What makes an Engineering course a tough hurdle is its Mathematics ingredient. Not many students are good in Math, let alone like the subject. Hence, it only those with exemplary Mathematical, analytical and logical skills, and perhaps some stroke of luck and an ounce of guts, may complete a Math-laden course such as engineering.
If you happen to aspire for an engineering course, here are the top ten engineering schools in the entire archipelago.
10 Best Engineering Schools in the Philippines (Overall, Minimum of 4 Courses)
Schools ranked according to their aggregated scores from 16 engineering-related board exams. A school must offer at least 4 engineering courses to qualify in the ranking.
|Rank||School||Weighted Ranking||Ranked in # of Exams|
|1||University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City||97.7%||8|
|2||University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna||95.4%||4|
|3||Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City||93.0%||4|
|4||Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City||92.7%||5|
|5||University of Batangas, Batangas City||92.7%||4|
|6||Mindanao State University – Gensan, South Cotabato||88.4%||5|
|7||Technological University of the Philippines, Manila||87.1%||4|
|8||Mindanao State University – Main Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur||86.9%||6|
|9||Central Mindanao University, Maramag, Bukidnon||86.7%||4|
|10||De La Salle University, Dasmarinas City, Cavite||86.3%||5|
10 Best Engineering Schools in the Philippines (Six Courses Only)
Here is another ranking according to six pre-selected engineering courses namely: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, and Metallurgical Engineering.
However, only three schools that offer Metallurgical Engineering stood out, and they are MSU-Iligan, UP-Diliman & Mapua. The table below excludes Metallurgical Engineering, and considers only the first five aforementioned courses.
Only schools offering one or all of five engineering courses qualify in the ranking. The divisor (supposedly five) applied to schools with No Representative (NR) at the board exams or No Course Offered (NCO) was adjusted accordingly.
|Rank||School||Five Engineering Courses||Ave.Score|
|1||University of the Philippines – Los Baños||74.95||93.67||NCO||97.83||NCO||88.82|
|2||University of the Philippines – Diliman||80.40||96.00||68.27||NCO||97.49||85.54|
|3||Central Mindanao University||NCO||65.71||NCO||69.67||100.00||78.46|
|4||Mindanao State University – Iligan||62.13||72.76||58.36||92.17||96.75||76.43|
|5||CAFT – Tagbilaran||NR||62.75||NR||65.50||93.67||73.97|
|6||De La Salle University – Manila||77.99||79.67||46.74||NCO||76.43||70.21|
|7||Ateneo de Davao||59.58||62.50||47.28||67.00||94.25||66.12|
|8||Mindanao State University – Marawi||48.33||59.38||65.75||67.67||86.00||65.43|
|9||Central Philippine University||66.13||54.22||43.75||70.65||87.50||64.45|
|10||University of Santo Tomas||47.22||80.66||51.78||58.07||82.49||64.04|
Additional Tips to Choosing an Engineering School or Course
While board exam results say much about the caliber of a school’s graduates, each student is still to her or his own. Apart from discriminating engineering schools based on the board exams and news mentions, try to visit the campus personally and see if it offers comprehensive and innovative curriculum.
Check if it provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that complements their curriculum because this means that students not only gain theoretical knowledge, but also practical knowledge.
Of course, the best school for you should be the institution that offers the engineering degree of your choice.
Engineering is a broad term to mean a whole bunch of different specific courses in the field. If you are not decided which type of engineering course to take, here are two things you need to remember:
One, it is best to understand what a specific course requires as per pre-requisite skill and knowledge. See if you have the talent and passion needed to pursue it. Second, understand what specific knowledge you will gain from completing it. This largely determines what career options you will have after graduation and passing the board exams.
Shifting from one engineering course to another may not be that difficult, but determining the specific engineering degree that matches you right at the start of college saves you a lot of time and money because then you can focus on finishing that one course. Well, if the universe permits, perhaps you can study and complete other engineering courses thereafter, and have multiple degrees and licenses.
Are you currently studying or planning to study engineering in college? If yes, what do you think of the listing above? Do share with us your thoughts on engineering courses and engineering schools in our country by filling in the comment box provided.