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IISMA for Vocational Students: Get Ready to be the Awardees

Indonesian International Student Mobility Award (IISMA) for Vocational Students or IISMA Edisi Vokasi is a program to enable students to experience study and internship abroad for one semester under the scheme of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka equals 20 Credits (MBKM 20 SKS). This program is organized by the Perguruan Tinggi Pelaksana Pendidikan Vokasi (PTPPV) and funded by LPDP.

OIA SV UGM “OPEN HOUSE”: Virtual Exchange Program-Asia University

Yogyakarta (13/1) — Office of International Affairs Vocational College UGM (OIA SV UGM) held an “Open House” on Thursday, January 13 2022 by online Zoom Meeting. This inaugural event is organized by OIA SV UGM and aims to provide international ongoing programs for Vocational College UGM students in an interactive way and accommodate students to share any information about international programs and their international mobility experiences.

Vocational College and UGM to Win the PIMNAS 4 Years in a Row.

Yogyakarta (29/10) – Around 3,126 students who are the members of 735 teams from universities throughout Indonesia, including from Vocational College UGM have competed in the 34th National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) at the University of North Sumatra (USU) which held on a hybrid (online and offline) on 27-28 October 2021.

PIMNAS is a competition to find outstanding students with scientific innovations. In addition, PIMNAS is one of the agendas of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology under an institution called the National Achievement Centre (Puspresnas).

6 teams from Vocational College have presented their work in the PIMNAS event. Those 6 teams are, 1) Kayoselba Kusnanto for PKM-K, with the title of his work “Lilin Aroma Nusantara as Aromatherapy and Innovation for the Introduction of Indonesian Culinary Wealth, 2) Khofifah Nur Meirawanti for PKM-PM, with the title of his work “Friends of Learning Program through Smart Pop-Up Book Based on Interactive Games Equipped with Barcodes for Optimizing Learning Strategies for Dyslexic Children, 3) Qurrota A’yun in the Field of PKM-KC, with the title of his work “COVATECH Designing Artificial Intelligence Technology as a Form of Prevention of Covid-19 Based on the Internet of Things, 4) Naufal Rashad Aryaputra for PKM-KI, 5) Tsamara Nabilah Salsabili for PKM-KI, with the title of his work “Smart Leveling: Practical Device for Detecting Tilt of Ceramic Floor Surfaces Based on Inertial Measurement Unit Sensors with Mecanum-driven Technology”, and 6) Catur Wardana from PKM-PI, with the title of his work “Innovation of Batik Fabric Dryer to Improve Product Efficiency as an Anticipation of Unpredictable Determinants Weather”.

This is the fourth consecutive year that UGM maintains the PIMNAS General Champion continuously. The SV and UGM contingents are encouraged to improve and maintain their achievements and this result is the hard work of the entire campus members to advance and innovate things.

Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between UiTM and SV UGM

Yogyakarta (27/10), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Malaysia and Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada (SV UGM) have agreed to collaborate by signing the MoA which is held via virtual platform. At this meeting, Vocational College was represented by Dr.-Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono as The Dean of SV UGM, Dr. Silvi Nur Oktalina, S.Hut., M.Si as Vice Dean for Research, Community Service and International Affairs, Head of Department and Lecturers of Department of Languages, Arts and Culture Management. Meanwhile, the representatives of UiTM were Dean of Faculty of Information Management Prof. Dr. Muhammad Noorman Masyrik, and the Vice Dean Dr. Mad Khir Johari, and other colleagues.

Dr. Mad Khir Johari said in his speech that he was very proud and happy because the collaboration between SV UGM and UiTM had been established. He hopes that this collaboration will continue to play an important role in the development of the field of information management in Malaysia and Indonesia. He also wants more academic, research, and human capital development programs to be implemented for the community.

Dean of SV UGM, Dr.-Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono, also feels very proud because the program that will be developed is similar to the program that will be implemented at SV UGM. There are three things that will be mutually agreed upon in the collaboration, those are student exchange, lecturer exchange, and bridging program for doctoral student candidates. He hopes the vice dean who takes the responsibility of International Affairs will soon be focused on implementing these programs.

Author : Eilien D K

Public Lecture on TILC&FRC Development Strategy as a Locomotive for the Progress of  SV UGM & Indonesia

Yogyakarta (2/10) – A Public Lecture has been held by Vocational College UGM (SV UGM) about the strategy of Teaching Industry Learning Center (TILC) and Field Research Center as a Locomotive for SV UGM & Indonesia Progress. At the moment, the public lecture was held at TILC SV UGM and attended by The General Director of Vocational Education of The Republic of Indonesia (DIKSI), Wikan Sakarinto, Ph.D as the speaker, Dean of SV UGM, Dr.-Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono and officials, Director of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) UGM, Head of Departments, Coordinators of Center of Excellence, and other invited guests (virtually way).

TILC (Left) & FRC (Right)

In the public lecture, Mr. Sakarinto gave his speech and he was grateful that the building he had designed together with the other team had been completed. He also revealed that a building as big as TILC with ample equipment is not a goal but a tool to develop Indonesia, especially SV UGM in accordance with the philosophy of the ministry of education, research and culture in Indonesia, namely the philosophy is not the tools but the people. A philosophy that liberates the nation’s children to learn according to their passion.

The integrity of vocational education and the world of work is carried out through Link and Match 8+i, that is  the curriculum which jointly prepared including strengthening aspects of soft skills and work character to complement hard skills aspects that are in accordance with needs, the real project-based learning from the world of work (PBL), then the number of and the role of teachers/lecturers/instructors from industry and experts from the world of work, internships or work practices, competency certification, there are lecturers/teachers/instructors who regularly get technology updates and research from the world of work, applied research supports the teaching factory/teaching industry that started from real cases or needs in industry/society, and the last one is the commitment to the uptake of graduates by the world of work.

At the event, Ir. Hotma Prawoto Sulistyadi, M.T., IP-Md., as the director of PIU UGM also gave a little motivation which he always applied to manage life, he said that success is a choice and failure is certain. If people just stay silent without making any effort, they will surely fail, and success is a choice that we design in this life. He also gave a message to the lecturers not to get stuck with routines, formalities, and to be productive and in synergy, to be innovative and creative in their work.

After the public lecture was finished, the Yacaranda Electric Car Team, Department of Mechanical Engineering Department SV UGM showed their work, namely electric cars and ethanol-fueled cars to the Director General of DIKSI and that work was highly appreciated and it is hoped that the works of this kind of generation will continue to develop and be sustainable for the future for the great progress of Indonesia.

Author: Eilien Dwi K

SV UGM held the 2nd GREAT International Summer Course 2021

Yogyakarta (22/7) — Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada (SV UGM) held the 2nd GREAT International Summer 2021 from July 13, 2021 to August 8, 2021. This summer course is the second edition after it was first held in 2019. GREAT stands for Global Relations for Education and Development or global relay for education and development. This GREAT summer course takes the theme of Indonesian Cultural Heritage in the Industrial Age 4.0 and supports Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, 8 and 12, namely healthy living and supporting prosperity, inclusive and quality education, inclusive economic growth. and sustainable consumption and production patterns. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course was carried out boldly using Zoom as a synchronous learning medium and UGM eLok as an asynchronous learning management system for participants.

A total of 109 participants from various countries such as China, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Italy, Vietnam and Indonesia participated in this activity. A total of 24 speakers, both national and international, were invited to attend lectures and virtual workshops. Speakers invited to this summer course came from various universities such as Chengdu Textile College, Universiti Melaka (KUIM), Arizona State University, The University of Denver, University of Otago, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Shivamanohari School of Performing Arts, Technical University of Vienna, Chiang Mai University, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Sun Yat-Sen University, National University of Singapore, National University of Civil Engineering Hanoi, and Universitas Pertahanan Indonesia. In addition, several companies and agencies were invited to fill various sessions such as Garuda Indonesia, PT. Sidomuncul, Yogyakarta City Culture Office, Merapi Farma Herbal, and Eco.J Ecoprint Jogja, and of course course, the speakers from UGM were also take the stage, such as from the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Center for Regional Development Planning Studies and Vocational College UGM.

“The 2nd GREAT International Summer Course 2021 was held with the support of the Directorate of Partnerships, Alumni and International Affairs UGM through the Office of International Affairs and in collaboration with our partner universities Chengdu Textile College, China and Universiti Melaka or previously known as Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka, Malaysia. Thank you for the support given,” said Andri Handayani, S.S., M.A. as chairman of the GREAT International Summer Course 2021 committee at the opening ceremony Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

In his speech, The Dean of Vocational College UGM, Dr.-Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono said that this summer course was the largest event that was held by Vocational College UGM this year because it involved more than 100 participants from various countries even though it was held online.

The Secretary of the Directorate of Partnerships, Alumni and International Affairs UGM, Dr. Puji Astuti, S.Si., M.Sc., Apt., whom granted to open the program, hoped that the course would run smoothly, and hoped that the participants could enjoy, take the benefit and learn a lot from the guest speakers and the activities carried out during the summer course.

Student of Internet Technology Engineering Won 1st Place Online Student Scientific Writing Competition in the National Level (LKTIM-OTN) 2020

Students of the Internet Engineering Technology Study Program Vocational College UGM, Muhammad Navi Nugraha (Internet Engineering Technology Class of 2019) with Adji Saiddinullah (Regional Development batch 2019) and Fahar Yazid Izdihar (Agricultural Industry Technology batch 2019) won 1st place in the Student Scientific Writing Competition Online National Level (LKTIM-OTN) 2020 in the field of Economics and Development.

The LKTIM-OTN 2020 was organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs of Brawijaya University from May 6th to September 08th, 2020, and was attended by 78 universities (PT) with  297 scientific papers from 6 contested fields.

The 2020 LKTIM-OTN carries the theme “Indonesia Struggles against the Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19) Pandemic”. This competition was held in two stages, namely the paper collection stage, which takes place from 06 May to 07 August 2020, then the final online stage by collecting video presentations which takes place from 24 to 28 August 2020.

Adji and friends won this competition by bringing up the idea of ​​”Cliff Breccia Mixed Tourism as a Management Strategy for Cliff Breccia Tourism in the Period and Post-Covid-19 Pandemic” under the guidance of UGM Regional Development Lecturer, Dr. Estuning Tyas Wulan Mei, M.Sc. The jury judged this idea to have a unique, appropriate concept  and provide added value for the government and society.

“This idea departs from our shared concern to overcome environmental problems as well as problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has paralyzed the economy of residents in the Breksi Cliff area. The implementation of the new normal in this area is an opportunity and momentum for the development of environmental quality as well as improving the people’s economy while still prioritizing the COVID-19 prevention protocol. Therefore, here we have initiated the concept of mixed tourism in the management of Breksi Cliff tourism,” said Adji as the group leader.

The mixed tourism concept initiated by Adji and his friends was a tourism concept by combining forms of onsite tourism and virtual tourism. These two forms of tourism are then subdivided into several criteria and each criterion has several indicators that have been adjusted to the existing environmental and economic conditions of the residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Alhamdulillah, we hope that our ideas can become a consideration in making the right strategies and policies regarding efforts to improve the economy of people who depend on tourism activities in the Breksi Cliff area or other tourism areas that have the same characteristics during and after the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to pay attention to environmental sustainability and COVID-19 prevention protocols,” Adji concluded.

Photo Source: M. Navi Nugraha

The Building of Field Research Center (FRC) Marks the Commitment of Vocational College UGM in the Development of Applied Undergraduate Programs

Yogyakarta (20/2) – The laying of the first stone as an early sign of the Vocational College UGM Field Research Center (FRC) Building on Wednesday, February 20th , 2020 in Kulon Progo. The activity was attended by the Deputy Governor of DIY, Paku Alam X, Regent of Kulon Progo, Drs. H. Sutedjo, UGM Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., IPU., ASEAN Eng, Dean of Vocational College UGM, Wikan Sakarinto, ST, M.Sc., Ph.D. . Previously, in November last year, the Vocational College UGM had started the construction of the Teaching Industry Learning Center (TILC) building located in the Blimbingsari area, Sleman, DIY.

In his welcome speech, the Regent of Kulon Progo, Drs. H. Sutedjo, expressed his hope that with the start of the construction of Vocational College UGM, it can provide positive energy for the quality of education in Kulon Progo Regency and in the Special Region of Yogyakarta in the future. Likewise, the presence of the UGM SV FRC Building will bring them closer to the people in the Kulon Progo area.

“Besides that, the hope is that as more young people get higher education, the quality of Kulon Progo’s resources will also increase,” he said.

The FRC building is located at Jl. Tunjungan. Kulon Progo is designed to have three floors that function as meeting rooms, analysis rooms, laboratories, and offices with an open space concept for the general public and the educational community to learn and develop vocational education. This building will function as a center for research and innovation development activities in collaboration with the Kulon Progo Regency Government. Thus, the principle of “link and match” vocational education with industry, agencies, and the community can be appropriately applied in the real world.

“Hopefully, by working together, synergizing, we can cover the shortcomings that we have and we can minimize them so that our activities are strengthened by synergizing with one another.” said the Rector of UGM in his speech.

The construction of this building marks the seriousness and commitment of the Vocational College UGM in facilitating its Applied Bachelor program. In 2020, SV UGM opens more Applied Bachelor (S.Tr.) or Diploma 4 programs. A total of 20 study programs (Prodi) from the science, technology and social humanities groups are ready to be offered in the 2020 Vocational School Admissions (PMB) Vocational College UGM.

The construction of this building marks the seriousness and commitment of the Vocational College UGM in facilitating its Applied Bachelor program. In 2020, SV UGM opens more Applied Bachelor (S.Tr.) or Diploma 4 programs. A total of 20 study programs (Prodi) from the science, technology and social humanities groups are ready to be offered in the 2020 Vocational School Admissions (PMB) Vocational College UGM.

There are 14 majors of natural sciences cluster:

  1.     Health Information Management
  2.     General Surveying and Mapping Technology
  3.     Geographic Information Systems
  4.     Veterinary Technology
  5.     Agro-Industry Product Development
  6.     Forestry Management
  7.     Mechanical Engineering Technology
  8.     Management and Maintenance of Heavy Equipment Engineering
  9.     Civil Infrastructure Management and Maintenance Engineering
  10.    Engineering Technology for Construction of Civil Building
  11.    Electrical Engineering Technology
  12.    Software Engineering Technology
  13.    Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology
  14.   Internet Engineering Technology

There are 7 majors from social sciences:

  1.     Properti Manajemen and Apprasial
  2.     Banking
  3.     Public Sector Accounting
  4.     Regional Economic Development
  5.     Archives and Record  Management
  6.     Applied English
  7.     Tour and Travel Business

New Student Admissions (PMB) SV UGM 2020 for Screening by High School Report’s Card to find Superior Students (PBU) has been opened on February 4, 2020 and will be closed on March 18, 2020. As in previous years, there are 4 types of PBU, namely PBUSMAK (PBU SMA/SMK /MA), PBUB (PBU with Achievement), PBUTM (PBU Not Able), and PBUK (PBU Partnership). PBUSMAK is a pathway for high school / vocational / MA graduates with the best 25% report card scores in their school. The PBUB is opened for graduates who have achievements in the fields of sports and science and technology. Meanwhile, prospective students who are academically capable but not economically capable can register through the PBUTM route. The last one is PBUK, which is a partnership program between UGM and local governments, government institutions, and/or companies. All important requirements and dates related to PMB UGM can be accessed at 

In addition to the report card, prospective students can also register through the UGM Written Examination (UTUL). Prospective UTUL UGM participants register online at the official website and choose three study programs of interest. The requirement for prospective UTUL UGM participants is to take part in the 2020 UTBK. The last route to be accepted as a UGM Vocational School student is the Value Path. In this pathway, prospective students are selected based on the results of UGM UTUL scores + UTBK scores. In the final path of PMB SV UGM, participants can choose two study programs at Vocational College UGM.

Vocational College UGM is the only faculty that provides vocational education at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Apart from excelling in the curriculum because it is based on industry needs, SV UGM also excels in encouraging students’ soft skills. The achievements of SV UGM students managed to become the overall champion in the Indonesian Electric Car Competition. In addition, SV UGM also continues to establish relationships with universities abroad to realize dual degree programs, student exchanges, and other international projects.

UGM Electric Car Team “Yacaranda” Ready to Launch EV-3 for KLMI 2019

Yogyakarta (8/11) – The UGM Electric Car Team “Yacaranda” represents UGM in this year’s national competition. The Yacaranda Team consists of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Vocational College UGM, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of Vocational College UGM, the Department of Earth Technology of Vocational College UGM, the Department of Health Information and Services of Vocational College UGM and the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences Alam UGM. This team entered the competition with a new car, namely: Super Sekip EV-3. This third-generation car is the successor of the first and second generations, namely the EV-1 in 2017 made it into the top 6 of the 2017 KMLI National, and the EV-2 in 2018 won 3rd place in the 2018 KMLI of the accuracy category.

The significant improvements brought to the Super Sekip EV-3 are:

  1.   The source of energy. EV-3 uses an energy source from an LTO (Lithium Titanate Oxide) battery with substantial advantages compared to Li-Ion (EV-2) and Accu (EV-1). It can withstand temperatures from – 20oC to 80oC
  2.   The monitoring system. EV-3 uses an IoT (Internet of Things) based monitoring system. IoT users can easily access or monitor the condition of the battery voltage, temperature controller, battery temperature, and car speed by using a smartphone.

On November 8, 2019, the launching of Super Sekip EV-3 to KMLI 2019 was attended by Dr. R. Suharyadi, M.Sc. As the Director of Student Affairs of UGM, Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., as the Dean of Vocational College UGM, Dr. Benediktus Tulung Prayoga, S.T., M.T. as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and his staff. This event went smoothly under Mr. Sugiyanto, S.T., M.Eng., and Mr. Isworo Djati, S.T. The Yacaranda Team succeeded in making their third-generation car, namely the Super Sekip EV-3.

The Yacaranda Team needs massive support from everyone to win the Indonesian Electric Cars competition (Kompetisi Mobil Listrik Indonesia/KMLI) 2019 held from 14 to 16 November 2019 at Politeknik Negeri Bandung.

NIT Kitakyushu College Visits Vocational College UGM

Yogyakarta (26/9) The Delegates of National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan, visited Vocational College UGM. They are Prof. Nobuhiro Harada (President), Prof. Hisanobu Terai (Chairman of Robotics and Mechatronics Course), and Prof. Xin Jiang (Assistant Professor). Representing Vocational College UGM as the hosts are the Dean, Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Agus Nugroho, S.T., M.T., Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, and International Affairs, Dr. Ir. Silvi Nur Oktalina, S.Hut., M.Sc., and Vice Dean for Cooperation, Alumni, and Strategic Initiatives, Radhian Krisnaputra, S.T., M.Eng. During this visit, NIT Kitakyushu College discussed the working program and the student exchange program. The delegates of NIT Kitakyushu College also visited the laboratories after the discussion. That day’s agenda ended with a banquet lunch.