• Hasan bin Saleh Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka


The purpose of this study is to investigate the employers’ satisfaction regard to the skill of engineering graduates. This study use 195 survey questionnaire distributed to the manufacturing senior manager at Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Pulau Pinang only. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 22.0 have been used to extract the data needed from the survey. From this study, finding indicate that employer are satisfy with the skill equip to the engineering graduates and show that fundamental general skill (FGS) and engineering skills (EgS) are the most important and essential to employer satisfaction. The results from this study offer an important practical implication for engineering graduates to be success in employability. Proper skills a helpful to get employer satisfaction for employability with the necessary skill equip to engineering graduates. It is hope with this data it can be an essential reference for engineering graduates to prepare them self to enter the working environment at today challenging economic situation.

Author Biography

Hasan bin Saleh, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

Jabatan Pengurusan Teknologi


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How to Cite

Saleh, H. bin. (2019). ENGINEERING SKILLS: EMPLOYER SATISFACTION AMONG MALAYSIAN GRADUATES ENGINEER. International Journal of Electrical Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEEAS), 2(2), 63–68. Retrieved from