ABET International Accreditation
In 2013, TIP obtained simultaneous international accreditation of 20 of its Engineering and Computing programs and in 2014, of 2 more of its engineering programs for a total of 20, from the US-based ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the global gold standard in engineering and computing education accreditation. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with quality education.
TIP Manila received accredited status from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET for its undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and from the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET for its undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology.
TIP Quezon City, on the other hand, was granted accredited status by ABET-EAC for its undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; and ABET-CAC for its undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology.
The Information Systems (IS) programs of TIP Manila and TIP Quezon City are the first and only IS programs accredited by ABET CAC in Southeast Asia.
Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas. ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by its more than 32 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with some 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.abet.org.