Assessment of PPI Program at Faculty of EngineeringAs one of 40 universities mandated by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, starting from the 2018/2019 academic year, the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Brawijaya (FT-UB) officially opened the Engineer Professional Education Study Program (PS PPI). As the standard for implementation in the mandated universities, the first and second batch of PSPPI will conduct Past Learning Recognition (RPL) Program. This program is implemented based on past experiences track records.
New students will be asked to collect files containing completed education and professional experiences. The file is written in FAIR (Engineer Application Form) which includes formal & non-formal education, work experience, engineering practices, exposures and engineering papers, and other supporting activities (as experts, organizers, community services, etc.).
Before the assessment, one of the examiners, Ir. Rudy Purwondho, MSc, MBA, IPM, ASEAN Eng., gave an introduction to the RPL program, the assessment process, and FAIR conversion to numerical and letter values. "RPL is an acknowledgment of the learning outcomes obtained from formal or non-formal education, as well as work experience at the higher education level. The achievement is stated in FAIR and then converted into numbers according to the subjects that must be followed to obtain a GPA," explained Secretary of the Engineering Expert Team of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.
Besides Ir. Rudy, also present as the assessor, Head of the Engineering Expert Team of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Ir. Djoko Santoso, MSc, IPU, ASEAN Eng. The RPL assessment was held on December 18 and 19 2018. Twenty-three students were interviewed directly by the two assessors.
In the interview process, students are given the opportunity to share their engineering experiences that have not been stated in FAIR. "This assessment instruments can later be adjusted according to each university's policy, therefore I hope the Head and Secretary of the Study Program and the Dean can assist the assessment process, for learning process," said Prof. Djoko before starting the assessment process.
Centered in the 3rd floor Meeting Room of FTUB Building, the first interview process held on December 18 ends at 9:00 p.m. and continues the next day at the same place. [mic/Humas UB]