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BS in Civil Engineering in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS CE) program is a five-year program designed to teach students the basic principles of science and mathematical tools used in engineering. The program covers the five essential fields of civil engineering: structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, Geo-technical engineering and construction engineering and management. It also aims to provide students with technical skills and knowledge in planning, design, construction, supervision, and maintenance of civil engineering works this includes road, school, mall, human settlement, energy development, and agricultural infrastructures. 

Recommended Senior High School Strand

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

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Building Design
  • Structural Design
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Civil Engineering Law
  • Construction Methods
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Mathematics

Admission Requirements


  • 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 Civil Engineering are expected to be able to:

  • Solve complex engineering problems using application of mathematics and science knowledge
  • Conduct engineering procedures professionally and ethically
  • Effectively communicate civil engineering activities with the engineering community and with the society
  • Understand the impact of civil engineering solutions globally, economically, and environmentally
  • Use up to date techniques, skills, and engineering tools for engineering procedures
  • Understand at least one specialized field of civil engineering

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in various development companies specializing in civil works and infrastructures. 

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 Civil Engineer in the Philippines, a graduate of Civil Engineering needs to pass the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Civil Engineering under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). It is scheduled twice a year in the months of May and November.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Civil Engineering may pursue a career path in any development company that focuses on civil engineering works. They may apply as a structural engineer, project engineer, staff engineer, inspectors, associate engineer, educator, or city planner.

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Reviews of BS in Civil Engineering graduates:

list bulletAbout my college education: Engineering is so interesting course, yes it is difficult, but enjoyable and challenging.
In order to succeed in this course one must have high analytical skills/logical skills paired with excellent mathematical skills and hardwork.

list bulletMy current job: Municipal Government Department Head I (Municipal Assessor) for LGU Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I believe so, yes. Since I deal with real property assessments and appraisals, the mathematical routines are always needed. The knowledge about buildings and other infrastructures taught in college are used in my line of work.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Three years

list bulletDo I recommend studying Civil Engineering: Yes. Civil Engineering and other Engineering courses have a significant role to play in the society, particularly in innovations and nation building so Engineers will never ran out of job opportunities. It is very interesting since engineering deals with a lot of things and allows anyone in the field to improve themselves and help others by ways of innovations and setting global standards.

Most engineering positions pay well especially those in the construction and research industry.
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