Series of 2005
SUBJECT: IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BRIDGING PROGRAM FOR THE BS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (BSME) AND THE BS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (BSEE) TO BS MARINE ENGINEERING (BSMARE) PROGRAM In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994,” and by virtue of Resolution No. 640-2005 of the commission en banc dated November 7, 2005 – during its 261 st CEB meeting, the following guidelines for the implementation of the bridging program of the BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME), and the BS Electrical Engineering (BSEE) to the Bachelor of Science Marine Engineering (BSMarE) program are hereby adopted and promulgated by the Commission. INTRODUCTION
Rational and Background. This Bridging Program for the BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Electrical Engineering to BS Marine Engineering program started when Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) reported to Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) that there was a lack of qualified marine officers and recommended that there should be a Special Program to qualify mechanical engineers for the Licensure Examination as Marine Engineer Officers. This idea was recommended to CHED for consideration. Hence, the Commission reviewed the existing curricula of BSME and BSEE and compared these to the BSMarE curriculum. The Technical Working Group in Engine together with the qualified technical experts from the academe, industry, professional organizations, government concerned agencies including Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and other stakeholders undertook the development and revision, making sure that the national standards and STCW requirements are incorporated. It has also undergone further review by the members of the Technical Panel for Maritime Education (TPME), Task Force on Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering of CHED, before it was...