Developing Curricula for Signaling and Communication Course at Malaysian Railway Academy (MyRa) through Industrial Collaboration Program
Mohd Fairus Humar1, Ibrahim Sulaiman2, Pedro Cruz3, Hasry Harun4
1Mohd Fairus Humar, Electrical and Electronic Section 14, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute, Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia.
2Ibrahim Sulaiman, is a General Manager in Signaling and Communication Department at Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3Pedro Cruz, is a Signaling Engineer at Signaling Engineering Department, Thales Portugal S.A., Rua Calvet Magalhaes, Paco de Arcos, Lisbon, Portugal.
4Hasry Harun, is a Director, Industry Development and Advisory Division at Technology Depository Agency Berhad, Level 3, Menara Prisma, No. 26, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, 62675 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 6364-6370 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5121118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8640.118419
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Abstract: This paper presents the propose development of railway signaling and communication curricula at MyRA. The program commenced on 2016 under Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP) with Technology Depository Agency coordination. Thales Portugal provides the laboratory equipment and teaching module. There are three institutions and one railway operator company participate in the program. The program was conducted due to enhanced strong knowledge on railway signaling and communication among the Malaysian academicians. The universities will be able to develop bachelor and diploma railway programs and able to develop laboratories along with hi-tech railway equipment. The ICP railway signaling and communication, consist of four stages, started with basic Train The Trainer (TTT), advanced training, training installation equipment and training simulator. The trainees have gained a lot of experienced and expose to different kind of railway signaling system during the training. At the end of the program, a module of railway signaling and communication course with a lab railway signaling field equipment and CTC simulator were developed.
Keywords: Knowledge Transfer Program; Railway Signaling and Communication; Curricula; Module and Teaching Aid Simulator.
Scope of the Article: Wireless Communications.