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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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Reviews of BS in Mechanical Engineering graduates:

R. D.
◈ Studied B.S. Mechanical Engineering
◈ At Technological University of the Philippines
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletWhy did I choose Mechanical Engineering: Because I would like to make machines that would help our daily lifestyle. Also, this was endorsed by my cousin who is an engineer. He encouraged me to have this course because it will really help me and my family. I heard that this is in demand course and my future will be secured.

list bulletAbout my college education: In courses like engineering, mostly would say, including me, that math is hardest in terms of subjects. The boring part for me was drawing, because I don't excel and doesn't have a talent for drawing.
The attitudes you need for this course are hard work and good study habit.

list bulletMy current job: I am presently working on ships.
I am keeping the machines working.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I can say that it’s practical because when I was studying, we have subjects that are related on how to set up and work on machines. Also, the safety is the best investment that we can have. These are what we learned that I can apply in real world.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 10 months

list bulletDo I recommend studying Mechanical Engineering: Yes. There are many employment opportunities when you are a graduate of Engineering. Companies will definitely hire you. This field will surely give you happiness even though sometime, you will feel tired. The salary of an engineer is over 50,000, depending on the company you are working.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Even though you don't excel on academics, just work hard and put on effort on what you do. You can graduate in a jiffy. Always have faith, courage, and believe that you can fly high and you can reach your dreams.
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