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Lecturers perception of the soft skills of engineering students in Malaysian Polytechnics

Esa, Ahmad and Padil, Suhaili and Hassan , Suria Sindhi Shariati (2015) Lecturers perception of the soft skills of engineering students in Malaysian Polytechnics. In: 2nd International Conference On Global Trends In Academic Research. Global Illuminators Publishing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 487-495. ISBN 978-969-9948-12-1

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Abstract

Soft skill is one of the skills needed by graduates to be effective and efficient as the preparation to joining the working environment apart from technical skills. Lack of skills among graduates reported as a reason for employers uninterested to hire them. Therefore, this study was conducted to explore the application of soft skills of engineering students in Malaysian polytechnic based on lecturers’ perception. Questionnaire was distributed to 475 lecturers from selected polytechnics and was analysed using descriptive statistics. Finding show that soft skills level of engineering student was high and lecturers state that teamwork skills was the highest soft skills applied by students. This study also found that there is no significant difference of soft skills level of student based on engineering courses and region.The high level of soft skills applied by engineering student should be maintained to increase the employment rate of engineering graduates.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft skills; engineering courses; Malaysian polytechnics; lecturer perceptions
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 06:45
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 06:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6854
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