- To provide exposure to students to specific engineering or architecture practices in the respective fields and types of of industries selected,
- To provide exposure to students to responsibility of becoming an engineer or architect and the profession of engineering or architecture,
- To instill communication skills in engineering which include daily interaction with the working environment and technical writing.
The duration of the training shall be ten (10) weeks in Semester III, i.e.:
- After completing the third year for students from the Engineering programmes, or
- After completing the second year for students from the Architectural Science programme.
When a student is sent to an external organisation, he/she will be fully liable to the organisation. His/her attitude must be according to the working scheme, rules and regulations of the organisation. For example, the student may only take leave upon approval from the organisation. To ensure effective supervision by the organisation, the student is not required to report to the supervisor at the university, unless when necessary under certain circumstances from time to time for coordination purposes.
Although the student will always be registered to the university during the training, the assessment done by the organisation on his/her at the end of the training will be taken as part of the evaluation of his/her overall performance and can result in his/her success and failure in undertaking the course.
At the end of the training period, the organisation at which the student undergone his/her training will be required to make assessment on the attitude and performance of the student during training. For the purpose of uniformity, a dedicated evaluation form will be provided by UKM where the organisation is only required to answer several questions.
The evaluation components for the Industrial Training are as follows:
- Log Book
The Log Book is used by students to write the training details and can serve as a daily record for tasks performed during the training. It is a responsibility of the student to record all notes in the log book and to keep its content always updated. Each note has to be verified by the supervisor frequently. The Log Book should contain objectives for each daily activities, list of tools used, process flow diagrams, flow charts, sketches, data and related circuit diagrams, results and outcomes of the activities, constructive comments, analysis and references to text books, standards and other technical information.
- Executive Summary (for Engineering Programmes only)
The Executive Summary is a brief report about matters reported in the Log Book. It is aimed to teach the student about writing an effective report about industrial training activities performed. The student is also given opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.
- Employer’s Report
This aspect is assessed by the supervisor at the external organisation by filling a form provided in the Log Book. The marking scheme is according the category listed in the form. Apart from this method, the evaluation is also made by the visiting lecturer. The evaluation by the lecturer are based on discussion with the supervisor, the student and other personnel such as the manager and the director of the industry.
- Communication, Ethics and Professionalism
This aspect is assessed through seminar presentation by the students, as well as obidience to all procedures and directions by the coordinators during the application process, the acceptance for industrial training placement and the students’ adaptation to the working environment at the training place.
|No.||Evaluation Components||Engineering Programmes||Architecture Programmes|
|4.||Communication, Ethics and Professionalism||20||20|
Based on these marks, student will be awarded either the A, B, C or E grade.