Outcome Based Education

On the advice of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), the Department of Mechanical Engineering decided to adopt OBE System. Although the Department was already providing quality education, which had been acknowledged by PEC and HEC, aligning the system with OBE required whole-hearted effort. Gap Analysis was performed to identify the deficiencies in the system for implementation of OBE. Following Table presents main points of Gap Analysis. Implementation started in spring 2018. It all began with OBE familiarization program followed by formation of different committees to cater for the requirements of OBE.

Table : Gap Analysis and Actions Taken

Sr. No. Gap Analysis Actions Taken
1 There was a requirement to create awareness abort OBE system. Seminars and workshops on OBE were arranged to meet this deficiency.
2 There was a requirement to define the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of Department of Mechanical Engineering and to correlate them with the Department’s mission and University’s vision and mission. The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of Department of Mechanical Engineering were defined and brought in line with the Department’s mission and university’s vision and mission. The development of PEOs was done in consultation with Mechanical Engineering Department, UOL, Lahore Campus.
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There was a need to map PEOs on the twelve Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) defined by PEC.
 

These PEOs were linked to the PLO’s in consultation with Mechanical Engineering Department, UOL, Lahore Campus.
4 There was a requirement of defining Course Learning Objectives   (CLO’s) for attainment of PEO’s and PLO’s CLO’s for all courses were developed in consultation with Lahore Campus with the involvement of concerned faculty members and Departmental Board of Studies (DBS).
5 There was a need to modify assessment plans and introducing Rubric-based evaluation for labs, projects, reports, and presentations. Assessment Plans / Rubrics were developed. SIS UOL was launched for computerized generation of student’s OBE-based results and other reports for the implementation of OBE.
6 There was a requirement of involving the stakeholders in the attainment of program PEO’s Curriculum Review Committee (CRC), Departmental Board of Studies (DBS), Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and Departmental Quality Enhancement Cell (DQEC) were formed to coordinate these activities.
7 Design and review of survey forms was required. Survey / Feedback forms for alumni, graduating batch, employer, and course evaluation etc. have been designed   after comprehensive in-house discussions.
8 Systematic Documentation and record keeping was required for OBE DQEC has been entrusted with task of monitoring all  OBE records by involving various committees, Faculty Members and other staff in the process.