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. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and chemical engineering fundamentals to solve complex chemical engineering problems.
  2. Analyse complex engineering problems and formulate the solution using literature.
  3. Solve complex chemical engineering problems with consideration for public, health, safety, cultural, societal and environmental issues.
  4. Conduct investigation into complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods in the field of chemical engineering.
  5. Design and evaluate the performance of complex chemical engineering activities using modern engineering and IT tools.
  6. Apply engineering and management principles in engineering projects.
  7. Assess the environmental and societal impact due to professional engineering solutions and demonstrate the need for sustainable development.
  8. Apply contextual knowledge in assessing societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.
  9. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  10. Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with fellow engineers and the society at large.
  11. Function effectively in multidisciplinary settings, as an individual or group member with the capacity to be a leader.
  12. Recognise the need to undertake lifelong learning and acquire the capacity to do so 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