Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994,” upon the recommendation of the Technical Panel for Engineering, Technology and Architecture and by virtue of Resolution No. _207-2005_of the Commission en banc dated _May 9, 2005_, for the purpose of rationalizing Engineering Education in the country and making it responsive to the demands for professionals in the business and industrial world, the following policies, standards and guidelines for engineering are hereby adopted and promulgated by the Commission, thus:


This set of Policies, Standards and Guidelines shall apply to all HEIs, both government and private offering engineering programs.


Section 1. Authority to Operate. Any engineering program or course shall be operational only upon an expressed provision of law, or with the proper authority issued pursuant to law by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)


Section 2. General Objectives. Every engineering program shall define its vision mission, goals and objectives along the following general objectives:

2.1 To produce graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences as well as the background knowledge needed by them to acquire the experience and practical skills required of professional engineers.

2.2 To educate students for their careers as engineers, to enable them to contribute to the developmental effort of the country as entrepreneurs or competent professionals

2.3 To educate students imbued with good moral and ethical values and the acute sense of awareness of the conservation of the environment for the sustainable development of the country.
2.4 To provide students instruction in both theoretical and practical aspects of engineering and exposure to industrial setting in the form of field experience


Section 3. Assessment of Achievement. Each engineering program shall provide evidence that objectives as provided herein are being fulfilled.


Section 4. Instructional Program Quality

4.1 Faculty

College administration should encourage the development of the faculty to obtain their masters’ and doctoral degrees in relevant fields so that the school will exceed the minimum requirements stated below for all engineering schools.

4.1.1 Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Qualifications

1. Only faculty members meeting both governmental and institutional standards or requirements shall be hired for any teaching position.

2. At least 60% of the faculty force handling professional courses are on full-time basis

3. At any given time, at least 20% of the faculty members handling professional courses of the school/college of engineering shall be holders of masters’ degree in their field of specialization or in engineering education, provided that half are full-time faculty. As an alternative, the holders of the master’s degree may be set at 10% provided that the other 10% of the faculty have had at least ten (10) years experience in teaching professional engineering subjects or ten (10) years of field experience.

Faculty members teaching professional courses shall be registered engineers and preferably with field experience.

4. At any given time, at least 40% of the faculty members teaching Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Basic Engineering shall be holders of baccalaureate degree and at least master’s degree in either engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics or computer science.

4.1.2 Assignment

The teaching assignment and responsibility of each faculty member shall be limited only within the area of his specific training and/or field experience.

1. Full-time Faculty :

a. The semestral teaching load of a full-time faculty member shall be twenty-four (24) academic units per week. However, a faculty member with at least above average performance rating may be allowed an additional six (6) academic units beyond the
allowed normal teaching load;

b. A full-time faculty member shall devote time for community and other extension services

c. A full-time faculty member shall conduct relevant research work

2. Part-time faculty:

a. A part-time engineering faculty member shall have a maximum teaching load of twelve (12) academic units per week.

b. Each part-time engineering faculty member shall have a schedule for student conference on campus.

4.1.3 Duties

1. It shall be the announced policy and practice of the school/college of engineering to require its faculty members to:

a. follow written course syllabi for each course;

b. use library and audio-visual resources in teaching; &nb sp;

c. participate in scheduled departmental meetings;

d. encourage participation in professional engineering society
meetings, conferences and conventions;

e. administer effective assessment measures to evaluate student achievement;

f. follow the established grading system, which should have been explained, to the students at the beginning of each course;

g. improve teaching efficiency using innovative methods; and

h. participate in service training programs for faculty members.

4.1.4 Loading Profile Preparation
The maximum number of academic preparation shall not be more than four (4) different courses

4.1.5 Teaching Performance

The evaluation result should show that majority of the faculty has, as a whole good or better performance. Evaluation system

1. The administration of each school/college of engineering shall have a defined set of procedures for improving the classroom performance of its faculty members, which shall include students and supervisor’s evaluation.

2. The dean or his designate shall observe and evaluate the teaching capabilities of the faculty members at least once during every school year.

The evaluation shall include at least the following aspects:

a. actual observation of the faculty member’s performance in the classroom;

b. written summary of observation, a copy of which shall be provided the faculty member; and

c. the set of evaluation criteria distributed to each faculty member at the start of the semester which shall include: subject-matter competence; suitability of examinations, assignments and levels of presentations; the ability to identify and respond to student needs; punctuality and regularity of attendance and record keeping; faculty members personality/ grooming; rapport with students and other faculty members; classroom and delivery of instructions; organization and control; professional participation; availability to students; adherence to course syllabi; student-faculty course evaluations; written evaluation reviewed by the faculty member with the opportunity to file a response; and the right to appeal by the faculty member.

4.1.6 Hiring Policies.

The school/college of engineering shall have an established procedure for recruitment of new faculty members. The recruitment process shall involve the president or his authorized representative, the dean(s) and department heads. Faculty Development Plans/Activities

A faculty development plan shall be developed and implemented by the institution. There shall be sufficient funds allotted to support the faculty members in pursuing graduate studies and professional trainings or seminars. An assessment mechanism shall
be developed to evaluate the faculty development plan on a regular basis.

1. Faculty Development

a. Programs

(i) Each administrator and full-time engineering faculty member shall be encouraged to participate in a school-approved program of professional development.

(ii) Every full-time engineering faculty member shall be encouraged to attend professional meetings, workshops and conferences.

(iii) Each full-time engineering faculty member is required to prepare a five (5) year career path development program.

b. Leave of Absence.

There shall be a set of policy and procedures permitting every full-time engineering faculty member a leave of absence for professional development with or without pay at the discretion of the administration, and provision to ensure that the faculty member shall be allowed to return to his/her regular position at the end of the leave period. Such policy shall be published or defined in the school rules and regulations.

c. Financial Assistance.

There shall be a program in the school / college of engineering which shall provide financial support to full-time engineering faculty members to pursue advanced degrees or undertake graduate study and continuing education programs.

d. Contractual Terms

A full-time faculty member granted either a paid or unpaid leave of absence or provided assistance by the school in pursuit of graduate studies shall be governed by contracts by and between the school and the faculty member concerned.

e. Substitutes

Each school/college of engineering shall have a system of providing suitable substitutes for faculty members who cannot attend their regular teaching assignments.

4.3 Library