Outcome-based education (OBE) is a quality assurance system and gradually it is becoming the leading educational model all around the globe. It aims to prepare the graduates with knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for the 21st century. Under the above-mentioned backdrops, recently an initiative has been taken to implement OBE at different engineering departments of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST).


  • "In OBE, the faculty of a program reaches consensus on a set of program learning outcomes - knowledge, skills, and attitudes that the students are supposed to acquire by the time they graduate". [1]

  • "Outcome-based education (OBE) is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system on goals (outcomes)" [2].


  • Program Educational Objectives

  • Program Outcomes (POs)

  • Course Outcomes (COs)

  • Bloom's Taxonomy

  • Constructive Alignment

  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

  • Under the OBE system, the program should aim to impart different types of knowledge, skills and attitudes to the students.

  • These three vital elements of OBE are manifested by the Program Outcomes (POs) required by the accreditation agency and the program

  • POs can be measured directly by CO-PO mapping.

  • PEOs can be measured directly by PO-PEO mapping.

OBE Stakeholders

  • Students

  • Instructors

  • University Administration

  • Alumni

  • Industries

  • Academia

  • Professional Organizations


[1] Felder, R. M. and Brent, R. (2016). Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide. Jossey-Bass, USA. URL: https://educationdesignsinc.com/book/

[2] BAETE (2017). Accreditation Manual for Undergraduate Engineering Programmes. URL: http://www.baetebangladesh.org/BAETE_Manual_03_06_2017.pdf