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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of Problem Based Learning (PBL) on students' intrinsic motivation in the polytechnic's electrical engineering course. This study was conducted using a single group pre-test and post-test design. Treatment involved 22 students that attended the Electrical Technology Module during their first semester. Students were divided into four heterogeneous groups, in order to experience a special design of PBL procedures. A set of questionnaires was administered both before and after treatment. Data was analyzed using a paired t-test. Results suggest that PBL afforded a small contribution to students' intrinsic motivation.