Abstract

Beginning from 2004, higher learning institutions offering engineering programmes curriculum in Malaysia have evolved into adopting an outcome based education (OBE) based curriculum by the national Engineering Accreditation Council. With this transformation, all engineering programmes must ensure that the programme educational objectives (PEO) and programme outcomes (PO) are continually reviewed and their achievement measured within a certain time frame as part of quality assurance process. Hence, this paper presents a method of implementing a continual review of the objectives and outcomes for OBE based engineering programmes based on stakeholders' survey, where the stakeholders were selected among engineering based companies and organisations resided in Malaysia, particularly from the potential employers of the graduates. In this method, each objective or outcome statement is broken up into attributes that form the full statement and each attribute is to be evaluated based on the five-level Likert scale. The result of the survey based on 131 inputs from the industrial stake holder is presented and is able to highlight statements which need to be reviewed or reformulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-99
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Curriculum review
  • Employer survey
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • Programme Educational Objective (PEO)
  • Programme Outcome (PO)
  • Stakeholder input

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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