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Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the Philippines




Do you want to know the top Electrical Engineering schools in the Philippines?

Before anything else, it is important to differentiate “Electronics Engineering” from “Electrical Engineering.”

Electrical Engineering deals with how electrons can be utilized, whereas Electronics Engineering deals with how holes (which are positively charged) can be utilized on top of the utilization of electrons (Electrical Technology).

Electricity is one of the main sources of energy in the world. From the powering of home appliances to lighting up a city’s worth of light bulbs to powering supercomputers, electricity has enable the use and creation of numerous tools which help humanity live comfortably. The development and improvement of production methods of electricity, among others, is the job of an Electrical Engineer.

Roles of the Electrical Engineer

In the Philippines, Registered Electrical Engineers (REE) are tasked with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Developing electrical and digital systems
  • Building models and prototypes of electronic products and systems
  • Monitoring and using electrical equipment, from installing to maintaining
  • Conceptualizing economical and safer ways of accomplishing various electrical engineering projects

Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination 

The Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) Licensure Examination in the Philippines is conducted twice every year, typically in April and in September.

If the job piques your interest and you are considering to be an Electrical Engineer soon, take note that the following topics are some of the ones included in the REE Licensure Examination:

  1. Mathematics (25% of Board Exam topics) – algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus, differential equations, complex numbers, probability and statistics, advanced engineering mathematics including matrices, power series, Fourier analysis, Laplace transforms, and others.
  2. Engineering science and allied subjects (30%) – general chemistry, college physics, computer fundamentals and programming, engineering materials, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, electrical engineering law, engineering economics, engineering management, contracts and specifications, code of professional ethics, Philippine Electrical Code, Parts 1 and 2 and others.
  3. Electrical engineering professional subjects (45%) – electric circuits, electronic theory and circuits, energy conversion, power transmission and distribution, instrumentation and measurement, circuit and line protection, control systems, principle of communication, electrical machines, electrical equipment, components and devices, electric system, power plant, electronic power equipment, illumination, building wiring and others.

In the REE Board Exam, the passing general weighted average rating is typically seventy percent (70%) with no grade below fifty percent (50%) in any group of subjects listed above.

Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the Philippines

What you want to know would be the schools which develop the greatest amount of graduates who pass the electrical engineering exam, right? Well, look no further for here they are.

These data were compiled from previous Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination to find out the schools with the highest Registered Electrical Engineer Board Exam passing rates. Hope you find this information useful!

Schools ranked by REE Licensure Examination Passing Rate

Category 1: Schools with less than 100 REE examinees

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1Pangasinan State University in Urdaneta, Urdaneta City100%5454
1Mindanao State University - Main Campus, Marawi City100%4444
1University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City100%4242
1Malayan Colleges Laguna, Cabuyao100%2424
1The Lyceum of the Philippines - Laguna, Calamba City100%2020
1Southern Leyte State University Sogod, Sogod100%2020
1Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City100%1414
2Mindanao State University - Gensan, General Santos City97%4041
2Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila97%3637
2Central Philippine University, Iloilo City97%3435
3Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sto. Tomas, Sto. Tomas96%8790
3Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City96%5456
3University of Saint Louis ,Tuguegarao City96%5153
3Lyceum of the Philippines University - Cavite Campus, General Trias96%2829
3Saint Mary's University, Bayombong96%2728
4Cavite State University - Indang Campus, Indang95%2021
5Batangas State University - Alangilan Campus, Batangas City94%8994
5University of Rizal System - Morong Campus, Morong94%5457
5De La Salle University Dasmariñas, Dasmarinas City94%1819
6Camarines Norte State College - Main Campus, Daet92%5357
6Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City92%3841
6Silliman University, Dumaguete City92%2325
7Nueva Vizcaya State University - Bambang, Bambang91%3134
7Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City91%2123
8University of San Carlos, Cebu City90%4954
8Holy Angel University, Angeles City90%4651
9Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro89%4247
10Garcia College of Technology, Kalibo88%3742
11Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City87%6574

Category 2: Schools with 100 or more REE examinees

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of the Philippines Los Banos, Los Banos100%123123
2University of Santo Tomas, Manila99%157158
3University of Batangas, Batangas City98%117119
4Bohol Island State University - Main Campus, Tagbilaran City96%128133
5Mapúa University, Manila95%126132
6University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City91%101110
7Saint Louis University, Baguio City89%161180
8Technological University of the Philippines, Manila88%198223
9Batangas State University, Batangas City87%156179
9De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City87%126144
10Technological Institute of the Philippines, Manila86%97112

Note: The table above only ranks the passing rates of First-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination, specifically the ones held in April and September during the years 2016 and 2017.

Sources: PRC Philippines (www.prc.gov.ph); Electrical Technology







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