Linking course outcomes and grade achievement for students undertaking a laboratory course

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The Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2 (KKKR2412) course offered by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, to students of Chemical Engineering in their second year of study is aimed at training them to handle basic experiments in chemical engineering. In this course, students are taught how to conduct practical training, data collection, results analysis, conclusion making and subsequently, how to write technical reports. Clear assessment is also conducted throughout the course to measure students' understanding via concise and comprehensive report writing, either individually or in a group, oral presentation and peer assessment with an appropriate grade given at the end of the course. However, so far no studies have been conducted on evaluating the relationship between the course outcomes of the subject and the students' grade achievement in order to see the effectiveness of the outcomes and assessment outlined. Therefore, in this paper, the relationship between the learning outcomes of the Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2 course for Year Two students and their grade point obtained for two academic sessions (i) 2012/2013 and (ii) 2013/2014 were linked and investigated by means of a survey form that was distributed to students at the end of the laboratory course. This study shows that mastering the practical content of the course is the most important factor in determining student grades, followed by communication and group work that was carried out throughout the course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-134
Number of pages12
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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  • Grades
  • Group Work
  • Laboratory
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Practical Work

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Linking course outcomes and grade achievement for students undertaking a laboratory course. / Rohani, Rosiah; Zaman, Nadiah Khairul; Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Rozaimah.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. April, 01.04.2016, p. 123-134.

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