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Industry Versus Students

Descriptive analysis showed that both senior students and industrial sector members means are around 4 “agree,” showing positive perception towards these skills importance currently with relatively higher means in favour of industrial sector members for Dimension I, II, and III except for multidisciplinary knowledge in which senior students showed higher means.

But for Dimension IV, skills industry showed higher means which was an expected result due to the nature of the industrial work, which focuses more on the management skills listed in Dimension IV.

Hypothesis testing by application of Mann-Whitney U test showed a statistically significant difference between both groups in multidisciplinary knowledge and entrepreneurship in favour of senior students and disciplinary engineering fundamentals and foreign language in favour of industry as detailed in Tables 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4.

Faculty Versus Students

Descriptive analysis showed that both faculty members’ and senior students’ means are around 4 “agree,” showing positive attitudes towards these skills importance currently with relatively higher means in favour of faculty members for Dimensions I and III skills except for adaptability which senior students showed higher means. But for Dimensions II and IV, skills senior students showed higher means than that of the faculty members.

Hypothesis testing using Mann-Whitney U test showed a statistically significant difference between adaptability, decision-making, system thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurship in favour of senior students as detailed in Tables 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4.

 
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