Outcome-based education (OBE) is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system around goals (outcomes). By the end of the educational experience, each student should have achieved the goal.
"The International Engineering Alliance (IEA) is a global not-for-profit organization, which comprises members from 36 jurisdictions within 27 countries, across seven international agreements. These international agreements govern the recognition of engineering educational qualifications and professional competence. In 1989, the Washington Accord was signed and OBE system was adopted by the full signatory of these accord.
Pakistan has been declared as "Full Signatory" of the Washington Accord. A highest prestigious international forum of International Engineering Alliance, in its General Assembly Meeting held in USA on 21st June 2017. PEC was representing the country to attain full signatory status of WA since 2011. Washington Accord is a highly rigorous global standard on engineering education and accreditation system which grants substantial equivalence of degrees; means international recognition to equate at par with top leading signatory countries of the world. To give benefit to across border mobility of engineers.
It is pertinent to note that admission into WA is so rigorous that only 18 countries has got this status in last 25 years. Pakistan enter signatory status as 19th country and 3rd Islamic country after Malaysia & Turkey. Certainly, it has been a great achievement and honor for the nation, particularly the engineering profession and universities accredited by PEC under WA status. Engineers registered with PEC under this category of HEIs will be considered at par as world class competent professionals and will not be evaluated for any emigrational assessment for their degrees and will be eligible for professional jobs outside in developed countries. Also Engineering Consultant Companies working abroad may hire local Engr's registered with PEC.
Swedish College of Engineering and Technology (SCET) accredited with PEC also follows the system.For this, institute has developed its Vision, Mission and Program Educational Objectives (PEO) as follow..
"To impart the quality education in a congenial atmosphere enabling students to develop professional skills to contribute towards sustainable socioeconomic development of the country."
“To produce responsible professional engineers equipped with sound knowledge and high moral values that could evolve themselves as future professional leaders.”
A student during its course of four-year degree program must achieve twelve Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PEO-1 : IMPART THE KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER SCIENCES TO THE GRADUATES WITH AN ABILITY TO PERFORM AND CONTRIBUTE TO DIFFERENT DOMAINS OF SOFTWARE INDUSTRY
PEO-2 : ENABLE GRADUATES TO DEMONSTRATE COMPUTER SCIENCES RELATED SKILLS TO SERVE LOCAL, GLOBAL INDUSTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
PEO-3 : ENABLE GRADUATES TO IDENTIFY MECHANISM FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING IN AN ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT.
PEO-4 : TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES AND GROOM THE GRADUATES TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN THEIR AREA OF INTEREST.
PEO-5 : ENABLE THE GRADUATES TO CONVERT UNDERSTANDING TO INNOVATION AND AS AN ENTREPRENEUR BE USEFUL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIETY.
A student during its course of four-year degree program must achieve ten Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PLO-1 : Academic Education
PLO-2 : Knowledge for Solving Computing Problems
PLO-3 : Problem Analysis
PLO-4 : Design/ Development of Solutions
PLO-5 : Modern Tool Usage
PLO-6 : Individual and Team Work
PLO-7 : Communication
PLO-8 : Computing Professionalism
PLO-9 : Ethics
PLO-10 : Life-long Learning
To Achieve these PLO’s student will be judged through every course by some Course Learning Objective (CLO). These CLO are mapped with any of the twelve PLO’s. Thus, marks obtained by a student in any CLO. will decide whether the student has achieved respective PLO or not. At the start of every course students will be conveyed by the respective course teacher about the CLO’s of the respective course and the PLO’s these CLO’s are mapped with.