Employability of Engineering Graduates of one Asian University as Basis for Curriculum Review
This tracer study intended to assess the relevance of the undergraduates’ curricula in industrial engineering, electronics engineering and mechanical engineering as well as the knowledge and skills acquired by the graduates to their employment; identify the personal and professional characteristics and job placement of the engineering graduates of the said degree programs and the school-related factors associated with their employment. This tracer study used the quantitative and descriptive research design. Results showed that the greater percentage of the respondents landed on first job related to their course completed; obtained their first jobs within 6 months; have stayed in their first job almost more than one year and low salary is the number one reason who left their first job. Mathematics subjects were considered very relevant; Electronics contributed the most relevant subject to the present job of Electronics Engineering Graduates; Time and Motion Study for Industrial Engineering Graduates; and Power Plant Engineering for Mechanical Engineering Graduates. The graduate – respondents considered the intellectual skills developed by the University have contributed much to their present employment. The work – related values most especially the honesty and truthfulness were considered very much relevant to the present employment of the employed graduate-respondents.
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