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BS in Computer Engineering in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BS CpE) is a five-year program that is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science. The curriculum provides students with a foundation in basic science, mathematics, software, and engineering. It covers topics on how to design a microprocessor and develop embedded systems that are used in desktops or handheld devices. The program also equips students with the ability to analyze, plan, design, install, operate and maintain digital devices, computer hardware, and software systems. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering are encouraged to take the Information and Communication Technology strand. The strand equips students with basic topics on illustration, web design, animation, technical drafting, and computer programming.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering as a Discipline
  • Fundamentals of Mixed Signals and Sensors
  • Computer Engineering Drafting and Design
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Software Design
  • Microprocessors
  • Logic Circuits and Design
  • Data Communications
  • Operating Systems
  • Methods of Research

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 Computer 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 computer 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 computer 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

The BS in Computer Engineering does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of Computer Engineering may pursue a career path in various development and manufacturing companies or government agencies that needs specialized Computer Engineering services. They may apply for roles such as a software developer, test engineers, computer programmer, support specialist, robotics control systems engineer, electrical designer, quality assurance manager, and systems analyst.

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Reviews of BS in Computer Engineering graduates:

S. M.
◈ Studied BS in Computer Engineering
◈ At Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
◈ Graduated 2002

list bulletAbout my college education: Taking up Computer Engineering in PLM during my time is very difficult as the University had very little resources and facilities to accommodate the needs of the COE students. We didn't have top notch computer systems that could support the operating systems and programs that needed to be learned so most of the knowledge we only got through theories from the books and professors and through self studies.

list bulletMy current job: I am a Medical Coder by profession.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Only some were practical. All the major subjects that I took during my third year in college up until I graduated were the ones that I get to use from time to time. The subjects from my first year and second year in college were the ones that I never got to use until today.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Just a few weeks.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Computer Engineering: I would recommend this course if you have high interest to continuously learn computer systems. It is highly fulfilling if you are the techie type that takes pride in being able to assemble, install and run a computer system or a network. Compensation is very promising to those with very wide experience and with a number of certifications.
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