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A Case Study of Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) Assessment Requirements for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Programme in Malaysian Public Universities

Juwairiyyah Abd Rahman, Mohammad Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman and Abdul Rahman Mohd Yusoff

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 24, Issue S, April 2016

Keywords: Programme Educational Objective (PEO), Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), accreditation, Outcome-Based Education (OBE), quality assurance

Published on: 8 Sep 2016

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) are a statement of specific goals to describe the expected achievement of graduates a few years after graduation. Even though the requirements used by all the institutions are the same, the attributes within an engineering programme may differ from one university to another. This paper seeks to fill this gap, as it aims to look into the differences in approach, trait and specific need as well as the generic terms applied for the differences. In this study, 24 PEOs were used to find similarities in the attributes for five Malaysian research universities using the Venn diagram format. The results were plotted in the Venn diagrams with specific generic common attributes, shared attributes and unique attributes selected by the research institutions. The similarities indicator was achieved using input from five research universities reviewed online. This case study will highlight preferences given in selecting right PEOs among the universities to meet the main requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) standards. In this study, it is hoped that PEO selection is updated and current best practices and market expectation needs for graduates can be materialised. PEO selection is a dynamic process; any changes and amendments made reflect the maturity of the faculty's curriculum and the courses offered in public universities. By continually exploring the expectation and demand of future graduates, important feedback from stakeholders can be collected to improve and design a programme structure that complements their future career paths.

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