Factors that Discourage Secondary School Students to Enrol in the Civil Engineering Programs

Authors

  • Siti Rashidah Mohd Nasir Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Shahrizan Bariman Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2558

Abstract

Enrolment of students in Malaysia tertiary level programs related to STEM-based has shown a significant reduction in numbers which resulted in a decreasing number of enrolment in the Degree of Civil Engineering programs.  The purpose of this study is to identify the level of student’s awareness; factors that influence the students; and suggestions for improvement. The respondents are students from secondary school in Negeri Sembilan and UiTM.  The findings of this study indicate that there is a significant difference in the level of awareness according to areas; misled perception towards the program; and lack of participation from school and parent.    

Keywords: STEM-based education, Civil Engineering, awareness, secondary-level students

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2558

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Mohd Nasir, S. R. ., & Bariman, M. S. . (2020). Factors that Discourage Secondary School Students to Enrol in the Civil Engineering Programs. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 187-192. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2558