Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest professions. The women and men in the mechanical engineering profession work in almost every industry, in private practice, in government, in medicine, in law, and in universities. Mechanical engineers touch almost every aspect of technology. They create machines, products and technological systems that benefit society. Their work can take them around the world - anywhere there are machines, there are mechanical engineers.

The Mechanical Engineering program in DLSU is among the most advanced and up-to-date ME programs in the country in line with the demands of the information age. It is fully complemented by a highly effective faculty, up-to-date teaching facilities - laboratory, computers and Internet, and library facilities, research orientation through the thesis program, and underscored by relevant industrial practice through the Industry-Academe Linkage. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) bestowed the Center of Excellence award on this program for two straight years.

The curriculum has been re-designed to emphasize three areas of concentration in the final year - mechatronics, energy and environment technology, and mechanical design and analysis.

  • Mechatronics. Mechatronics is an integration of mechanical, electronics, computer, and controls engineering. The key mechatronic areas include sensors and instrumentation systems, drives and actuators, and computer-aided engineering design.
  • Mechanical Design. Mechanical Design includes design of automotive mechanical systems, industrial and agro-industrial machineries and equipment.
  • Energy and Environmental Technology. The area of Energy and Environmental Technology integrates the knowledge acquired in the fields of thermal, fluid, and environmental sciences, power engineering, economics and management.

The job opportunities for mechanical engineers are outstanding. This means greater opportunities to do interesting work and the flexibility to do the work you like to do. Since machines and mechanical systems are almost everywhere, mechanical engineers can usually find employment where they want to live.


To produce technically competent and innovative service-driven global leaders with integrity in the field of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and in society in general.


The Mechanical Engineering Department of De La Salle University will be a resource of the industry and government with highly competent faculty members and staff that together produces well-trained, service-driven, and internationally recognized ME graduates.

Accreditation, Awards, and Recognition

The undergraduate programs of the Gokongwei College of Engineering including the BS in Mechanical Engineering program have been granted 5-year accreditation by the Philippine Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) from May 2016 to May 2021. They have also been given Level IV accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).

Aside from these, the Commission on Higher Education has named the Mechanical Engineering Department as a Center of Excellence as per CHED CMO No. 15 Series of 2016.

Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGAs)

The Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGAs) focus on the knowledge, skills and attributes that graduates should acquire and demonstrate in their course of studies and internships as evidence of accomplishing the school’s vision-mission. These ELGAs also reflecte the graduate’s capacity for lifelong learning and transfer of knowledge in the workplace.

Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGAs) Desired Learning Results That Demonstrates Higher Order Thinking Skills (deep understanding) - A Lasallian who:
Critical and Creative Thinker (CCT)
  • Generates ideas, designs, systems or information with resourcefulness, imagination, insight, originality, aesthetic judgment, enterprise and a risk-taking approach to meet current and emerging needs of society
  • Responds to multiple experiences and ideas about the world and communicates personal and religious meaning through various modes and media
  • Uses innovative methods and technologies to solve problems, make decisions and envisage hopeful futures
  • Constructs and applies knowledge, concepts theories and generations to make meaning and communicate clear and coherent ideas and concept as much as possible aligned with Christian principles

Effective Communicator (ECO)
  • Communicates effectively and confidently in a range of contexts and for many different audiences
  • Listens actively to the intent and spirit of others’ words and respond appropriately verbally and non-verbally
  • Composes and comprehends a range of written, spoken and visual text to convey information that is meaningful to society and the Church
  • Explores ideas critically and expresses them clearly for a variety of purposes
  • Uses individual and group performances to explore and express ideas, thoughts, feelings, values and understandings

Reflective Life- Long Learner (RLL)
  • Critically reflects on problems and issues to shape ideas and solutions that contribute to a better understanding of the wider world of the Church
  • Critically evaluates and reflects on their assumptions and values

Service-Driven Citizen (SDC)
  • Creates products that achieve their purpose & for appropriate audience
  • Develops & incorporates Christian leadership skills
  • Develops & practices interpersonal skills
  • Nourishes relationship with God, others & the environment
  • Evaluates moral and ethical responsibilities

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Contact Information

Office of the Chair
Brother Andrew Gonzales Hall, 8th Floor
2401 Taft Avenue
1004 Manila, Philippines

Tel. Nos.: (632) 524-4611 loc. 299
Telefax: (632) 524-0563
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