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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:

J. I.
◈ Studied BS Mechanical Engineering
◈ At Technological University of the Philippines
◈ Graduated 2006

list bulletWhy did I choose Mechanical Engineering: I wanted to learn more about mechanical aspects on various industries. I also thought that it is a good engineering course among all the available engineering courses that time.

list bulletAbout my college education: I have learned a lot about Mechanical structures and stability. Subjects with computations are usually hard but very useful. I have passed majority of my exams since I really study hard which is necessary on this course. You should be serious in your studies especially in meeting the deadlines for projects.

list bulletMy current job: I am currently working as a mechanical engineer in a local company. I assist clients on their technical and designs needs for their projects.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I would say almost all that I have learned in college are useful since my current job is very much related to my course.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduation, I reviewed for my board exam. After passing the board exam, I started to look for a job. So, it was more than a year after I got my first job after graduation.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Mechanical Engineering: There are employment opportunities for graduates of Mechanical Engineering both local and abroad.

Working as an Engineer, you will have a higher salary than the minimum wage especially if you will work abroad. It can be a fulfilling career too.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Always study hard and review your subjects. You must be fond of solving problems and willing to really learn the things you need to learn in Mechanical Engineering.
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