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Engineering elements profile among first- and final-year engineering students in Malaysia

Aliah Phang, Fatin and Ali, Mohamad Bilal and Bakar, M. N. and Ahmad Zanzali, Noor Azlan and Abdul Rahman, N. F. and Mohtar, Lilia Ellany and Mohd. Ghazali, Normah and Puteh, M. (2011) Engineering elements profile among first- and final-year engineering students in Malaysia. In: 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2011. IEEE Explorer, USA, pp. 70-73. ISBN 978-161284643-9

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2011.5773115


Under the Malaysian New Economic Model, a few strategic reform initiatives (SRI) call for globally competitive and excellent engineers. The recruitment of students into engineering programs at Malaysian higher education institutes is based solely on the students' examination results. Hence, it is not known whether students who apply for engineering programs have the correct pre-conception of what constitute engineering. This study aims at identifying engineering elements that can be integrated into school science and mathematics curriculum to introduce engineering at the school level. The engineering elements serve as the basis to produce an engineering profile database which is useful to identify potential school students to enroll in engineering programs. This paper reports the identification of engineering elements and surveys carried out among first-year and final-year engineering students studying at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the only research university in Malaysia that specialized in engineering. The engineering elements, namely inquiry, design, operation and sustainability, were identified through literature review and interview with experts in engineering education while a set of questionnaire was used to identify the profiles of the students. The profiles of the first-year and final-year engineering students were compared to map out the engineering elements developed among them.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:engineering elements, student profile
Subjects:L Education
ID Code:29653
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:21 Mar 2013 06:18
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