BATANGAS CITY—Batangas State University (BatStateU), recognized as the Philippines’ National Engineering University, proudly announces that eight of its engineering programs have achieved the highest mark of re-accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, ABET is a global accreditor for college and university programs in applied and natural sciences, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. This prestigious accreditation was officially posted on the ABET website on October 1, 2023.
The exceptional quality of BatStateU’s engineering programs was underscored by a comprehensive evaluation conducted by experts and representatives from EAC-ABET. These assessments took place during an extensive visit to the Philippines from November 13 to 15, 2022. The outcome reaffirmed the paramount significance of ABET accreditation and verified that BatStateU’s engineering programs consistently meet rigorous standards. These ABET-accredited programs include BS Chemical Engineering, BS Civil Engineering, BS Computer Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Electronics Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering, and BS Sanitary Engineering.
BatStateU, renowned for its engineering education excellence, has produced over 180 engineering board topnotchers, cementing its position as the country’s largest engineering university, offering 46 engineering degree programs, the highest among higher education institutions (HEIs) nationwide. Additionally, the university offers 27 emerging programs in engineering and allied fields, showcasing its dedication to staying at the forefront of educational excellence. Notably, BatStateU is the first and, thus far, the only state university in the Philippines with engineering programs accredited by ABET.
“This ABET accreditation serves as a compelling affirmation of BatStateU’s commitment to providing world-class engineering education at par with other global engineering universities. It assures that our graduates from these programs are not only well-equipped to excel in critical technical fields but also primed to drive innovation and proactively meet the imperatives of the global knowledge economy,” University President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo shared.
Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process enjoys global recognition for enhancing the quality, precision, and safety of academic programs in technical disciplines. This rigorous assessment is carried out by teams of experts from industry, academia, and government, focusing on evaluating program curricula, faculty expertise, facilities, and institutional support.
To check the EAC-ABET accredited programs of Batangas State University, kindly visit this link: https://www.abet.org/. For more information about the Philippines’ National Engineering University, please visit www.batstate-u.edu.ph/about/