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Philippines’ top engineering schools
Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, committee chairman, identified the four leading civil engineering schools as follows (with the percentage of their examinees passing the licensure tests in brackets):
• De La Salle University-Manila (98.46%);
• University of the Philippines-Diliman (92.39%);
• University of Santo Tomas (91.79%); and
• Technological University of the Philippines-Manila (83.87%).
Citing PRC statistics, Romulo said the four schools were the only ones "with 50 or more examinees and with at least 80 percent of their examinees passing" the last two Civil Engineer Licensure Examinations.
"As in the past, we are reporting this out to help consumers -- up-and-coming civil engineering students and their parents as to where they will most likely get the greatest value for their hard earned tuition money," Romulo said.
He said there may be smaller schools with at least 80 percent of their examinees passing the last two eligibility tests for civil engineers, but these institutions were not counted because they had fewer than 50 examinees," Romulo said.
Civil engineering is among the top five most heavily subscribed programs in college wherein graduates must first pass a national licensure examination before they can properly practice their profession. The four others are nursing, teaching, criminology and accounting.