The College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) traces its roots to the former Department of Agricultural Engineering created in 1912 as one of the departments of the UP College of Agriculture. In 1976, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was elevated to the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (INSAET). On February 24, 1983, the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) was finally established upon the approval of the UP Borad of Regents in its 958th meeting. Since its institution, CEAT has become one of the best engineering colleges producing quality graduates and continuing to develop and generate engineering technologies and knowledge products in service of the Filipino people.

 

CEAT HISTORY IN A TIMELINE

1908

1908 – UP founded

1909 – UP College of Agriculture (UPCA) established

1910s

1910 – Agricultural Engineering Building built at site presently occupied by SEARCA

1912 – Creation of the Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAE)

1920 – BOR approves offering of BS Sugar Technology (BSST, a 5-year course)

1920s

1928 – BS Agricultural Engineering (BSAE) offered jointly by UP Diliman and UPCA

1930s

1930’s – Ethanold blended gasoline successfully studied and tested at UPCA

1960s

1965 – BSAE offered entirely at UPCA

1970s

1972 – Reorganization of UP into UP System. Autonomy granted to the UPCA to become the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB)

1976 – Elevation of the DAE to the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (INSAET)

1977 – Creation of the Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC)

1979 – Institution of the Agricultural Mechanization Development Program (AMDP)

1980s

1983 – INSAET evolved into the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT)

            Sugar Technology Program transferred to CEAT

            Creation of the Department of Engineering Science (DES) and Department of Chemical Engineering (DChE)

1985 – BOR approves offering of BS Chemical Engineering (BSChE) Curriculum

1989 – BS ChE major in Sugar Technology offered in place of BS Sugar Technology which was abolished

1990s

1992 – Offering of BS Civil Engineering (BSCE) and creation of the Department of Civil Engineering (DCE)

1996 – Offering of BS ELectrical Engineering (BSEE) and creation of the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) 

1997 – Reconstituting the Institute of Agricultural Engineering (IAE) from divisions which were then departments of CEAT

1999 – BOR approves offering of BS Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) Curriculum

2000s

2012 – CEAT celebrates its 100th Foundation Day

2016 – AMDP evolved into the Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization (BIOMECH)

2018 – CEAT started offering its revised 4-year Engineering Curriculum

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & AGRO-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (CEAT)

Office of the Dean, Electrical Engineering Building, Pili Drive, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031

Tel: +63 49 253 8366/+63 917 163 8366

Email: ceatdo.uplb@up.edu.ph