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Engineering conventional and engineering technology programs in Malaysian universities

Radin Salim, Kamilah and Ali, Rosmah and Abdullah, Morina and Mohamed, Zainai and Haron, Habibah Norehan and Abd. Rahman, Rozita Juliana and Hussain, Noor Hamizah and Mohamed Nor, Norhayati and Mulop, Normah and Mohd. Ismail, Kamsiah (2017) Engineering conventional and engineering technology programs in Malaysian universities. The Social Sciences, 12 (1). pp. 35-38. ISSN 1818-5800


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One of the goals of the education system in Malaysia is to ensure the development of highly educated, highly skilled and strongly motivated human resources to fulfill the needs of the nation and the requirements of the industry as well as to support the country's aspiration to be an industrialized nation. Thus, several government-funded universities in Malaysia are required to offer engineering technology programs. These universities are known as Malaysian Technical Universities Network (MTUN), comprising Universiti Teknikal Melaka, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn and Universiti Malaysia Perlis with a mission to educate and train highly skilled manpower that can contribute to the world class industrial nation. The purpose of engineering technology programs is to complement existing engineering conventional programs. This study reports the differences between engineering conventional programs and engineering technology programs in terms of curriculum design and delivery and assessment of student learning. This knowledge is important as it will differentiate the job scope of the graduates from both programs. The data collection method in this study was qualitative method involving document analysis and focus group interviews. The documents analyzed were Malaysian Qualifications Agency Program Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology and Malaysian Engineering Program Accreditation Manual. The teaching staffs from MTUN were interviewed for data triangulation. The results indicate that there exist differences in the curriculum design and delivery and assessment of student learning for both programs.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Engineering conventional, engineering technology, curriculum design assessment, MTUN, education
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:80467
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:22 May 2019 06:48
Last Modified:22 May 2019 06:48

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