The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 3
Page No. 664 - 670

Futures Scenarios for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)

Authors : Fazidah Ithnin, Mohd Jailani Mohd Nor, Mohd. Rahimi Yusoff and Sohail Tahir Inayatullah

Abstract: This study aims to present the scenarios, visions and strategies that resulted from a 3 days foresight workshop for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) in Melaka, Malaysia. The workshop used the “six pillars” approach to foresight. The methods used included: the futures triangle, emerging issues analysis, the futures wheel, the Sarkar game and macrohistory, causal layered analysis, the integrated scenario method, visioning and backcasting. The workshop was held over three days in Melaka, Malaysia. Three visions were developed: UTeM Everywhere (Apps University): Redefining and realigning academic programmes at UTeM towards the broad-based model which is globally recognized which resonates with UTeM’s tagline of always a pioneer, always ahead-a future as the catalyst of change, leading changes in technical education and redesigning the future of technical education in Malaysia through enhanced massive open online courses specifically crafted to enable seamless learning. A higher education hub is where academics and industry experts synergize in research, development and innovation. The enhancement of TiCOE (Technically Competent, Industry Driven Centre of Excellence) procreates income for the university through rigorous product commercialization and knowledge-sharing. UTeM SOHO-A university that promotes wellness with a balance between work and family among staff members. A concept of quality time at the office and at home with the tagline “A happy employee comes from a happy family” and contentedness spurs passion and productivity. The visions are considered complementary and are being used to develop the U TeM strategic plan 2012-2020.This model of foresight provides a practical model for engaging in planning the long-term futures, especially when there are a diversity of interests and stakeholders. The workshop has led to distinct and practical strategies as the university moves forward to 2020. This model of foresight provides a practical model for engaging in planning the long-term future especially when there is a diversity of interests and stakeholders. The workshop has led to new and executable strategies as the university forges ahead toward 2020.

How to cite this article:

Fazidah Ithnin, Mohd Jailani Mohd Nor, Mohd. Rahimi Yusoff and Sohail Tahir Inayatullah, 2018. Futures Scenarios for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). The Social Sciences, 13: 664-670.

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