Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Alumni Survey

 Alumni    From : - 2018/11/08 م , To : - 2020/12/10 م

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    Alumni Survey

     Dear Alumnus, May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon you. We appreciate your assistance in evaluating our academic program by responding to this short survey. Your input is very valuable in order to continually improve our program. The purpose of this survey is to evaluate how our electrical engineering program has prepared you for professional life after graduation. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be released to anyone outside the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department without your written permission. Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

    Part I: General Information

    * Name

    * Email


    * Semester of Graduation from Umm Al-Qura University

    * Your job title

    * Company Name

    * Do you regularly participate in workshops or conferences?

    * Are you currently pursuing or enrolled in postgraduate Studies?

     If yes, name of the institution where you are currently pursuing your postgraduate studies.

    * Are you a member of any professional organization or society (such as the IEEE)?

     If yes, which organization or society?

    Part II: Your profession

     Please indicate the level of importance (relevance) of the following statements by selecting the appropriate option.

     The levels of importance are defined as follows: Excellent: Highest Level of Importance, Very Good: High Level of Importance, Fair : Low Level of Importance , Poor: Lowest Level of Importance

     According to your opinion, how important is it to be able to carry out your work duties during the first years of graduation?

    * 1. Assuming leading roles in solving engineering problems.

    * 2. Engaging in research-related activities.

    * 3. Working effectively with diverse and multidisciplinary teams.

    * 4. Developing yourself personally and professionally to be able to respond to changes in engineering and environmental practices.

    * 5. Applying current electrical engineering design principles with multiple realistic constraints.

    * 6. Behaving with integrity while adhering to Islamic values at work while being aware of the professional and ethical consequences of your work on the society, environment and the world.

     If you have any recommendations regarding the above objectives (modifications or additions), please specify them.

    Part III: EE Department’s Curriculum Review and Renewal:

     The EE program is committed to continual improvement of its curriculum, as it regularly assesses and evaluates the student outcomes (SOs) and the extent to which these SOs are attained by the students by the time of graduation. The EE program utilizes the results of the analysis of the assessment of SOs systematically to improve the program for it to meet the International Academic Accreditation Standards (e.g., ABET). Please select the appropriate option to indicate the extent of the fulfillment of the SOs at the time of your graduation. The extent of fulfillment is defined as follows:

     The Extent of Attainment are defined as follows: Excellent: Highest Extent of Attainment, Very Good: High Extent of Attainment, Fair : Low Extent of Attainment, Poor: Lowest Extent of Attainment

     According to your opinion, to which extent you have attained the following SOs of the UQU EE program by the time of graduation?

    * The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

    * The ability to design and conduct experiments, and to critically analyze and interpret data.

    * The ability to design a system, component or process to meet the desired needs.

    * The ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.

    * The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

    * Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

    * The ability to communicate orally and in writing in an effective manner.

    * Broad education required to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

    * Recognition of the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning.

    * Awareness of contemporary issues.

    * The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    Part IV: EE Department’s Curriculum Review and Renewal:

     The EE program is committed to continual improvement of its curriculum, as it periodically reviews, evaluates, and renews the curriculum every 5 years, based on feedback from all its constituents, contemporary trends in engineering, and consideration of the International Academic Accreditation Standards (e.g., ABET). Please select the appropriate option to indicate the level of significance for the following curricular changes implemented in order to improve the EE program in the year 2018.

     The levels of significance are defined as follows: Excellent: Highest Level of Significance, Very Good: High Level of Significance, Fair : Low Level of Significance , Poor: Lowest Level of Significance

     According to your opinion, to what extent are the following changes important to improve the EE program of the UQU?

    * Increasing the credit hours of the engineering standards and professional ethics course from 1 to 2 hours in order to include the distribution codes in the curriculum.

    * Ensuring the functionality of the devices and control of processes in the Control Lab.

    * Ensuring the importance of safety concepts in all laboratory courses.

    * Making the students well versed in engineering design before they engage in the Design Project Course.

    * Introducing the students to the contemporary issues by offering courses on modern trends in technology and the Saudi Vision 2030.

    * Providing improved laboratories with modern tools of electronics, communications, and power systems, such as FPGAs, Embedded Micro-controller System, analog and digital communication systems, modern tools of the transmission lines and switchgear protection experience.

    * Maintaining the two streams of Electrical Power Engineering, and Electronics and Communications Engineering in order to provide career options for students.

     If you have any comments on EE program’s curricular changes or any other suggestions, please specify them.

    Part V: Miscellaneous

     Please indicate the satisfaction level based on your experience at the EE Department, College of Engineering, Umm A-Qura University by selecting the appropriate option for the following items.

     The Levels of Satisfaction are defined as follows: Excellent: Highest Level of Satisfaction, Very Good: High Level of Satisfaction, Fair : Low Level of Satisfaction , Poor: Lowest Level of Satisfaction

     Your experience at the EE Department, College of Engineering, the UQU.

    * Technical expertise of the college.

    * Industrial knowledge of the college.

    * Teaching staff's expertise

    * Availability of the academic staff outside the classroom

    * Quality and relevance of general education curriculum, e.g., the general education course that supplements the electrical engineering curriculum.

    * Quality and relevance of the study program.

    * Library resources

    * Computing laboratory resources

    * Electrical engineering laboratory resources

    * Academic advising

    * Career services

    * Overall satisfaction with the education that you received at Umm Al-Qura

    * What part of the EE program at UQU is the most useful for you at your current profession?

    * What areas in the EE program at UQU need more attention to be improved?

    Thank you for participating!

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