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Abstract

Engineering has always played a major role in wealth creation. In the fast developing economy of Malaysia, the central role of the engineering community is unquestionable. This is precisely why engineering is the nation's largest profession, and engineering education is the biggest sector in tertiary education. Being the biggest warrants that it is done right, especially in the context of the unique conditions of the nation and region. Engineering education in Malaysia is rapidly expanding and its direction needs to be charted. The study on the future of Engineering Education in Malaysia, commissioned by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in 2005 were covers the specific issues of engineer profiles, curricula and competencies, industrial training, demand and supply of engineers, accreditation, international benchmarking, outcome-based education, and human resource development. This paper discusses the international trends and the profiles of Malaysian professional engineers. A total of 422 companies from various industries in Malaysia were chosen for the face-to-face interview sessions using a set of questionnaires. The respondents were mainly from high ranking personnel in their firm. The outcomes of this study will later be considered as a revision guideline for the engineering education curricula of Malaysian Institutions of Higher Learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Engineer profiles
  • Engineering education
  • International trends

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