Distinguishing between civil and structural engineering (CSE) and civil and environment engineering (CEE) programme from student perspective

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This study uses descriptive data to assess students' perceptions about the differences between the two programmes offered by the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering (JKAS). The programmes offered are Civil and Structural Engineering (CSE) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Confusion about the name may be the key issue affecting programme selection by prospective students in their application for placement in the department, thus curtailing their keenness to join the department out of fear of choosing the wrong programme. A total of 95 respondents consisting of new intake students of Semester 1 Year 1 of the 2014-2015 session engaged in the questionnaire survey process conducted in this research. Data obtained were analysed using the percentage of the score on a Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet. The results showed that the students may have understood and may have had some basic knowledge about the field of study and the syllabus offered designed exclusively for each programme. Therefore, from the perspective of the students, efforts aimed at rebranding the programme names were not necessary. However, there were some existing courses that were identified and proposed for rebranding as their names were misleading for the students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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Keywords

  • Civil And Environmental Engineering Programme
  • Civil And Structural Engineering Programme
  • Perception Of Engineering Students
  • Programme Rebranding

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

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