Outcome Based Education (OBE) is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system around goals or outcomes. By the end of the educational experience, each student should have achieved the goal. There is no single specified style of teaching or assessment in OBE; instead, classes, opportunities, and assessments should all help students achieve the specified outcomes. The role of the faculty adapts into instructor, trainer, facilitator and mentor based on the outcomes targeted.
Outcome-based methods have been adopted in education systems around the world. In an international effort to accept OBE, The ‘Washington Accord’ was created in 1989; it is an agreement to accept undergraduate engineering degrees that were obtained using OBE methods. The Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE), an accreditation body of Bangladesh under IEB (Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh) is working to be one of the full signatory countries under Washington Accord.
The Department of EEE, BUBT has also established OBE system in B.Sc. in EEE program and already submitted application with Self-Assessment Report (SAR) to BAETE for accreditation.