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Academia Journal of Educational Research  5(10): 314-323, October 2017
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2017.0113
ISSN 2315-7704
2017 Academia Publishing

Abstract

 

The effects of scientific knowledge and attitudes towards first year engineering course performance
 

Accepted 13th July, 2017

 
Faridah Basaruddin and L.S. Ewe*

Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Putrajaya Campus, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.


The interest in pursuing engineering degree is becoming unpopular. Factors such as insufficient mathematical and physics backgrounds, lack of exposure to the challenging nature of engineering profession and gender have been identified. In this paper, the effects of mathematics and physics performances during pre-university in relation to the grades obtained in first year engineering course at Universiti Tenaga Nasional was studied. A total of 60 first year students participated in this study. A survey form consisting of 10 questionnaires pertinent to study habits, grades obtained during pre-university, ultimate goal of taking the course, subject interest, expectation studying environment and towards lecturers was distributed. The results proved positive relationships between the pre-university courses and the first year engineering course performances.

Key words: Engineering, academic performance, linear relationship, study habit.
 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Cite this article as:

Basaruddin F, Ewe LS (2017). The effects of scientific knowledge and attitudes towards first year engineering course performance. Acad. J. Educ. Res. 5(10): 314-323

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