CEAT Background

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 Borad 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.


Excellence in engineering education, research and extension; committed to progressive transformation and global relevance of Philippine Agriculture and Industry.

(Approved by the CEAT Executive Committee on September 2, 2013)


To produce engineers with the highest technical capabilities, entrepreneurial and networking skills, commitment to the protection of the environment and natural resources, deep sense of ethical principles, desire to serve the nation, and appreciation of our culture and arts.


CEAT aims to: Produce quality engineering graduates needed for agricultural and industrial development of the country;

Advance the frontier of knowledge in engineering and generate technologies in support of the agro-industrial thrusts of the country; and

Promote the utilization of useful technologies by proper clientele.

The University of the Philippines Los Baños, with its national and regional mandates for excellence in engineering education, its commitment to rural agro-industrial development and its proven strengths in graduate and undergraduate instruction and research, is in a unique position to complement the crop of graduates of other institutions for the agro-industrial development needs of the country.

The College pursues research collaborations with government and non-government organizations, the private sector, and international organizations towards the development of the country’s engineering sector. CEAT also implements extension projects for the benefit of engineering stakeholders, particularly the farmers.