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Ranks of Skills

Stakeholders were asked to rank the top 5 skills in order of importance as stated below. Skills ranking was statistically calculated by the “frequency calculation approach”, quantifying the most frequently repeated skill by stakeholders and then calculating its percentage from the total sum of the 22 skills frequency. It is worth mentioning that all stakeholders agreed to rank teamwork and problem-solving from the top 5 skills emphasizing their importance to the engineering graduates.

7.9.3.1 Industry

Rank 1: Communication N =33 (10.9 %);

Rank 2: Disciplinary knowledge N =31 (10.3 %);

Rank 3: Teamwork N =26 (8.6 %);

Rank 4: Ethics/practical experience N =22 (7.3 %); and Rank 5: Problem-solving N = 19 (6.3 %).

7.9.3.2 Students

Rank 1: Ethics N = 104 (9.1 %);

Rank 2: Teamwork N = 103 (9 %);

Rank 3: Leadership N = 101 (8.8 %);

Rank 4: Management/problem-solving N = 94 (8.2 %); and Rank 5: Decision-making N = 84 (7.3 %).

7.9.3.3 Faculty Members

Rank 1: Critical thinking N = 20 (32.8 %); Rank 2: Teamwork N =19 (13.1 %);

Rank 3: Problem-solving N =16 (11.5 %); Rank 4: Communication N =15 (7.9 %); and Rank 5: Innovation N = 14 (7.4 %).

 
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