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Soft skills in pedagogical practices with different curriculum for engineering education

Mohamad, M. M. and Yee, M. H. and Tee, T. K. and Ibrahim Mukhtar, M. and Ahmad, A. (2017) Soft skills in pedagogical practices with different curriculum for engineering education. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 226 (012191). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1757899X

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Abstract

The rapid growth of the economy in Malaysia is a benchmark for the country's progress. The demand for skilled worker has started to increase from year to year resulted in the implementation of reforms and necessary skills will be applied to each of the graduates who will step into the nature of work. Therefore, a study was conducted to identify the level of soft skills among students in higher education institutions. The study was conducted at the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and involved 302 samples of final year students from Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. There are several types of soft skills have been viewed on the students such as creative thinking skills, teamwork skills, communication skills, decisionmaking skills, interpersonal skills and leadership skills. The analysis results show that all of the soft skills are on the high level. Furthermore, the results of ANOVA showed a significant difference in soft skills mastery among Civil Engineering students and Mechanical Engineering students. As a conclusion, the overall level of soft skills mastery among Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering students is on the high level. The soft skills elements are very important in order to produce skills workers that suitable with the industry.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2019 07:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 07:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10845
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