Abstract—Today’s challenging economic environment means
that it is no longer enough for graduates to have knowledge of
academic courses. It is necessary for students to acquire generic
competencies that will enhance their employment prospects and
make them more competitive in the job market. Previous studies
examine that real estate formal curriculum in public universities
lacks emphasis on assimilation of generic competencies in the
curriculum. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate
the assimilation of generic competencies of graduates of this
property. This study was carried out on the real estate graduates
of public universities. A total of 200 questionnaires were
collected. Descriptive and inferential Exploratory Factor
Analysis was used to analyze the data. The finding was verified
through focus group discussions with various stakeholders in the
education estate. The précis of the analyses signified that generic
competencies infused in the real estate program have not met the
needs of the graduates.
Index Terms—Generic competency, graduate, real estate, skill.
W. R. Anthony Jiram, A. A. Bujang, H. Abu Zarin, and A. Abdul Latib are with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: W. R. Anthony Jiram, A. A. Bujang, H. Abu Zarin, and A. Abdul Latib, "Assessing the Adequacy of Assimilation of Real Estate Graduate‟s Generic Competency," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 338-342, 2016.