Eng’g completes PTC Interim Visit for five programs

The PTC is the umbrella organization of all the Engineering Professional organizations duly recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). It is the representative and signatory for the Philippines to the Washington Accord (WA) per Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 37 series of 2012; and was designated by CHED to accredit Engineering Programs for WA recognition. Presently, PTC is a provisional member of WA. When PTC becomes full member, the Programs it accredits will gain recognition in all the WA member countries in accordance with the understanding on mutual recognition and essential equivalence of accredited Programs between WA member countries.

The PTC Program Evaluation Team (PET) in the Interim Visit was led by the Chair, Engr. Lorena Ilagan of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP), and Deputy Chair, Engr. Maribel Songsong of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE). The other members of the PET were: Dr. Maria Cecilia Marcos of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), Engr. Divina Gracia Ronquillo of IECEP, Dr. Florigo Varona of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (IIEEP), Dr. Dennis Kilongkilong of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) and Engr. Orlando G. Perez of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME). The accreditation process was observed by the PTC President, Engr. Federico A. Monsada and Engr. Mel Dennis Ferrer (Deputy Executive Director), and the Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (ACBET) Chair, Dr. Lydia Tansinsin.

The top Administrators of the University showed support for the five Programs and the accreditation process by accommodating the PET in an interview to discuss the University’s efforts over the last two years towards successful implementation of Outcomes-Based education (OBE). The Team of Administrators were led by no less than the Rector of the University, Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, who received the PET and the PTC Team to his Office for the interview. Other members of the Administration Team who joined the Rector in the interview were the Vice-Rector, Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., PhDRev. Fr. Filemon I. dela Cruz, Jr., O.P., Vice-Rector for Religious Affairs, Prof. Clarita D. Carillo, PhD, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, and Rev. Fr. Rolando M. Castro, O.P., SThL, Vice-Rector for Finance.

The five Programs were led into the accreditation process by Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering with support from the Regent, Rev. Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr., O.P., Assistant Dean, Asst. Prof. Rhoderick D. Asis, and Faculty Secretary, Asst. Prof. Evangeline E. Deleña. The Programs were led by the Chairs: Asst. Prof. Rodelio A. Tiburcio (CE), Asst. Prof. Nelson M. Pasamonte (ME), Engr. Raymond A. Marquez (EE), Assoc. Prof. Angelo R. Dela Cruz, Ph.D. (ECE) and Engr. Angelo O. Valte (IE).

The Interim Visit and other activities leading to the Visit were coordinated by the Engineering Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement Program (EACQuIP) Team led by Asst. Prof. Ma. Luisa T. Asilo. Members of the Team whose engagement and commitment were crucial to the favourable outcome of the Interim Visit were Engr. Ryan A. Ramirez and Engr. Rommel V. Roxas (CE), Engr. Christopher Isaac L. Razo, Engr. La Verne Ramir D. Certeza and Engr. Raymundo M. Melegrito (ME), Engr. John Toby A. Candelaria and Engr. Erica M. Ocampo (EE), Engr. Kanny Krizzy D. Serrano and Engr. Josyl Mariela B. Rocamora (ECE), and Engr. Charlie A. Marquez and Engr. Gabriel C. Bucu (IE).

The official result of the Interim Visit will be released by PTC in four to six months.

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