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BS in Mechanical Engineering in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is a five-year program that deals with the design, development, installation, operation, and maintenance of machinery, engines, and structures used in industrial, biomedical, instrumentation and transportation systems. The program discusses the study of the conversion of thermal and chemical energy into mechanical work through engines and power plants while teaching students the proper utilization of these energies, forces, and structures to successfully perform a variety of tasks.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. They will learn topics relevant that to their degree that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Advanced Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering
  • Methods of Research for Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Elements
  • Materials Science and Engineering for Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics 1 and 2
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Heat Transfer

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering are expected to be able to:

  • Solve complex engineering problems using the application of mathematics and science knowledge
  • Conduct engineering procedures professionally and ethically
  • Understand and explain the significance of engineering solutions globally, economically, and environmentally
  • Use up to date techniques, skills, and engineering tools for mechanical engineering procedures
  • Apply engineering and management principles both as a member and a leader in a team

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in a company, organization, or agency that specializes in mechanical engineering practices and procedures. 

Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Licensed Mechanical Engineer in the Philippines, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering needs to pass the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). It is scheduled twice a year in the months of March and September. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering may pursue a career path in various development and manufacturing companies or government agencies that needs specialized Mechanical Engineering services. They may apply for roles such as junior mechanical engineer, associate mechanical engineer, technical support engineer, product engineer, junior program analyst, automotive engineer, maintenance engineer, durability and corrosion engineer, instrumentation and controls engineer, or computer systems engineer.

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B. U.
◈ Studied B.S. Mechanical Engineering
◈ At University of Santo Tomas
◈ Graduated 1998

list bulletWhy did I choose Mechanical Engineering: I was convinced to take up Civil Engineering because my father, a licensed Electrical Engineer, told me that there is a good future and many opportunities for a Civil Engineers abroad, especially in the Middle East where he worked for so many years.

list bulletAbout my college education: The Mechanical Engineering Course filled my brain with so much about machines. The subjects were so many varied and all very technical. I like all the calculations. Even Calculus became a favorite subject. It was an exciting study and whenever I am made to make a project, I was always challenged. I passed all my subjects and got more than average grades. The 4th and 5th years are always about less than half the population of the 1st-3rd years; this means many did not continue their studies in this course.

I did my best to study each subject at a proper schedule. With this I was not burdened with cramming. I developed the discipline and right way to study. I did not allow myself to indulge in going to parties or the malls for entertainment. I tried to be my brothers and sisters who were all students and entertained ourselves at home. It was more convenient and more practical that way.

list bulletMy current job: I am now an owner of my own consulting firm. I have some consultancy with power and energy-providing companies. I handle the maintenance side of their generators.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: One practical thing I learned in my college studies is to have one’s own consulting firm in order to control my own destiny, my time, my way.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I put up my own consulting firm immediately after I passed my Board exam for Mechanical Engineers.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Mechanical Engineering: The course of Mechanical Engineering is in demand and the pay is good I recommend this course to all who do not hate numbers and who likes to tinker with machines and who wish to be employed in manufacturing or energy and power companies.

Those who like to operate and build equipment for manufacturing and for airplanes and ships, should take this course. I find this course a never-ending challenge and a sure way to make a good income.
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