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The introduction to engineering course: a case study from University Teknologi Malaysia

Sadikin, A. N. and Mohd. Yusof, K. and Phang, F. A. and Abdul Aziz, A. (2019) The introduction to engineering course: a case study from University Teknologi Malaysia. Education for Chemical Engineers, 28 . pp. 45-53. ISSN 1749-7728

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Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2019.04.001


As part of an effort to enhance students' first year experience, all Chemical Engineering students in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia are required to take the Introduction to Engineering course. This course is designed to stimulate students’ passion and strengthen motivation for further engineering studies, as well as to enhance their technical knowledge and relevant professional skills. To investigate the impact of the course on students’ knowledge of engineering, an exploratory study is conducted through an open-ended survey, given at the beginning and end of the semester. The analysis shows that the ITE course successfully served the purpose of raising awareness about engineering profession among students, while motivating them through student-centred learning approaches. A qualitative study is also conducted by analysing reflection journals submitted by students to identify the improvement on professional skills that students have developed as they go through the course. This study concludes to show that first year engineering students who have gone through the activities in the course have understood the role of engineers and their job functions. They have also managed to develop professional skills as part of their initial journey to become good engineers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ITE course, students’ passion
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:89465
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 12:26
Last Modified:09 Feb 2021 12:26

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