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The UP National Engineering Center was established on January 27, 1978 as a distinct and separate unit of the
University of the Philippines (UP) by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1295. The creation was a response to the
country’s continuing efforts at national development, which require progressive and adequate utilization and
diffusion of technology, as well as a steady and expanding supply of technical manpower with expertise in the
various fields of technology and engineering. The NEC was envisioned to provide a venue for continuing interaction
among government, industry, and the university which will be beneficial to all concerned and, at the same time,
serve the interests of national development.


To provide experts to whom public and private entities may turn for assistance in the solution of engineering
problems and to develop technologies that utilize local resources that are adapted to the needs of a developing


"The HUB of engineering innovations and technology"


Contribute to national development and well-being by providing a pool of technical experts to assist in solving
engineering problems and by developing technologies tailored to the needs of the Philippines.



Aligned with its mandate of providing experts for engineering solutions and innovations, the UP NEC Framework
defines its three core services offered to industry, government and academe. These services are Training, Advisory
and Information. Training includes Certification Programs and Short courses. Advisory covers consulting, while
Information is the dissemination of engineering information from R&D activities through publications, technical
bulletins and public forums. The NEC draws its resource pool of trainers, researchers and consultants and
engineering experts from the UP College of Engineering to service the development needs of the country.


The thrust of UP NEC services is sustainable national development. It is the guiding principle of the service clusters
that UP NEC focuses on. The four pillars of sustainable development are Basic Services (Energy and Power, Water
and Sanitation and Telecommunications), Transportation, Health and Environment and Manufacturing. To provide
the infrastructure and support of these four pillars is System Engineering and Management. This covers
Construction, Facilities and Resource Management, Maintenance Management and Materials Management for the
infrastructure. Information Technology and Management Science provide the support services.