Optimisation strategy to measure programme outcomes of the Electrical Engineering Degree Programme

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An initiative has been taken by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering (EESE), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, to inculcate the culture of measuring programme outcomes (PO) among the lecturers by optimising the PO mapping for each engineering degree programme. This improvement is the result of extensive research on previous PO mappings, which the lecturers found to be very tedious to measure and less effective. Formerly, the lecturers were given full trust to decide which PO they wanted to measure for each subject. This practice has led to over emphasis, inconsistency and redundancy in the PO evaluation. Thus, it is difficult to monitor the achievement for each programme. To overcome the issue, reduction of the PO measurement has been carried out for all the programmes offered in the department. This reduction is derived from the existing PO's mapping and distribution, after factoring the feedbacks from the programme coordinators and the lecturers. As a result, the new PO mappings, which are more optimised have been devised. The new mappings are expected to ease the process of collecting and analysing the PO achievements from the respective lecturers that are involved in the direct assessment of the PO. This will result in more efficient and accurate PO representation for all degree programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalGlobal Journal of Engineering Education
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Continuous quality improvement (CQI)
  • Course outcome mapping
  • Optimisation
  • Programme outcome

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  • Education
  • Computer Science(all)

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