Are you interested in taking up Civil Engineering in college?
Civil Engineering is, most probably, one of the more known branches of engineering. (Can you name at least ten engineering courses? Because we can!) After all, you can see it everywhere. Think buildings and roads you pass by every day. These infrastructures have civil engineering written all over it!
Civil engineering plays a vital role in a country’s development. It ranges from planning to implementing projects, as well as ensuring public and environmental health are protected at all costs. That’s why being trained for the job requires more than just picking whatever school that comes your way. You simply have to choose the best!
If you’re looking for the best civil engineering school in the Philippines, we recommend you to check out these top performing schools in the annual Professional Regulation Commission’s (PRC) Civil Engineering Licensure Exam!
Formerly called the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Technology (CVSCAFT), BISU was established in 2009 through Republic Act 9722. What started out as an all-boys school for industrial arts in woodworking has now been providing low-cost yet high-quality education to students with six campuses in Balilihan, Bilar, Calape, Candijay, Clarin, and Tagbilaran (main campus).
With the emphasis on science and technology, the school started offering a Civil Engineering course in 1996. Currently, it’s being offered under the College of Engineering and Architecture.
2 out of 3
2 out of 13
10 out of 208
Being one of the two state colleges in Negros Occidental, CHMSC started out with Rep. Carlos Hilado’s dream of creating the first trade-technical school in the province. True enough, the school has been providing higher professional and technical-vocational (tech-voc) education to students since its establishment in 1954.
In 2003, CHMSC started offering a degree program in civil engineering. Just six years after, the school already ranked first in the annual civil engineering licensure exam!
P.S. CHMSC is included in the Free Tuition Law. Yay for free quality education!
|Negros Occidental||1 out of 6|
|Western Visayas||1 out of 17|
|Philippines||2 out of 208|
With more than a hundred-year presence in Philippine education, DLSU continues to be a top choice for college by students. It’s no surprise though since this private Catholic university holds impressive accreditations from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). Its BS Civil Engineering degree is even recognized as a CHED Center of Development (COD)!
Just recently, it also joined the University of the Philippines in the prestigious World Emerging Economies University Rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE). That’s a big deal!
|Metro Manila||3 out of 27|
|Philippines||9 out of 208|
If you’re an aspiring civil engineer from Pangasinan or nearby provinces, PSU might be the best choice for you! Established in 1978, PSU Urdaneta is one out of nine campuses of the PSU school system.
This campus is formerly known as the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology which explains why its courses are particularly focused on engineering and education. Currently, it offers 10 undergraduate programs where almost half are engineering courses. You can bet they take engineering seriously!
|Pangasinan||2 out of 9|
|Ilocos Region||2 out of 14|
|Philippines||35 out of 208|
Established by the United States Philippine Commission in 1901, this co-educational state university pioneered programs in engineering technology and industrial teacher education in the country. Its mandate focus on providing training in industries and technology—something TUP has been recognized for by CHED and the Department of Trade and Industry.
At present, it has campuses in Batangas, Cavite, Manila (main campus), Quezon, Taguig, and the Visayas. Should you decide to take civil engineering in TUP, you can expect hands-on training since the school help in the operations of Japan’s Integrated Research and Training Center (IRTC). IRTC is the school’s research, training, and extension arm.
|Metro Manila||6 out of 27|
|Philippines||15 out of 208|
Formerly known as the Occidental Negros Institute (ONI), UNO-R is a private Catholic university which is recognized as the province’s first university. CHED granted its university status in 1957, and since then received various accreditations and quality citations from CHED, PAASCU, and even the Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation (IQuAME).
The school also offers curricular programs from pre-school to graduate level programs. So we guess you can say, UNO-R can watch you grow ’til you become a full-fledged civil engineer!
|Philippines||26 out of 208|
UPang is a private co-educational university established in 1925 which offers a wide range of degree programs, as well as tech-voc education in building technology, caregiving, and computer technology. What started out as a review class in nursing, accounting, law, and civil engineering now caters to around 10,000 students in Dagupan City, Pangasinan!
UPang boasts of its nursing and engineering programs (they rank in the boards!) so you can trust that your civil engineering dreams are in good hands. If you’re closer to Urdaneta, you can study in the UPang campus there too!
|Pangasinan||1 out of 9|
|Ilocos Region||1 out of 14|
|Philippines||6 out of 208|
As the country’s national university, UPD breeds honor and excellence in its academics. Being the fourth oldest and largest UP unit, in terms of student population, the university offers the most number of curricular offerings with 247 courses from undergraduate to doctoral studies.
UPD’s College of Engineering started in 1910, the second oldest next to College of Fine Arts, and since then trained civil engineers who consistently top the national licensure exams and thrive in the workplace.
P.S. UP’s rank in THE World University Rankings climbed up from the 601-800 to 501-600 bracket!
|Metro Manila||1 out of 27|
|Philippines||4 out of 208|
Also, another UP unit in the list is UPLB (or in colloquial term, Elbi)! This public research university lies at the foot of Mt. Makiling in the towns of Los Baños and Bay, Laguna. UPLB traces its root in Agriculture and plays a vital role in promoting agriculture and biotechnology in the country and in Asia.
At present, the school offers 109 programs for undergraduate and graduate studies through its nine colleges and two schools. Not to mention, various degrees recognized by CHED as COD and Centers of Excellence! If you’re up to take BS Civil Engineering, the program is offered under the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT).
|Laguna||1 out of 7|
|CALABARZON||1 out of 17|
|Philippines||1 out of 208|
With more than 400 years of academic excellence under its belt, it’s no wonder why UST lands a spot in the list. Being the oldest university in the country and in Asia, UST holds a long record of achievements which include accreditations from CHED and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities’ Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
Established in 1907, UST’s Faculty of Engineering offers bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and of course, Civil Engineering.
P.S. Did we mention UST’s Civil Engineering program is a CHED-recognized COD? Yup, we just did!
|Metro Manila||4 out of 27|
|Philippines||10 out of 208|
|Bohol Island State University- Tagbilaran||Nov- 3rd (87.04%)||Nov- 4th (82.19%)|
|Carlos A. Hilado Memorial State College- Talisay||Nov- 2nd (96.08%)|
|De La Salle University- Manila||May- 1st (80.68%)||May- 1st (81.90%)||May- 1st (88.14%)|
|Pangasinan State University- Uradaneta||Nov- 5th (85.71%)|
|Technological University of the Philippines- Manila||Nov- 3rd (90.35%)||Nov- 5th (83.33%)|
|University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos||Nov- 6th (83.33%)|
|University of Pangasinan||Nov- 5th (82.14%)|
|University of the Philippines Diliman||Nov- 1st (96.08%)||Nov- 1st (97.41%)||Nov- 3rd (92.11%)|
|University of the Philippines Los Baños||Nov- 2nd (95.16%)||Nov- 2nd (96.55%)||Nov- 1st (98.63%)|
|University of Santo Tomas||Nov- 4th (85.98%)||Nov- 4th (86.88%)||Nov- 6th (81.04%)|
Being a civil engineer takes A LOT of determination and hard work. Good thing, you can help yourself by choosing the best school that can prep you for it! There are gazillion things that make a school a “good school” for a specific profession, but we’re pretty sure a school’s performance in the national licensure examinations is a good measure to start with! *wink wink*
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