Philippine Technological Council Accreditation Review and Visit

College of Engineering and Architecture was observed by the Philippine Technological Council Accreditation Team together with the Washington Accord Panel for the general review of the four particular programs in Engineering, the Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Exit Meeting happened last January 25, 2023 with Program Evaluators Team, Accreditation Officer/Staff together with the Senior Leadership Team (Management Committee and CDO Admin Committee).

Last January 21 to 25 , 2023 the PTC Accreditation Review and Visit at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines USTP, was indeed a successful event that happened in the University, especially at the College of Engineering and Architecture CEA.

PHILIPPINE TECHNOLOGICAL COUNCIL ACCREDITORS OFFICERS/STAFF, WASHINGTON ACCORD PANEL TOGETHER WITH THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE DEAN AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRS .

Program Evaluators Team, Accreditation Officer/Staff, and Washington Accord visited the facilities of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines USTP last January 22,2023 as part of Accreditation Review and Visit.

he activity with the program evaluators of the Accreditation Members and Washington Accord together with the Engineering student at the University of Science of Technology of Southern Philippines .

The interview with the 1st year to 5th year students with the program evaluators from different programs specifically the Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

MOA Signing between MSU-IIT and USTP-CDO for the Establishment of the Mirror Laboratory in USTP

True to its mission to bring the world of work into the actual higher education and training to students, USTP-CDO signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) as a collaborating university of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) for the establishment of mirror laboratories in Microelectronics IC design as well as research collaboration through the DOST-GIA funded Center for Integrated Circuits and Devices Research (CIDR).
The MOA signing program was attended by USTP-CDO Chancellor, Atty. Dionel Albina, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Engr. Alex Maureal, CEA Dean, Dr. Lory Liza Bulay-og, and the Microelectronics Team of the ECE department- Engr. Arcel Salem, Engr. Mycel Capilayan and Engr. Ace Virgil Villaruz last November 22 at MSU-IIT.
CIDR is a DOST-funded infrastructure and framework for resource sharing among academe, industry, and government for graduate-level manpower development, technology exploration and increased technology absorption capabilities, all of which contribute to a sustainable local IC design ecosystem.
Under the terms of the agreement, MSU-IIT will procure the server and industry-standard IC design software tools for USTP-CDO for the establishment of a mirror Microelectronics laboratory, patterned with the same laboratory in the University of the Philippines – Diliman. In exchange, USTP-CDO shall commit to the full utilization of the tools and shall produce ECE graduates with a specialization in the Microelectronics track.
According to Prof. Jefferson Hora of MSU-IIT, the main initiator of this collaboration, the goal of the collaboration is not only to establish IC design in USTP-CDO, but also to prepare the graduates of IC design for the actual work in the industry.
In his message, Atty. Dionel Albina gave a brief history of semiconductor industry and how this field is being dominated by Taiwan through the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). He is optimistic, however, in the vision that the academe and industry in Mindanao can replicate the success that Taiwan had. He also expressed his full support for the collaboration between USTP-CDO and MSU-IIT believing that the two universities can complement each other’s niche.
Caraga State University (CSU) also participated in the event.
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Philippine Technological Council Workshop

The College of Engineering and Architecture conducted a PTC workshop last October 11-12, 2022 at Cafeteria Function. This was participated by the CEA Faculty Members from programs BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Electronics Engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering, and BS in Mechanical Engineering for the preparation of the necessary documents and visit of the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) through its Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (or โ€œACBETโ€) being a Washington Accord Provisional Signatory.

We thank the Department Chairpersons and Faculty members who exerted efforts in the workshop. Way to go in the Universityโ€™s pursuit of excellence and quality education.

Highlights of Faculty Development, Training and Work shop

A. Webinars

1. 72nd National Midyear Convention of IECEP

Last June 1-5, 2022, the ECE faculty members traveled to Davao City to attend the 72nd National Midyear Convention of IECEP (Electronics Professional Organization). The convention started June 2, 2022, and ends June 4, 2022. Day 1 of the convention started with the official opening of the midyear convention and was followed with technical sessions. Other topics of the technical session continued on the second day of the convention while day 3 is a plant/city tour.

Department's Activities

Electronics Engineering Department

1. DOST Balik Scientist - Lecture Series

The Electronics Engineering department of the College of Engineering and Architecture in collaboration with the Electro-Mechanical Technology Department of the College of Technology hosted the DOST Balik Scientist Program -Professor Rodrigo Jamisola. The Balik Scientist Activities include a lecture series, in-house training, and workshop for research proposals and other research activities. on June 28-30, July 1, & July 4-8, 2022, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at USTP Boardroom, ITB AVR, ICT AVR & CEA Accreditation Room.ย  The lecture series was conducted last June 28-30, 2022 with the faculty members and students of the said departments.

2. In House Training on Microelectronics and IC design Standards in Industry

The Electronics Engineering Department of the College of Engineering & Architecture conducted an in-house training last June 13, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the performance arts theater (PAT). The event was in partnership with the departmentโ€™s industry partner, Xinyx Design. Xinyx Design is a company that specializes in microelectronics and IC designing. Engr. Andrew Algado, operations manager of Xinyx Design Consultancy and Services Inc. is the guest/resource speaker of the said event. The event was participated by the faculty and students of the Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering Departments. The objectives of the training are: (1) To introduce microelectronics and IC design to 3rd year and graduating ECE and CPE students as one of the specializations in the Electronics Engineering field; (2) Share the industry-standard methods of IC Design used by Xinyx Design to the students and faculty members of USTP-CDO; and (3) To promote Xinyx Design to ECE students of USTP-CDO which is part of the possible academe-industry collaboration including internship and scholarship opportunities. The event started with participantsโ€™ registration. Dr. Lory Liza D. Bulay-og, dean of the College of Engineering & Architecture, gave her welcome remarks to the event followed by Engr. Ace Virgil Villaruz introduced the guest speaker. Engr. Andrew Algado started his discussion with the basic fundamentals of IC design which is the CMOS technology. CMOS technology theory comes from the concept of MOSFET which Engr. Algado emphasizes in his discussion. After the discussions on fundamentals, he introduced the concept of designing circuits in transistor level. After the IC designing, he discussed the physical layout of the designed circuits. The discussion on IC layout consists of the design rules and verification of the physical layout. The event was closed by Engr. Arcel Salem.