Building Surveying Graduates Performance from the Perspective of Building Surveyors in Malaysia

Siti Hamidah Husain, Adi Irfan Che Ani, Mohd Affandi Haryanti, Nurfaradilla Mohamad Nasri

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Abstract

The current economic situation and rapid changes in the construction industry are creating higher demands on the professional standards of building surveyors. There is an increasing concern with suggested for higher education's graduates to equip themselves with highly-skilled competent. Thus, this study aims to assess the perceptions of Malaysian building surveyor towards the building surveying graduates' performance. This research used a qualitative approach which involved an interview session with five expert panels from the building surveying fields. A semi-structured questionnaire consists of five relevant questions with three main themes was designed to gain the respondent's perception of the current performance of Malaysian building surveying graduates. Together, these results provide important insights into the current performance of building surveying graduates. The result of these interviews indicates there is a high demand for quality building surveying graduates, specifically in communication skills, problem-solving, language proficiency, thinking skills and practical skills. Also, experts claim that graduates nowadays lack the knowledge of building elements, building material, and building components. The evidence from this study suggests that building surveying graduate needs to improve their competence to the next level to accomplish the industry demands. Moreover, this study complements a basic guideline for the building surveying graduates to realize their competency deficiencies intended for continual improvement to become a professional building surveyor practitioner. This research has highlighted many questions in need of further investigation in this study field. Further research is suggested to identify the soft skills and technical skills required for building surveying graduates in bridging the industry demands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with
Subtitle of host publication7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages371-376
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2018
Event7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Nov 201716 Nov 2017

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Other7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/11/1716/11/17

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Keywords

  • building surveying graduates
  • competency
  • defects and inspection
  • Malaysian construction
  • performance

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  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Husain, S. H., Che Ani, A. I., Haryanti, M. A., & Nasri, N. M. (2018). Building Surveying Graduates Performance from the Perspective of Building Surveyors in Malaysia. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017 (pp. 371-376). [8467141] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467141

Building Surveying Graduates Performance from the Perspective of Building Surveyors in Malaysia. / Husain, Siti Hamidah; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Haryanti, Mohd Affandi; Nasri, Nurfaradilla Mohamad.

Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 371-376 8467141.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Husain, SH, Che Ani, AI, Haryanti, MA & Nasri, NM 2018, Building Surveying Graduates Performance from the Perspective of Building Surveyors in Malaysia. in Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017., 8467141, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 371-376, 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13/11/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467141
Husain SH, Che Ani AI, Haryanti MA, Nasri NM. Building Surveying Graduates Performance from the Perspective of Building Surveyors in Malaysia. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 371-376. 8467141 https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467141
Husain, Siti Hamidah ; Che Ani, Adi Irfan ; Haryanti, Mohd Affandi ; Nasri, Nurfaradilla Mohamad. / Building Surveying Graduates Performance from the Perspective of Building Surveyors in Malaysia. Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 371-376
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