Peshawar—The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar organized one-day training on preparation of self assessment report based on Outcome Based Education (OBE) System for the faculty of the University. Training was conducted by Prof. Dr. Inayat Ullah Khan Babar of Electrical Engineering Department. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has made it mandatory for the engineering sector universities to implement OBE system which is the basic requirement for accreditation of its engineering programs under the Washington Accord.
Dr. Babar informed the participants on the significance of OBE system, aimed to develop curriculum having measurable outcomes to be achieved in specific time with efficient resource utilization. He said there are three main levels where the efficiency of an engineering program is to be measured under the OBE system.
These include program education objectives i.e how graduates perform in their career and professional accomplishments after five years of their graduation; program learning objectives, geared towards graduates that are expected to know and able to perform by the time of graduation, and last, course learning outcomes, as students need to know what are the learning outcomes in each course. "All these levels should meet the University's vision and mission, and at large the criteria stated under the Washington Accord formed in 1998", adding, "Pakistan as a signatory to the Washington Accord would need to accredit its engineering programs.