FEATI University

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FEATI University
Feati seal kulay.png
Motto Ars Scientia Manus
Established 1946, 69 years ago
Type Private, non-sectarian
President Dr-Ing. Adolfo Jesus R. Gopez
Location Santa Cruz, Manila
Colors Blue and Yellow
Nickname Seahawks
Website www.featiu.edu.ph

FEATI University (Far East Air Transport Incorporated) is a private non-sectarian co-educational higher education institution with a Catholic orientation established in 1946 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines. FEATI was formerly known as the Far Eastern Aeronautics School.

About FEATI[edit]

FEATI Bridgepoint
Entrance

Dr. Salvador Araneta with his wife Dr. Victoria Lopez de Araneta founded the Far Eastern Air Transport Incorporated (FEATI), the first airline in the Philippines flying the Iloilo-Manila-Hong Kong route.[1] The couple’s shared vision to take people to life-changing destinations paved way for a more critical approach in aeronautics, technology, and the sciences.[1]

The couple decided to close the airline company, but kept its name when they founded the FEATI Institute of Technology on March 6, 1946 as a school particularly focused on engineering and technology.[1] Thirteen years later, the school earned university status as granted by the Department of Education with Dr. Victoria Lopez de Araneta as the first president of FEATI University.[1]

It currently occupies a 5-hectare campus. FEATI University has successfully produced outstanding alumni who have served in the government, military, diplomatic corps and private sector in the field of engineering, science, technology and commerce.

Today, FEATI University is a non-sectarian co-educational institution with a Catholic orientation. It continues to adhere on the very vision Dr. Salvador and Dr. Victoria Araneta believed in. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs.

Academics[edit]

The University's Graduate School offers postgraduate degrees that includes Master of Arts major in College Teaching, Master of Arts major in Educational Administration and Supervision and Master of Science in Management Engineering.

There are six colleges that have varied course offerings like engineering, maritime education, architecture, fine arts, business and arts and sciences. The school also offers short-term or ladderized courses such as Diploma in Electrical Technology, Certificate in Electronics Computer Technician, Associate in Computer Technology, Certificate in Computer Technology, Computer Secretarial and Fitter Machinist (Basic Machine Shop Course). Two other short-term courses, Welding Technology and Refrigeration and Airconditioning Technology, will soon be open.

School Building[edit]

Fernando Ocampo Sr.’s Paterno Building built in 1929 at the foot of MacArthur Bridge in Santa Cruz combined the language of Art Deco and Missino Revival. It had a symmetrical rectangular plan with a clean and simple character in design, having blocks of windows organized in a series of regular bays. Two passageways were emphasized by canopies and plain art deco treatment over the second level windows and on the raised pediments.[2]

Student Support[edit]

Consultation at the Admissions Office

Student Assistance Services Office (SASO). The Student Assistance Services Office is committed in assisting students and graduates of FEATI in their search for the most meaningful opportunities in their field of study. SASO support students to develop and fulfill their career employment goals by providing career programs, workshops and information necessary for making career decisions in meeting the demands of the corporate world with regular notices of job openings and internship programs from different possible employers posted in the SASO Bulletin Board via website www.featiu.edu.ph. These openings are in variety of fields requiring different skill levels.

Office of Research, Development and Extension Services (ORDE) ORDE works with the faculty in identifying projects to be conducted by the students under their supervision. This will hone the students’ ability to think critically as they prepare project proposals, identify funding resources and possible collaborators. ORDE maintains its goal in promoting and sustaining research and development and providing opportunities for continuing education and training of the university’s faculty and students.

Student organizations[edit]

The University adheres to student rights and privileges. The different school organizations help the students not only practice their rights but also enjoy life at the university as well.