Feasibility Study on the Opening of Maritime Programs in Biliran Province State University

Jeruel A Espinazo, Charlene T Parac, Phia Jane M Llesis, Victor C Cañezo, Jr.

Abstract


Maritime programs both transportation and engineering have undergone strong scrutiny from regulating bodies to ensure that standards set forth are met by universities.  Unlike other undergraduate programs offered in the Philippines, those of maritime undergo constant monitoring and evaluated to adapt them to the demands of the industry. This study aimed to assess the need or demand of the maritime programs in Biliran Province State University and evaluate relevance of the programs to community development.

This study used mixed quantitative-qualitative techniques in gathering pertinent data. Quantitative techniques largely banked on descriptive methods to summarize and present findings related to the study variables and questions under investigation. Qualitative data were gathered to serve as support to the quantitative data and to give context to data gathered. Frequency counts, percentages, and descriptive statistics were used in summarizing the data gathered. Simple linear regression was also used to analyze data pertaining to forecasting and in generating statistical models.

Data from the Marina have indicated that since the start of its offering, BiPSU has produced 3,328 BSMarE and 779 BSMT graduates. Reflecting the results of the tracer study conducted, 51.00% and 62.55% were employed at the time of survey, respectively. The forecast models developed from the historical data that capture more than 80% of the reality show that the trend is going to continue, especially by the time when SHS students will graduate and continue to college.

Keywords


maritime programs, forecasting, tracer study

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