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Pages: 7212-7219
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain

SAFEGUARDING THE QUALITY OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES IN MALAYSIA

F. Mohdnoor, M.Z. Mohd Yunus, M.A. Abdulmukti

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
The demand for engineering education is growing rapidly especially in a developing country, such as ours. The growth in engineering education covers both the physical count and the varieties of specialisations and fields of engineering. Taking advantage of this situation, institutions of higher learning are marketing engineering programmes to look as if they are highly sought-after commodities. In pursuing their ambitious strategies to promote programmes, these institutions have to adapt to the market needs and implement several changes and modifications, such as, on entry qualifications, academic systems and modes of instruction, just to mention a few. Although providing new opportunities to the public, these modifications may affect, on the other hand, quality, effectiveness and integrity of the programme, thus the profession. Some of the education providers that offer engineering programmes are just giving degrees, not education. This paper highlights the problems and possible consequences on the current practice of the institutions of higher learning in imparting their engineering programmes. It relates to some personal experience and findings from accreditation exercises carried out for Engineering Accreditation Council, EAC on some engineering programmes of public and private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. The issues discussed here may provide a kind of framework within which it can be developed to control the quality of our engineering programmes, in an effort to safeguard the integrity of the engineering profession in Malaysia.
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F. Mohdnoor, M.Z. Mohd Yunus, M.A. Abdulmukti (2010) SAFEGUARDING THE QUALITY OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES IN MALAYSIA, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 7212-7219.
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