### Abstract

At the Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), students are required to take four basic mathematics subjects before they can continue with their respective engineering courses. It is known that engineering, as a profession, requires a clear understanding of mathematics. In engineering, mathematical theories and principles are applied to real life situations. It is therefore vital that engineering students acquire not only an empirical but also abstract understanding of mathematics. This paper reports on the level of mathematical knowledge of first year engineering students from four engineering departments in UKM. Data were analyzed from four departments - Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (JKMB), Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (JKKP), Department of Civil and Structural Engineering (JKAS), and Department of Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering (JKEES). The students were tested based on elementary mathematical concepts such as functions and graphs, differentiation, integration and vectors. The findings from the study revealed that the students were weak in some fundamental topics.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 201-207 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | European Journal of Scientific Research |

Volume | 32 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - 2009 |

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### Keywords

- Engineering Mathematics
- Mathematical knowledge
- Pre-Test

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**The level of mathematical knowledge of first year engineering students at the faculty of engineering and build environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.** / Ahmat Zainuri, Nuryazmin; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Asshaari, Izamarlina; Yaacob, Nik Rusdi.

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AU - Asshaari, Izamarlina

AU - Yaacob, Nik Rusdi

PY - 2009

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N2 - At the Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), students are required to take four basic mathematics subjects before they can continue with their respective engineering courses. It is known that engineering, as a profession, requires a clear understanding of mathematics. In engineering, mathematical theories and principles are applied to real life situations. It is therefore vital that engineering students acquire not only an empirical but also abstract understanding of mathematics. This paper reports on the level of mathematical knowledge of first year engineering students from four engineering departments in UKM. Data were analyzed from four departments - Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (JKMB), Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (JKKP), Department of Civil and Structural Engineering (JKAS), and Department of Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering (JKEES). The students were tested based on elementary mathematical concepts such as functions and graphs, differentiation, integration and vectors. The findings from the study revealed that the students were weak in some fundamental topics.

AB - At the Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), students are required to take four basic mathematics subjects before they can continue with their respective engineering courses. It is known that engineering, as a profession, requires a clear understanding of mathematics. In engineering, mathematical theories and principles are applied to real life situations. It is therefore vital that engineering students acquire not only an empirical but also abstract understanding of mathematics. This paper reports on the level of mathematical knowledge of first year engineering students from four engineering departments in UKM. Data were analyzed from four departments - Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (JKMB), Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (JKKP), Department of Civil and Structural Engineering (JKAS), and Department of Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering (JKEES). The students were tested based on elementary mathematical concepts such as functions and graphs, differentiation, integration and vectors. The findings from the study revealed that the students were weak in some fundamental topics.

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