The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program provides
combined technical knowledge and skills among students in the field of
electricity. The program prepares students for a professional electrical
engineering career who will take leading roles in electrical designs,
supervision of electrical installation, operation and maintenance of
electrical equipments. A strong foundation in basic science and mathematics
Electrical Engineering students who intend to continue the third year
course of study are required to successfully complete the first and second
year requirement including the National Service Training Program (NSTP) and
must take the College of Engineering Qualifying Exam (CEQE) for incoming
third year. Students who pass the CEQE may then pursue higher Electrical
Engineering subjects. On the other hand, a student who failed the CEQE may
not be enrolled in higher major/professional subjects until such time that
the student has passed the exam. Alternatively, in any other case, students
who failed to meet the requirement related to retention guidelines will be
disqualified to pursue the program and dismissed from the department (CEQE
official requirement and guidelines is adopted in this program). Other
retention requirement re those stated at PUP Student Handbook. These are
guidelines in retention and academic delinquencies, students who failed to
meet this University academic standing requirement can be subjected to
warning, reduction in load, probation and dismissal from the course.
The students must finish the requirement of the Electrical Engineering
program within seven and half years or a period equivalent to one-and-a-half
times the normal length of the prescribed residences for the College of
Engineering courses. Otherwise, he/she shall not be readmitted in to the
In case a student is officially given permission for leave of absences,
the leave shall not be included in the computation of tenure.
(Section 16, PUP Student Handbook, Reprinted 2005)
The Department of Electrical Engineering celebrates its 25th year on the
centenary of PUP. The CE-DEE was acknowledged by many as the University's
flagship department together with the other departments in the College of
Engineering at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Here are the
highlights of the growth of the Department from a Technology Course to what
and where it is now.
1978Through 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
BanaagVillaflor 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).
1980The 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. BanaagVillaflor as Area Chairman for
1981Engr. German A. Padua was appointed Director of
the Institute. During that time the programs in EE and EL is supervised
under one department. On the same year Engr. Jaime San Andres was appointed
as Laboratory Head of the Institute. Among of the instruments and equipment
acquired were a few numbers of DC Ammeter/Voltmeter, AC Ammeter/Voltmeter,
Wattmeter, Multitester, Oscilloscope, Function Generator (2 units each), and
Bench type Motor/Generator, and shared by ECE, EE, and CoE.
1984Engr. Jose Bacud chaired the programs in EE and
1985Bachelor 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 to the PRC Board of Electronics and
Communications Engineers' requirement for licensure examination.
1986Under the leadership of Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente,
the word "Science" was included in the titles of each degree program. And so
BEE became Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. This is to align
with standards set by the Technical Panel for Engineering Education (TPEE).
1987The Institute was renamed College of Engineering
and Architecture. At the same year Engr. Eduardo N. Demdam was appointed as
Chairperson of the Electrical and Electronics and Communications Engineering
1989A Basic Design Team headed by Dr.
MasazumiKumagai visited the University to discuss with University officials
the project "Providing Equipment for Educational Strengthening in the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines" for the program in Electrical
PUP President Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente and Dr. MasamuziKumagai signed a
Memorandum of Understanding on December 5, 1989 paving the way for the
construction of the 96 million four-story Engineering and Architecture
Engr. Basilio Cruz was appointed as Laboratory Head of the college and
Engr. Federico Roy was appointed as Chairperson of EE/ECE Department.
1990-1992Engr. Alberto Cañete was designated as Dean
of the College of Engineering and Architecture. In 1992, the Electrical and
Electronics and Communications Engineering Department were divided into two
departments. Engr. Eduardo N. Demdam was then appointed again as Chairperson
of the sole Electrical Engineering Department. Among the developments were:
1992-1993Dr. Proculo Hugo was designated as Acting
Dean by PUP Acting President Jaime Gello on June 21, 1992. On July 27, 1992,
Engr. Manuel MelchorBongulto was designated Acting Dean by President Dr.
Zenaida A. Olonan. Other developments were:
1993-1998Engr. Dante Gedaria was designated Dean of
the College of Engineering effective Oct. 15, 1993. In 1994, Engr. Nestor
Vidal chaired the Electrical Engineering Department with DemocretoBulatao as
OIC Laboratory Head. And in 1995, Engr. Democreto Bulatao chaired the
department with Engr. Bejar Martin as Lab. Head. Among the developments
1998-2003Engr. Vicky S. Cruz was designated as the
First Woman Dean of College of Engineering and Architecture on November 18,
1998. In 1999, Engr. Jesus Bien, Jr. was appointed as Chairperson of the EE
Department with Engr. Eduardo Demdam as Lab. Head. And in 2002, Engr.
Eduardo Demdam chaired EE Department for the third time with Engr. Cesar C.
Buenavides as Lab. Head. Among the initiatives and developments were:
2004On the Centenary of PUP, the College of
Engineering is 25 years in existence. During the celebration of its silver
anniversary, the following activities were undertaken:
In November, Engr. Ben B. Andres was designated as the Dean of the
College, as the first PUP alumnus to assume the post of deanship. The
Department of Electrical Engineering was chaired by the concurrent Lab. Head
Engr. Cesar C. Buenavides.
2005Courtesy Visits of Japanese officials from
Takuma Engineering, Japan Ltd and Takuma Technology Philippines, Inc. This
is aimed to further strengthen the linkages of the College. In March 6, the
College of Engineering represented the University in the "Walk for a Cause
Fund Raising" for the PUP Balikatan Self-Help Housing Project organized by
Urban Poor Institute for Community Building, Inc. PUP was awarded the
"Delegation with the Biggest Contribution".
2006The New Year was opened with a new Dean; Engr.
Manuel M. Muhi headed the college. Engr. Cesar Buenavides was retained as
Chairperson with Engr. Eduardo Demdam as Lab. Head of the Department of
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