering landscape, ensuring that they are not only equipped with the technical expertise but also the industry-ready skills to excel in their chosen fields,” said Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Siva Kumar Sivanesan, Head of SoE.

He added that the SoE congratulates its lecturers on their accomplishments and looks forward to working with ZEISS on future metrology-related activities.

New heights in engineering education

ZEISS industrial metrology machine for metalworking and fabrication

As APU continues to soar to new heights in engineering education, the university’s ZEISS Certified Trainers stands as a testament to its dedication to providing students with the best possible educational experience.

The School of Engineering (SoE) lecturers were the first in Malaysia to receive this certification, which included rigorous training and assessment in metrology and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) using the ZEISS CALYPSO software.

“ZEISS metrology systems, renowned for their high precision and reliability, empower manufacturers to meticulously inspect and measure their products, ensuring that they meet stringent quality standards.

“It plays a critical role in ensuring the integrity and operation of a wide range of products, from inspecting the delicate surfaces of medical equipment to validating the measurements of automotive components,” said Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander representing the four of them.

ZEISS, a global leader in optical and optoelectronic technology, offers a range of metrology solutions, including coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), optical scanners, software, and services.

The ZEISS Certified Trainer programme aims to provide participants with the knowledge and abilities needed to utilise ZEISS CALYPSO effectively and efficiently, as well as to train others on the software.

There are three levels to the programme: basic, advanced, and expert. Participants must successfully finish each stage before moving on to the next stage.

Through the success of the participants, SoE became potentially selected by ZEISS as the hub for the certification programme in Malaysia, as ZEISS plans to introduce the programme to other institutions of higher learning in the country.

This will help to enhance the quality of engineering education and research in Malaysia, as well as to meet the demand for skilled metrology professionals in the industry.

Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander, Ts. Dr. Arun, Mr. Rosli, and Mr. Low are the first batch in Malaysia to be qualified as ZEISS trainers.