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BS in Industrial Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) is a four-year degree program designed to equip students with the basic principles and procedures of shop training and technology repair works. They also learn about the operation and maintenance of technical systems and equipment used in mechanical design and construction technology.  The program provides students with skills in manufacturing, quality assurance and control, and operations management. 

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to pursue a degree in Industrial Technology 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

  • Basic Drafting
  • Carpentry and Masonry
  • Basic Electricity
  • Commercial Graphic Arts
  • General Metal Works
  • Plumbing, Handicraft
  • Auto-Electrical
  • Elementary Agriculture
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning with HVAC
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Occupational Health and Safety Practices
  • Basic Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Technopreneurship

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 BS in Industrial Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Work well with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Apply knowledge in mathematics and science when solving industrial technology problems
  • Conduct research using proper industrial methodologies
  • Abide with industrial ethical standards and practices

On-The-Job Training/Internship

A student of the BSIT program is required to attend an on the job training (OJT) in a shop, industrial companies, and manufacturing industries. During the OJT, students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and practice their skills in actual settings. The OJT program is done under the supervision of a designated authority in the establishment/office which will evaluate the student periodically and submit the evaluation form to the assigned faculty member. The number of hours required for the OJT varies from one school to another.

Board Exam

The BS in Industrial Technology 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 BS in Industrial Technology may pursue a career path in industrial companies, firms, and manufacturing industries. They may apply as a machinist, automotive technician, electrical technician, electronics technician, computer technician, mechanical technician, drafting technician, robotics technician, machine operator, or an industrial technologist.

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Reviews of BS in Industrial Technology graduates:

A. K.
◈ Studied B.S. in Industrial Technology
◈ At Cotabato State University
◈ Graduated 2007

list bulletWhy did I choose Industrial Technology: My best friend came to me and told me that we should take this course, and we should go to the same school, and since he was starting to irritate me I just said yes.

list bulletAbout my college education: I cannot remember anything special or practical but I think the most practical thing I learned in school is that in business one must be good at mathematics. To tell you I do not like math but I passed it. One of the best part of our school activity was that we often go to retreats, I like it most when our class go outdoors.

list bulletMy current job: I currently work as a cashier at Yellow Cab Pizza, This occupation is not that high paying, but the salary here is better than the last time that I was working at Cotabato. Today I earn 42.00 pesos per hour.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: When I was studying in college we were taught to be always honest and hardworking. I never forgot that and I am happy that through my honesty and diligence my employer continues to trust me.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduating it didn’t take me long to look for a job. There was a newly opened pharmacy at our Barangay that time and I thought that I should try my luck. I applied for any position that was available. Luckily after 1 month they called and hired me to work as a customer service staff.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Industrial Technology: Working as a cashier the salary level would range from P7,400 – P8,500/month.
An industrial technology graduate will most likely get the job as a supervisor, if you were to work as a supervisor the salary level would range P7,800 – P 9,700/month. Comparing a cashier’s salary to a supervisor’s salary it is almost the same, the only difference is being a supervisor means having more work to do. One of the reasons I applied for cashier is due to the comparison of the salary.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: I would advise anyone who considers taking up Industrial Technology to read a lot and not depend on the teachers. They are there only to guide you but not to teach a lot. Like one of our professor said “I am only here to guide you to your goal, I am not here to do it for you”.
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