At the moment, the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education consist of three academic departments, one Teaching Practice & Industrial Training Department and one Excellent Centre for Technical and Vocational Education (ACTiVE). 

(ACTiVE) is the research and consultancy arm of the faculty. The academic programmes of each department are auspices by the Head of Programmes who looks into the functioning of their respective academic programmes throughout the academic calendar. 

The three operating departments are:

  •   Department of Professional Education (JIP)
  •   Department of Engineering Education (JPK)
  •   Department of Vocational Education  (JPV)


The Department of Professional Education

This department focused in inculcate of professionalism in TT-TVET. The academia of this department has a vast experiences and extensive knowledge in various TT-TVET disciplines both locally and abroad; and strives to meet its highest standard as represented by the Code and Ethics of the Teaching Profession, of the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Among the activities engaged by this department are:

i) To provide teaching professionalism courses for both pre-services and in-services TT-TVET programmes at Degree, Post-graduate Diploma, Master, and Doctorate level.

ii) To conduct teaching professionalism enhancement courses that inculcate knowledge, skills and character that portrays true teaching professionalism, that comply to the ethical standards of the teaching profession.

The Department of Engineering Education

Engineering Education is the activity of teaching knowledge and principles related to the core professional practice of engineering. This department is responsible to the teaching of content knowledge engineering and technology principles to undergraduates of the Bachelor of Engineering Education programmes of the faculty. Among the engineering teaching skills related courses conducted by this department are in civil, electrical, mechanical and information technology.

The Department of Vocational Education

Vocational Education is education that prepares people for specific trades, crafts and careers. This department is responsible to look after the teaching of industrial work process and procedural knowledge through apprenticeship system as prescribed by the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) of the National Dual Training System (NTDS) in Malaysia.

At present, the Malaysia Skills Certification programmes conducted under the jurisdiction of the Department for Vocational Education, are as the following; 

  • Machining
  • Building Construction
  • Catering
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Electric and Electronics
  • Multimedia Creative
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


Teaching Practice & Industrial Training Department

This function of this department are:

i) manage the teaching training program / industrial training to Master's and Bachelor Degree students

ii)   provide teaching / industrial training schedule for each semester

iii)  provides a list of teaching / industrial training places

iv)  appoint the supervisors for teaching / industrial training

v)   provides a list of for teaching / industrial training guide

vi)  provides letter of approval from the Ministry Of Education


Centre of Excellence for Technical and Vocational Education (ACTiVE)

The task of research development of the FTVE is coordinated by the ACTiVE, the research and consultancy arm of the faculty. ACTiVE is responsible to promote state-of-the-arts innovation and new ideas for practices in TVET - both nationally and internationally.  ACTiVE facilitates and encourages collaboration among faculty members to engage in activities including research, curriculum development and dissemination of new knowledge through publications, social services and leadership roles.

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