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Situational Gap Identification System
A gap analysis can be focused towards employability and competence of graduates, expectations of the industry, society, and businesses, and finally the preparedness of institutions to fill the gaps; we call this a situational gap analysis. Therefore, the onus of the framework lies in the changes in the institutions in order to fill the gap over a period of time. Closing a gap is not easy. In Fig. 6.2, five main gap areas are identified based on the current study of engineering practice and the envisaged need for engineers in 2030.
Gap 1—Industry—Graduates’ Situational Gap focuses on the industrial needs in terms of competencies in engineers that may relate to the exposure, professional ethics and conduct, understanding of standards and engineers with immersed knowledge on the employer’s processes, and strong motivation to contribute and excel in the job.
Fig. 6.2 Situational gap identification system
Gap 2—Industry—Academia Situational Gap would highlight the curriculum development, evaluations, and pedagogies in order to meet contextual needs of industry, businesses, and society.
Gap 3—Graduates—Education System Situational Gap would highlight the delivery of curriculum, pedagogies, and evaluation system that develop certain desired competencies in graduate engineers; in other words, it outlines the efficiency and outcome- oriented educational system.
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