BATAAN PENINSULA STATE U TO OFFER RAILWAY ENGINEERING PROGRAM
INSPIRED by the mass transportation technology developed by the Department of Science and Technology, the Bataan Peninsula State University said that it will add Railway Engineering to its programs.
BPSU said that the program will be offered to students in 2023.
The school recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the DOST, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development for the installation of the Automated Guided Transit.
AGT is an alternative mass transportation technology designed and developed by DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center.
The agreement includes the construction of rail track, electrical room and coach storage, testing and module development which will be completed by December 2022.
The AGT laboratory facility will be launched by yearend.
DOST-MIRDC Executive Director Robert Dizon expressed full support to the project.
“I am proud to say that I am from Balanga. Balanga is my hometown. I am really proud that we will have here railway engineering using the AGT,” Dizon said.