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Curriculum design and delivery of MoT Education in Malaysia: enhancing national innovativeness

Shamsudin, Alina and Abdullah, Norhazana and Wahab, Eta and Ramlan, Rohaizan Curriculum design and delivery of MoT Education in Malaysia: enhancing national innovativeness. In: International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2011 (ICTLHE2011) , 21-23 November 2011, Melaka.


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Malaysian Qualifications Agency [MQA] has been set up in Malaysia to be a credible and internationally recognized quality assurance body that inspires confidence in Malaysian higher Education. It has set nine areas of standards, namely Institutional Vision, Mission and Educational Goals, Curriculum Design and Delivery, Assessment of Students, Student Selection and Support Services, Academic Staff, Educational Resources, Programme Monitoring and Review, Programme Leadership and Administration and Continual Quality Improvement in order to achieve the aim. Developing Management of Technology [MoT] Education has been the interest of many new universities particularly in Malaysia. This is due to the requirements of the national agenda to be a developed country by 2020. Hence, innovative human capitals are much needed to accomplish the mission. MoT graduates are expected to be the driving force of the Innovation-led economy. However, the competencies of MoT graduates as prescribed in the Plan in terms of the knowledge and skills are still unclear although MoT has been introduced to the country for more than 25 years. Less attention has been given to research related to MoT programs and competencies of the graduates. Thus, this paper discusses one Management of Technology [MoT] Programme in a public University including its major features and how it matches with the human capital needed for the country. This paper uses the second areas of the standard in MoT Curriculum Design and Delivery in a public University as a guide in describing the program. It adopts the structure of the standard as stated in the Code Of Practice for Programme Accreditation for the description. The result is then analyzed using Miles and Huberman [1994] techniques. The result indicated that, the knowledge and skills equipped to the MoT graduates in the institution are aligned with the needs of Malaysia’s human capital to be a developed nation by the year 2020.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management of Technology [MoT] education; Malaysian Qualification Agency [MQA].
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 08:21
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 08:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2192
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