Outcome Based Education(OBE) Modal in Civil Engineering
To enhance the quality of education and learning process, Civil Engineering Department of CUSIT has adopted OBE (Outcome Based Education) model of Washington Accord, USA. Student's assessment is based on the achievement of specified goals (outcomes).This model focuses on the outcomes of learning, rather than traditional teaching system.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The graduates of Civil Engineering Program after4-5 years of graduation will:
PEO-1 Successfully practice Civil Engineering at the highest professional levels to serve national, and international industries and government agencies
PEO-2 Have the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally in one or more of the areas of environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering and other related fields.
PEO-3 Be prepared and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities to work for the safety of society, both as individuals and in team environments.
PEO-4 Be motivated for, and capable of pursing continued life-long learning through further graduate education, or other training programs in engineering or related fields.
Program Learning Objectives (PLOs)
The PLOs define by Washington accord will be customized to the needs of Civil Engineering Programme.
PLO-1: Engineering Knowledge An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PLO-2: Problem Analysis An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
PLO-3: Design/Development of Solutions An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, social, and environmental considerations.
PLO-4: Investigation An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
PLO-5: Modern Tool Usage An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including predictionand modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
PLO-6: The Engineer and Society An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess social, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
PLO-7: Environment and Sustainability An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in social and environmental contexts anddemonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
PLO-8: Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
PLO-9: Individual and Team Work An ability to work effectively, as an individual orin a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
PL0-10: Communication An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PLO-11: Project Management An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one's own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
PLO-12: Lifelong Learning An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue life long learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.
The following outcomes spelled out in the Washington Accord and mandated by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) will be progressively incorporated in the Program: