The University of the Philippines as the national university (RA No. 9500) continues to perform its mandates, one of which is to lead as a public service university which provides various forms of service and assistance to the government, the private sector, and civil society while maintaining its standards of excellence. The College of Engineering and Agro- Industrial Technology aims to excel in engineering education, research and extension which is committed to progressive transformation and global relevance to the Philippine agriculture and industry.
For the past years, the college has able to (1) produce and mold students to become leaders, (2) develop faculty members’ teaching- learning skills with RDE capabilities and technopreneurship trainings, and (3) tap alumni for academe-industry linkages.
They are also harnessed with expertise in their fields to address the concerns of the agricultural and industrial sectors.
CEAT is also extending its hands in helping the community and the country through its research and extension arms such as the Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC) and the Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization (BIOMECH). These units have been serving as CEAT and UPLB’s public service groups which hold trainings and workshops for the farmers (BIOMECH) and evaluate the performance of agricultural machinery and equipment bought by different agricultural sectors (AMTEC).
To continue making lives better and to keep up with the globalization and
internalization of education system, the Bachelor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering has undergone and passed the assessment from the ASEAN University Network – Quality Assessment (AUN-QA) External Review in 2016. The BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and BS Chemical Engineering have also received awards from the Center of Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Excellence (CoE) and Center of Development (CoD) respectively.
CEAT has recently revised and upgraded all of its engineering degree programs curricula from five years to four years to adapt with the changes in the country’s education system brought by the implementation of K-12 program.
For many years, aside from producing engineers and leaders that contributes to their respective fields, the college has also been partnering with various government and private institutions in developing and executing projects that will benefit the Filipinos and the Philippines in general. The college has been serving the people through identifying the concerns of the community, sharing their knowledge to the farmers through workshop, trainings and seminars, using their acquired knowledge and skills in creating technologies, and making policies and recommendations based on the concerns of the community.
Through the years, CEAT keeps on providing public and private services and technical assistance in the community while keeping the honor and excellence in its engineering education. And as for the years to come, the college will continue its mandate to uplift the lives of the Filipinos. (Mary Jane F. Gallardo)
UPLB 100th Loyalty Day (October 2018)