Center for Development in civil, mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering programs. CHED, through its Technical Panel for Engineering, Technology and Architecture (TPETA) awarded the Center for Development I (COD I) status to the College of Engineering, particularly the ChE, CE, EE and ME disciplines.
For garnering the COD I status, CHED shall grant the College of Engineering P1,000,000.00 per year for every discipline in a period of three years. Thus, the College of Engineering shall have received from CHED a total of P12M in three years. The Center for Development I award was based on the survey done by TPETA in 1997-1998. The survey was conducted among schools that participated in the Center of Excellence award promoted by CHED through TPETA.
The TPETA survey had started in December 1997 until April 1998. Each engineering discipline was rated according to the following areas: Instructional Program Quality 50%; Research 25%; and Outreach 25%. The next review of this status and its renewal will be on 19 April 2007.
A leading school in the Country. In 1999, the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines (FAAP) released a report that CPU ranks No. 1 among 39 Higher Educational Institutions in the entire country in terms of highest number of Level III accredited programs (6 out of 8). These are the Colleges of Agriculture, Art & Sciences, Commerce, Education, Engineering, and Nursing.
Effective April 2006, four programs in the School of Graduate Studies attained Level III accreditation. These are the Doctor of Education, Master of Arts in Education, Master in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Nursing.
An institution with highest level of accreditation (Level IV) is entitled to more benefits like bigger subsidy from the government. This is what we are aiming to achieve in our next reaccreditation.