Integrated project

An innovative way to reduce students' burden and enhance soft skills and integration elements

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Abstract

Outcome based education demands new challenging innovations in engineering education for students to be able to relate the theories obtained from traditional lectures with some practical applications with real world. Moreover, most students prone to see every course taught within one semester as a separate subject without having connection of each other. In order to overcome these students' weaknesses, the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, UKM since 2006/2007 session has applied an innovative approach, known as Integrated Project. Integrated project (IP) is a group project that is designed to integrate all the departmental courses at each semester. For this project, students at each semester have to perform only one single project that caters all the requirement of the three or four courses within each semester. This approach does clearly reduce the students' burden instead of having to perform a dedicated project for each of the subjects. Additionally, the students have the opportunity to enhance their soft skills such as written and oral communication, long life learning to obtain updated data and information and also, identify current issues and team work. Since it was firstly implemented in 2006/2007, there were already three batches of students that have successfully completed the cycle of integrated project throughout their study from second year until final year. Surveys were conducted in order to get feedbacks from the students on the integrated project implementation. From the results, almost all students gave satisfactory remarks and comments on the implementation of the integrated project. They felt that this IP had assisted them a lot in completing their final design project and proposed it to be continued in future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings
Pages202-208
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event8th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCATION'11, 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies 2011, WORLD-EDU'11 - Corfu Island
Duration: 14 Jul 201116 Jul 2011

Other

Other8th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCATION'11, 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies 2011, WORLD-EDU'11
CityCorfu Island
Period14/7/1116/7/11

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Keywords

  • Cooperative learning
  • Outcome based education
  • Problem based learning
  • Soft skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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Sheikh Abdullah, S. R., Takriff, M. S., Mohammad, A. B., Tan Kofli, N., Ismail, M., & Markom, M. (2011). Integrated project: An innovative way to reduce students' burden and enhance soft skills and integration elements. In International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings (pp. 202-208)

Integrated project : An innovative way to reduce students' burden and enhance soft skills and integration elements. / Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Rozaimah; Takriff, Mohd Sobri; Mohammad, Abu Bakar; Tan Kofli, Noorhisham; Ismail, Manal; Markom, Masturah.

International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. 2011. p. 202-208.

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

Sheikh Abdullah, SR, Takriff, MS, Mohammad, AB, Tan Kofli, N, Ismail, M & Markom, M 2011, Integrated project: An innovative way to reduce students' burden and enhance soft skills and integration elements. in International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. pp. 202-208, 8th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCATION'11, 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies 2011, WORLD-EDU'11, Corfu Island, 14/7/11.
Sheikh Abdullah SR, Takriff MS, Mohammad AB, Tan Kofli N, Ismail M, Markom M. Integrated project: An innovative way to reduce students' burden and enhance soft skills and integration elements. In International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. 2011. p. 202-208
Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Rozaimah ; Takriff, Mohd Sobri ; Mohammad, Abu Bakar ; Tan Kofli, Noorhisham ; Ismail, Manal ; Markom, Masturah. / Integrated project : An innovative way to reduce students' burden and enhance soft skills and integration elements. International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 202-208
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