A needs-analysis on the engineering undergraduates' communication skills / Suzana Ab. Rahim

Ab. Rahim, Suzana (2008) A needs-analysis on the engineering undergraduates' communication skills / Suzana Ab. Rahim. Esteem Academic Journal, 4 (2). pp. 163-184. ISSN 1675-7939


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With the recent development requiring the engineers of today to be endowed with soft skills; particularly in having the ability to communicate well, it is pertinent that the engineering undergraduates' needs towards being more conversant and their ability to communicate well be looked into. With that in mind, this study will look into the English Language communication skills required by the practising engineers at the work place. For the purpose of this study, the samples come from the engineering lecturers who have served as practising engineers so as to validate the work place requirements. The findings indicate that various language skills and language items are some of the areas need to be focused on and taught to the engineering undergraduates to further equip them with the essential package of being more marketable engineering graduates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Need analysis, Verbal and written communication skills, Engineering undergraduates, Practicing engineers
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2011 07:57
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 03:25
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/4036

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