Department of Software Engineering is actively taking initiatives in implementation of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) system in teaching-learning process. Several stakeholders such as employers, industrial advisory board, faculty councils, and alumni are involved directly in assessment of program effectivenss. Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are assessed directly as well as indirectly to monitor the attainment. During four years of the program, Washington Accord graduate attributes (WAs/PLOs) are imparted to the students and then attainment is assessed and analyzed through both direct and indirect assessments. Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) are the major part of attainment of PLOs. Every loop in PEOs, PLOs and CLOs has a four steps process involving design, assessment, evaluation and review with corrective actions if required.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Department of Software Engineering is committed to offer top quality education addressing the needs of the industry and the society. The department sets standards to achieve following program educational objectives.

PEO-1: Apply adequate knowledge of Software Engineering to use and analyze software solutions for complex Engineering Problems in industry and academia.

PEO-2: Employ technical and communication skills to work as an effective team member and manager.

PEO-3: Act ethically and pledge responsibilities towards the development of society and the environment.

PEO-4: Engage in life-long learning to design and evaluate the solutions in the field of software Engineering.

Mapping of Program Mission with Program Educational Objectives






To produce Capable Software Engineers who can meet the challenges of local/international software industry and academia, through life-long learning for the betterment of Society.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has provided guidelines and twelve graduate attributes. Department of Software Engineering have adopted those attributes as Program learning outcomes (PLOs). B.Sc. Software Engineering Program aims to impart graduates with the following attributes.

  1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  4. Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions
  5. Modern Tool Usage An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations
  6. The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems
  7. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice
  9. Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings
  10. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
  11. Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment
  12. Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize the importance of and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments

PLOs-PEOs Mapping

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Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Department of Software Engineering follows a Continual Quality Improvement method for each process in teaching and learning activities. The department follows the CQI process of attainment and improvement of PEOs/PLOs/CLOs and other associated processes. The department takes the corrective actions and achieve the set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). PEOs are assessed indirectly using tools like employers’ surveys, Alumni surveys and surveys conducted by industry advisory board. Data related to PEOs is collected annually and the evaluation and review are conducted four years after the graduation of the students. PLOs are assessed directly using summative assessment of Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) and External examination conducted for Final Year Projects while the indirect assessment is carried out by the Program Exit Survey, Internship reports and alumni surveys. The department collects data related to PLOs assessment each at the end of each semester and at the time of graduation. Data is then evaluated and reviewed at the end of each semester under the supervision of Chairperson Department of Software Engineering and Director Departmental CQI.