39 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2018

39 out of 182 ranked best colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering.

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This year’s rankings include 39 of the nation’s top mechanical engineering schools, based on overall board exam performance which includes number of examinees and top performing examinees and other factors.

To determine the best mechanical engineering schools for 2018 we took the weighted average of percentage ratings of examinees who passed the mechanical engineer licensure examinations in February and August this year. Note that the passing rates we used this year were adjusted to 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 20 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

We then narrowed the list by incorporating crucial factors, such as school’s total number of examinees for the year, and top performing examinees. Finally, we looked at the accreditation status and faculty-student ratio of the schools. What we found after such extensive research are the nation’s best schools to study mechanical engineering, which only features 39 out of the 182 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering.

As of 2018, 39 institutions bested in mechanical engineering programs, which increased as compared to the 26 listed just the year before. Obtaining the top spot is the Batangas State University in Alangilan, Batangas City, the oldest higher education institution in the province of Batangas. The overall score increased based on the 2017 rankings, an 85.75% to now an 88.01%. Batangas State University has the major lead given that the next school is Saint Louis University, with an overall score of 87.86%. Both schools are accredited by the Commission of Higher Education (CHEd) as Centers of Development (COD) for mechanical engineering.

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Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila holds the third rank at 81.85%, and the fourth rank to the University of the Philippines Diliman at 78.43%. Though the said schools are CHEd’s Centers of Excellence (COE) for mechanical engineering, they did not perform well in the biannual mechanical engineer licensure examinations. Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila only produced a weighted passing percentage average of 85.88% with a total number of examinees of 85 while University of the Philippines Diliman only marked 89.83% weighted passing percentage average with just 59 total number of examinees.

The fifth rank, De La Salle University-Manila is at 76.50% overall score, while University of Santo Tomas, another university in Manila, holds the sixth rank at 76.37%. The seventh in ranking is the Bulacan State University of Malolos City at 76.10%, followed by the Southern Luzon State University-Lucban, holding the eighth rank at 75.84%. Technological University of the Philippines Manila holds the ninth rank at 73.37%, while Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main at 10th rank with 73.13% overall score.

Read on to see which schools completed the list.


39 Best Philippine Schools with Mechanical Engineering Programs for 2018
RANKSCHOOLOVERALL SCOREOVERALL BOARD EXAM PERFORMANCE (70%)OTHER CRITERIA (30%)
PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted % PASSED (40%)No. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%)
1BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY - ALANGILAN88.011811219393.78%80100COD901:333365
2SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY87.862114225383.40%10090COD901:282875
3MAPUA UNIVERSITY-MANILA81.8573128585.88%50100COE1001:232375
4UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- DILIMAN78.435365989.83%4060COE1001:151585
5DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA76.5054187275.00%40100COE1001:141485
6UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS76.371051912484.68%6040COD901:141485
7BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY-MALOLOS76.101284517373.99%8090Level III701:282875
8SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY-LUCBAN75.841353216780.84%70100Level II601:282875
9TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA73.371382516384.66%7040Level III701:212175
10POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN73.131605621674.08%9040Level III701:272775
11MALAYAN COLLEGES LAGUNA71.435535894.83%4040ABET701:222275
12TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-VISAYAS71.211112914079.28%7040Level III701:212175
13UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS69.723294178.05%3040COE1001:161685
14PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA69.5023023100.00%3040Independent601:212175
15UNIVERSITY OF CEBU67.13964313969.07%6090Level II601:393965
16CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY66.812152680.77%3060Level III701:181885
17PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY- URDANETA66.393623894.73%3040Level II601:303065
18SOUTHERN LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY (SLSCST)-SOGOD65.791832185.71%3060Level II601:212175
19TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA65.12724511761.54%6040COD901:363665
20CAMARINES NORTE STATE COLLEGE-DAET64.282032386.96%3040Level II601:252575
21CEBU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY63.82974514268.31%7040Level II601:363665
22UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA62.832823093.33%3040Candidate401:292975
23SORSOGON STATE COLLEGE- SORSOGON62.0145145976.27%4040Level II601:272775
24TARLAC STATE UNIVERSITY61.9937104778.72%3040Level III701:343465
25UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO-KIDAPAWAN61.812152680.77%3040Level II601:212175
26NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY- CABANATUAN61.8052197173.24%4040Level III701:393965
27BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI61.5063279070.00%5040Level II601:232375
28NUEVA VIZCAYA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAMBANG61.3822123464.71%3080Level III701:212175
29HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY61.02722910171.29%5040Level II601:323265
30BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-TAGBILARAN60.1648196771.64%4040Level II601:272775
31POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-TAGUIG59.973133491.18%3040Not Accredited301:272775
32ILOILO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS59.362352882.14%3040Level I501:363665
33UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO- DAVAO CITY59.0238246261.29%4040COD901:555545
34MINDANAO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-CDO58.8225133865.79%3040Level III701:191985
35CAPIZ STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS58.2118102864.29%3040Level III701:191985
36UNIVERSITY OF NUEVA CACERES57.0735144971.43%3080Not Accredited301:181885
37MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY- MARAWI CITY55.032993876.32%3040Not Accredited301:191985
38VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-ISABEL54.501462070.00%3040Candidate401:171785
39POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MARAGONDON52.3647237067.14%4040Not Accredited301:272775

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