Technological Institute of the Philippines

ABET accredits anew T.I.P.’s engineering and computing programs

ABET accreditors with T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz (top, standing, second from right; bottom, standing, center), students, faculty members, and alumni, in T.I.P. Quezon City (top) and T.I.P. Manila (bottom).

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.), both T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila, successfully obtained reaccreditation for its 20 engineering and computing programs from the US-based accrediting agency ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET reaccredited T.I.P.’s 14 engineering programs, namely: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering in its Manila campus; and Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental and Sanitary Engineering in its Quezon City campus.

The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET also reaccredited T.I.P.’s computing programs namely: Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology in both the Manila and Quezon City campuses, for a total of six computing programs.

ABET is the global gold standard in engineering and computing education accreditation. Its accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz congratulated the entire T.I.P. community, saying, “This ABET reaccreditation is a fitting cap to the vision of the T.I.P. founders to empower the Filipino youth through technological education.” She continued, “This is testimony to T.I.P.’s commitment to provide students, not only access to quality education, but also globally competitive education.”

A hallmark of ABET programmatic accreditation is continuous quality improvement (CQI). Quoting from abet.org, “an ABET-accredited program assures prospective students that the institution is committed to improving their educational experience; the program is committed to using best practices and innovation in education; the program is guided by … industry, government, and [faculty, alumni and students] through formal feedback; and the program considers the students’ perspective as part of its continuous quality improvement process.”

Since its inception in 1962, T.I.P. has always challenged itself to make its programs more relevant through continuous quality improvement of its processes, faculty, curricula, and facilities. This institutional culture of CQI is manifested through T.I.P.’s continuous dialogue with its program Advisory Boards made up of industry professionals, faculty members, alumni, and students, ensuring that the institution’s educational offerings are at par with industry standards. T.I.P. also continuously invests in state-of-the-art hardware and software for its engineering, computing, and research laboratories.