A blueprint for executing continual quality improvement in an engineering undergraduate programme

Satesh Namasivayam, Mushtak Al Atabi, Chien Hwa Chong, Florence Choong, Mohammad Hosseini, Reynato Andal Gamboa, Sivakumar Sivanesan

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Abstract

This paper focuses on providing a template of how to practice Continual Quality
Improvement (CQI) in an Engineering Undergraduate Programme. At the
inception of the programme, the academic curriculum is based upon the notion of
the type of graduate an institution of higher learning would like to produce.
Hence, a graduate of a particular institution embodies its vision and mission.
Taking this further and to ensure specificity in the type of graduate produced,
Engineering Programmes provide a set of Programme Educational Objectives
(PEOs) which are derived from the vision and mission. From these PEOs, the
Programme Outcomes (POs) are crafted, followed by the Learning Outcomes
(LOs) at the module level – and hence the appropriate curriculum is decided upon.
Once the programme is in full implementation, there exists a need to monitor and
control the PEOs, POs and LOs to ensure that the programme progresses and
evolves. Herein lies the need to practice CQI at all three levels. The following
paper will provide an emphasis of how CQI, implemented correctly can result in
enhancing the overall student learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume8
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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