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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:

R. J.
◈ Studied BS in Civil Engineering
◈ At Rizal Technological University
◈ Graduated 2008

list bulletWhy did I choose Civil Engineering: It is challenging course and I wanted to enhance my talent in mathematics and beside to that, I was willing to design and construct an infrastructure.

list bulletAbout my college education: I learned to be more on focus due to the difficult subjects. I learned to be more discipline because of finished or not finished need to pass the paper. I feel the greatness of this course. I learned also to be generous to my classmates when we have a surprise examination I give those papers to use in exam.

The subjects that made me crazy are Differential and Integral calculus but it is the way also to make easy the other subjects like Deigns (Foundation, Reinforced Concrete, and Pre Stress Design). And not only that, I been used it now in my work. All the challenges I encountered when I was college, I enjoy it now.

To pass the exam was difficult because sometimes it was only 7 out of 30 students were passed to the exam that is why the other shifts to business courses.

The only things that we need to be habit when we still study in college are to being focus to your study, make your study as your friend, don't be shy to ask if you did not understand the subject and put to your heart and have a passion to your study. And one day you will be victorious and your parent will be proud of you.

list bulletMy current job: As being Project Civil Engineer, you are responsible to finish the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, factory and other infrastructure on time. You will sort out all materials, equipment and manpower to be use and manage it according to the schedule and sequence of work. Easy to say, you supervise the whole construction works.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I learned to be punctual because our exam will start on exact time also. I learned also to be focus on my job and to finish all works on schedule with quality. If I have float time, I used it to start the other activities earlier so that I avoid cramming of my schedule so that I deliver it on time. And I learned the professionalism in my work because of experienced in my college era.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I found a job only days after my graduation because I took an OJT to their company. This company said to me their evaluation in my training job and they ask me if I willing to work to their company. And I said, yes.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Civil Engineering: I recommend the BS Civil Engineering course for those who willing and decided to take this course because if you not your interest, it is hard to finished this. In employment opportunities, Civil Engineering graduates can easily find jobs because it is demanding now in abroad and in our country. In Philippines, more buildings are going to rise here because of the investors like the economy status of our country. According to statistics I read in internet, Philippines are fast growing country now a days compare to other Asian nation. Buildings and buildings are raised in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao which symbolized our strong economy. More Investors from Japan, America and Europe still engaging to our country and more to come.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: I just advice to those who are willing to take BS Civil Engineering is to be sure you want this course and it's subjects. Don't be afraid to take or encounter the challenges. Always depend to your professors and other classmates who are willing to teach you and do not even think to cheat when you take this course. Be perceived to understand the subjects so that when you take an exam you are confident that you will answer it all. I tell you; you will easily pass the Board Exam because you know the principle of formulas that you will be used to answer the questions. :)
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