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 Board 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.

TIMELINE HISTORY

1908

1908 – University of the Philippines was founded
1909 – University of the Philippines College of Agriculture (UPCA) was established

1910

1910 – Agricultural Engineering Building was built at the site presently occupied by SEARCA
1912 – Creation of the Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAE)
1920 – BOR approved the offering of BS Sugar Technology (BSST, a 5-year course)

1920

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

1930

1930 – Ethanol blended gasoline successfully studied and tested at UPCA

1960

1965 – BSAE was offered entirely at UPCA

1970

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

1980

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 BS Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) Curriculum
1989 – BS ChE major in Sugar Technology offered in place of BS Sugar Technology which was abolished

1990

1992 – Offering of BS Civil Engineering (BS CE) and creation of the Department of Civil Engineering (DCE)
1996 – Offering of BS Electrical Engineering (BS EE) 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 Industrial Engineering (BS IE) Curriculum

2000

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

2020 – During the 1355th UP Board of Regents meeting, the institution of the BS Mechanical Engineering program was approved

2021 – First offering of the BS Mechanical Engineering program; approval of the BS Materials Engineering during the 1372 BOR meeting