Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Undip: Number of Engineers Must Be Increased

The Professional Engineer Study Program (PSPPI) of the Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University (Undip) held the 10th Engineer Oath-Taking event for the January 2024 period on Tuesday (30/1). This time, the engineer’s oath-taking took place in the Engineering Hall, 5th floor of Prof. Ir. Eko Budihardjo, M.Sc. Building.

During this period, PSPPI Faculty of Engineering Undip succeeded in producing 69 new engineers. All engineers appointed are students from the Recognition of Past Learning (RPL) class. According to Prof. Dr. Ir. Widayat, S.T., M.T., IPM, ASEAN Eng, Chair of PSPPI Faculty of Engineering Undip, the RPL class at PSPPI Faculty of Engineering Undip is slightly different because there are an additional 4 credits that must be taken directly. With these additional credits, students must complete the remaining credits through studying for one semester. The credits are a new breakthrough that can be practiced in Indonesia.

“In PSPPI, the implementation of Recognition of Past Learning (RPL) is not complete. Your recognition will provide around 20 credits. Where 4 credits still have to be taken in real terms. The requirements mean that the case study report can be completed in one semester. “This could be a pioneer; in the future, it could become a model for RPL in Indonesia,” said Prof. Widayat.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Dr. Jamari, S.T., M.T., congratulated the new engineers. He hopes that the number of engineers in Indonesia can continue to increase.

Prof. Jamari also said that in the future, the PSPPI of the Faculty of Engineering Undip could continue to develop and produce more engineers for Indonesia. “In Indonesia, the number of engineers is still far from the target. There should be 10 thousand engineers for every 1 million people. However, currently, it is calculated at 2600 (per 1 million population), meaning it is far from the target. So, our homework together is to develop this Professional Engineer Program. We have to hurry,” he said.

During this period’s engineering oath-taking, several academic members of the Faculty of Engineering Undip also took the oath. Some of them are Prof. Dr. Dipl. Ing. Ir. Berkah Fajar Tamtama Kiono from the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuroji, M.T. from the Department of Civil Engineering; Dr. Ir. Naniek Utami Handayani, S.T., M.T. from the Department of Industrial Engineering; Ir. Vanadia Mardiastuti, S.T., M.Eng. and Ir. Narulita Santi, S.T., M.Eng. from the Department of Geological Engineering.

Secretary General of the Indonesian Engineers Association (PII), Ir. Bambang Goeritno, M.Sc, MPA, IPU, APEC Engineer, hopes that these new engineers can help introduce the Professional Engineer Program to the general public. “We hope that the graduates who have just been inaugurated can be involved in campaigning for this program so that we can produce more engineers. Because the gap (between the number of engineers and the population) is getting bigger every year.”

Are you interested in the engineering profession? Read more on the page PSPPI Undip.

Source: Faculty of Engineering Undip.

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