In their fluorescent vests and their white hard hats, not exactly difficult to spot an engineer from a mile away. Once thought of as a career-best suited for men, a career in engineering has become an increasingly popular choice for females too (what can’t women do?!) – and for good reasons.
Sure, the thought of a career in the field can be overwhelming, but the beauty of engineering goes beyond a competitive salary and travel opportunities. In fact, becoming an engineer has proven to be beneficial in many other ways.
Practicing engineers are called on to develop solutions to “real-world problems,” providing an avenue for these individuals to tap into their creative juices and come up with new ideas. In today’s quick-changing environment, thinking out of the box has become more urgent in order to adapt and move with the pace of change. Safe to say all the challenges these encounters on a daily basis (yes, we’re looking at you, math!) works to stimulate your brain, developing your focus, attention to detail, and critical thinking skills.
But as much as the work of an engineer helps to develop a certain skill set, the profession also allows you to create a lasting impact on those around you. Think of it as your way of doing your part and giving back to your community by developing new and innovative technology, addressing issues on environmental pollution, as well as creating sustainable architecture.
In case you were interested in what else engineers have going for them, you can check here for other benefits a career in the field has to offer. And for those who need no more convincing of why they should consider this career path, we’ve listed the top 7 engineering schools in the country. Happy browsing!
MAPUA University (Metro Manila – Intramuros Campus)
Established over 90 years ago, MAPUA now finds itself as the biggest engineering school in the country with over 15,000 students under the schools of engineering. The university is one of the first schools in Southeast Asia accredited by the international organization Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and has consistently produced outstanding graduates of their engineering programs. At present, MAPUA offers 26 programs, including dual degree programs and joint bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in several engineering fields.
University of Sto. Tomas (Metro Manila)
Frequently referred to as “Eng’g” by students, the University of Sto. Tomas School of Engineering has been proclaimed both a Center of Excellence (in Chemical Engineering) and Center of Development (Civil, Electronics, Industrial, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Grounded in the university’s Christian values, the UST Faculty of Engineering is committed to producing competent engineers with a strong sense of ethics and the right social conscience. The Faculty offers 6 undergraduate programs, with 5 specialization tracks including Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering.
Bulacan State University (Bulacan City)
Known to have produced board topnotchers for all engineering specializations offered by the school, Bulacan State University is a must on the list of top engineering schools in the country. BULSU’s College of Engineering has gained nationwide recognition, not only because its graduates locked in top spots for the licensure exams, but also for its achievements as champion in different quiz competitions. It currently offers 8 undergraduate programs, including a degree in Mechatronics Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.
Batangas State University (Batangas City)
In 2016, Batangas State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture, and Fine Arts was accredited by ABET, making it the first state university in the country to have accredited programs by the said international organization. A few months prior, CHED recognized the five programs of the college with Centers of Excellence (Electronics Engineering) and Centers of Development (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering). BSU offers 3 graduate programs and 12 undergraduate programs, including Petroleum Engineering and Sanitary Engineering.
Visayan State University (Leyte City)
Recognized as a top-performing institution in the Visayas and Mindanao region, the Visayan State University offers 5 undergraduate programs awarded as Centers of Excellence by CHED, including Agricultural Engineering and Geodetic Engineering. The school’s research and development agenda efforts are redirected towards the establishment of an energy park, the development of a skills training program, as well as the development of educational materials for students on engineering and technology.
Saint Louis University (Baguio City)
Situated in the summer capital of the country, Saint Louis University is accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association on Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) and has been granted Full Autonomy Status by CHED. What’s more, the school has been recognized by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) as an outstanding university given its performance across several board examinations. SLU has 6 graduate programs and 9 undergraduate programs, including Geodetic Engineering and Mining Engineering.
Thinking of pursuing an engineering career but unsure whether you should attend a local university? Relax, Edukasyon.ph has you covered! We’ve written down options abroad too – just in case. Go check them out!