Abstract

This paper discusses the outcomes obtained by the engineering and architecture students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia during their Industrial Training program. The data were gathered from evaluation sheets filled by the employers. In this exercise, the employers were asked to evaluate the trainees using a set of questions containing attributes outlined in the course program outcomes. A total of 402 students from five departments (four engineering and one architecture) under the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment have carried out their training for two months at various organisations. The training commenced on the 5th May and ended on the 4th July 2008. A total of 383 trainees have been evaluated by the employers. Overall, the trainees from the four engineering departments obtained good evaluation from the employers. The employers are mostly satisfied with these trainees ability to carry out instructions but most dissatisfied with their leadership ability. The architecture trainees on the other hand fared lower according to the employers. The lowest score is the attribute that is associated with the ability to understand law and policy related to architecture practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-588
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Evaluation by employers
  • Industrial training
  • Program outcomes

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