About Us

UMPEDAC was recognized as HICoE by the Ministry of Education on Oct. 30, 2009.


Our specialization includes renewable energy, power electronics, and power system.


We offer doctoral (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) postgraduate programmes.


We participate in community and knowledge-transfer programmes.

Student Presentation Sessions

You are invited to our student presentation events as follows:

  1. Proposal and Candidature Defenses
    Date/Day : 23 & 24 May 2015
    Time : 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
    Venue : BS 15, Level 15, Wisma R&D, UM
  2. Research Project Presentation for Master of Engineering (Power Systems)
    Date/Day : 25 May 2015
    Time : 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
    Venue : BS 15, Level 15, Wisma R&D, UM

UMPEDAC Renewable Energy School Program

UMPEDAC had organized an education program, which involved 21 secondary schools, to provide knowledge on renewable energy among future generation in Malaysia. A variety of renewable energy-related activities had been organized in the program such as renewable energy technology demonstration, quiz, and etc. The program aimed to create an interest in science and technology among school students.

Read more at Utusan Malaysia (in Bahasa Malaysia), Tutor SPM (Utusan Malaysia) and MySekolah (Utusan Malaysia).

Invited speaker at FREA

Prof. Dr. Nasrudin presented his paper in Fukushima

Prof. Dr. Nasrudin presented his paper in Fukushima

Prof. Dr. Nasrudin Abd. Rahim, who was an invited speaker at International Workshop in 2016 at FREA (Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute-AIST) in Japan, had given a talk on “Situation of PV Integration in Malaysia in line with the Government’s Policy on PV and the Challenges in Increasing PV Penetration.” The workshop was held in Fukushima on 22nd – 23rd February 2016 with the title “How to solve PV grid integration issues in your country?”

Eight Asian countries, including Malaysia, have participated in the event. Some of the activities include panel discussion on the issues of PV-grid integration, a site tour to the world’s most advanced testing facility at FREA-G with testing equipment for grid interconnection, environmental reliability, electromagnetic compatibility and system performance, and  sharing session by Japan on its experience in challenging high penetration of PV.


Participants of the workshop


Workshop on “Renewable Energy: AC or DC Transmission and Distribution Systems from Power Electronics Perspective”

Dear Prof./Dr./Sir/Madam,

In line with the efforts to cater for power electronics related challenges of renewable (PV and wind) energy collection systems and transmission through multi-terminal HVDC systems, UMPEDAC will be organizing a workshop entitled “Renewable Energy: AC or DC Transmission and Distribution Systems from Power Electronics Perspective.” This workshop aims to provide the participants with knowledge in AC and DC transmission and distribution system, especially from the renewable energy perspective. On behalf of the workshop committees, we would like to invite you to attend this workshop as scheduled below:

Date : 16th March 2016

Time : 8.30 am – 12.00 pm

Venue : Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of ​M​alaya

​Fees : RM 200.00

​This course will be delivered by ​​Prof​essor Barry W. Williams​ ​of ​Strathclyde University, United Kingdom, who has vast practical experiences in the subject.​  Prof​. Williams​ has​ been doing research in the area of power​ electronics for 46 years. His current interests include renewable energy conversion and its AC and DC electrical transmission, distribution, and farming. He is a graduate of Adelaide University and Cambridge University. He was a lecturer at Imperial College, London for seven years, then a professor at Herriot Watt ​University for 19 years. He is currently employed at Strathclyde University as Professorial Senior Research Fellow for the last 11 years. ​

The Brochure of the workshop is attached herein for your reference. Interested participants shall fill up the registration form and submit through this email: rezuan.masran@um.edu.my.

​For your info, the final date for registration is on 9th March 2016 (Wednesday).

Thank you very much for your support and kind consideration. We hope to see you in this workshop!

Download brochure and registration form.

Solar Kiosk Revisited

solar_kiosk2On 19th February 2016, a second visit by Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government – led by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Rahman, who is the Deputy Secretary of Urban Well-being Division; the City Council of Alor Setar, Kedah;  and Yan District Council, Kedah; was organized to take a closer look at the function and the application of solar i-kiosk.

Solar i-kiosk is a collaboration project between UMPEDAC and local industry, Genius Wisdom Sdn. Bhd. To introduce a modern business concept, the kiosk will be used by traders and businesses in Kedah with a purpose of using solar energy instead of generators, which emit noise and air pollution, to produce electricity.

Solar i-kiosk

Solar i-kiosk

MyBrain15 Programme 2016

Local postgraduate candidates can now apply for postgraduate financing online starting 16th of March 2016.

The requirements for Master and PhD candidates can be downloaded here.

“Tabung Pendidikan Sarjana”