Compliance of Engineering Programs to CDIO Standards


CDIO Standards
Engineering Education
Extent of Compliance

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Terano, H. J. R., Tomenio, F. H., & Tabal, K. M. R. (2022). Compliance of Engineering Programs to CDIO Standards: A Case of a State College in the Philippines. Journal of Education, Management and Development Studies, 2(4), 40–52.


CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) emphasizes new approaches in engineering education, and provides students better learning experiences which will prepare them into the real-world of engineering works. This CDIO approach has been adopted by several universities around the world. In the Philippines, this approach has been introduced to several universities and colleges more specifically to engineering programs. Engineering programs at Camarines Sur Polytechnic has been in its third-year since its introduction of CDIO in 2017. This study was developed to evaluate the current state of the engineering programs on how well it lines up with the 12 CDIO standards using the CDIO’s 6-level self-evaluation rubric. Results showed that there are improvements on the ratings in 2020 as compared in 2017 where CDIO framework was first introduced in engineering programs. Standards 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11 were rated 4 which confirmed that the engineering program complies with the standards. Standards 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 12 were rated 3 which confirmed that further development and improvement in these standards are sought. Compliance and alignment of CDIO standards to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) standards and quality assurance systems including Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) and Philippine Technological Council (PTC) has been presented and found that CDIO standards conforms with the various quality assurance systems. Plans of action were developed for continuous improvement processes.


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