Graduate’s employability: A tracer study of the UB School of Engineering and Architecture from S.Y. 2012 to 2016

Engr. Jeferd E. Saong1, Engr. Edgardo Javier2 and Engr. Ariel Moyaen2
1Dean, School of Engineering and Architecture University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
2Faculty, School of Engineering and Architecture University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) mandated the conduct of a tracer study for higher educational institutions to measure quality and determine the ability of graduates to work in their fields. The study aimed to make an employment profile of School of Engineering and Architecture graduates from 2012 to 2016. The result of the study can be used as a basis for developing the curriculum and making the competencies of the graduates more relevant to workplaces. A descriptive-survey design was used to profile the alignment of the graduate’s program to their employment. Percentages and frequency counts summarized the data gathered from 155 respondents. A higher response rate was observed from the graduates of the BSECE program compared to the other programs. The majority of the respondents were employed in work related to their program and in loca private companies. A total enumeration of graduates in the tracer study can help strengthen the capability of graduates to be competitive in their field of specialization. The low response rate of the graduates to the tracer study necessitates an improvement in the social media strategy to reach the SEA graduates by including personal communications through an alumni coordinator to improve the respondents’ response rate.

Keywords:  graduate employability, engineering, architecture, tracer study

February 8, 2021
UB RJ Vol. 44, No. 1 2020