Program Outcomes (POs), Knowledge Profile (WK), Complex Problem Solving (WP), and Complex Engineering Activities (EA)


Program Outcomes (POs) represent the knowledge, skills and attitudes the students should have at the end of a four year engineering program. CSE program of BAUET has 12 Program Outcomes. They are briefly described in the following table.


Sl. No PO Category Description



PO 1


Engineering Knowledge

Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.



PO 2


Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.





PO 3


Design/Development  of Solutions

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety as well as cultural, social and environmental concerns.



PO 4



Conduct investigations of complex problems, considering design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.



PO 5


Modern Tool Usage

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.



PO 6


The Engineer and Society

Apply      reasoning    informed     by    the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.



PO 7


Environment and Sustainability

Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of need for sustainable development.
8 PO 8 Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional Ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
9 PO 9 Individual and Team Work Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.





PO 10




Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large. Some of them are, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.



PO 11

Project Management and Finance Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.



PO 12


Life Long Learning

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.


Knowledge Profile (WK/K)- CHARACTERISTIC

WK1 Natural Sciences A systematic, theory-based understanding of the natural sciences applicable to the discipline
WK2 Mathematics Conceptually-based mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and formal aspects of computer and information science to support analysis and modelling applicable to the discipline
WK3 Engineering fundamentals A systematic, theory-based formulation of   engineering   fundamentals   required in the engineering discipline
WK4 Specialist knowledge Engineering specialist knowledge that provides theoretical frameworks and bodies of knowledge for the accepted practice areas in the engineering discipline; much is at the forefront of the discipline.
WK5 Engineering design Knowledge that supports engineering design in a practice area


WK6 Engineering practice Knowledge of engineering practice (technology) in the practice areas in the engineering discipline
WK7 Comprehension Comprehension of the role of engineering in society and identified issues in engineering practice in the discipline: ethics and the professional responsibility of an engineer to public safety; the impacts of engineering activity: economic, social, cultural, environmental and sustainability
WK8 Research literature Engagement with selected knowledge in the research literature of the   discipline

Complex Engineering Problem


WP Preamble COMPLEX PROBLEMS have characteristic of WP1 and some or all of WP2 to WP7
WP1 Depth of Knowledge In-depth engineering knowledge at the level of one or more of WK3, WK4, WK5, WK6 or WK8 which allows a fundamental based, first principles analytical approach
WP2 Conflicting requirement Wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering and other issues
WP3 Depth of analysis no obvious solution and require abstract thinking, originality in analysis to formulate suitable models
WP4 Familiarity of issues infrequently encountered issues
WP5 Extent of applicable codes outside problems encompassed by standards and codes of practice for professional engineering
WP6 Extent of stakeholder diverse groups of stakeholders with widely varying needs
WP7 Interdependence high level problems including many component parts or sub-problems


Complex Engineering Activities (Project based)

Activ ities Preamble Complex activities means (engineering) activities or projects that have some or all of the following characteristics listed below
EA1 Range of resources Diverse resources (people, money, equipment, materials, information and technologies).
EA2 Level of interaction Require resolution of significant problems arising from interactions between wide ranging or conflicting technical, engineering or other issues.
EA3 Innovation Involve creative use of engineering principles and

research-based knowledge in novel ways.

EA4 Consequences to society and the environment Have significant consequences in a range of contexts, characterised by difficulty of prediction and mitigation.
EA5 Familiarity Can extend beyond previous experiences by applying

principles-based approaches.

Bloom’s Taxonomy Domain:

Cognitive Domain

(PO1-PO7, PO11)

Psychomotor Domain

(PO4-PO5, PO10)

Affective Domain


C1 Remembering P1 Perception A1 Receive
C2 Understanding P2 Set A2 Respond
C3 Applying P3 Guided Response A3 Value
C4 Analyzing P4 Mechanism A4 Organize
C5 Evaluating P5 Complex Overt Response A5 Internalize
C6 Creating/ Designing P6 Adaption    
    P7 Origination    





  • Outcomes should be SMART

Specific:       Outcome must be related to the academic discipline/course

Measurable: Achievement of the outcome must be measurable

Achievable:  Outcome must be achievable by the learner

Realistic:      Outcome must be within learner’s reach

Timebound:  Time to achieve the outcome is to be specified


  • Components of a CO
    • Behavior/Action verb
    • Condition/context under which behavior occurs
    • Specific student performance criteria




















  • Cognitive Domain
Level Action Verb
1. Remember Label, list, names, outlines, recall, recognize, select, state
2. Understand Clarify, comprehend, convert, describe, discuss, defend, estimate, explain, generalize, give an example, identify
3. Apply Apply, compute, build, interpret, manipulate, modify, operate, prepare,
4. Analyze Analyze, classify, compare, contrast, differentiate, distinguish, examine, identify, investigate
5. Evaluate Assess, compare, criticize, critiques, defend, describe, discriminate, evaluate,
6. Create Build, design, formulate devise, design, generate, improve, modify, synthesize











Affective Domain

Level Definition Example Action Verb
Receiving Being aware of or attending to something in the environment Individual reads a book passage about civil rights Accept, Attend, Develop, Recognize
Responding Showing some new behavior as a result of experience Individual answers questions about the book, reads another book by the same author, another book about civil rights, etc. Complete, Comply, Cooperate, Discuss, Examine, Obey, respond
Valuing Showing some definite involvement or commitment The individual demonstrates this by voluntarily attending a lecture on civil rights. Accept, Defend, Devote, Pursue, Seek
Organization Integrating a new value into one’s general set of values, giving it some ranking among one’s general priorities The individual arranges a civil right rally Codify, Discriminate, Display, Order, Organize, Systematize, Weigh
Characterization by value Acting consistently with the new value The individual is firmly committed to the value perhaps becoming a civil right leader Internalize, Verify


Psychomotor Domain

Level Definition Example Action Verb
Imitation Observing and patterning behavior after someone else Watch teacher or trainer and repeat action, process or activity copy, follow, replicate, repeat, adhere
Manipulation Reproduce activity from instruction or memory Carry out task from written or verbal instruction re-create, build, perform, execute, implement
Precision Execute skill reliably, independent of help Perform an activity with expertise and to high quality without assistance or instruction; able to demonstrate an activity to other learners demonstrate, show, complete, perfect, calibrate, control
Articulation Adapt and integrate expertise to satisfy a non-standard objective Relate and combine associated activities to develop methods to meet varying, novel requirements construct, solve, adapt, combine, coordinate, integrate, develop, formulate, modify, master
Naturalization Mastering a high level performance until it become second-nature or natural. Design, specify, manage, invent, project-manage Define aim, approach and strategy for use of activities to meet