An Evaluation of a Diploma in English Programme: Students' Performance in Industrial Training


  • Maizatulliza Muhamad Sultan Idris Education University
  • Hasimah Jaafar Sultan Idris Education University
  • Azizah Atan Sultan Idris Education University



Evaluation, Education Programme Evaluation, Industrial Training, Programme Evaluation.


Programme evaluation is an essential part of any specific teaching and learning programme. The results of the evaluation, among others, would inform the relevance of the courses offered to the students in relation to their future in the working world This research study was an evaluation conducted to determine the extent to which the structure of a Diploma in English programme prepares students for the working world as well as the extent to which the graduates produced meet the requirements of the industry. The evaluation was carried out by investigating the performance of 69 students undergoing their industrial training. The data were collected through surveys and interviews. In addition to the students, 35 site supervisors were also surveyed and interviewed. The results revealed that the Diploma in English students were prepared for the working world and they had the qualities required by the industry. The results of the study also highlighted some issues on the additional courses needed for the betterment of the programme. Based on the findings of this research study, some changes were introduced in the programme which enforces the significance of the evaluation conducted. 

Author Biographies

Maizatulliza Muhamad, Sultan Idris Education University

Senior Lecturer, English Language and Literature Department

Hasimah Jaafar, Sultan Idris Education University

Senior Lecturer, English Language and Literature Department

Azizah Atan, Sultan Idris Education University

Senior Lecturer, English Language and Literature Department


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