A blueprint for measuring programme outcomes

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

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Abstract

Programme Outcomes (POs) in the context of engineering education consists of a set of desired attributes which is to be possessed by an engineering graduate. POs are typically defined as a set of outcomes which is to be attained by an engineering graduate upon completion of the programme (or during graduation). In order to ascertain the attainment of the POs of an individual graduate, the engineering faculty can employ an array of methods to do so. Such methods are commonly placed in either quantitative or qualitative based analyses. In some cases, different types of analyses provide different results, which would render any form of discussion on PO attainment to its minimal. The present paper will highlight and discuss the important linkage of one quantitative and one qualitative method respectively employed to attain POs of an individual graduate. The result of the discussion would then be used to enhance the students overall understanding of the importance of the POs as well as to perform a self-reflection of how to address shortcomings based on POs which have not been attained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-55
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume8
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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    Namasivayam, S., Al Atabi, M., Chong, C. H., Choong, F., Hosseini, M., & Gamboa, R. A. (2013). A blueprint for measuring programme outcomes. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 8(Special Issue), 46-55.