Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment


For engineering and architecture programs at UKM, the MQF Manual and standards (EAC standard) and the Malaysian Architectural Education Accreditation Manual are the basis to ensure that the minimum requirements are met in accordance with the Washington Accord agreement for engineering studies and as a guide for higher education institutions to meet the minimum requirements for accreditation of architecture degree study programs. These standards and manuals outline the details for the accreditation of engineering and architecture programs in Malaysian institutions of higher learning (HEIs) for the accreditation of existing programs or newly proposed programs. The new standard, the improved EAC 2020 standard and the Architecture Accreditation Manual include outcome-based elements in the engineering and architecture curriculum and promote a culture of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) embedded in the development of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, UKM.


Outcome Based Education

Outcome Based Education (OBE) is a learning process and approach that focuses on Learning Outcomes, which are knowledge, skills and values ​​to be achieved by each student before and after graduation.

OBE was built based on three philosophies namely program design, teaching & learning and assessment. The transition from the traditional education system to OBE is important to empirically measure student performance based on Learning Outcomes.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

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:

National Aspirations, Character & Ethics, Professionalism

Engineer/Architect who has character and ethics, as well as high professionalism and contributes to the National Aspirations.


Development of Latest Technology, Practical Skills, Soft Skills

Engineer/Architect who is competent in respective engineering practices that meet current and future needs.


Creative & Innovative, Entrepreneurial, Leadership

Engineer/Architect who has creative and innovative, entrepreneurial and leadership qualities that are global.


Programme Outcomes

PO 1

Engineering Knowledge

Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals, and engineering specialization as specified respectively to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO 2

Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, conduct research literature, and analysis complex engineering problems using the first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences

PO 3

Design/Development of Solutions

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components, or processes with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations

PO 4


Conduct investigation of complex engineering 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.

PO 5

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.

PO 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 engineering problems.

PO 7

Environment and Sustainability

Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.

PO 8


Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PO 9

Individual and Teamwork

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

PO 10


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.

PO 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 in multidisciplinary environments.

PO 12

Lifelong 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.