The Engineering Professional Education Study Program (PSPPI) of Faculty of Engineering (FT), Diponegoro University (Undip) held the ceremony of Oath Taking of the 6th Batch of PSPPI FT UNDIP for the February 2022 period on Thursday (10/02) at 09.00 AM. The event was held offline and took place in the Patra Room of Noormans hotel Semarang. The event was also attended by online attendees via Zoom meeting.

The offline ceremony event was carried out with strict health protocols. Each of the committee, participants, and invited guests who were present before entering the Patra Room had already been tested for antigen by the medical staff and the results were negative. The room quota is limited to only 120 people out of a maximum total of 400 people.

The event was attended by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.; Deputy Dean of Academic and Student Affairs of Faculty of Engineering Undip, Dr.nat.tech. Siswo Sumardiono, S.T., M.T.; Deputy Dean of Resources of Faculty of Engineering Undip, Dr. Abdul Syakur, S.T., M.T.; Managers and Supervisors at the Faculty of Engineering Undip.

The invited guests included the General Chairperson of the Indonesian Engineers Association, Dr. Ir. Danis Hidayat Sumadilaga, M.Eng.Sc., IPU.; Deputy General Chairperson of the Indonesian Engineers Association, Dr.Ing. Ilham Akbar Habibie, Dipl.Ing., MBA.; Executive Director of the Indonesian Engineers Association; Ir. Habibie Razak, S.T., M.M., IPU., ACPE., ASEAN Eng.; Deputy Executive Director of the Indonesian Engineers Association, Ir Muharam Ahmadi S.T.; Chair of the Implementing Agency for the Professional Engineer Program, Prof. Dr. Ir. Asep Kurnia Parmadi IPU.; Chairman of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Engineers Association for the Central Java Region, Dr. T Herry Ludiro Wahyono S.T., M.T.; Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Engineers Association for the Central Java Region, Prof. Dr. Totok Prasetyo Beng M.T., IPU.

In his remarks, the Dean of Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M., M.Sc., Ph.D., congratulated the Engineers who had been sworn in. “Congratulations to the inaugurated engineers. Hopefully the knowledge will be beneficial for the homeland, nation and country,” said Prof. Agung.

Furthermore, Prof. Agung hoped that these engineers must have empathy and sympathy for the surrounding community. “Most importantly, we must empathize and sympathize with the surrounding community and environment. So it is one of our tasks as engineers to carry out our duties properly and professionally in the field,” he explained.

With the election of Faculty of Engineering Undip as an Integrity Zones towards Corruption-Free Area (ZI-WBK) by the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (Kementerian PANRB), it requires engineers to have integrity and become role models and agents of change in improving the quality of services to the community.

“When you have integrity, you can become role models in the field. By giving good examples, you contribute to the advancement of this nation to jointly improve the quality of service. So we entrust the mandate of ZI-WBK to all of you. Please take care because currently there are only 5 universities in Indonesia to become ZI-WBK,” explained Prof. Agung.

Prof. Agung stated that recently infrastructure development in Indonesia is being intensively implemented. With the state budget for construction of nearly 400 trillion and the need for engineers that has only been fulfilled by 40% of the total need for engineers of 260 thousands people, it becomes a big challenge and responsibility for engineers. “That is the responsibility of all of us who will become engineers, we must continue to be enthusiastic,” he concluded.

In his report, the Head of the Engineering Professional Education Study Program (PSPPI) of Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Dr. Ir. Widayat, S.T., M.T., IPM., explained that the number of prospective graduates in the February 2020 period was 58 people with 52 predicated as Cumlaude. The number that has been graduated by PSPPI until the period of February 2022 is 277 people. Meanwhile, the number of PSPPI Engineers who have obtained Professional Engineer Certification (SIP) – IPP/IPM/IPU is 86 people.

In the period of February 2022, the graduates of PSPPI are from several state universities and institutions, including: Faculty of Engineering  Undip, Gunung Jati Swadaya University, IST AKPRIND Yogyakarta, Islamic University of Indonesia, Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Public Works and Spatial Planning Agency of Cirebon Agency, RSUP dr. Kariadi, Indonesian Air Force, PT. Adhi Karya TBK, PT. Pertamina (Persero), PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) TBK, and PT Jaya Konstruksi.

These engineers graduate through the Past Learning Recognition program (RPL). Assessment is carried out through portfolios, educational workshops, writing case study reports, research, and community service. “Of course, additional understanding, knowledge, and competence are expected to provide further provisions for engineers to contribute well to the nation and state so that development in Indonesia becomes more focused and follows the regulations in Indonesia,” said Prof. Widayat.

Prof. Widayat hoped that by taking this oath, the inaugurated engineers can contribute and benefit the surrounding community. “We hope that you will make more real contributions for the better Indonesia,” he explained.