Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. PEOs are assessable based on the attributes and accomplishments of graduates, preferably those who have worked for 3 to 5 years after graduation. Each engineering program should have published PEOs that are clear, concise, assessable and realistic within the context of the available resources. The PEOs should be consistent with the vision and mission of the department offering the program. They should be supported by a curriculum and teaching-learning processes that lead to the attainment of these objectives. Justifications should be provided for how the curriculum and the outcomes contribute to the attainment of the PEOs. A process should be developed to assess the level of attainment of each PEO to evaluate the academic program’s effectiveness. Adequate evidence and documentation should be provided to support the achievement of a PEO using the established assessment and evaluation process. The tools should be indicated, and the way these tools are used should be explained. PEO assessment should lead to the periodic review of the PEO. Feedback from the various program stakeholders, including employers, alumni, students and faculty, should be considered during the review.