The Programme Educational Objectives should be determined based on the mission and vision statement of the Institution. There can be 3 Programme Educational Objectives for a Programme. The statements are framed, that describes the student’s career and professional accomplishments within 4, 6 & 2 years after his/her graduation. These are the statements that describe what the students are expected to know or be able to do by the time they complete an academic degree/qualification. The programme educational objectives are different from the students’ learning outcomes in the following perspectives, Degree specificity, Role of Constituents, Purpose of Assessment and Cycles of data collection. The Programme Educational Objectives should be mapped with the Mission and Vision of the Institution.
The programme learning outcomes should be determined based on the graduate attributes or the skills. These Programme Learning Outcomes should be mapped against the Programme Educational Objectives and the Blooms Taxonomy of verbs. The abilities (Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective) that a student should be able to demonstrate at the time of graduation. The Programme learning outcomes are description of student’s knowledge, competencies, and value a student display at the time of completion of graduation The programme specific outcomes are the statements about what the students should be able to do at the time of graduation. The PSO’s are the programme specific.
The PSO’s are written by the department which is offering the programme. Depending upon the graduate attributes and the mapping of Programme Learning Outcomes, the Course Learning Outcomes will be framed. The Course Learning outcome should follow the Blooms Taxonomy of verbs. Specific statements of what the students are expected to achieve at the end of the course. The course curriculum is measurable, observable and clearly indicates what a student should know and be able to do as a result of learning.