Graduates Attributes (GAs) form a set of individual assessable outcomes that are the components indicative of the graduate’s potential to acquire competence to practice at the appropriate level. The GAs are examplars of the attributes expected from a graduate of an accredited programme. The Graduate Attributes of the NBA are as follows:
PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences
PO3: 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, and cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: The problems
That cannot be solved by straightforward application of knowledge, theories and techniques applicable to the engineering discipline1.
That may not have a unique solution. For example, a design problem can be solved in many ways and lead to multiple possible solutions.
That require consideration of appropriate constraints/requirement not explicitly given in the problem statement. (like: cost, power requirement, durability, product life, etc.)
Which need to be defined (modeled) within appropriate mathematical framework.
That often require use of modern computational concepts and tools2.
PO5: 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.
PO6: 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.
PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with the 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.
PO11: 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.
1 Different from most problems at the end of chapters in a typical text book that allow more or less simple and direct approach. Since this explains what is meant in more detail, could be put into training or supplementary material.
2 For example, in the design of an antenna or a DSP filter. Examples could be put into supplementary notes.