Graduate students' perspectives on study environment based on exit survey

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Graduate exit survey was conducted in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM for students graduating from Masters and PhD programs between June 2010 to May 2011. A random sampling was responded by 82 students consisting of Malaysian and international students. The survey consisted of four main parts: respondents' profile; assessment of learning gains; assessment of educational experience; assessment of academic and non-academic support issues and assessment of facilities and resources. All the data were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 16.0. Learning gains were evaluated by relating the gains with six Program Outcomes (PO). PO6 on lifelong learning ability was marked "very good" by masters students (53.5%) whilst the majority of PhD students gave the highest score to PO1 on comprehension and in depth understanding of field study (72.7%). For educational experience, attribute on exposure to common and professional tools, was rated "excellent" with the highest percentage of 36.6%. A percentage of 42.7% was given to commitment of the lecturers/supervisors in assisting students for assessment of academic and non academic support issues. In terms of facilities and resources, security and safety was found to be the highest satisfactory factor (39.0%) among other factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-208
Number of pages9
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume8
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Educational experience
  • Learning gains
  • Program outcomes
  • Study environment

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Graduate students' perspectives on study environment based on exit survey. / Mohamed, Azah; Suja`, Fatihah; Ismail, Abdul Halim.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 16, 2012, p. 200-208.

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