School of Industrial Technology

Programme Educational Objective and 12 Program Outcome

Program Educational Objective (PEO)

The general goal of this degree programme is to produce graduates who have specialized expertise in Bioprocess Engineering Technology field to meet the employment needs of the country for various related industries or agencies.

Therefore, the academic programme is designed to produce:

PEO1: Graduates who are competent, creative, innovative and capable of solving problems related to Bioprocess Engineering Technology at the global and society levels at the context of sustainable development.
PEO2: Graduates who have high leadership qualities and communication skills in addition to active involvement in engineering technology processes independently and in teams of different disciplines.
PEO3: Graduates who graduates with professional and ethical qualities.
PEO4: Graduates who constantly strive to acquire new knowledge through research, continuing education and/or professional development activities.

Program Learning Outcome (PLO)

There are twelve program learning outcomes or "PLO"s for our undergraduate programme:

PLO1: Apply knowledge related to mathematics, science and fundamentals of bioprocess engineering to defined and applied bioprocess engineering technology procedures, processes, systems or methodologies. (Knowledge)
PLO2: Identify, formulate, research literature reviews and analyse broadly defined engineering-related problems reaching proven conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to Bioprocess Engineering Technology. (Problem Analysis)
PLO3: Design solutions to problems related to Bioprocess Engineering Technology to meet the specific needs of public health and safety, culture, society and environment. (Design/Development of Solutions)
PLO4: Investigate problems using appropriate research knowledge and methods. (Investigation)
PLO5: Produce, select and apply the use of modern technological equipment that is appropriate and essential for Bioprocess Engineering Technology activities based on an understanding of the limits of the activity. (Modern Tool Usage)
PLO6: Apply reasoning based on contextual knowledge to assess issues related to society, health, safety, law and culture and responsibilities related to the professional practice of Bioprocess Engineering Technology. (The Engineer and Society)
PLO7: Professionally assess the impact of solutions by Bioprocess Engineering Technology on society, environmental contexts and sustainability development. (Environment and Sustainability)
PLO8: Apply principles ethically and committed to professional ethics and the responsibilities and norms of Bioprocess Engineering Technology practice. (Ethics)
PLO9: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in a diverse and multidisciplinary team. (Individual and Teamwork)
PLO10: Communicate effectively on Bioprocess Engineering Technology activities with the community of engineering technologists and society at large. (Communications)
PLO11: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to engineering and management principles while being able to apply these criteria to tasks, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in environments involving various disciplines. (Project Management and Finance)
PLO12: Recognise needs and have the preparation and ability to engage in the lifelong learning process independently as technology shifts to a broader context. (Life Long Learning)

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