Innovative Industry and Sustainability Science (IISS) Research Clusters supports research efforts leading to innovative and sustainable solutions to problems relevant to industry and society.  IISS intends to achieve cohesion and interactions among fragmented research activities in key areas in order to enhance the prospects of solving challenging problems, which are often interdisciplinary in nature.  IISS is committed to build collaborative linkages between UM researchers and industrial partners.  Impact Oriented Interdisciplinary Research in the following niche and thrust areas are promoted.



Energy is a key area where UM researchers have shown great strength in terms of research productivity.  Researchers in different faculties and research centres are contributing to diverse topics including biofuel, solar energy, energy management, energy efficiency, battery etc. Researchers are encouraged to propose research by integrating different disciplines. IISS aims to bring energy researchers on a common platform to address important energy challenges in a collaborative manner.


Materials have been another significant strength of UM researchers in different faculties and research centres.  Materials underpin innovation in almost all other areas of technologies.  Materials research at UM includes wide ranging materials such as functional materials and sensors, structural materials, electronic materials, biomaterials, energy materials etc.   IISS intends to bring researchers with different materials background to work on innovative material solutions to industrial problems.


Industrial 4.0

Industry 4.0, combining physical and cyber systems, has the potential to change our lives in unprecedented ways.  UM researchers have been working on different elements of I4.0 in isolated ways. IISS will bring together researchers from computer science and information technology, engineering, business and economics to work on innovative projects.  

Water & Environment:

Research on developing strategies and technologies for quality, prediction, prevention and protection of water resources and environment are of particular interest. Investigations on the effects of global warming/climate change on the environment and the effects of anthropogenic activities on climate change will also be highlighted. 

Sustainable Living:

Research on promoting and adopting a lifestyle that aims to reduce the use of natural resources by developing new technologies such as green technologies or renewable energy are increasing among the UM researchers. It aims to foster interdisciplinary research to meet the challenges and promote solutions of sustainable development for the society

Risk Management & Construction Safety
Innovative Industry and Sustainability Science
Synopsis of Course Contents 

Introduction to risk, health and safety in construction industry: risk and danger, legislation and safety acts: OSHA 1994, building works guidelines; Role, importance and safety and health management: characteristics, policy, investigative methods, manuals and procedures; Accidents at site: report, monitoring and prevention. Explanation of current case studies which are related to safety and health issues in the construction industry. 

Learning outcome 

 Students will be able to: 

  1. Discuss the role and importance of risk, safety and health management, 
  2. Discuss health and safety scenarios in the construction industry in Malaysia, 
  3. Evaluate the needs of health and safety management in the construction industry on related legislation, and 
  4. Produce technical report based on health and safety management in the construction industry  

Building Procurement & Specification
Innovative Industry and Sustainability Science

Synopsis of Course Contents

In this course, participants will delve into the intricacies of construction measurement and contract management. Furthermore, the course will equip learners with the skills to prepare job specifications and quotations according to JKR/PAM standards, as well as estimate construction prices for both internal and external building measurement tasks.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the standard of measurement methods in construction work
  2. Identify the type, process, procedure and liability of contract and process and procedure to engage employment of contractors and consultants
  3. Prepare job specification and quotations (JKR/PAM) and construction price estimation for internal and external building measurement works
  4. Determine method of works payment and payment for variation order (VO)

Construction Law
Innovative Industry and Sustainability Science
Synopsis of Course Contents   

Introduction to the principles of construction law, the roles and objectives of construction law, constructions contracts and related problems. This includes construction organisation structure, problems and responsibilities of the parties involved in the contract, risk allocation and claims. It will also cover the types of repudiation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 

Learning Outcomes   

At the end of the course, students are able to:   

  1. Identify the objectives and roles of construction law;  
  2. Explain the principles of construction law; and  
  3. Apply construction law in construction contracts and related problems. 

Innovative Industry and Sustainability Science

Pada akhir modul ini, anda akan membina pengalaman dalam aspek-aspek berikut:

1. Memilih kaedah pengajaran dan media/teknologi yang sesuai dengan objektif pengajaran-pembelajaran

2. merancang pendekatan pengurusan bilik darjah yang sesuai dengan objektif pengajaran-pembelajaran