Attitude towards Engineering Ethical Issues: A Comparative Study between Malaysian and Indonesian Engineering Undergraduates

Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, Mohamed Nor Azhari Azman, Setyabudi Indartono


This investigation reports the outcomes of a comparative study on attitude towards engineering ethical issues between engineering undergraduates of Malaysia and Indonesia. The study was conducted involving 83 Malaysian and 135 Indonesian undergraduates who pursuing their study in engineering programmes. A quantitative method was used in which  a questionnaire was administrated to elicit relevant data. The results of the data analysis showed that the attitude towards engineering ethical issues among Indonesian engineering students was positive and significantly higher than Malaysian engineering students. These findings revealed that various pedagogical approaches for teaching engineering ethics course will have positive impact on students' attitude towards ethics. Therefore, the study findings opens up a new dimension in ethics education which highlighting the importance of teaching strategies in developing the attitude towards engineering ethical issues. This is vital in facilitating in the development of holistic and ethical engineers.

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