Innovative Learning in Engineering Mathematics

N. Lohgheswary, Effandi Zakaria, Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah, Azrilah Abdul Aziz

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Abstract

Engineering Mathematics is a compulsory and core subject for any engineering disciplines. Students face problem in applying the engineering mathematics concepts in engineering application problems. Thus, an innovation in learning engineering mathematics is needed to satisfy the students' need and further to improve students' grades in the examination. A pre-test was designed based on the difficult and very difficult course outcome obtained from the previous preliminary tests. Sixty students from Electrical Engineering department participated in the pre-test. The students were later divided into control group and experimental group. Control group students underwent eight weeks of tutorial while the experimental group students studied the same materials in the lab using Mathematica software. The following week, both groups of students participated in a post-test. Pre-post test results were combined and run against the Rasch analysis. Pre-post test result categorized the difficulties of the questions into four groups. They are very difficult, difficult, easy and very easy. The experimental group students did well compared to their control group counterparts. This study showed a significant improvement between the control group and the experimental group. Engineering Mathematics lab should be embedded in the Engineering Mathematics curriculum to improve the learning of Engineering Mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with
Subtitle of host publication7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages768-772
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2018
Event7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Nov 201716 Nov 2017

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Other7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/11/1716/11/17

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Keywords

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • innovation
  • lab session
  • learning
  • pre-post test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Lohgheswary, N., Zakaria, E., Mohd Nopiah, Z., & Aziz, A. A. (2018). Innovative Learning in Engineering Mathematics. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017 (pp. 768-772). [8467063] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467063

Innovative Learning in Engineering Mathematics. / Lohgheswary, N.; Zakaria, Effandi; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Aziz, Azrilah Abdul.

Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 768-772 8467063.

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

Lohgheswary, N, Zakaria, E, Mohd Nopiah, Z & Aziz, AA 2018, Innovative Learning in Engineering Mathematics. in Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017., 8467063, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 768-772, 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13/11/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467063
Lohgheswary N, Zakaria E, Mohd Nopiah Z, Aziz AA. Innovative Learning in Engineering Mathematics. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 768-772. 8467063 https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467063
Lohgheswary, N. ; Zakaria, Effandi ; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli ; Aziz, Azrilah Abdul. / Innovative Learning in Engineering Mathematics. Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 768-772
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