A Theoretical Exploration on the Standing of Liberal Arts in the Civil Engineering Curriculum

Authors

  • Redzwan Nazly Razali Chong School of Civil Engineering (College of Engineering), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Sheila Belayutham School of Civil Engineering (College of Engineering), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim School of Civil Engineering (College of Engineering), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Sanjeev Adhikari Department of Construction Management, College of Architectural and Construction Management, Kennesaw State University, United States of America

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3261

Keywords:

civil engineering; curriculum; liberal arts; systematic literature review

Abstract

Civil engineers' lack of humanities values might result in mismatches between the former and latter. One major hiccup and potential remedy to this situation lie in the civil engineering curriculum. This study aims to explore liberal arts in the civil engineering curriculum through a systematic literature review. This study is among the few recent undertakings that have relived the importance of liberal arts in the civil engineering curriculum to produce well-rounded civil engineers. Both technical and human skills are required to confront the dynamic and ever-changing society inherent in the growth of civil engineering students as future engineers.

Keywords: civil engineering; curriculum; liberal arts; systematic literature review

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. 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/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3261

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Razali Chong, R. N., Belayutham, S., Che Ibrahim, C. K. I., & Adhikari, S. (2022). A Theoretical Exploration on the Standing of Liberal Arts in the Civil Engineering Curriculum. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 77-83. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3261

Issue

Section

Educational / Learning Environment