DO 110, s. 1987 – Policies and Standards for Engineering Graduate Programs

November 6, 1987
DO 110, s. 1987
Policies and Standards for Engineering Graduate Programs

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities

  1. The inclosed set of policies and standards approved by this Office upon the recommendation of the Technical Panel for Engineering Education (TPEE) and the Bureau of Higher Education embodies the principle and guidelines for the establishment and operation of engineering graduate programs.
  2. This set of policies and standards is in pursuant to MECS Order No. 7, s. 1982 (Policies and Standards for Graduate Education) which provides for the formulation of specific requirements for each discipline taking into account its unique and differential characteristics.
  3. Each engineering graduate school shall align its programs to the goals and mission of the institution and the nation. The school shall make engineering graduate education responsive to the growing need for highly competent engineers capable of undertaking wider responsibilities for optimum development of resources and utilization of the forces of nature in the production of facilities for the benefit of mankind. To achieve the above objectives, the engineering graduate program should have:
    1. The built in mechanism for a continuous self-assessment of its instructional research and extension service capabilities and program thrusts; and
    2. The necessary flexibility and adaptability to improve its internal operation and curricular programs towards meeting the diverse needs of the student, the community and the nation.
  4. Every engineering graduate school should give these policies and standards the widest publicity possible among the academic community and its clientele.
  5. Compliance with these policies and standards by all concerned is requested.
  6. This Order shall take effect immediately.

Incl.: As stated
References: MEC Order No. 7, s. 1982
MECS Order No. 42, s. 1985
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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