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The engineering undergraduates industrial training programme in Malaysia: issues and resolutions

Azmi, A. N. and Kamin, Y. and Md Nasir, A. N. and Noordin, M. K. (2019) The engineering undergraduates industrial training programme in Malaysia: issues and resolutions. nternational Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8 (5). pp. 405-419. ISSN 2249-8958


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.E1058.0585C19


Electrical and electronics is one of the sectors that have led in the process of moving to Industry 4.0 and an important contributor in Malaysia’s economy as it is one of the twelve National Key Economic Area (NKEA) in the country’s Economic Transformation Program (ETP). Globalization era needs human capital resources with competency, competitive and multi-skilled to lead a country to be a developed country. Malaysia is one of developing country in the world that is facing the unemployment issue among engineering graduates. The delayed of education transformation will affect the graduates’ skills developments which can lead to unemployment among them because the demands of today’s industries cannot be met. Many employers admit that our engineering graduates lack in non-technical skills, but they seem fine in technical skills. Industrial training is a platform for students to develop nontechnical skills in the real workplace which difficult to be learned in the classroom. All bachelor’s engineering students need to undergo industrial training for at least 8 weeks as stated in Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) manual. This paper presents the issues arise and resolutions done by faculty in minimizing the issues. A qualitative study has been done to twelve industrial training coordinators in 8 public and private universities to find the experts’ opinions. Many issues have been highlighted with resolutions to minimize the issues. This is very important to assure students can gain valuable industrial training by effectively developing their non-technical skills to meet the industries demands.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:industrial training, issues, nontechnical skills
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:89941
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:29 Mar 2021 08:51
Last Modified:29 Mar 2021 08:51

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