Virtual Reality: Enhancing Engineering Students' Learning in Process Safety

Virtual Reality: Enhancing Engineering Students' Learning in Process Safety
  • Date From 12th July 2024
  • Date To 12th July 2024
  • Price Free of charge.
  • Location Capri by Fraser, Bukit Bintang, 160, Jln Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.


The teaching and learning of process safety (PS) in engineering undergraduate courses are fundamental. Engineering students should be taught about their role in society and take professional responsibility for public safety when solving complex engineering problems. However, teaching PS presents several challenges. Solely relying on textbooks or lecture notes is inadequate, and opportunities for students to engage and be immersed in actual industrial processes are scarce in most universities.

This results in low interest, poor retention, and inadequate understanding of PS principles. Students struggle to identify and assess potential hazards in process designs or operating processes, leaving them unprepared for industry. Virtual Reality (VR) bridges the gap between education and industry, immersing students in virtual representations of the real world.

The workshop aims to introduce educators to newly developed VR tools for teaching process safety effectively, facilitating discussion on how to deliver content efficiently. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between education and industry, better preparing engineering graduates for professional practice.


Ir Dr Tan Jully

Dr Jully Tan earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), followed by a PhD from Universiti Malaya. With a focus on curriculum development, design, and accreditation, she has significantly impacted engineering education. Dr Tan's research explores various facets of engineering education. Currently, she holds the position of senior lecturer and course director of chemical engineering at Monash University Malaysia.

Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Education Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


09:00–13:00 MYT.


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