The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is a program that concerns itself with mechanical design, energy conversion, fuel and combustion technologies, heat transfer, materials, noise control and acoustics, manufacturing processes, rail transportation, automatic control, product safety and reliability, solar energy, and technological impacts to society.
The ME curriculum consists of a total of 193 units (lecture and laboratory), which can be completed in four (4) years by a full-time student on a trimestral basis. The first four (4) terms focus on building the foundation of engineering mathematics and sciences. Professional courses start by 4th term, which focus on training the students with the general skills and expertise needed of a ME graduate such us Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery, Machine Design, Manufacturing and Industrial process, Combustion Engineering, Heat Transfer, Power Plant and Industrial Plant engineering, to name a few. By the 10th term, students are expected to choose their career tracks. The career tracks will prepare them in the kind of job that they want to take, hence choosing the right company for On-the-job Training which happens in the final term. Career tracks is also designed to guide the students in choosing their area of concerns in the culminating research and design activities.
There are two professional tracks available:
TRACK 1: RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING,
TRACK 2: HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION
The curriculum also give much importance in preparing the students in their research and design culmination by equipping them with statistical knowledge, and skills and tools in data analysis. Design thinking process is also given importance in the Technopreneurship class. These are taken prior their research methods and capstone design project courses.
General education courses are also embedded in the curriculum to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in communications, literature and arts, ethics, and contemporary issues.
Product Design Engineer. Designing products ranging from biomedical devices to internal combustion engines to fuel-efficient motor vehicles, motors and appliance.
Research and Development. Researching new ideas and solutions that satisfy society’s demands or improving or expanding older ideas and solutions.
Manufacturing Engineer. Designing and building the machines that must produce the consumer products. Also, design and building machines that improve operating efficiency.
Managing the operations of a large system, such as manufacturing facility or a power plant.
Energy Engineer. Planning how energy is created, stored and moved in industries that produce and deliver electrical power, such as natural gas, oil and alternative energy.
Heating and cooling systems engineers. Works to create and maintain environmental systems wherever temperatures and humidity must be kept within certain limits.
Education. Mechanical Engineers in academia are involved with teaching the next generation of engineers and developing the engineering curriculum that prepares students with the knowledge they need to succeed in their careers. This career path requires an advanced degree, including a mater’s and/or doctorate in most cases.
Consultancy. Consultants give professional or expert advice to others as needed, usually on a short-term basis. Consultants usually are experts in their fields with many years of experience.
Entrepreneur. Developers take researchers’ ideas and make useable products.
Robotic Engineers. Plans, build and maintain robots. These engineers plan how robots will use sensors for detecting things based on light or smell, and they design how these sensors will fit into the designs of robots.