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 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 Banaag
Villaflor as the Officer-in â€“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
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. Banaag Villaflor as Area
Chairman for Non-degree program.
1984Engr. German A. Padua was
appointed Director of the Institute.
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 with 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 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 (TPEE).
1987This 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
1989-1990A Basic 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:
1990-1992Engr. Alberto Cañete was
designated as Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture. Among the
Inauguration and ribbon cutting was held on January 29, 1992.
1992-1993Dr. Proculo 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
1993-1998Engr. Dante Gedaria was
designated Dean of the College ofEngineering effective Oct. 15, 1993. Among
the developments were:
1998-2003Engr. Vicky S. Cruz was designated as the
First Woman Dean of College of Engineering and Architecture on November 18,
1998. Among the initiatives and developments were:
The CEA building faÃ§ade before the construction of the perimeter steel
2004On the Centenary of PUP, the College of
Engineering is 25 years. On the celebration of its silver anniversary, the
following activities were undertaken:
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.
2006In 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.
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