The shift culture in engineering education : Are we ready? / Asmidar Alias and Norshariza Mohamad Bhkari

Alias, Asmidar and Mohamad Bhkari, Norshariza (2008) The shift culture in engineering education : Are we ready? / Asmidar Alias and Norshariza Mohamad Bhkari. In: PROSIDING KOLOKIUM 2007-2008 UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA PAHANG.

Abstract

The culture in engineering education needs to be shifted from the
conventional method to a more effective one. Graduates cannot fulfill
requirements from industry because they lack of soft skills and this is one
of the unemployment issues in Malaysia recently. A shift culture is,
therefore, needed to improve curriculum in higher learning institutions.
Thus, the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) is introduced in engineering
programmes as an initiative pilot study solicited by Ministry of Higher
Education (MOHE). This paper discusses the need of change affected by
the programme accreditation, needs from the industry and Continual
Quality Improvement (CQI). The paper also focuses on the programme
administration. Several actions have been taken by the Faculty of Civil
Engineering (FCE), UiTM towards the implementation of OBE. These
include the awareness of the changes from all engineering education
parties, the sharing of UiTM experiences, and the practice on developing
skills and standardisation. A few recommendations have been proposed
such as the need of experts, details for student qualification and the need
of regular discussions among lecturers to enable the transition of culture
shift embraced in harmony.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Email / ID Num.
Alias, Asmidar
asmidar@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Mohamad Bhkari, Norshariza
nshariza@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Unemployment
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Institutions of higher education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Prosiding Kolokium UiTM Pahang 2007-2008
ISSN: 9789832607182
Event Title: PROSIDING KOLOKIUM 2007-2008 UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA PAHANG
Page Range: pp. 23-32
Keywords: Engineering education, Outcome-Based Education (OBE), Shift culture
Date: 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32910
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