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MEC400

Job Advertisement (mark=10%)


Course Outcomes
Explain aspects of engineering as a profession (CO1)
Work in a small group of 3 5 members to communicate ideas, results, findings and etc. (CO6)
Assignment Outcomes
By the end of this assignment, student should be able to;
i. Identify and explain the qualities of engineer demanded by prospective employers.
ii. Evaluate, to a certain extent, whether the Mechanical engineering program that they are currently enrolled will
adequately prepare them for their career.
iii. Write a meaningful report based on the findings from the study.
iv. Organize and work effectively in a team.
Description
Lead by the leader, each group needs to find at least 30 job advertisements that someone with B.Eng. (Hons.)
Mechanical Engineering qualification is eligible to apply. From the advertisements, summarize (in tabular form) the
qualities of a prospective engineer demanded by employers. Classify these qualities into three groups; technical
ability, ICT skills, and communication/interpersonal skills (To be included in Appendix 1). Write an executive summary
(not more that 3 pages long) explaining your findings and comment on whether the program that you are currently
enrolled will adequately prepare you for your future career.
The report must observe the following format:
Section

Contents

Executive
summary

Summary of findings

Appendix 1

Summary table
i. Technical ability
ii. ICT skills
iii. Communication/interpersonal skills

Appendix 2

Job advertisements

Appendix 3

Team assessment forms

*Note

Appendix 3 will be assessed using the Peer Assessment Form.

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA


FAKULTI KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel. : 03-5543 6268
Fax: 03-5543 5160

Peer Assessment Form


Assignments Title

: ________________________________________________________

Team Name

: ________________________________________________________

Leaders Name

: ________________________________________________________

Members Name

: ________________________________________________________

Scale
Level

1
Very Poor

2
Poor

3
Acceptable

4
Good

5
Excellent

You will rate yourself, and your teams leader and other members will rate you on the following criteria:

Element

*Self

Earned Assessment
Leader
Member 1 Member 2

*(Member 4)

I was ready to work with my team


I did my assigned work well and always on time
I was fair to my teammates and myself
I listened to others appreciatively and was supportive
I was very committed and focused in my team
I put extra efforts to finish or accomplish our task
I encouraged others in my team and was helpful
I managed and coordinated team efforts effectively
I was able to lead discussions and provide solutions
Overall, I was very satisfied and enjoyed my work
Total
Comment:
*Self:
Leader *(or Member 4):
Member 1:
Member 2:
Member 3:
Lecturer :

*Note: If Self is also the leader of the group, then the heading in bracket becomes applicable.

Member 3

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA


FAKULTI KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel. : 03-5543 6268
Fax: 03-5543 5160

MEC400 / Job Advertisement Report Assessment Form


Groups Name

: ________________________________________________________

Leaders Name

: ________________________________________________________

Members Name

: 1) _______________________________________________________
2) _______________________________________________________
3) _______________________________________________________
4) _______________________________________________________

Scale
Level

1
Very Poor

2
Poor

3
Acceptable

Criteria

4
Good

Factor

Qualities of engineer demanded by employers (Technical, ICT,


Communication)

5
Excellent

Level
Achieved

CO1
Relevancy of Mechanical engineering program contents in
comparison to qualities demanded by employers

0.5

CO5

Report structure and organization, writing skills

0.5

CO6

Organize and work effectively in a team (Peer assessment by


students )

Total Marks (per 10)


CO
CO1 (per 7.5)
CO5 (per 2.5)
CO6 (per 5 Individual mark)

Achievement

Done but Not counted for


exercise only

Marks
Obtained

2 - Poor
Qualities of engineer
demanded by employers
(Technical, ICT, and
Communication) are half
extracted from the
advertisement.

1 - Very Poor
Qualities of engineer
demanded by employers
(Technical, ICT, and
Communication) are not
well extracted from the
advertisement.

Able to compare the


relevancy of the
advertisement and the
qualities demanded with
Mechanical Engineering
Program.

Able to compare the


relevancy of the
advertisement or the
qualities demanded with
Mechanical Engineering
Program.

Unable to compare the


relevancy of the
advertisement and the
qualities demanded with
Mechanical Engineering
Program.

CO5

Report sections clearly


distinct from each other;
grammatically correct
English; figures/graphs
correctly titled & labeled.

Sections clearly labeled


but not separated;
English generally correct;
figures/graphs correctly
labeled but not titled.

Sections labeled but not


separated; frequent
errors in grammar;
figures/graphs labeled
but contain errors in
units, axes or headings.

Sections not labeled nor


separated; English poor;
figures/graphs not titled
nor labeled.

CO6

Performed all duties of


assigned team role and
contributed knowledge,
opinions, and skills to
share with the team.
Always did the assigned
work.

Performed nearly all


duties of assigned team
role and contributed
knowledge, opinions, and
skills to share with the
team. Completed most of
the assigned work.

Did not perform any


duties of assigned team
role and did not
contribute knowledge,
opinions or skills to
share with the team.
Relied on others to do
the work.

Performed all duties of


assigned team role and
contributed knowledge,
opinions, and skills to
share with the team.
Always did the assigned
work.

CO1

5 - Excellent
Qualities of engineer
demanded by employers
(Technical, ICT, and
Communication) are well
extracted from the
advertisement.

4 - Good
Qualities of engineer
demanded by employers
(Technical, ICT, and
Communication) are
majorly extracted from
the advertisement.

Thoroughly compare the


relevancy of the
advertisement and the
qualities demanded with
Mechanical Engineering
Program.

3 - Acceptable