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Evaluation of laboratory facilities for engineering technology programs in Malaysian technical universities

Mohd Ismail, Kamsiah and Radin Salim, Kamilah and Haron, Habibah Norehan and Hussain, Noor Hamizah and Ali, Rosmah and Abdullah, Morina and Mohamed, Zainai (2018) Evaluation of laboratory facilities for engineering technology programs in Malaysian technical universities. International Journal of Social Science Studies, 6 (5). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2324-8033

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Abstract

Malaysia is consolidating and strengthening Engineering Technology (ET) programs to produce skilled human resources to spearhead economic growth and achieve the status of a developed nation by 2020. ET programs need to increase the students’ intake to fulfil the industry requirements for technical graduates. The Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) institutions and UniKL are among the higher education institutions in Malaysia that offer undergraduate ET programs to produce work-ready graduates. A key component of Engineering Technology curriculum is laboratory facilities. This article evaluated the laboratory facilities at MTUN institutions. We used mainly qualitative data methodology, comprising of focus group interviews, observations and document analysis. We also adopted the quantitative method using survey questionnaires to investigate students’ satisfaction on the laboratory facilities related to the practice-oriented learning at the institutions. The results indicate that the laboratory facilities provided by the selected MTUN institutions are adequate for the current number of students.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7606/63920
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering technology, hands-on skill, laboratory, practice-oriented
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
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: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Kamsiah Mohd Ismail
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 15:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63920

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