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Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in the Philippines

In the Philippines, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering has always been one of the top pick courses of many students looking to venture into the field of engineering.

The BS Mechanical Engineering program is diverse and broad in scope because anything with something mechanical may be considered to be part of it.  It can be related to vehicles, computers, energy conversion plants, machines, trains, refrigeration, designing, jet, submarines, hot air balloons, or robots. Yet there could still be other related topics. This is why, in some schools, it currently takes five years to complete the curriculum.

Curriculum of the BS Mechanical Engineering program

The program includes academic credit units comprised of general education, technical, allied, fundamental, and professional courses. The fields allied to mechanical engineering may be in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • BioMedical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering

In the Philippines, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) mandates that BSME student must attend an on-the-job training (OJT) in the last year of the course to validate as well as test the knowledge of students prior to graduation. A substitute for OJT is either plant visit or seminar attendances provided these are of equivalent significance.

To summarize, a graduate of BS in Mechanical Engineering is expected to be able to:

  • Apply what one has learned in mathematics and science to solve problems of mechanical engineering;
  • Use techniques, skills, and engineering tools necessary for practice;
  • Design a system, process, or component based on realistic elements to meet the desired needs in the industry.

A BS Mech Engineering graduate can find employment in the industries of manufacturing, automotive, power generation, and utility plants, among others. With these said, professional services could be by consultation requiring knowledge about mechanical engineering, investigation, estimation and valuation, designing and operation about quality management, research, and many more. The teaching, lecturing, and reviewing of the said course in a school, college, university or any educational institution can also be thought of as a practice of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Licensure Exam

But before all of that, a graduate should first pass the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination conducted by the Board of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). This exam is usually given in March and September of ever year.

The board exam topics and coverage are the following:

I. Mechanical Engineers

  • Industrial and Power Plant Engineering – 35%
  • Mathematics, Engineering Economics and Basic Engineering Services – 35%
  • Machine Design, Materials and Shop Practice – 30%
  • TOTAL – 100%

II. Certified Plant Mechanics

  • Elements of Power Plant Machinery – 30%
  • Shop Machinery Practice – 35%
  • Elements of Industrial Plant Machinery – 35%
  • TOTAL – 100%

The following are the requirements for the application to take the Mechanical Engineering board exam:

  • A degree in BS Mechanical Engineering
  • NSO/PSA Birth Certificate
  • NSO/PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned pictures and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  • Valid NBI Clearance (First Timers & Repeaters)
  • Payment: Php 900.00

Best Schools for Mechanical Engineer in the Philippines

You may view below the average passing rates of top Mechanical Engineering schools in the Philippines in previous Board Exams.

Category 1: Schools with 50 or below examinees

1Ateneo de Davao UniversityDavao City100%2929
1Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyIligan City100%2020
1Lyceum of the Philippines University - BatangasBatangas City100%1515
1Westmead International SchoolBatangas City100%1515
2Capitol UniversityCagayan de Oro95%1920
3Camarines Norte State College - Main CampusDaet94%3739
3Negros Oriental State UniversityDumaguete City94%3234
4De La Salle University DasmariñasDasmarinas City93%2931
4Central Philippine UniversityIloilo City93%2830
5University of San CarlosCebu City92%3942
6Notre Dame UniversityCotabato City91%2123
7Southern Leyte State University SogodSogod89%2629
8Visayas State UniversityBaybay City88%2326
9Urdaneta City UniversityUrdaneta City87%2124
10University of Southern Mindanao - Kidapawan CampusKidapawan City84%2226

Category 2: Schools with 51-100 examinees

1Pangasinan State UniversityUrdaneta City100%5252
2Malayan Colleges LagunaCabuyao98%7576
2Batangas State University Batangas City98%6667
2Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng MaynilaManila98%5354
3Central Mindanao UniversityMaramag96%8588
3University of the EastManila96%5658
4Polytechnic University of the Philippines in TaguigTaguig City95%6871
5Mindanao State University - GensanGeneral Santos City94%5457
6University of Science and Technology of Southern PhilippinesCagayan de Oro93%7883
6Siliman UniversityDumaguete City93%6064
7University of San CarlosCebu City92%3942
8De La Salle UniversityManila86%8396
9Mindanao State University - Main campusMarawi City84%5666
10University of MindanaoDavao City83%5667

Category 3: Schools with 101 or more examinees

1University of the Philippines DilimanQuezon City98%153156
2Batangas State University - Alangilan CampusBatangas City97%313320
3Mapua UniversityManila94%184194
4Technological University of the Philippines - VisayasTalisay City 91%176193
5University of Santo TomasManila90%221245
6Technological University of the PhilippinesManila89%271303
7Saint Louis University Baguio City88%283321
7Holy Angel UniversityAngeles City88%121137
7Adamson UniversityManila88%97109
8Polytechnic University of the PhilippinesManila84%212252
8University of Southeastern PhilippinesDavao City84%96114
9Technological Institute of the PhilippinesManila82%122147

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) past Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exams in February 2018, September 2017, March 2017, and September 2016.

Source: PRC Philippines (; Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

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