Evaluating engineering students performance in physics courses during foundation studies

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Abstract

Student who intends to pursue bachelor engineering program at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) must undergo a one-year foundation program. For mechanical (ME) and electrical (EE) engineering students, Physics courses are among the main subjects that they need to take during their foundation study. Physic 1 generally focuses more on mechanical topics, while Physics 2 focuses more on electrical topics. This paper describes the study that was carried out in the engineering foundation programs at UNITEN to see the performance of two different students' groups (ME and EE) taking the same subject. The results from the past four years were analysed. It was found that, for Physics 1, there is no significant different between mechanical engineering and electrical students (t(636)=-1.044, p=.297 >0.05). Similarly for Physics 2, no significant different was also found ((596)=-1.929, p=.054 >0.05). This finding provides a new insight on and ongoing process to improve the teaching and learning approach for Physic courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages214-217
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 07 Dec 201608 Dec 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period07/12/1608/12/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Hari, Z., Anuar, A., Mokhtar, M. Z., & Mokhtar, R. (2017). Evaluating engineering students performance in physics courses during foundation studies. In 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016 (pp. 214-217). [7856074] (2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2016.7856074