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Laboratory facilities for engineering technology programs in Malaysian technical universities

Mohd Ismail, Kamsiah and Radin Salim, Kamilah and Haron, Habibah Norehan and Abd Rahman, Rozita Juliana and Hussain, Noor Hamizah and Ali, Rosmah and Abdullah, Morina and Mohamed Nor, Norhayati and Mohamed, Zainai and Mulop, Normah (2016) Laboratory facilities for engineering technology programs in Malaysian technical universities. In: "6th International Conference on Engineering Education 2016", 9-10 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysia has put emphasis on Engineering Technology programs in its effort to be a developed country by 2020. This demand for Engineering Technology programs to be implemented is to increase the number of technical graduates for the industry needs. The Malaysian Technical University (MTUN) institutions and UniKL are among the higher education institutions in Malaysia that offer Engineering Technology programs at the undergraduate level. These institutions main agenda is to produce skilled work-ready graduates. Being in its infancy, MTUN has yet to produce their first batch of Engineering Technology graduates. This article reports the evaluation of the facilities at MTUN, as part of a bigger research scope. The data collection method in this study is mainly qualitative, which comprise of interviews, observations and document analysis. The interview protocol and observation checklist were developed and validated by experts and found reliable after running a set of pilot interview and observation. Interviews were carried out on the lecturers, whereas observations were made in the classroom, laboratories and a teaching factory. Document analysis that was carried out was on the Code of Practice for Program Accreditation (COPPA) document. This study also adopted the quantitative method using survey questions on students’ satisfaction of the facilities related to the application-based practice oriented at the institutions. From the laboratories observations, interviews with the lecturers, analysis of COPPA document and survey questionnaires answered by students, it can be concluded that the laboratory facilities provided by the three MTUN are adequate for the current number of students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7606/53712
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering technology; Hand-on skill; Practice-oriented
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Kamsiah Mohd Ismail
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 11:37
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 10:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53712

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