Sample Introduction, Rationale, Objectives and Limitations



The Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) is aimed at generating data that shall be used by institutional and national policy makers .  GTS results can help the higher education institutions  (HEIs) in developing their curricula, deciding on program offerings, staffing patterns, faculty development and others.  At the national level, policy makers can be guided by GTS results in deciding on budget priorities, how to develop assistance programs can be developed for HEIs and how to redirect the course of higher education, among other (CHED-HEDP Graduate Tracer Study Training Program, May 23-24, Calamba, Laguna).

Truly, aside from the fact that one of the requirements of CHED for accreditations is to have a Graduate Tracer Study for HEIs, the CEA BPSU Civil Engineering program cannot deny that GTS is one area that need to be well enhanced and monitored for it to be more competitive and could easily adapt to the fasts changing socio-economic environment brought about by the new global order of competition, liberalization, privatization and globalization.  Especially now that the program is fast developing, its graduates must be will globalization.  Especially now that the program is fast developing, its graduates must be well monitored in order to determine its characteristics and how well it adapts to the current global order.

It this connection, faculties of CE program must assess its graduates for them to be able to determine and answers the needs of the society.  Thus, this GTS for BSCE program is being proposed.

Objectives of the GTS:

  1. To trace all graduates of BSCE program of BPSU from 2002-2008.
  2. To determine whether BSCE graduates are employed, underemployed and unemployed.
  3. To determine whether they are employed in relation with their profession or not.
  4. To establish linkage to the industry where they are employed.
  5. To assess if the BSCE program of BPSU-CEA still answers the needs of the society.


  1. The respondents are mostly from graduates residing in the province of Bataan that those residing outside the province where disregarded since they are comprised a very little percentage of the graduates.  Another reason is to lessen and save time and money.
  2. The percentage or error used in using the Slovin’s formula is Seven Percent (7%).

Source: BPSU – College of Engineering and Architecture