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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1,† Number 5,† May 2009

Issue on Mechanical Engineering

Page(s): 172-175

The Effect of the Foundation Subject to the Final Year Subject

†††††††††† K.Kadirgama, M.M.Noor, M.S.M.Sani, Abdullah Adnan Mohamed, Rosli A.Bakar, Abdullah ††† Ibrahim

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This paper discussed the foundation or pre-requisite subjects influence the studentís performance in Heat Transfer subject in University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and its importance to achieve Outcome Based Education (OBE). Thermodynamics I and II are pre-requisite subject for Heat Transfer. Randomly 30 mechanical engineering students were picked to analysis their performance. Regression analysis and Neural Network were used to prove the effect of pre-requisite subject toward Heat transfer. The analysis shows that Thermodynamics I highly affect the performance of Heat transfer and the students who excellent in Thermodynamics I, will achieve excellent performance in Thermodynamics II and Heat transfer. This result shows that excellent foundations on early years will effect to the final year result directly.

Index Terms

Foundation, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Outcome Based Education

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