THE Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) has introduced a new Professional Science Master's Degree in Engineering Management (PSMEM), which will offer a solid career opportunity for engineers who want to develop and sharpen their business-handling skills.

This comes after the institute started offering other PSM degrees in construction management and data science in the past six years.

The degree program aims to equip enrollees with both technical and managerial expertise that are designed to play a key role in preparing the next generation of leaders in the engineering sector.

TIP Senior Vice President Angelo Lahoz said the new program came about with their partners' clamor for a practice-based program that can be used as professional leverage for career advancement.

Western Digital Storage Technologies (WDST) Philippines Corp. Development Engineering Manager Aileen Jara agreed with Lahoz, saying that "engineering managers must develop communication skills to allow them to connect deep technical content to a variety of audiences."

She said the PSMEM addresses the concern that undergraduate programs are often technical and are void of management courses.

Dr. Richard Abendan, Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (Stride) chief of party, lauded TIP for initiating, developing and launching the PSMEM program on its own.

"With its strong track record and visionary leadership, TIP is now demonstrating that it can lead its own development efforts with minimal support from Stride. This is an outcome that we would always love to see - academic institutions building their own mechanisms towards innovating curriculum and producing industry-ready graduates," he said.

Stride is a USAid-funded project enabling innovation to drive economic growth in the Philippines.

The application and enrollment for PSMEM are now open, and classes will be held online through the online platform, Canvas.

TIP invites interested applicants to visit their social media accounts through @TIP1962official for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or email their Admission痴 Office at [email protected] or [email protected]