Effect of students’ background on microprocessor course performance / Norhayati Ahmad ... [et al.]

Ahmad, Norhayati and Md Enzai, Nur Idawati and Rais, Siti Sara and Mohamed, Syazilawati and Abd Ghani, Mohd Amir Hamzah and Ismail, Nuraiza (2017) Effect of students’ background on microprocessor course performance / Norhayati Ahmad ... [et al.]. e-Academia Journal, 6 (2). pp. 163-170. ISSN 2289 - 6589


Academic performance of higher education students has always been given attention over the years. Numerous approaches have been proposed and implemented to improve academic performance as it reflects the students’ comprehension of the lessons taught in university. Realizing the significance of academic achievement, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UiTM Terengganu had conducted a study of Microprocessor course students’ background. Even though Microprocessor is one of the courses which manage to garner highest achievement, the instructors have noticed that there is a decline in students’ effort to excel in this course. Therefore, our work selects four criteria which reflect students’ background namely: CGPA, previous secondary school, performance and interest in C programming course to study how each background criterion affects the performance. The survey responses which involved 38 students have shown that the students’ performance in Microprocessor course is indeed affected by their CGPA, secondary school and grade in C programming course. Their interests in C programming do not leave huge impact on their performance. The findings will be used to take prevention step in the future for improvement of Microprocessor course performance. In consequence, this could contribute to achievement of faculty and university objectives.


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Ahmad, Norhayati
Md Enzai, Nur Idawati
Rais, Siti Sara
Mohamed, Syazilawati
Abd Ghani, Mohd Amir Hamzah
Ismail, Nuraiza
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School administration and organization
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: e-Academia Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > e-Academia Journal (e-AJ)
ISSN: 2289 - 6589
Volume: 6
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 163-170
Keywords: Engineering Education, Microprocessor, Factor, Academic Performance, Microprocessor, Factor
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/83668
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