Technical communication skills among recent electrical and electronics engineering graduates in job industries

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Abstract

A study involving recent graduates of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering (EESE) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia has been carried out to evaluate the impact of technical communication skills they acquired. The graduates are currently working in six different job categories with different work experience (between one to three years). The objectives of this study are to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the technical communication courses offered in the Department towards the graduates in their workplace and engineering experiences. In addition, the study aimed to enhance the current technical courses implementation based on the graduates' suggestions as part of the Department's continuous quality improvement activities. Survey results reveal the need for technical communication skills in order to allow engineering graduates to adjust to their employer's demand and achieve their future career goals. The results from this study suggest that there is a direct relationship between the skills acquired from the technical communication skills courses and their day-to-day communication in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalGlobal Journal of Engineering Education
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Communication skills
  • Effective communication
  • Graduate marketability
  • Technical communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science(all)

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