Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

INTRODUCTION

The twelve graduate attributes provided by the PEC as per Manual of Accreditation 2014 have been adopted by the Department of Electronic Engineering MUET Jamshoro as the PLOs for its Bachelor in Electronic Engineering Program. It is ensured that these PLOs are achieved by respective CLOs of Electronic Engineering curriculum as assessed through both direct and indirect methods.

LIST OF PLOs

The twelve PLOs for BE Electronic Engineering Program are:

1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

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.

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, societal, and environmental considerations.

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.

5. Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

6. The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.

7. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

9. Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

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.

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.

12. Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

These PLOs have also been published on notice boards.

Mapping of PLOs to PEOs

The mapping of PLOs to PEOs is shown in the table:                     

Mapping of PLOs to PEOs

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PEOs

 

PEO 1

PEO 2

PEO 3

PLO 1

Engineering Knowledge

 √

  √

 

 

PLO 2

Problem Analysis

 √

 

 

 

PLO 3

Design/Development of Solutions

 √

 

 

 

PLO 4

Investigation

  √

 

  √

 

PLO 5

Modern Tool Usage

  √

 √

 

 

PLO 6

The Engineer and Society

  √

  √

 

 

PLO 7

Environment and Sustainability

 

 √

 √

 

PLO 8

Ethics

 

 

 √

 

PLO 9

Individual and Team Work

 

  √

 √

 

PLO 10

Communication

 

  √

 √

 

PLO 11

Project Management

 

  √

 √

 

PLO 12

Lifelong Learning

 

 √

 √

 

 

Mapping of Courses to PLOs

Mapping between the courses and the PLOs for all semesters is shown in table . In order to meet the objectives of those PLOs which cannot be covered by engineering courses, some non-engineering courses are designed so they can focus more on the partially covered PLOs.

 

 Mapping between the courses and the PLOs

 

B.E Electronic Engineering

Courses

Engineering

Knowledge

Problem

Analysis

Design/Development

of Solutions

Investigation

Modern Tool

Usage

The Engineering

and Society

Environment and

Sustainability

Ethics

Individual and

Team Work

Communication

Project

Management

Lifelong

Learning

Sr. No.

 

Course code

Course title

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

PLO11

PLO12

1

1

ENG-101

Functional English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

MTH-102

Applied Calculus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

CS150

Introduction to Computing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

EL-116

Applied Physics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

SS-107

Professional Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

ES-102

Electronics Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

2

MTH-112

Linear Algebra & Analytical Geometry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

CS-113

Computer Programming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

ES112

Basic Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

EL-107

Electrical Circuits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

PS-106

Pakistan Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

SS-111/104

Islamic Studies/ Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

3

ES-203

Electronic Circuit Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

ES-213

Digital Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

ES-223

Measurements & Instrumentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

MTH-201

Differential Equations & Fourier Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

INM-291

Engineering Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

CS-215

Computer Aided Engineering Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

4

ES-233

Sequential Circuit Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

ES-243

Electromagnetic Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

ES-253

Integrated Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

EL-202

Electrical Machines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

MTH-211

Complex Variables & Transforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

ENG-201

Communication Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

5

ES-304

Signals & Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

ES-313

Microprocessors & Microcontrollers

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

ES-324

Probability & Random Signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

 

EL-319

Power Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

MTH-310

Numerical Methods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

6

TL-351

Analog & Digital Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

ES353

Control Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

ES-363

Digital Instrumentation Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

ES-373

FPGA Based System Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

 

TL-396

Laser & Fiber Optics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

 

TL-411

Computer Communication & Networking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

ES-413

Digital Control Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

ES-423

Embedded System Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

 

ENG-401

Technical Report Writing & Presentation Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

 

ES-499

Electronic Engineering Project-1

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

ES-433

Digital Signal Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

8

TL-451

Advanced Communication Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

 

ES-451

Mechatronics Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

CS-490

Artificial Intelligence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

 

ES-499

Electronic Engineering Project-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes

The PLOs are assessed by both indirect and direct assessment methods. At the time of graduation, all PLOs must be attained as per the set KPI from both direct and indirect assessment methods.

These assessing methods for course outcomes are evaluated and corrective recommendations are prepared by the DQAC. The description of these assessment methods is given in the following sections.

KPI for PLO Attainment

PLO

Strategy

KPI

When measured

Program
Learning
Outcomes 1 to 12

Exit Survey
(Indirect)

Feedback on relevant questions should be above 60%

End of graduation

Employers' feedback on internships
(Indirect)

Feedback on relevant questions should be above 60%.

During graduation

Attainment via CLOs
(Direct)

PLO attainment for graduating batch should be above 50% at the end of graduation.

At the end of eight
semester

Indirect Assessment of PLOs

Along with direct measurements from CLOs, the PLOs are also assessed indirectly using feedback taken from employers and graduating students' alumni survey. The indirect assessment methods are:

  1. Graduating Students Exit Survey

The graduating students exit survey is carried out at the end of every academic year by the graduating batch. The survey seeks graduating student input on quality of education they received in their program and the level of expertise they gained during their stay at the university. The purpose of this survey is to assess the quality of the academic programs of the Department.

B.   Employers’ Feedback on Internships

Employers' survey form plays an important role in indirect assessment of PLOs.

C. Direct PLO assessment via CLOs

The PLOs are assessed directly by evaluating the teaching learning methods of all courses.

Teaching-Learning Methods

The CLOs that in turn define the PLOs are achieved through adopting the following methodologies:

1. Lectures / Discussions.

2. Demonstrations.

3. Videos / Animations.

4. Exercises.

5. Seminars /Workshops.

6. Internships.

7. Surveys.