About the College of Engineering and Computer Studies

Holy Name University's College of Engineering and Computer Studies (COECS) is the fruit of a union meant to strengthen complementary colleges, the College of Engineering and the College of Computer Studies. Its first milestone was the government recognition no. 209, series of 1969 granted to then Divine Word College of Tagbilaran on August 8, 1969.  Engr. Ismael Masamayor acted as the head of the engineering department offering a two year engineering preparatory course under the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

In 1985, through the leadership of Engr. Herminia Gonzaga, the school offered a 5-year course in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). A year after, Engr. James Uy was appointed as chairman of the Civil Engineering Department. Two years later, he became head of the entire engineering department.  On February 2, 1989, the school was granted government recognition number 003 series of 1989. In March of that year, the first batch of Civil Engineering students graduated. The department became the College of Engineering in 1991.

The Computer Engineering and the Electronics and Communications Engineering programs were also offered following the release of government recognition no. 236 series of 1998 for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSComE) and no. 237 series of 1998 for Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) on September 28, 1998.

The College of Computer Studies, on the other hand,  started as the College of Computer Science in the second semester of school year 1997-1998 with Ms. Mariejoe Narca as dean. Formerly a department under then College of Commerce (now, College of Business and Accountancy), it initially offered Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program, following the government recognition in 1995. 

In 2003, the college offered the Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM) program.  With the transfer of Ms. Narca to the Center for Local Governance (now Center for Extension, Linkages, and Partnerships) in 2007, Prof. Amie Rosarie Caballo, took over the deanship of the college, then called the College of Computer Studies.

In 2008, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program was granted government recognition by virtue of the university’s autonomous status.  In the same year, the Bachelor of Science in Information Management program was changed to Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS). However, due to low enrollment, it was eventually frozen.  At present, the department has kept the BSCS and the BSIT programs.

In response to the Philippines' massive education reform prompted by the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, the individual strengths and accomplishments of the two colleges have been merged into one single unit in SY 2016-2017.  It is now known as the College of Engineering and Computer Studies (COECS).

Cognizant of the critical role of engineering and technology in nation-building, the new college has faced challenges and opportunities in the fields of engineering and information and communication technology education but  it continues to provide an excellent learning environment for molding innovative servant leaders.

From its former location in the main building in Gallares St, Tagbilaran City, the two colleges had transferred to its present location in Janssen Heights, Dampas District.

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Engr. James Uy
Dean
College of Engineering and Computer Studies

Engineering and Computer Studies

Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision

A leading Christ-centered community committed to providing an excellent learning environment in molding innovative servant leaders.

Mission

We commit ourselves to the:
  • integration of Christian values in the quest for new knowledge and skills;
  • pursuit of excellence in instruction, research and community extension;
  • formation of innovative professionals embracing the values of St. Arnold Janssen and St. Joseph Freinademetz.


Goals

We aim to:
  • make COECS  a model Christian learning community that engages in activities for the acquisition of new knowledge and skills
  • provide quality instruction and state of the art facilities and actively engage in research and community extension
  • inculcate Christian values in one’s profession

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

The BS Computer Science program includes the study of computing concepts and theories, algorithmic foundations and new developments in computing. The program prepares students to design and create algorithmically complex software and develop new and effective algorithms for solving computing problems.

The program also includes the study of the standards and practices in Software Engineering. It prepares students to acquire skills and disciplines required for designing, writing and modifying software components, modules and applications that comprise software solutions.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

The BS Information Technology program includes the study of the utilization of both hardware and software technologies involving planning, installing, customizing, operating, managing and administering and maintaining information technology infrastructure that provides computing solutions to address the needs of an organization.

The program prepares graduates to address various user needs involving the selection, development, application, integration and management of computing technologies with an organization.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

Civil Engineering is a profession that applies the basic principles of science in conjunction with mathematical and computational tools to solve problems associated with developing and sustaining civilized life on our planet. Civil Engineering works are generally one-of-a-kind projects; they are often grand in scale; and they usually require cooperation among professionals of many different disciplines. The completion of a civil engineering project involves the solution of technical problems in which information from numerous sources and myriad non-technical factors play a significant role.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE) is a program that embodies the science and technology of design, development, implementation, maintenance and integration of software and hardware components in modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment.

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE)

The scope and nature of practice of the Electronics Engineer shall embrace and consist of any work or activity relating to the application of engineering science and/or principles to the investigation, analysis, synthesis, planning, design, specification, research and development, provision, procurement, marketing and sales, manufacture and production, construction and installation, tests/measurements/control, operation, repair, servicing, technical support and maintenance of electronic components, devices, products, apparatus, instruments, equipment, systems, networks operations and processes in the fields of electronics, including communications and/or telecommunications, information and communication technology (ICT), computers and their networking and hardware/firmware/software development and applications, broadcast/broadcasting, cable and wireless television, consumer and industrial electronics, electro optics/photonics/optoelectronics, electro-magnetics, avionics, aerospace, navigational and military applications, medical electronics, robotics, cybernetics, biometrics and all other related and convergent fields; it also includes the administration, management, supervision and regulatory aspects of such works and activities; similarly included are those teaching and training fundamentals and related advanced knowledge in electronics engineering, including lecturing and teaching of technical and professional subjects given in the electronics engineering.

Faculty

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Engr. Uy, James
Dean
coecs.dean@hnu.edu.ph

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Engr. Uy, Marilou, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Engineering
engg.chair.coecs@hnu.edu.ph

Dr. Maria Celia Ligason
Chairperson, Computer Studies
cs.chair.coecs@hnu.edu.ph

Engineering and Computer Studies Faculty

Engineering Department

Engr. Vanessa Gail Barong

Engr. Rosanne Daquio

Engr. Virginia Madanguit

Engr. Wenyville Galang

Engr. Grethel Mende

Engr. Teofilo Bajao

Engr. Reynaldo Agunod

Engr. Jon Sergio Caberte

Engr. Rosalyn Chatto

Engr. Amarish Duce

Engr. Harvey Halasan

Engr. Michael Jala

Engr. Aureen Mae Japos

Engr. Louiel Lomotos


Computer Studies Department


Prof. Maria Isabel Abucejo, MBA

Felix Oliver Bacareza

Darrel Cardaña

Ma. Gretchen Daquio

Prof. Apolinar Fudalan, MBA

Lord Francis Navarro

Prof. Amie Rosarie Caballo, MS

John Erieco Javier

Marijoe Narca

Dr. Crisanto Pancito

Prof. Brian Rosal, MBA

Rachelle Toston

 

Jennifer Halasan
Secretary

Research and Publications


The college has a strong linkage with the provincial government of Bohol as well as some local government units and Non-Government Organizations. CE faculty and students have been tapped in a number of projects to name a few:

  • Adopt a Road Program by the Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF);
  • Collaboration research study of CE students with Australia National University Ph.D. student, Miss Muriel Naguit in the data gathering and assessment of the structure of the different barangays in Bohol after the 2013 earthquake;
  • Structural Damage Assessment for 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake of 2013 for Shelter Cluster Philippines in cooperation with Provincial Government and UNDP;
  • GPS Road Based Mapping for Coordinating Road Investments for Development Project for Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and
  • HABITAT program for the rehabilitation of damaged houses after the 2013 Bohol earthquake.

Student Organizations

Organization Student Membership
The Animation and Cartoonist Society (AnimatiCS)  
Computer Society (ComSoc)  
Institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers (IECEP)-HNU Student Chapter  
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (PICE) HNU Student Chapter  
Society of Young Computer Professionals (SyComP)  

The Animation and Cartoonist Society (AnimatiCS)

The Animation and Cartoonist Society is a student organization of Holy Name University, focused on art, animation and collaboration between students of all fields who are unanimously interested and skilled in the art of animation, illustration and multimedia.

Computer Society (ComSoc)

The Computer Society is an organization among engineering students interested in computer hardware, computer networks, computer programming, website-developing and other computer-related tasks. ComSoc aims to provide information on the new trends in IT modern technology, assist students in the molding of future careers as Computer Engineers and to do community service in helping other people be computer literate among others.

Institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers (IECEP)-HNU Student Chapter

A curricular student organization of ECE students which aim is to be able to support and help in the realization of the aspirations and ideals of the ECE students by initiating activities that shall enhance their skills and capabilities in the pursuit of excellence.

Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (PICE) HNU Student Chapter

A curricular organization among CE students which aim is to foster, improve and stimulate research in civil engineering studies. Through the various activities it organizes, PICE develops fellowship among civil engineering students, encourages student relations with other allied technical and scientific organizations, establishes a central point of reference and unions for its members and course, advancement of the knowledge and practice of said program.

Society of Young Computer Professionals (SyComP)
 
This is an institutional organization of credible IT students whose vision is to respond to the demands of reliance and up to date information for the innovation of society founded on the modernization and fast development of IT world.  It is  guided and monitored by the Department of Computer Science for the students to attain knowledge and promote excellence.