Employability and service science

Facing the challenges via curriculum design and restructuring

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Abstract

A university faces many challenges in equipping graduates with the right skills and attitudes that will make them employable. The shift from the predominantly manufacturing based industries to the service based one is a source of one such challenge. Focusing on the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, it is contended that there is a need to examine its current curriculum and methods of instruction so as to ensure that future graduates will be suitable for this new economy. In this position paper, based on the model of the T-shaped professional and drawing insights from the newly developed field of Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME), it is proposed that a combination of approaches is undertaken in restructuring the curriculum so that future graduates from the faculty in particular, and the university in general, will be ready to face the challenges posed by the new era of services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009
Pages357-361
Number of pages5
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009 - Selangor
Duration: 5 Aug 20097 Aug 2009

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009
CitySelangor
Period5/8/097/8/09

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Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Employability
  • Service science
  • T-shaped professional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mukhtar, M., Yahya, Y., Abdullah, S., Hamdan, A. R., Jailani, N., & Abdullah, Z. (2009). Employability and service science: Facing the challenges via curriculum design and restructuring. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009 (Vol. 2, pp. 357-361). [5254712] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2009.5254712

Employability and service science : Facing the challenges via curriculum design and restructuring. / Mukhtar, Muriati; Yahya, Yazrina; Abdullah, Salha; Hamdan, Abdul Razak; Jailani, Norleyza; Abdullah, Zuraidah.

Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009. Vol. 2 2009. p. 357-361 5254712.

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

Mukhtar, M, Yahya, Y, Abdullah, S, Hamdan, AR, Jailani, N & Abdullah, Z 2009, Employability and service science: Facing the challenges via curriculum design and restructuring. in Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009. vol. 2, 5254712, pp. 357-361, 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009, Selangor, 5/8/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2009.5254712
Mukhtar M, Yahya Y, Abdullah S, Hamdan AR, Jailani N, Abdullah Z. Employability and service science: Facing the challenges via curriculum design and restructuring. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009. Vol. 2. 2009. p. 357-361. 5254712 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2009.5254712
Mukhtar, Muriati ; Yahya, Yazrina ; Abdullah, Salha ; Hamdan, Abdul Razak ; Jailani, Norleyza ; Abdullah, Zuraidah. / Employability and service science : Facing the challenges via curriculum design and restructuring. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2009. Vol. 2 2009. pp. 357-361
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