Engr. Renzo Robert C. Manalo lands at the top spot of the 2017 Certificate in Industrial Engineering (CIE) Exam held last November 26, 2017 in UP Diliman and Cebu City. Manalo, a cum laude graduate and top 1 in the 2016 graduating IE class, bested 900 IE graduates who took the exam with a rating of 84.30%.

UPLB also posted a 100% passing rate in the 9th edition of CIE after all its 19 exam takers passed. This is a repeat of last year’s performance which marks the first active participation of UPLB IE in CIE. This year’s national passing rate is at 56.89%.

Engr. Connie Rose P. Baltazar, also a 2016 graduate, makes it to Top 7 with a rating of 80.09%.

Passers of CIE, a day-long exam administered annually by the IE Certification Board (IECB) under the supervision of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE), are entitled to be included in the ASEAN Registry of Engineers as Associate ASEAN Engineers.

To support its graduates in this undertaking, the Department of Industrial Engineering provided free review sessions – covering lectures and mock exams – every Saturday of August until November 2017.