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UST BS Engineering programs now ABET-accredited

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All BS Engineering programs of the country’s oldest engineering school is now ABET-certified.

The University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) Faculty of Engineering, established in 1907, offers Civil (1907), Chemical (1934), Mechanical (1940), Electrical (1946), Electronics (1963) and Industrial (1977).

These were accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

ABET observes a voluntary peer-review process and is developed by technical professional from its member societies. It is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,144 programs at 812 colleges and universities in 32 countries.

All six programs are recognized by the Commission on Higher Education. Chemical Engineering is a Center of Excellence, while Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Industrial Engineering are Centers of Development. Both Chemical Engineering and Electronics Engineering are certified by the AUN-QA while all six programs are accredited by the Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology of the Philippine Technological Council and the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities.

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