The Impact of Animation Technology in Mechanical Engineering Education


Hana Jamal Badi ,

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Mechanical engineering is one important area of engineering. Students of mechanical engineering require practice and live experiments on complex machines and tools. Unfortunately, certain machines are hard to purchase or to make available for learning purposes. Such situations require technology and multimedia to support its delivery of information. The final results showed that the majority of level four mechanical engineering students in the International Islamic University Malaysia agreed and preferred using animation technology in their studies. Practically, the author designed a short animated presentation of a mechanical engine that is provided in the questionnaire for the students to evaluate. Following this, the collected data is analyzed using the factor analysis method. In conclusion, it is believed that the animated presentation of each individual part of a machine, no matter how complex it may be, will enhance students learning capabilities compared to traditional methods of learning. 


animation, four-stroke petrol engine, learning, mechanical engineering, and multimedia.


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