The engineering profession is a very urgent need today to meet the number of requests for the engineering profession in the field, especially in Indonesia. In addition, professional certification of engineers for domestic children is also very important to compete in the era of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) that has been taking place in Indonesia. According to Law Number 11 of 2014 concerning Engineering, the Engineer Profession Program is a higher education program after the Undergraduate Program to form engineering competencies. Mastery of Engineering Competencies is marked with a Certificate of Engineer Competence. Engineers who have an Engineer Competency Certificate will have an Engineer Registration Certificate which is written evidence issued by the Indonesian Engineers Association (PII) to Engineers who already have an Engineer Competency Certificate and are legally recognized for conducting engineering practice.
Therefore, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through the Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education targets the Engineering Professional Study Program to run in 2017 which has been mandated at 20 state universities and 14 private universities including Diponegoro University. The foundation for the implementation of the Engineer Professional Program Study Program (PSPPI) is the Regulation of the Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Number 35 of 2016 concerning the Implementation of the Engineer Professional Program Study Program. The Engineer Professional Program Study Program (PSPPI) of Diponegoro University Semarang was established based on the Letter of the Director General of the Directorate of Institutional Science, Technology and Higher Education Number 679/CC4/KL/2016 concerning the Assignment of the Implementation of the Engineer Professional Program Study Program at Diponegoro University Semarang. This assignment is a mandate as well as proof of the trust of the Government of Indonesia in Diponegoro University as one of the Legal Entity State Universities (PTN-BH).