Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. engineering and computing programs hurdle ABET reaccreditation

The ABET EAC and CAC accrediting teams (sitting) in T.I.P. Quezon City (top) and T.I.P. Manila (bottom).

Twenty engineering and computing programs of the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City and Manila campuses successfully passed the ABET reaccreditation process.

The programs were accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC).

The US-based ABET is the global gold standard in engineering and computing accreditation. ABET aims to ensure that an institution’s programs meet international standards and industry best practices.

An ABET accreditation for any program means that the school’s students can become better qualified to enter the global workforce. This is because countries around the world recognize the value of graduating from an ABET-accredited program.

The ABET accreditation team was composed of international industry professionals, government practitioners and academicians chosen by their respective professional associations that are organizational members of ABET.

The accreditors interviewed the deans, faculty, staff, alumni, and students of the different programs applying for reaccreditation, while also checking the programs’ laboratories, facilities, and textbooks against their rigid criteria, which in general, focus on students, program educational objectives, student outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities, and institutional support.

T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz said, “The ABET accreditation of T.I.P.’s engineering and computing programs has attracted students and parents to invest in a T.I.P. education.”

For Filipinos, earning a degree is a significant achievement and an important investment for the future. The quality of education that a student receives makes a big difference towards a successful career.

T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila first got their ABET accreditation for a total of 20 engineering and computing programs in 2013.

T.I.P. went for the second cycle of ABET accreditation for the same 20 engineering and computing programs to “future-proof” its students for the “future of jobs.” The students and graduates of the accredited engineering and computing programs of ABET are prepared to take their places in a continuously changing workplace, in sync with continuous advances in science and technology.