Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

Oral presentation preparation of engineering students of Pakistan for world of work: are they really prepared?

Habil, Hadina and Kakepoto, Inayatullah and Mohd. Omar, Noor Abidah and Said, Hamdan (2012) Oral presentation preparation of engineering students of Pakistan for world of work: are they really prepared? Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization, 7 . pp. 25-33. ISSN 2224-3240

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JLPG/artic...

Abstract

Oral presentations have acquired significant position in the world of work. Industry demands engineering graduates equipped with technical and non technical skills to uplift business of organizations at international level. Seven final year engineering students from 2 engineering universities of Pakistan participated in this study. Purposive sampling method was used for data collection purpose. Semi structured interviews were conducted with engineering students to explore barriers that hindered their effective oral presentation performance. Data were analyzed qualitatively using the techniques of data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing and verification as suggested by (Miles & Huberman, 1994). Open coding (Richards, 2005; Strauss and Corbin, 1998; Patton, 2002) and content analysis approach was used (Miles & Huberman, 1994). The results of the study revealed that poor oral communication skill, poor knowledge, low self confidence, stress and nervousness and low motivation were barriers that hindered effective oral presentation performance of engineering students. The findings of the study can be used as a guideline to prepare better engineers in terms of technical and non technical skills for modern industry.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Industrial Environment, oral presentations
Subjects:H Social Sciences
Divisions:Language Academy
ID Code:31082
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:06 Mar 2014 11:11
Last Modified:28 Jan 2019 11:47

Repository Staff Only: item control page