The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology organized a special event called “Master of Mechanical Engineering Celebration Day” at student lounge in Swiss German University (SGU) on Saturday, 13 August 2016. This event was attended by high-ranking university officers, including SGU Rector, Dr. rer.-nat. Filiana Santoso; SGU Vice Rector, Edward Boris P. Manurung, M.Eng; the Chairman of SGU Foundation, Dr. med. Frans Tshai; and the Secretary of SGU Foundation, Mr. Yap Hong Gie. Also attending this event were SGU honored guests: Prof. Dr. Ir. Buana Ma'ruf, M.Sc., M.M. from BBPT and ITS; Dr. Ir. Indra Djati Sidi, MSc., from ITB who was appointed as Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Dasar dan Menengah (Dikdasmen) Departemen Pendidikan Nasional (Depdiknas) from 1998 to 2005; Dr. Ita Mariza, M.M., the Director of Gajah Tunggal Polytechnic; Dipl.-Ing. R. Henri Paul, MBA ., the Pudir-1 ATMI Cikarang; Ir. Tony Harley Silalahi, the Director of Politeknik Manufaktur ASTRA; Mr. Jombrik TPR., S.E., M.M., from Dharma Persada University; Ir. Ilham Hatta, M.T., APU from BPPT; and Dipl.-ing Agus Bayu Utama from LAPAN. The other attendees were students from Master of Mechanical Engineering and students from Mechatronics extended program which is a collaboration program between SGU, ATMI Cikarang, and Gajah Tunggal Polytechnic.
In this event, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Dr. Ir. Gembong Baskoro, M.Sc., led the medal pinning ceremony. The Dean gave the medal of commendation to honor Prof. Dr. Ir. Buana Ma'ruf, M.Sc., M.M., Dr. Ir. Indra Djati Sidi, MSc. and others for their effort, guidance and support to the Master of Mechanical Engineering study program.
On this celebration day, the SGU Rector, along with the Dean and the Head of Master of Mechanical Engineering study program, Dena Hendriana, B.Sc., S.M., Sc.D., gave the master diplomas to the first MME batch.
During the event there was an academic discourse session. The topic “Experiencing and Promoting Best Practice of Vocational Education” was delivered by three special guest speakers Dipl.-Ing. R. Henri Paul, MBA., Ir. Tony Harley Silalahi, and Mr. Jombrik TPR, S.E., M.W.
This event also served as a social gathering to tighten the relationship between SGU Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) and other institutions including ATMI Cikarang, Gajah Tunggal Polytechnic, Politeknik Manufaktur ASTRA, BPPT, LAPAN, ITB, ITS, Dharma Persada University, etc. The event went smoothly and the Indonesian National Anthem and Padamu Negeri were sung as the opening and closing ceremony.