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Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Outcome Based Education

Background

In 2004, the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment UKM has pioneered a move to transform the undergraduate curriculum into Outcome Based Education in accordance with requirements from the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualification Framework introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education.

In this approach, inputs from stakeholders are taken into account when reviewing the curriculum. As a result, there are courses in which their teaching approach have been changed the methods such as coorperative learning, student-centred learning and problem based learning. This new curriculum was implimented beginning from the 2005/2006 academic session.
In this curriculum, based on inputs collected from the stakeholders, the faculty has developed the following Programme Educational Objectives in order to be achieved by the graduates several years after graduation:
  • PEO1 – Engineer / Architect who has character and ethics, as well as high professionalism and contributes to the National Aspirations.
  • PEO2 – Engineer / Architect who is competent in respective engineering practices that meets current and future needs.
  • PEO3 – Engineer / Architect who has a creative and innovative, entrepreneurial and leadership qualities that are glocal.

 

In the Outcome Based Education curriculum, a student needs to possess featured listed as the Programme Outcomes just after his/her graduation and these outcomes have to be assessed through designated measurement methods. Therefore, the Faculty has developed the following Programme Outcomes to be achieved by all students:

  • PO1 – Engineering Knowledge – Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2 – Problem Analysis – Identify, formulate, research literature and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • PO3 – Design/Development of Solutions – Design solutions for complex 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.
  • PO4 – Investigation – Conduct investigation into 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.
  • PO5 – Modern Tool Usage – Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering problems with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6 – 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 engineering problems.
  • PO7 – Environment and Sustainability – Understand and evaluate the sustainability and the impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • PO8 – Ethics – Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics & responsibilities and norms of engineering practice and contribute to the National Aspirations.
  • PO9 – Communication – Communicate effectively on complex 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.
  • PO10 – Individual and Team Work – Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • PO11 – Life Long Learning – Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  • PO12 – 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.