Have you ever dreamt of designing and building skyscrapers and other large infrastructures? If yes, then you might be interested to take a degree in BS Civil Engineering and eventually become a licensed Civil Engineer.
Continue reading below to find out the best civil engineering schools in the Philippines based on past Civil Engineering Licensure Examination results.
Licensed Civil Engineers
Generally, Civil Engineers are tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Plan, design, and facilitate the construction and maintenance of infrastructures like roads, railways, airports, bridges, power plants, and water systems
- Design and Build strong, large structures and buildings according to specifications
- Creating detailed designs using a range of computer software and complex calculations
- Managing resources and budgets, schedules and materials
- Assessing the sustainability of projects and the impact to the environment
- Ensures that projects run smoothly and infrastructures are completed within time and budget
As a civil engineer, you can choose to either become a consulting engineer or a contracting engineer — or even do both simultaneously! Consulting engineers design works and projects, usually off-site from the construction area. Contracting engineers, meanwhile, take the designs, implement them on the site, and manage the construction of the structure.
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam
In the Philippines, to become a licensed civil engineer, an individual must:
- 1. Be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in the Philippines; and
- 2. Pass the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination, which is administered by the Board of Civil Engineering under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
The Civil Engineering Board Exam is conducted twice a year, in May and in November of every year.
If you plan on becoming a civil engineer sometime in the future, ready yourself in thee subject areas which are part of the coverage of the Civil Engineering Licensure Exam:
- Mathematics, Surveying and Transportation
- Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Construction
Best Schools for Civil Engineering in the Philippines
Do you want to know which universities in the Philippines are able to produce the achieve the highest passing rates in previous Civil Engineering Board Exams?
Below are the data from past Board Exams showing the Civil Engineering Licensure Exam passing rates of the top universities in the country offering BS Civil Engneering!
Schools ranked by Civil Engineering Licensure Exam Passing Rate
|RANK||SCHOOL||CITY / LOCATION||PASSING RATE||NUMBER OF PASSERS||TOTAL NUMBER OF TAKERS|
|1||University of the Philippines Diliman||Quezon City||97%||259||265|
|2||University of the Philippines Los Banos||Los Banos||95%||161||168|
|3||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila||Manila||94%||80||85|
|4||University of Pangasinan PHINMA Education Network||Dagupan City||92%||88||95|
|4||Carlos Hilado Memorial State College - Talisay Campus||Talisay City||92%||64||69|
|5||Ateneo de Davao University||Davao City||90%||49||54|
|6||Visayas State University||Baybay City||89%||70||78|
|7||Technological University of the Philippines||Manila||88%||227||256|
|8||University of Santo Tomas||Manila||86%||374||431|
|8||Bohol Island State University - Main Campus||Tagbilaran City||86%||102||118|
|9||Father Saturnino Urios University||Butuan City||85%||41||48|
|10||Pangasinan State University in Urdaneta||Urdaneta City||83%||80||96|
|11||De La Salle University||Manila||82%||179||216|
|11||Central Philippine University||Iloilo City||82%||73||89|
|11||De La Salle University Dasmarinas||Dasmarinas City||82%||57||69|
|12||Malayan Colleges Laguna||Cabuyao||80%||82||102|
|13||Ateneo de Naga University||Naga City||79%||70||88|
|13||University of Southern Mindanao||Kabacan||79%||63||79|
|14||Camarines Norte State College - Main Campus||Daet||78%||77||98|
|15||Polytechnic University of the Philippines||Manila||77%||265||342|
|15||Catanduanes State University - Virac||Virac||77%||124||160|
|15||Xavier University||Cagayan de Oro||77%||91||117|
|15||University of Rizal System - Morong Campus||Morong||77%||81||104|
|16||University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos||Bacolod City||76%||106||139|
|17||University of Eastern Philippines||Catarman||75%||70||93|
|17||Saint Mary's University||Bayombong||75%||66||88|
|17||Mindanao State University - Gensan||General Santos City||75%||54||72|
|17||Surigao del Sur State University - Main Campus||Tandag City||75%||27||36|
|18||Mindanao State University - Main Campus||Marawi City||74%||98||132|
|20||Cagayan State University||Tuguegarao City||72%||142||197|
|20||Central Mindanao University||Maramag||72%||130||180|
|20||Colegio de San Juan de Letran||Manila||72%||8||11|
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 Licensure Exams in Nov 2017, Apr 2017, Dec 2016, and May 2016.
Source: PRC Philippines (www.prc.gov.ph)