current 14 programs of the faculty of Engineering adopt the following ABET
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):
defined by ABET, “Program educational objectives are broad statements that
describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of
graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the
program’s constituencies”. The PEOs are
therefore broad statements describing knowledge and skills that our
engineering graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation
from KAU. The program must have published program educational objectives that
are consistent with the mission of the institution, the needs of the various
constituencies, and the ABET criteria. There must be a documented and
effective process, involving program constituencies, for the periodic review
of these program educational objectives.
Student Outcomes (SOs):
outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the
time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that
students acquire as they progress through the program. Student outcomes are
outcomes a through k plus any additional outcomes that may be
articulated by the program. The program must have documented student outcomes
that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives.
Course Learning Outcomes/Objectives
are specific observable (measurable) actions that the students should be able
to perform if they have mastered the course materials. ABET requires
specifying how these CLOs are related to the student outcomes and the degree
to which the course will contribute to the achievement of the student
is one or more processes that identify, collect, and prepare data to evaluate
the attainment of student outcomes and program educational objectives.
Effective assessment uses relevant direct, indirect, quantitative and
qualitative measures as appropriate to the objective or outcome being
measured. Appropriate sampling methods may be used as part of an assessment
is one or more processes that interpret the data and evidence accumulated
through assessment processes. Evaluation determines the extent to which
student outcomes and program educational objectives are being attained.
Evaluation results in decisions and actions regarding program improvement.