2.1INTRODUCTION OF PRACTICUM
Basically, practicum which is synonym to the word “practical” is defined as Students’ Industrial Training Program or an Internship Program which aims to fulfill the needs and requirement of every undergraduate degree program in Universiti Utara Malaysia. It is a obligated condition for all students in order to complete their Degree in Bachelor of Decision Science Program.
Student who has already completed their courses are compelled to undertake this practicum program which they will then conduct a project which contributes 60 percent of the marks for the practicum grading system. This project will also help the organization to overcome any problems that they are facing.
The purpose of the practicum program is to expose the students to the working environment and also to familiarize them with industries that they will probably be working for in the future upon their graduation. Besides that, it also attempts to train thee students to nurture the necessary skills before they enter the real job.
Practicum programme is handled on a partnership basis between UUM and various industries. In this regard, inputs from the industries are significant to UUM in nurturing quality graduates. This programmed could also see as a method to integrate theoretical knowledge with hands-on knowledge. In this way, the students would have the opportunity to apply their understanding of theories into the real working environment within industries.
Students are qualified to join industry training after they have completed their study of 123 credit hour courses. Students also depend on the practicum program rule that will go on within 16 weeks or 4 months. This approach was arranged between two-side party of UUM and the industry training organization.
All of Faculty of Quantitative Science’s students from College of Arts and Sciences are required to go for practicum training after their Final semester....