Outcome Based Education
In recent years, in many parts of the world, traditional education has made way for Outcome Based Education (OBE), whereby instead of focusing on the traditional education inputs (content and time), we now focus on what students can actually do after they go through the education process. In other words, we focus on the ‘learning outcome’, which is the ‘destination’ we are headed. The best way to get to the destination is by determining where it is, and then plan backwards and strategize the best way to get from here to there.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
PEOs are specific goals that are consistent with the mission and vision of the School of Environmental Engineering. They must be responsive to the expressed interest of program stakeholders. They describe the expected achievements of graduates in their career and their professional life after graduation.
Program Outcomes (PO)
POs are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to perform or attain at the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviours that student acquire through the program. They are different from PEO in that they are specific to the programs offered, whereas PEOs are generic statements that are applicable to all programs offered at the University.
In UniMAP, we have Program Outcomes which varies from one another in every program offered. This is because each program is unique and, hence, would produce graduates with different (albeit slightly) competencies. If a school offers two program, the school would have two sets of Program Outcomes.