The College of Engineering, formerly known as the College of
Engineering and Architecture celebrates its 25th year on the
Centenary of PUP. The CEA was acknowledged by many as the
University's flagship college. Here are the highlights of the growth
of the College from the Faculty of Technology to what and where it
Through PD 1341, The Philippine College of Commerce was converted
into a chartered state university and accordingly renamed
Polytechnic University of the Philippines. This led to the broadening
of course offerings and the streamlining of the University's
administrative organization. The Faculty of Technology replaced the
Center of Skills and Rural Industries Development (CSRID) with
Professor Banaag Villaflor as the Officer-in –Charge, offering three
ladderized programs in SY 1979-1980 namely the Bachelor in Computer
Engineering Technology (BCET), Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
(BEE), and Bachelor in Electronics Engineering (BEL).
The Institute of Technology was created and Dr. Romulo M. Ricafranca
was designated as Director. Three additional courses were offered:
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (BME), Bachelor in Industrial
Communication Engineering (BICE) and Bachelor in Civil Engineering
(BCE). Engr. German A. Padua was appointed Area Chairman for
Professional Engineering and Mr. Banaag Villaflor as Area Chairman
for Non-degree program.
Engr. German A. Padua was appointed Director of the Institute.
Bachelor in Industrial Communication Engineering was replaced by Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor in Electronics
Engineering was replaced by Bachelor in Electronics and
Communications Engineering to conform with the PRC Board of
Electronics and Communications Engineers' requirement for licensure
Under the leadership of Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente, the word "Science"
was included in the titles of each degree programs as follows:
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in
Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering,
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering,
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of
Science in Mechanical Engineering. This is to align with the
standards set by the Technical Panel for Engineering Education
This was a significant year. The Institute was renamed College of
Engineering and Architecture with the addition of another degree
program leading to Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Design Team headed by Dr. Masazumi Kumagai visited the University to
discuss with University officials the project "Providing Equipment
for Educational Strengthening in the PolytechnicUniversity of the
Philippines" for the existing programs as well as the proposed
degree programs in Chemical, Sanitary, Mining and Geodetic
Engr. Estelita Del Rosario was designated Acting Dean of CEA in
addition to her designation as Asst. Director of the Department of
Research, Planning and Development effective May 1989. Among the
developments that took place during this time are as follows:
- Signing of
Memorandum of Agreement between PUP and the Marcopper Mining
Corporation for a Professorial Chair in Engineering.
- Hiring of
highly qualified part-time faculty members in different engineering
- Face lifting
and refurnishing of CEA Offices and Faculty Room located at the
second floor dome of the MainBuilding.
meetings of CEA Officials with Archt. Rogelio Granda re-the proposed
- Preparation of
Selection Criteria for Scholarships and Training Programs for the
College of Engineering and Architecture Faculty.
- PUP President
Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente and Dr. Masamuzi Kumagai signed a Memorandum
of Understanding on December 5, 1989 paving the way for the
construction of the 96 million four-story Engineering and
Alberto Cañete was designated as Dean of the College of Engineering
and Architecture. Among the developments were:
ceremonies held on March 7, 1990 for the
construction of the Engineering and ArchitectureBuilding.
Construction was finished in December 1991.
Inauguration and ribbon cutting was held on January 29, 1992.
International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) equipment grants worth Php
150M arrived January to March 1992. Japanese experts gave lectures
on equipment use to about a hundred faculty on the last week of May
- Three faculty
members were sent to Japan to attend training programs relative to
the JICA Grant - Aid Project.
Hugo was designated as Acting Dean by PUP Acting President Jaime
Gellor on June 21, 1992. On July 27, 1992, Engr. Manuel
Melchor Bongulto was designated Acting Dean by President
Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan. Other developments were:
- Engr. Jaime San
Andres was designated new CEA Chief of Laboratories
Ceremony of JICA's donation to PUP and visit of CEA facilities was
held on August 28, 1992.
- Publishing of
the CEA Spectrum
- Organization of
the CEA Quiz Circle
- Inspection of
the CEA Grant-in-Aid project after one year
- More faculty
members availed of training grants abroad.
Gedaria was designated Dean of the College ofEngineering effective
Oct. 15, 1993. Among the developments were:
- ECE Department
produced its First Board Topnotcher in the person of Michael Galvez.
- Renovation of
the ceilings of the rooms at the fourth floor of CEABuilding.
- Arrival of
three (3) JICA Repair Team Experts (Dec. 16-21, 1996) to look into
some non-functioning equipment
- Organization of
the College of Engineering and Architecture Student Society for
Research and Development.
- Five degree
programs in the College passed the Level I Accreditation by the
Accrediting Agencies of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the
Philippines (AACCUP). These are the CE, EE, ECE, IE and ME.
S. Cruz was
designated as the First Woman Dean of College of Engineering and
Architecture on November 18, 1998. Among the initiatives and
- Clearing and
landscaping of the grounds of the College of Engineering and
- Repainting of
floors, window grills and fence grills, repair of electrical
fixtures, water pumps, etc; all activities done by
students as part of their summer workshops
- Repair and
rehabilitation of all the comfort rooms of CEA with students
enrolled in Civil Engineering Technology as their practicum job.
- Repair of the
air conditioning units at the AVR and other offices by the students.
- First Level
Accreditation of the Architecture and Computer Engineering programs.
- Restatement of
the College' vision, mission goals and objectives.
- Level II
accreditation of the CE, ME, IE, EE, CoE and ECE programs
- Separation of
the Dept. of Architecture from CEA thus renaming the College as
College of Engineering.
- Revision of the
ladderized curriculum of all six programs to better address the
needs of the times.
of the faculty profile by requiring faculty members to enroll in
graduate studies and increasing the number of full-time faculty with
Master's or Doctorate degrees.
- Provision of a
multi-media center and server room for the College of Engineering
and College of Architecture and Fine Arts.
- Improvement of
the physical facilities of the College like procurement of tablet
chairs, electric fans and drafting tables. Additional billboards for
information dissemination and white boards were installed.
- Many of the
faculty members were sent abroad to participate in international
trainings, workshops and the like.
- Faculty members
availed of scholarship grants or on exchange program.
- The Dean and
Chairperson were given the chance to conduct observation tours in
the United States of America and in Bangkok, Thailand.
- PUP as one of
the top performing schools in the ECE licensure exam.
number of board passers and topnotch students.
emerged as winners in local and national competitions.
- Repair of the
roofing of the CEA building.
- Repair of the
Student Center and completion of perimeter fencing.
- Involvement of
student organizations in the affairs of the College especially in
extension and community development programs
- Conduct of
technical exhibits during the foundation day celebration.
status for the five programs of the College with one to be
re-visited on the area of Research.
- Signing of MOA
with SMART, Habitat for Humanity
- Publishing of
the newsletters for the six departments.
- Conduct of
qualifying examinations for incoming third year students, shifters
The CEA building façade before the construction of the perimeter
On the Centenary of PUP, the College of Engineering is 25 years. On
the celebration of its silver anniversary, the following activities
- Opening parade
with each department's muse and escort in a float, from the College
of Engineering building to the main building culminating at the
Interfaith Chapel for the Mass celebration followed by the Opening
Program with Congresswoman Sandy Ocampo as the Guest of Honor.
- Convocation was
held at the BulwagangBalagtas with no less than the Director of
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Dr. Randy
Solidum as the Guest Speaker.
Contests, Student activities were conducted during the students' day
- Opening of
exhibits and launching of the new College logo took place.
- The first in
the 25 years of the College was the staging of the "CEryoso Po Kami"
musical extravaganza where participants were faculty members and
students. This is a fund raising activity of the College intended to
fund faculty development programs, facilities improvement and
- First alumni
homecoming for the whole College of Engineering programs took place
and election of the new set of officers.
from each department constitute the Board of Directors of the
PUPCollege of Engineering Alumni Association.
- Seminar-Workshop on Faculty Development in Bagac, Bataan.
of enrollment for the College of Engineering in the first year.
in the Human Rainbow Attempt as entry to the Guinness Book of
- Preparation of
the Time Capsule for the College of Engineering (Oct. 4, 2004 -
October 14, 2014).
After the term of Engr. Cruz in 2004, Engr. Ben Andres succeeded
her, a faculty member from ECE department and former ECE department
and Accreditation Coordinator of the College of Engineering.
In February 2006, Dr. Manuel M. Muhi, from Civil Engineering
Department, assumed the deanship. in 2007, he able to arrange the
follow up project for providing equipment assistance from JICA.
Different equipment was donated by JICA in the college. On his term,
he launched the strong research linkage with the Department of
Science and Technology, Commission on Higher Education, different
schools and universities, and industry that resulted to the 1st
National Engineering Conference was held in March 2007. It was also
the time when the college passed in the Phase 1 Level III AACCUP
Accreditation. Develop strong linkage with SMART that provides
training for faculty and students, donated laboratory equipment such
as computers, etc. Develop a strong extension projects with non
governmental organizations such as Habitat for Humaniy, Rotary Club
of Q.C., Kalinga at Pag-Ibig foundation, etc. providing summer
skills training for the Out of School Youth.