How realistic are the eac measurements?

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A detailed study on relationship between graduating students’ final grades and program outcome (PO) scores at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, has been conducted. Results of cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and PO attainments for three years from the mechanical and manufacturing engineering programmes have been collected and analyzed. Statistical analysis of CGPA and twelve Engineering Accreditation Council’s PO reveals that there are strong relationships between CGPA and engineering fundamental domains which involve complex engineering problem solving and activity elements. However weaker relationships are observed between CGPA and soft skills domains which involve among others, communication, individual & team works, life-long learning and project management & finance skills. Universities will soon produce supplemental PO scores certificates along the typical academic transcripts for many programmes, therefore employers will have more information about the attributes of young graduates. This include the contrasting difference between fundamental engineering and soft skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-66
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume12
Issue numberSpecial Issue 12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Competencies calculation
  • PO-CGPA relationship

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  • Engineering(all)

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How realistic are the eac measurements? / Harun, Zambri; Saibani, Nizaroyani; Mohammad Rasani, Mohammad Rasidi; Sajuri, Zainuddin.

In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 12, No. Special Issue 12, 01.01.2017, p. 58-66.

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