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On February 8, 1962, a group of educators headed by Engineer Demetrio A. Quirino Jr. established the TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES as a private non-sectarian stock school.

TIP laid down its objectives based on the vision of its founder and chairman Demetrio A. Quirino Jr.: 1) to maintain a high standard of instruction; 2) to bring within the reach of the masses the blessings of higher education; and 3) to cooperate with the government in the implementation of its economic and social amelioration programs.

The School had an initial enrolment of 2,400 which steadily increased, prompting the School to lease other buildings.

In 1967, it set up its main site at 888 G. Puyat St., Quiapo, Manila.

TIP then directed itself toward specialization in the field of technology. In 1977, it offered a two-year associate course in Marine Engineering. In 1980, the Liberal Arts, Education and high school programs were phased out to make way for the school’s new thrust. In 1981, additional buildings were leased to accommodate the student population which already exceeded 23,000.

TIP opened in 1983 its Quezon City campus located at 20th Avenue, Cubao. TIPQC through the years acquired adjacent properties including a frontage along Aurora Boulevard. The Quezon City campus has nine (9) main buildings spread out in the 2.8-hectare site.

Through the years, TIP Manila also acquired ownership of two (2) major sites totaling 2.3 hectares namely, the P. Casal and the Arlegui properties. The P. Casal Campus has three (3) main buildings, one of which is a six-storey building. The Arlegui Campus, on the other hand, also has a six-storey building.



The present undergraduate program offerings are Engineering (Chemical [Manila only], Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Industrial, Mechanical, and Environmental and Sanitary [Quezon City only]) Architecture; Business Education (Accountancy; Accounting Technology; Business Administration major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Financial and Management Accounting, Human Resources Development Management, Marketing Management, Service Management in Business Process Outsoursing; and Entrepreneurship); Maritime Education (Engineering and Transportation [Manila only]); Information Technology Education (Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Associate in Computer Technology).

In the graduate level, TIP offers the Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) program [Quezon City only], Master in Information Technology (MIT), and Master of Engineering (MEng) with specialization in various disciplines [Quezon City only].

TIP also offers Special IT programs (CISCO Networking Academy Program, Oracle Academic Initiative Program, International Computer Driving License and SAP University Alliances Program).

In support of the government’s drive for the advancement of technical vocational education, TIP offers the certificate program in Technical Drafting NCII.

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TIP recently obtained simultaneous international accreditation of 18 of its Engineering and Computing programs from the US-based ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. 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, 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 Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Sanitary 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.

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Accreditation in the Philippines is voluntary. TIP has affiliated with the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) under the umbrella of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) to accredit its program offerings.

TIP has various accreditation levels for its different program offerings under the PACUCOA/FAAP.

In 2009, TIPQC was granted Level III Reaccredited Status for its Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs. In 2010, TIPQC was also granted Level III Reaccredited Status for four other programs: Computer Science, Marine Engineering, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering. In 2011, TIPQC was granted Level III Reaccredited Status for its IT program.

The latest award that TIPQC acquired from FAAP-PACUCOA is the Level IV Accredited Status for its Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering programs in 2013.

TIP Manila, on the other hand, was granted Level III Reaccredited Status for its IT program in 2012. Other TIP Manila and TIPQC programs are accredited at various levels.

In 2006, TIP was awarded by the PACUCOA under Category A as one of the top five accredited schools in the Philippines. In 2008, TIP was awarded as the school with the fourth highest number of accredited programs.

In 2010, TIPQC was recognized by the PACUCOA as the first school in the Philippines with Level III Reaccredited Status in Computer Science and the first school in the National Capital Region with Level III Reaccredited Status in Marine Engineering.

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TIP’s Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2008 by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in the provision of all its academic offerings.

This helps ensure that all training and education services consistently meet all customer and applicable statutory, regulatory and accreditation requirements. This also helps address customer satisfaction through the effective and efficient application of the system, continual improvement, and the prevention of nonconformity. TIP is one among a select number of schools in the Philippines which went into ISO certification as early as 13 years ago. To date, it continues to maintain its ISO certification.

Some of the notable components of TIP’s QMS are: a) 5S, a Japanese-inspired good housekeeping program, and b) KAIZEN, a continuous small-steps improvement program.

Nonetheless, there can be no clearer confirmation of effective quality management than the distinction of being benchmarked by one’s peers. Through the years, the institution has hosted several benchmarking visits by presidents, officers, faculty and staff of other institutions of higher learning, and other organizations, bringing to fore its modest contribution to the sharing of effective policies and practices. To date, fifteen (15) institutions and organizations have benchmarked with TIP

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is a government commission that supervises institutions of higher learning. The CHED gives out appellations, certifies various titles signifying levels of quality, like Centers of Development or Centers of Excellence for qualified programs and Deregulated Status and the highest award which is Autonomous Status for qualified institutions of higher learning.

In 2012, TIP Manila and TIPQC were identified by CHED as Centers of Excellence in Information Technology Education (ITE). ITE includes the programs: Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology. This means that TIP is one of the best Information Technology schools in the country today.

To maintain its competitiveness in the global ITE workplace, TIP offers four industry-designed and developed programs, the CISCO Networking Academy Program (CNAP), the ORACLE Academic Initiative Program (OAIP), the International Computer Driving License (ICDL), and the SAP University Alliances Program.

Completing these programs gives TIP students the edge by equipping them with skills sought after in the global IT industry, and more importantly, it qualifies them to take the matching industry standard certification tests. Passing these tests makes them certified professionals in a specific field of technology such as networking (CNAP), or database administration, and application development (OAIP).

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TIP is also one among a few higher education institutions, which integrates international IT industry certification programs into its various curricula.

Such certification programs include the CISCO Networking Academy Program in Computer Engineering, the ORACLE Academic Initiative Program in Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology, the International Computer Driving License Program (ICDL) in all program offerings and SAP in the IT and business education programs.

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In November 2009, TIP Manila and TIPQC were named CHED Centers of Development in Computer Engineering. TIP Manila and TIPQC were two of only ten CODs in Computer Engineering nationwide. Later that year, TIPQC bagged the CHED COD in Civil Engineering, one of only eleven CE CODs nationwide.

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In December 2009, the CHED awarded TIPQC Autonomous Status, the highest possible award for a higher education institution, in recognition of TIPQC’s exemplary performance shown in the provision of quality higher education, research and extension work.

In the same year, TIP Manila was also granted by CHED a Deregulated Status after it has satisfied the qualifications set by the commission.

As a school with autonomous status, TIPQC became exempted from the issuance of Special Orders for its graduates and monitoring and evaluation activities of CHED, and was entitled to subsidies and other financial incentives and assistance from the commission.

TIPQC also enjoyed the privilege to determine and prescribe curricular programs to achieve global competence, offer new courses or programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels and establish branches or satellite campuses without the need for prior approval from CHED, offer extension classes and distance education courses to expand access to higher education and establish linkages with recognized foreign higher education institutions in pursuit of international standard of education. Moreover, TIPQC was given the authority to grant honorary degrees to deserving individuals in accordance with existing CHED provisions on conferment of honorary degrees.

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