Accreditation

Programme   2013 2014  2015  2016  2017 2018  2019 
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 

              2014 - 2016 
     
    
  2017 - 2018   2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental)                  2014 - 2016 
    
     
  2017 - 2018   2019
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering               2013 - 2015 
    
     
                     2016 - 2020 
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics & Orthotics)                               2013 - 2017 
   
     
     
   
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)                  2014 - 2016 
      
      
2017 - 2018   2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)            2013 - 2015 
  
   
    2016 - 2017 
  
   2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication)    2013 - 2014 
  
           2015 - 2017 
      
 
   2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing)          2013 - 2015 
   
   
    2016 - 2017 
  
   2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing)          2013 - 2015      2016 - 2017      2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials)    2013 - 2014 

           2015 - 2017      2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)    2013 - 2014 

       2015 - 2017      2019
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer)      2013 - 2015   Extended 
    2016
     
Last Update: July 27, 2017
Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC)

What is Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC)

EAC comprises five stakeholders namely Board of Engineers (BEM), the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Industry Employers, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) dan the Public Service Department (JPA).

On 18th June 2009 the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) was accepted as the 13th signatory of the Washington Accord (WA). This means that all engineering programs accredited by EAC will be recognised as an equivalent entry qualification to practise engineering in all signatory countries under the WA including the US, Australia, Canada and Japan.

During the EAC visit, the engineering programme will be accreditated based on:

  • The implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • Curriculum Staffs, students and facilities
  • Quality Management System (QMS)

What is Outcome Based Education (OBE)

  • A systematic approach in curriculum delivery that focuses on a set of intended goals.
  • Based on student-centered learning philosophy that focuses on empirically measuring student performance, which are called outcomes.
  • An approach that fosters the spirit of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

OBE focuses on student learning by:

  • Using learning outcome statements to make explicit what the student is expected to be able to know, understand or do
  • Providing learning activities which will help the student to reach these outcomes
  • Assessing the extent to which the student meets these outcomes through the use of explicit assessment criteria

Characteristics of OBE Curricular

  • Guided by EAC Accreditation Manual (recent EAC Manual 2007 can be downloaded from the EAC website)
  • It has program educational objectives (PEO), program outcomes (PO), course outcomes (CO) and performance indicators
  • It is 'objective and outcome driven' where every stated objective and outcomes are intentional & must be measureable i.e. can be assessed and evaluated using suitable performance indicators
  • It is centered around the needs of the students and the stakeholders
  • CQI processes are put in place at the course level and program level

What is PEO, PO, CO, and CQI

  • Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) describe the career and professional accomplishments that the programme would prepares the graduates to achieve in a few years (3-5 yrs) after their graduation
  • Programme Outcomes (PO) are developed to support the PEOs, they describe attributes that the students are expected to attain at the point of graduation
  • Course Outcomes (CO):
    • Outcomes that are expected of the course and what student should be able to do as the course progress
    • These statements are course specific and relate to the course content
    • COs are linked to specific POs and thus serve as evidence of the achievement of PO
    • COs are assessed and evaluated through various measurement tools
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI):
    • CQI is the core of OBE
    • Assessment and evaluation processes provide critical information to faculty (lecturers) and administrators on the effectiveness of the design, delivery, and direction of an educational program …. the CQI process
    • Improvements based on feedback from evaluations will close the system loop and the process will continue year after year

OBE Advantages

  • Discourages traditional education approaches based on direct instruction of facts and standard methods of assessment such as test and final exam.
  • Incorporate innovative teaching methods and assessment, such as:
    • Problem-based Learning (PBL)
    • Case studies involving literature search
    • Group projects
    • Oral presentation
    • Invited talks and industry visits
  • It requires that the students demonstrate that they have learnt the required skills and content.
  • Measurement of student outcome and take corrective measures to overcome deficiencies in course delivery methods / assessment / student attitude, etc.

Why OBE

  • Advocated by Washington Accord (WA)
  • Accredited Engineering Graduates by BEM are recognized by other signatory countries in WA
  • As of July 2009, OBE implementation is a mandatory requirement for engineering programs seeking accreditation from EAC / BEM
  • Curriculum must be designed with specific outcomes to prepare graduates to meet the industry needs at entry level
  • Need to take inputs from stakeholders

For more information about EAC, please visit:

Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)

The IEM was established in 1959 to promote and advance the sicence profession of engineering in any or all of its disciplines and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to engineering.

The membership comprised of Fellow (FIEM), Corporate (MIEM), Graduate (GradIEM) of IEM and students.

Fore more information about IEM, please visit www.iem.org.my

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

The BEM is a statutory body constituted under the Engineers Act (1967) formed in 1972 to regulate the professional conduct and practice of registered engineers in order to safeguard the safety and interest of the public.

For more information about BEM, please visit www.bem.org.my.

Graduate Engineer (GE)

The accreditation is important to ensure all local engineering students to register as Graduate Engineer with the BEM under the Law of Engineers Act 1967.

Starting from 2011, the faculty has taken initiative to do registration for all graduates with BEM.

According to the Law, graduates are not allowed to practice engineering in Malaysia if they do not register with BEM as a GE.