3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Improving Industrial Engineering Student' Soft Skill Using Project-based Learning (PjBL) Method

Devi Pratami, Wawan Tripiawan & Ika Arum Puspita
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Engineering Education

This paper introduces the use of PjBL (Project Based Learning) to improve engineering student soft skill. Soft skill in the engineering student includes problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, initiative, analytical thinking, communication skill, responsibility, discipline, and attitude. These abilities will really impact to their future career and need to be engage in student course in the curriculum. The method used to improve them when lecturer give the subject that can be developed through several methods of teaching and learning approaches, for example PjBL. This research aims to find out how PjBL will affect student soft skill and performance. Due to Covid 19, there were less movement in lecturer's view, to apply the method during online learning. Most PjBL were used in direct teaching or onsite where the student must visit the class along with the facilitator. When lecturer face online teaching there are some difficulties in applying teaching method esspecially in undergraduate student which concern about high order thinking (HOT). The research starts form developing framework, defining student who will participate the treatment and developing assessment test to evaluate the study outome. There are 38 student form Project Management class that will be given serial project activites based on PjBL method. The research shows that PjBL could increase student softskill particularly analytical thinking and problem solving.

Published in: 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: September 13-15, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9162-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767