The Contributions of Professional Engineers at the Instituitions of Higher Learning

Zamri, Harun and Mohamad Dali, Isa and Zamri, Mohamed and Shahrum, Abdullah (2012) The Contributions of Professional Engineers at the Instituitions of Higher Learning. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 102. pp. 221-227. ISSN 1877-0428 (print); 1877-0428 (online). (Published)

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This paper discusses the current contributions of professional engineers (P.Es.) who have obtained their competency qualifications prior to assuming their new careers at the institutions of higher learning (IHLs). Recent surveys conducted by recruitment agencies show a wide gap between engineering graduates’ abilities and emplo yers’ expectations. This gap simply means a longer learning curve for trainee engineers expected by employers. However, most importantly, it seems that employers have to take on the job to bridge the gap. Providing training means incurring costs and resources. There are many schemes provided by multi-national company (MNC) however such schemes may not be options by small and medium enterprise (SME). Based on experience, discussion and observations, P.E.s contribute positively in the three core areas: 1) teaching and learning 2) research and publication and 3) industrial linkage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Engineers; Instutitions of Higher Learning
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2013 01:57
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 01:38
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