Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P.’s ABET program accreditation to prepare students for global workforce

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.), both T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila, has once again paved the way for its graduates to enter the global workforce with the reaccreditation of 14 of its engineering programs and six of its computing programs by the US-based accrediting agency ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

The ABET accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) assures that the programs being offered by colleges or universities around the world conform to the quality of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. Therefore, the reaccreditation of T.I.P.’s 20 engineering and computing programs means that T.I.P.ians are all set to enjoy a quality of education that has gone through the same kind of validation that renowned schools abroad with ABET-accredited programs have undergone.

ABET—being the global gold standard in engineering and computing accreditation—ensures that the degree programs of T.I.P. engineering and computing students will be recognized worldwide, especially in multinational corporations requiring graduates from ABET-accredited programs. Graduates of ABET-accredited programs who go abroad will enjoy quick recognition of their engineering and computing education as comparable to those in the United States and other countries whose programs are also ABET-accredited.

ABET’s EAC reaccredited T.I.P. Quezon City’s seven engineering programs namely: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental and Sanitary Engineering. It also accredited anew T.I.P. Manila’s seven engineering programs namely: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

ABET’s CAC also reaccredited both T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila’s three computing programs each, namely: Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology for a total of six computing programs for both campuses.

T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz explained that T.I.P. went for its second cycle of ABET accreditation to “future-proof” its students for the “future of jobs”. With the continuous quality improvement and validation from industry experts, government, and academe through ABET accreditation, T.I.P. students are assured that their degrees and their education remain current and relevant, preparing them for the world of work.

T.I.P. received its first ABET accreditation for its 14 engineering programs and six of its computing programs in 2013. In the last six years, T.I.P. students have enjoyed global standard academic experience and global employment opportunities.