Engineering and Architecture (TIP Quezon City)
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITIONS
- Quality Management System certified compliant to the international standard ISO 9001:2008 by Det Norske Veritas
- Center of Development (COD) in Computer Engineering (CpE)
- Center of Development (COD) in Civil Engineering (CE)
PACUCOA Accreditation Levels
- Level III Reaccredited Status in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering
- Level II Reaccredited Status in Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Engineering
- Level II Reaccredited Status in Architecture
In the recent years, TIP had the privilege to receive recognitions for exemplary performance in the provision of quality education such as:
Levels of Accreditation. TIP Quezon City has various accreditation levels for its different program offerings under the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines-Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (FAAP-PACUCOA). TIP Quezon City has 5 Level III accredited programs in Engineering - Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Marine Engineering.
TIP Quezon City received a special award from PACUCOA as the school with the First Marine Engineering Program to have been granted Level III Reaccredited Status in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Architecture programs of TIPQC were also awarded Level II Reaccredited Status by the PACUCOA.
Centers of Development. TIP Quezon City (TIPQC) was recognized as CHED Centers of Development (COD) in two programs - Computer Engineering and Civil Engineering.
ISO Certification. TIP is one among a select number of schools in the Philippines with a Quality Management System (QMS) certified compliant to the international standard ISO 9001:2008.
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization 1) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product or service that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and 2) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
The certification covers the entire operation and services of the institution’s provision of tertiary education in engineering, architecture, business, information and communications technology, and maritime education including training for the national and international industries. TIP’s ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of Conformity was issued by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certification Ltd., a certifying body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Autonomous Status. In November 2009, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) awarded TIP Quezon City with Autonomous Status. Autonomous status is the highest possible award given by CHED to a higher education institution in recognition of its exemplary performance shown in the provision of quality higher education, research and extension work. With TIP Quezon City's autonomous status, it joined the exclusive league of 42 autonomous schools from 1,741 higher education institutions nationwide.
OUTCOMES-BASED EDUCATION (OBE)
In its continuing quest for excellence and in the spirit of continuous quality improvement, outcomes-based education was implemented at the Technological Institute of the Philippines as a strategy to achieve the long-term objectives of the institution for its graduates.
The TIP Implementation of outcomes-based education was driven by the following external entities: 1) Regulatory bodies such as the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), International Maritime Organization (IMO), among others, 2) Local and international accrediting bodies, specifically, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), the Philippine Technological Council - Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology - Engineering Accreditation Commission (PTC - ACBET - EAC), and ABET, Inc., 3) International certifying bodies, and 4) Feedback from other external constituents.
It is also guided by existing TIP internal policies and initiatives: 1) The TIP Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Core Competencies, 2) TIP Quality Policy, and 3) Other TIP initiatives that supported the OBE implementation such as a) the TIP Faculty and Staff Development Program, and b) The TIP Student Development Program.
In support of TIP’s outcomes-based education and as a strategy to promote academic excellence, TIP has also embarked on a proactive plan to implement outcomes-based teaching and learning or OBTL in all its academic programs using the City University of Hong Kong OBTL model.
Dr. Elizabeth Q. Lahoz, TIP President, launched the full implementation of outcomes-based teaching and learning in all academic programs of both TIP Manila and TIP Quezon City starting SY 2010-2011. This was initially implemented in SY 2009-2010 at TIP Quezon City with Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering as pilot programs.
The framework which TIP adopted in its OBTL implementation revolves around three important elements: 1) Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), 2) Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs), and 3) Assessment Tasks (ATs).
OBTL is an approach where teaching and learning activities are developed to support the learning outcomes (University of Hong Kong, 2007). It is a student-centered approach for the delivery of educational programs where the curriculum topics in a program and the courses contained in it are expressed as the intended outcomes for students to learn. It is an approach in which teachers facilitate and students find themselves actively engaged in their learning. It is about re-aligning intended learning outcomes with teaching and assessment, focusing on what graduates know, what they can do and their personal attributes (City University of Hong Kong, 2007).