The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 11
Page No. 2668 - 2672

Production and Operations Management Coursework: Transforming the Industrial Factory Visits into Rich Learning Experiences

Authors : Ali Abusalah Elmabrok Mohammed, Ng Kim Soon, Lau Kum Shen and Abd Rahman Ahmad

Abstract: Exposure to real life industry working environment in industries is one of the key elements implicitly emphasized in the production and operations course work. Students taking this coursework have been assigned to visit an industrial site to gain real working experience on the subject matter. This activity is to enable students to relate their theoretical knowledge with practical aspects of their study covering the subject syllabus related to operations management including industrial unit operations, capacity, process technology, design concepts, supply chain and other operations management aspects like organizational management, safety, health, environment, society and its relations with operations performance. This research will review the literature to focus on the assessment and evaluation of student’s experiences and learning gains from their industrial visit. The data of this study will be collected through the questionnaire given to each student about the experience gained and through their respective group and individual reports. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be used for this research. At the end of this study, the researchers will be able to determine the impact of industrial visit through assessment of the students learning experience and the different skills they gained through these visits.

How to cite this article:

Ali Abusalah Elmabrok Mohammed, Ng Kim Soon, Lau Kum Shen and Abd Rahman Ahmad, 2016. Production and Operations Management Coursework: Transforming the Industrial Factory Visits into Rich Learning Experiences. The Social Sciences, 11: 2668-2672.

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