Engr. Leah Q. Santos and Engr. Annalyn P. Romero, Program Chairs in Electronics Engineering and Industrial Engineering, respectively, actively participated in the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE) held last October 21-22, 2019 at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City. The theme of the ICEE conference was “Reengineering Engineering Education: Shifting Gears, Powering up and Leading the Way.” The conference was attended by representatives from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and around 270 school heads, deans, and chairs of various engineering schools nationwide.
The conference centered on the discussions why despite several educational reforms aiming to augment the provision of quality engineering education, our graduates are way behind their global counterparts. Plenary talks such as “Hidden” learning outcomes in engineering education and best practices and reforms in Malaysian Engineering Education to meet the needs of the 21st Century Engineering Graduates, were among the topics that strengthened the fact that with all the issues and challenges that we are facing, the need to Re-engineer Engineering Education will no longer be an option but a requirement that will become the driver for the much-needed transformation in the Philippine engineering education.