The 2010 revision of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
(BSME) Curriculum, embraces the basic areas of design, maintenance, testing,
research and development, control and operation of machineries. It is
composed of two hundred and thirty (230) academic units (excluding 6.0 units
NSTP), broken down as:
The undergraduate program offers a solid foundation in science and
mathematics and an in-depth understanding of the mechanical engineering
technology. Develop the ability to relate to the other disciplines. The
latter part prepares the students to professional practice, through the
application of previously acquired basic knowledge and proficiencies.
The curriculum revision is dynamically designed to meet both local and
global industry needs. The program includes two practicum courses provides a
range to put into practice their degree. The curricular requirements for
electives are increased to 12 units. These elective courses are utilized to
introduce tracking courses in the mechanical engineering program. The
curriculum program has established a project study course for two semesters
and senior design courses that will address the specific needs of society
and to give more room for actual application of the course.
Social Sciences and Humanities courses, on the other hand, serve as
catalysts to the development of well-rounded graduates.
Mechanical Engineering students who intend to continue the third year
course of study are required to successfully complete the first and second
year requirement including the National Service Training Program (NSTP) and
must take the College of Engineering Qualifying Exam (CEQE) for incoming
third year. Students who pass the CEQE may then pursue higher Mechanical
Engineering subjects. On the other hand, a student who failed the CEQE may
not be enrolled in higher major/professional subjects until such time that
the student has passed the exam. Alternatively, in any other case, students
who failed to meet the requirement related to retention guidelines will be
disqualified to pursue the program and dismissed from the department (CEQE
official requirement and guidelines is adopted in this program).
Other retention requirement re those stated at PUP Student Handbook.
These are guidelines in retention and academic delinquencies, students who
failed to meet this University academic standing requirement can be
subjected to warning, reduction in load, probation and dismissal from the
The students must finish the requirement of the Mechanical Engineering
program within seven and half years or a period equivalent to one-and-a-half
times the normal length of the prescribed residences for the College of
Engineering courses. Otherwise, he/she shall not be readmitted in to the
In case a student is officially given permission for leave of absences,
the leave shall not be included in the computation of tenure.
(Section 16, PUP Student Handbook, Reprinted 2005)
1980Under the leadership of Dr. Romulo Ricafranca,
three ladderized engineering programs were offered - Bachelor in Industrial
Communication Engineering (BICE), Bachelor in Civil Engineering (BCE), and
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (BME).
1986At the time of Dr. Nemecio E. Prudente,
"science" was inserted in the title of each program and one these six
programs was the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME) which turned to
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME).
1989The Japanese Government dispatched a six â€“ man
team to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in response to the
Philippine Government's request "to assist PUP in the form of grant-in-aid."
Dubbed as the Basic Design Team and spearheaded by Dr. Masazumi Kumagai,
Associate Professor of the Department of Electronics Sendai College of
Technology, the Japanese experts studied the socio- economic conditions in
the country and the University. After doing several assessment and studies,
they drafted and specified the details of work of the project to be
1986-1991The first Mechanical Engineering
Chairperson was Engr. Dante V. Gedaria. He took his office on July 1986. He
was simultaneously the ME and IE Chairperson at that time. Engr.
FroilanGaerlan succeeded Engr. Gedaria as a chairperson in the year 1989 to
1991. He was a Mechanical Engineering Graduate of University of the
Philippines in 1980 and took up his Masteral Course in Business
Administration (MBA) at De La Salle University earning 39 units.
1991-1993Engr. Eduael G. Usal, a BS in Mechanical
Engineering graduate in FEATI University in 1981 and took his Master in
Business Management (MBM) in St. Francis of Assisi College in 2000. He then
pursued his Doctoral course in Education Management (BEM) at PUP- Manila in
1994-1995Engr. Basilio R. Cruz, a graduate of FEATI
University in 1956 succeeded Engr. Usal. He was a faculty member of FEATI
University. He took up his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Manuel
L. Quezon University in the year 1988. During the term of Engr. Usal, he is
the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Laboratory Chief Engineer
who accompanied Vice- President Dante Guevarra to Tokyo, Japan to witness
the signing of the contract of the grant-in-aid of Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) to PUP College of Engineering and Architecture. He
became the Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering Department from the year
1994 to 1995.
1995-1998After the term of Engr. Cruz, Engr. Jesus
D. Callanta followed his step. He took up Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering in FEATI University and graduated in the year 1981. He earned 9
units in MIEM at the PUP Graduate School in the year 1999. Sir Jess work as
a chief mechanic in PUP Motorpool from October 1989 to June 1992. He taught
at the PUP Technical School in Lepanto, Sampaloc Manila as a Part-Time
faculty from June 1991 to October 1991. He became a laboratory head of ME
Dept. from June 1992 to July 1992. He became a permanent professor last July
23, 1992. He held his office as Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering from
the year 1995-1998.
1998-2001From 1998 to 2001, Engr. Eduael G. Usal was
again appointed as the Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering Department. It
was in this term that the PUP PSME SU (PUP Philippine Society of Mechanical
Engineers, Student Unit) was created. Engr. Loida D. Santos was the faculty
adviser of this student organization.
2001-2003After Engr. Eduael G. Usal, Engr. Dante V.
Gedaria took his place as the Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering
Department. He was a FEATI University Alumnus. He graduated in FEATI with a
degree in BSME 1979. He then took up his Master in Business Administration
(MBA) from 1987 to 1998 in PUP Graduate School. Also in PUP Graduate School,
he was able to complete all the academic units in DBA except for his
dissertation. He held his term of office from the year 2001 to 2003.
2003-2005Engr. Loida D. Santos from the University
of the East took the position. She was the first Lady Chairperson of the
Mechanical Engineering Department and a graduate of BSME from the University
of the East in 1979 and BSEE in 1982 .She earned 42 units in Master Degree
in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning at Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute
of Science and Technology (EARIST) in 1999 â€“ 2003. She held her term of
office from the year 2003 to 2005. She became an adviser of Philippine
Society of Mechanical Engineering- PUP Student Unit (PSME-PUPSU) under the
term of Engr. EduaelUsal. She served as a Faculty Assistant in PBAC under
the supervision of VPâ€“ Finance Carmela Perez. During her term, the
Mechanical Engineering Department got the First Place in Christmas Tree
Competition, Second Place in the Area Decoration Competition and First place
2005-presentOn November 2005 Engr. Edwin C.
Esperanza was designated as the new Chairperson of the Mechanical
Engineering Department. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) in 1980. He
took up his Master of Arts in Theology at the Manila Theological College
Graduate School from 1996 to 1999. He earned 27 units in Doctor in Education
Management (DEM) at the PUP Graduate School.
Under his term of office the following were accomplished:
Engr. Edwin C. EsperanzaME Over-all Coordinator
ME Students Performance in the Licensure Examination from Year
2006 to 2010
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