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Top 10 Universities for Civil Engineering

Pao P

Whether you have a knack for the maths or simply thought of engineering as your thing, finding the right University could be more crucial than you think. Established as one of the most rewarding professions, there is no shortage in demand for engineers in its vast fields of study. Nothing compares to enjoying what you do at work, and the problem solvers of the modern age does this very well.

Civil Engineers are quite unique in its own field, being established as one of the most sought-after careers today now that we’re in the era focused on nothing but expansion. From the humblest academic structures to the towering skyscrapers of today, the most advanced minds cultivate these ideas and procure them to reality, thanks to our civil engineers. 

It is no secret that the undertaking that civil engineers do has a great deal of responsibility behind it, so choosing the best University for you is vital. Here are some of the best of the best Universities in the Philippines that not only has positive student feedback, but has the highest success rate in the Engineering Board Exams these past few years:

10. Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Polytechnic University of the Philippines is a research and coeducational state university in the Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School and part of Manila's public school system. 

9. Batangas State University

The Batangas State University is a state university in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Established in 1903 as a training school, Batangas State University is the oldest higher education institution in the province. Known for its specialty in producing exceptional Mechanical Engineering students, this University also competes as one of the best engineering schools in the Philippines overall.

8. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila or University of the City of Manila is a city government funded and tuition-free local university situated inside the historic walled area of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. A public institution that gives a chance to aspiring engineers from all social classes as well, but is known for one of the highest passing percentage on the Board Exam for all its graduates. Mind you, their maintaining grade is quite competitive.

7. University of the Philippines - Los Banos

The University of the Philippines Los Baños is a public research university located in the towns of Los Baños and Bay in the province of Laguna, some 64 kilometers southeast of Manila. As a branch of its main campus in Diliman, there is no shortage of outstanding graduates in this school as well, being one of the producers of high-caliber engineering students known internationally.

6. University of the East

The University of the East also known as UE, is a private university located in Manila, Philippines. It was founded in 1946. Business tycoon Lucio Tan acquired the university in 1990. UE was once labeled as the "largest university in Asia" when its enrollment in the past reached over 65,000 students. “Tomorrow begins in the East”, UE prides themselves for the innovative genius their students possess, and their mathematical prowess that competes even in with the best schools in the country.

5. De La Salle University - Manila

De La Salle University, also known simply as LaSalle and abbreviated as DLSU, is a private, Catholic research university run by De La Salle Brothers located in Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines. One of the top performing Universities in the country recognized worldwide by several international institutions for their exceptional graduates.

4. Bulacan State University

Bulacan State University is a state-operated institution of higher learning in the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. The main campus is located in the City of Malolos, Bulacan. A large portion of board passers and topnotchers make this University stand out among the rest, the number one choice for Bulakenos who aspire to be amazing civil engineers.

3. Technological Institute of the Philippine

The Technological Institute of the Philippines is a private, stock, non-sectarian school founded in February 1962 by a group of educators headed by Engineer Demetrio A. Quirino Jr. and his wife Dr. Teresita U. Quirino. An ABET accredited organization that is known for their specialization in engineering. 

2. University of Santo Tomas

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, or simply the University of Santo Tomas, is a private, Roman Catholic research university in Manila, Philippines. Their competence is matched only by their excellence in the field, graduates of engineering from UST are known throughout the country for their performance and their culture inspired by God.

1. Mapua University

Mapúa University is a non-sectarian, research-oriented university located in Intramuros, Manila and in Makati. It was founded in 1925 by the first registered Filipino architect, Tomas Mapua, a graduate of Cornell University. The overall global center for excellence, Mapua is synonymous with engineering in the country. No doubt the best institution out there to train in this kind of profession.

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By Pao P
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