Guide to OBE
Developing a Programme Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan

The 7-Step Approach to Developing a Programme LOAP
(1) Programme Mission and Goals
A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Your Programme LOAP

In this section we will take you through each of the above steps in more detail. Below is a snapshot of a suggested template, which is shown in full in Appendix 2. The superscript numbers adjacent to some of the entries in the template correspond to the steps outlined in the previous section. You might find this template serves a useful starting point for the development of your programme LOAP, since it includes the essential components that are commonly included in LOAPs. However, you might wish to adapt or modify it as appropriate to suit the contexts and needs of your particular department or programme.

A suggested template for a programme LOAP

In the sub-sections that follow, we will take you through each of the essential components of a programme LOAP and elaborate on what is expected/required and why, and provide you with some useful tips to make your task smoother. In some places we have also included some references and links that might be useful if you would like to go into more detail. The specific examples of a hypothetical programme LOAP shown in Appendix 3 might be useful to clarify your understanding further.