Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DLSU signs MOU with PPA on offering Master's degree on ports and harbours engineering

The Civil Engineering Department achieved and reached another milestone last November 4, 2016 with the signing of the general Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and DLSU. Dr. Gerardo C. Janairo, DLSU Chancellor and Atty. Jay Daniel R. Santiago, PPA General Manager, signed the MOU to jointly develop a new graduate program in Ports and Harbours Engineering and Management (MS PHEM). Present to witness this event were representatives from  PPA top management and DLSU GCOE administrators, Dr. Jonathan R. Dungca, Dean of the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) and Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano, Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Under the provisions of this MOU, both parties shall endeavour on the following general forms of cooperation:
1.      Joint research activities
2.      Exchange of academic materials and publications
3.      Exchange of faculty and personnel members for research, lectures and discussions

This new MS PHEM program will commence during the 1st term AY 2017 – 2018. The program follows the 36 unit - MS curriculum with 6 units of Advanced Mathematics, 15 units of Major Courses on Ports and Harbours, 6 units of Electives, 3 unit of Methods of Research and 6 units of Thesis. Aside from the CE faculty, professional lecturers from the industry including PPA will be invited to conduct the courses. This innovative graduate program will cater to the demands of port engineers and young professionals who aim to pursue higher academic degrees to advance their career in Ports and Harbours.

The development of the program started during the term of Jason Ongpeng as CE Dept. Chair and was finalized in the term of Dr. Garciano.

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