Outcome Based Education

What is OBE?

OBE or Outcome Based Education is an approach that focuses on outcomes such as the achievements of students that are measurable, proven and can be improved. It is simply the establishment of expected goals or outcomes for different levels of elementary-secondary education, and a commitment to ensure that every student achieves at least those minimum proficiencies before being allowed to graduate.

 

School Programme Educational Objectives

The School of Chemical Engineering has identified and developed the following five Program Educational Objectives (PEO) as part of the School’s goal in fulfilling the vision and mission of the University as well as the educational mission of the School:

  1. Employable graduates with the knowledge and competency in chemical engineering.
  2. Graduates having good leadership and soft skills with the right attitudes and ethics.
  3. Innovative graduates with problem solving skills for sustainability.
  4. Graduates who possess interest in research and lifelong learning.

 

School Programme Outcomes

Students of the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Programme are expected to attain the ability to:

  1. Engineering Knowledge - Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex chemical engineering problems.
  2. Problem Analysis - Identify, formulate, research literature and analyses complex chemical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/Development of Solutions - Design solutions for complex chemical engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Investigation - Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage - Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex chemical engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The Engineer and Society - Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex chemical engineering problems.
  7. Environment and Sustainability - Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex chemical engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  8. Ethics - Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work - Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  10. Communication - Communicate effectively on complex chemical engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management and Finance - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life Long Learning - Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

 

Conclusion

OBE promises high level of learning for ALL students as it facilitates the achievement of the outcomes, characterized by its appropriateness to each learner's development level and active and experienced-based learning. Moreover, knowing that this system is going to be used would also give students the freedom to study the content of the course in a way that helps them learn it. OBE must involve administrators, educators, parents, teachers and students for successful implementation
 
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