On the 6th and 10th November 2018, the sophomores and seniors majoring in Electromechanical Engineering (EME) in the University of Macau (UM) visited the WYNN MACAU and MGM COTAI. The purpose of the activities is to cultivate the future professional electromechanical engineers. The Department of Electromechanical Engineering revised the undergraduate curriculum in 2016 based on the feedbacks from the engineering society. Apart from the theoretical classes, students can learn in industrial visits.
On November 6, the instructors led 36 senior students to visit at the WYNN MACAU. The Director – Mechanical Services of the Facilities Department, Mr. Simon Yung, first presented the structure of the Facilities Department and the department routinely maintained the building services facilities according to the regular procedures. After the presentation, the departmental engineers guided the students to tour the large-scale electromechanical facilities and explained the operation of those facilities patiently. Those facilities included the HVAC systems, fire sprinkler system, and the automatic control system of “Tree of Prosperity”, etc. In the “Tree of Prosperity”, our engineering students deeply understood the importance of the accurate control of the practical electromechanical system in order to providing the smooth running of the daily shows.
On November 10, about 40 students visited the MGM COTAI. The students were warmly welcomed by the Director of Facilities Management – Mechanical Services, Ms. Joanna Chan. She first introduced the HVAC facilities and the energy saving measures used in the buildings to the students. Then, the Facilities Manager – MEP, Mr. Scofield Lei, introduced the life safety and fire protection facilities to the students. After that, the Ms. Chan, Mr. Lei, and two engineer trainees, who were also the EME Alumni, guided the students to tour the large-scale HVAC facilities and fire protection systems installed in the podium and the high-rise hotel. The tour can enhance students’ knowledge of the practical HVAC system and fire protection system designed with the local and International Building Codes after learning the theoretical knowledge from the classroom.
EME greatly appreciate the help given by the Facilities Department and Employment – Human Resources of WYNN MACAU, and the Facility Management Department of MGM COTAI for providing the venues for the undergraduate students studying at the two courses, “Manufacturing Technology” and “Fire Protection Engineering”. The two courses instructors are Prof. Kwok Chi Tat, Prof. Tam Lap Mou, Dr. Lao Seng Kin, and Dr. Tam Hou Kuan.