A strategy to evaluate programme level outcomes

Norshah Hafeez Shuaib, Adzly Anuar, Hanim Salleh, Mohd Hafiz Hasan

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Abstract

Evaluation of the attainment or achievement of Programme Outcomes (PO) is one of the essential parts in Outcome-Based Education (OBE) system. Direct and indirect assessment methods may be used in evaluating the achievement of PO. Direct assessment method normally uses data from final exams, test, quizzes, assignments or projects for the evaluation. Other methods that are used include course survey, peer review, lecturers' observation and industry survey. This paper discusses the strategy that the Mechanical Engineering Department employed to evaluate the PO for its Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Programme. Initially the department only use direct measurement method to evaluate the programme outcomes. Upon receiving feedback from several constituencies, the department decided to revise and come up with a new strategy to evaluate the programme outcomes. In this strategy, only the courses that would contribute significantly to the PO are selected. Suitable measurement tools are identified and the attainment targets or the performance criteria are set. The relevant data is then collected, analysed and compared to the attainment target. If the target value is not attained, suggestions for improvement will be made and implemented. This method is expected to give a more reflective and accurate result while reducing the need to carry out too much data collection and analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education
Pages159-163
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 07 Dec 200908 Dec 2009

Publication series

Name2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period07/12/0908/12/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Shuaib, N. H., Anuar, A., Salleh, H., & Hasan, M. H. (2009). A strategy to evaluate programme level outcomes. In 2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education (pp. 159-163). [5490594] (2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2009.5490594