DO 43, s. 1989 – Addendum to DECS Order No. 111, s. 1987 (Policies and Standards for Maritime Education)
May 5, 1989
DO 43, s. 1989
Addendum to DECS Order No. 111, s. 1987 (Policies and Standards for Maritime Education)

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

  1. In response to the dynamic technological advancement in the field of maritime industry, the Bureau of Higher Education of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, in consultation with the Technical Panel on Maritime Education, prepared an enrichment of the maritime curricula.
  2. In this connection, effective 1st semester of school year 1989-90 the minimum standard requirement on training equipment and instructional aids for BSMT Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering shall be followed.
  3. All schools offering Associate in Marine Engineering should file their application inclosing therewith all supporting documents showing proof of compliance of the minimum standards. Approval to offer the BSMT Marine Engineering, however, shall depend on an evaluation of the resources and capabilities of the school to offer the program.
  4. For the BSMT Nautical Studies Program, schools offering the same are advised to make the necessary adjustments in their curriculum for implementation effective 1st semester of school year 1990-91.
  5. The timetable for the gradual phasing out of the old curricula for the two programs is presented below:
    BSMT Nautical Studies
    1990-91 – Implementation of enriched curriculum (ANNEX A); Old curriculum still applies for 2nd year and 3rd year
    1990-91 – Old students and irregular students
    1991-92 – Under the old curriculum are allowed to graduate
    1992-93 – Full implementation of the new curriculum
    BSMT Marine Engineering
    1989-90 – Implementation of BSMT Marine Engineering curriculum (ANNEX B) for schools approved to offer the same while AME curriculum still applies to other schools. Schools with AME program are to comply with the minimum standards and apply to offer the BSMT Marine Engineering program for school year 1990-91.
    1990-91 – Implementation of new curriculum in all Marine Engineering schools. Old students and irregular students under the AME curriculum are allowed to graduate.
    1991-92 – Full implementation of new curriculum.
  6. For widest dissemination.

Incl.: As stated
Reference: DECS Order: (No. 111, s. 1987)
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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