Abstract

Adherence to Health and Safety (H&S) is one of the required programme outcomes (PO) in all engineering programmes offered at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FKAB), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The Course Outcome (CO) is measured in the mandatory course, Engineering Ethics and Technological Advancement. A two-stage survey of students' understanding of H&S matters was carried out at FKAB. Students' responses in the first and second stages suggest that they feel they possess satisfactory understanding of H&S; however, this is not so. While this survey analysis concurs with previous studies on universities and gaps in industry expectation, these finding have to be addressed appropriately before students can enter the job market and practise H&S in the workplace as trained to do in university. The study also shows that an improved teaching method significantly increases students' understanding of H&S issues. A new syllabus for a course that addresses H&S issues has been implemented, together with the faculty-wide programme revision activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-166
Number of pages12
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Health and Safety (H&S)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Course syllabus. / Harun, Zambri; Arshad, Ishak; Yaakob, Zahira; Nordin, Rosdiadee; Hashim, Hashimah.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. April, 01.04.2016, p. 155-166.

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Harun, Z, Arshad, I, Yaakob, Z, Nordin, R & Hashim, H 2016, 'Course syllabus', Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, vol. 24, no. April, pp. 155-166.
Harun, Zambri ; Arshad, Ishak ; Yaakob, Zahira ; Nordin, Rosdiadee ; Hashim, Hashimah. / Course syllabus. In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 2016 ; Vol. 24, No. April. pp. 155-166.
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