Technological Institute of the Philippines

TIP Officials Benchmark with the University of Sydney on Outcomes-Based Education

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in coordination with the Southeast Asian Minister of Education, Organization, Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) visited the University of Sydney on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. This is part of the action research on outcomes-based education and benchmarking program in top-ranking Australian universities for the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP). The seven-day capacity building and study visit in Australia, participated by 19 key academic officers, aimed to further develop the capability of TIP on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE).

The University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia. The University of Sydney has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its teaching and learning, aiming to attract the best and brightest students and staff from around the world and to build on their position in the top rank of international research universities. The University is home to students from more than 130 countries – a remarkable statistic that helps to explain the diversity and openness that is a feature of the University.

The University of Sydney shared their best practices on internship and the curriculum design for a double degree program in engineering and management that was created in response to industry demand. The double degree program has become a popular degree sought by students in Sydney.

The TIP group also visited the University of Melbourne, Monash University, The Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust), and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). This is in support of TIP’s thrust to ensure the delivery of quality instruction through continuous capacity building of its academic personnel. The activity provided valuable inputs and broadened the perspective of the participants along outcomes-based education implementation.