Potential Supervisors

Engineering Education is a research area that is fairly new and has a wide variety of research topics.

UTM is one of the five universities in the world that offers PhD in Engineering Education along with Purdue University, Virginia Tech University, Utah State University and Aalborg University, making UTM the only university in Asia that offers such sought after programmes.

Below are the potential supervisors for those who are interested in pursuing their further studies in Engineering Education.

Professor Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof

PhD. in Chem. Eng, (University of Waterloo)

Email:  khairiyah@cheme.utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, especially in Active Learning techniques like Cooperative Learning and Problem-Based Learning (PBL). This also includes the design of learning environments for developing team-based problem solving skills, and supporting students in learning. 
  • Sustainable Development (SD) in engineering education, especially in inculcation of SD through teaching and learning, and curriculum design in undergraduate education.
  • Training and mentoring of STEM academics in conducting Student-Centred Learning (SCL) methods, like Active Learning (AL), Cooperative Learning (CL), Problem-based Learning (PBL), and Problem Oriented Project Based Learning (POPBL).
  • Courseware and mobile learning for supporting learning of difficult content and skills in engineering education.

Professor Dr. Fatin Aliah Phang Abdullah

PhD. in Education, (University of Cambridge, UK)

Email:  p-fatin@.utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
  • Engineering in school science and mathematics curricular
  • Problem solving and metacognition; scientific epistemological beliefs
  • Low Carbon Society (LCS) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Qualitative research methodology in engineering education.

Assoc. Professor Dr. Syed Ahmad Helmi Syed Hassan

PhD. in Engineering Education (UTM)

Email:  helmi@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Complex problem solving skills in engineering students through student-centred and inquiry based elearning such as cooperative learning (CL), and problem-based learning (PBL).
  • Instructional practices in engineering education through Student-Centred Learning (SCL) approach
  • Higher education and academic policy studies through system dynamic (SD) modelling
  • Motivation and learning strategies in higher learning institutions (HLI)
  • Self-directed learning (SDL), group work, and leadership in engineering education.

Assoc. Professor Dr. Marlia Puteh

PhD. Asian Studies (Monash University, AU)

Email: marlia.kl@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • My research area transcends Engineering Education Research where I supervised Engineering Education doctorate students who worked on various engineering education research including project-based learning and quality assurance in engineering programmes.

Dr. Mohd Fadzil Daud

PhD. in Engineering Education (UTM)

Email:  fadzil@mail.fkm.utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Teaching and Learning Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Engineering Design Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Assoc. Professor Dr. Aznah Nor Anuar

PhD. Environmental Engineering (UTM)

Email: aznah@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Service Learning & Community Involvement

Ir. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria

PhD. in Chem. Eng. (UTM)

Email:  zakiyamani@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Active Learning (AL), Cooperative Learning (CL) and Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

Dr. Nurzal Effiyana Ghazali

PhD. Electrical Engineering (UTM)

Email:  nurzal@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Outcome Based Education (OBE), Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Student-Centred Learning (SCL)

Professor Dr. Shahrin Mohammad

PhD. in Civil Eng. (University of Sheffield, UK)

Email:  shahrin@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Student-centred learning (SCL), Outcome-based Education (OBE)

Dr. Nor Farahwahidah Abdul Rahman

PhD. Physics Education (UTM)

Email:  nfwahidah@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Teaching and learning processes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field for primary, secondary and higher education level.
  • Integrating philosophical perspective such as critical theory in conducting thorough and rigorous qualitative analysis
  • Researching on the role of epistemology for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field

Ts. Dr. Zulhasni Abdul Rahim

PhD. 

Email: zulhasni@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • High value innovation domain called TRIZ, a Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving for Industrie 4.0

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narina A. Samah

PhD. in Education (University of Bristol, UK)

Email:narina@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Students' transformative learning through inquiry-based learning in EE
  • Practitioner research among academics and teachers within the area of EE
  • Narrative inquiry as a strategy of qualitative inquiry in EE

Professor Dr. Muhammad Sukri B. Saud

PhD. in Technical Education (Ohio State Uni, USA)

Email: p-sukri@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Curriculum Design and Development in Engineering, Technical,  and Career Education

Assoc. Professor Ts. Dr. Habibah @ Norehan Haron

PhD. in Engineering Education (UTM)

Email: habibahharon.kl@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Self-regulated learning 
  • Teaching principles in lifelong learning
  • Learning environment
  • Ergonomics and motivation 

Professor Dr. Nik Hasnaa Bte Nik Mahmood

PhD. in Training Management (UPM)

Email: nikhasnaa.kl@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

 

Assoc. Professor Dr. Naziha Ahmad Azli‬

PhD. in Electrical Engineering (UTM)

Email: naziha@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Student-centred learning (SCL) , Outcome-based Education (OBE)

 Professor Dr. Zaidatun Bt. Tasir

PhD. in Educational Technology (UTM)

Email: p-zaida@utm.my

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Research in Engineering Education: 

  • Learning and teaching (L&T) of science, mathematics, and computer science via technology, such as an instructional design framework for learning mathematics through multiple intelligence
  • Metacognitive scaffolding framework through Facebook that enhances students’ learning of computer science
  • Cognitive scaffolding framework for leveraging students’ problem-solving process in online learning
  • Learning analytics framework for enhancing students’ cognitive retention, cognitive engagement, and motivation in online learning.