BUCENG Brief History
Republic Act No. 5521, approved on June 21, 1969, gave Bicol University corporate existence. Although the law took effect upon its approval, the formal organization and establishment was on September 22, 1970, by virtue of Resolution No. 1 of the Board of Regents.
Section 2 of the aforementioned law provides for the conversion of the Regional School of Arts and Trades of Legazpi City into the College of Engineering (BUCENG) and the School of Arts and Trades (BUSAT). However, BUCENG officially started operations in 1970 with two programs offered, BS in Civil Engineering and BS in Mechanical Engineering.
In 1976, the College offered BS in Electrical Engineering. Two years later, it offered BS in Architecture. In June 2000 the College offered BS in Chemical Engineering and BS in Geothermal Engineering.
In 2008, the BS Mining Engineering was offered. Likewise, the Diploma in Architecture had its first ten enrollees during the SY 2008-2009. The BS Geodetic Engineering was offered starting SY 2012-2013.
In 2015, the Department of Architecture was separated from the College of Engineering as a new unit, the Institute of Architecture.
Since 1974 up to the present, the College has been producing graduates in these fields fo specialization, among them a good number of board placers in various licensure examinations in engineering and architecture.