BS in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Mechatronics Engineering
Degree Codes: Program- BSME Plan - BSME


Mechanical Engineering (ME) is a very broad field of engineering that encompasses the traditional areas of mechanical design, energy and environment, fuel and combustion technologies, engineering materials, and product safety as well as the high-tech areas such as mechatronics and robotics. With the concentration in Mechatronics Engineering, the ME program is now a convergence point of the areas of electronics, computer and control engineering.


The training provided by the program prepares the students in various career options in industry, academia and government. The fields of practice include operations, maintenance, installation, testing, research and development, design, consulting, management, sales, marketing, and teaching.

Through activities hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-International and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the students are given opportunities for international exposure thereby preparing them for global practice of ME.

Considering the quality of its instructional program, research and community service, the ME Department is awarded the lone Center of Excellence in the Philippines by the Commission on Higher Education.

Major subjects in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Concentration in Mechatronics Engineering Program:

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Mathematics
3 units
This course deals with advanced mathematical concepts and methods. It includes matrix solutions for linear and differential equations and numerical methods for solving non - linear equations, differential equations and integrals.
Pre-requisite: Differential Equations

Air Conditioning Engineering
2 units
Study of psychrometric properties of air and factors affecting human comfort including design of air distribution and air duct systems, drying, heating and ventilation; cooling load calculations and analysis of air - conditioning system and the selection and specification of components. Introduces HVAC computer software.
Pre-requisite: Refrigeration Engineering

Combustion Engineering
2 units
Thermodynamic principles involved in internal and external combustion engines; fuel properties, combustion considerations, carburetion and injection, engine performance and testing.
Pre-requisite: Heat Transfer

Controls in Mechanical Engineering
3 units lecture, 1 unit laboratory
This course introduces the basic concepts and important applications of feedback control systems with emphasis on analysis and design techniques. As the control field is a dynamic area of research, recent development are also taken up along with classical control topics including digital control.
Pre-requisite: Vibration Engineering for ME, Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Digital Electronics
3 units lecture, 1 unit laboratory
This course provides the students with the necessary background needed in order to design and use digital circuits such as logic gates, multiplexers, and memory devices. This course is about understanding the basic computer circuits that are used primarily in mechatronic and robotic control.
Pre - requisite:
Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Electrical Machinery
2 units lecture, 1 unit laboratory
This course introduces the analysis of balanced and unbalanced three - phase AC circuits using three - wattmeter and two - wattmeter methods, magnetic circuits, coupled circuits, single - phase and three - phase transformers and electromechanical energy conversion as control devices.
Pre-requisite: Electrical Circuits 1

Fluid Machines
3 units
Study of the application of fluid flow analysis to fluid machineries and transport equipment such as pipes, conduits, ducts, turbines, pumps, fans, blowers, and compressors, and fluid flow measurement and control. Selection and specification of equipment.
Pre-requisite: Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics
3 units
Study of the mechanics of fluids flow that uses the basic laws of conservation of mass, momentum and energy to fluid systems. Pressure variation, measurements, dimensional analysis, viscous and inviscid flow pipes, and compressible flow.
Pre-requisite: Advanced Mechanical Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics 2, Numerical Methods for Mechanical Engineers

Fundamentals of Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Operation
1 unit
It deals with the fundamentals of numerical control (NC) and its evolution to computer numerical control (CNC). This course is designed to familiarize the students with CNC principles, coordinate systems of CNC machines and their programming (G-Codes), CNC lathe and milling machines are used to fabricate mechanical components.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Processes 3

Heat Transfer
2 units
Study of the fundamental aspects of steady - state heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation and the analysis of heat transfer equipment. It also includes an introduction to unsteady state heat transfer and numerical and graphical methods of heat transfer analysis. Computer modeling and applications are also included.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics I

Industrial Plant Design
3 units
A comprehensive study of the different utilities and requirements of an industrial plant including cold air / cold space requirements, compressed air, water supply, air distribution systems, combustion gas disposals (draft systems), machinery foundations and fans and blowers.
Pre-requisite: Air Conditioning Engineering

Industrial Processes and Inspection Trips
2 units lecture, 1 unit field trips and inspection
Study of industrial plant processes, the equipment involved in the process as well as the energy profile of the industrial sector including actual plant visits / field trips to industrial / manufacturing plants, power plants and refinery plants.

Introduction to Electronic Circuits
3 units lecture, 1 unit laboratory
Introduces the students to the different electronic devices such as diodes and transistors. Here, the engineering models of such devices or components are examined. Emphasis is given on the analysis of circuits that contain these semiconductor devices. Pre - requisite: Electrical Circuits 1

Kinematics and Dynamics of Machineries
3 units
Introduction to the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines. Both analytical and graphical study of mechanisms are explored.
Pre-requisite: Engineering Mechanics 2

Machine Design 1
3 units
Introduction to the process of mechanical design, which includes simple and variable stress analysis and application to simple machine elements. It also introduces the use of computer design software.
Pre-requisite: Kinematics and Dynamics of Machineries, Machine Elements 2, Vibration Engineering for M.E.

Machine Design 2
3 units
Continuation of Machine Design 1. Provides the concepts, procedures, data and decision analysis and techniques to design machine elements commonly found in mechanical devices and systems such as gears, bearings, springs, etc. Enhances the use of computer design software.
Pre-requisite: Machine Design 1

Machine Elements 2
3 units
Basic design of cams, gear trains, pulleys, and transmission with considerations on foundation and vibration.
Pre-requisite: Kinematics and Dynamics of Machineries

Materials Science and Engineering
3 units lecture
Properties, composition, manufacturing processes and use of materials for engineering purposes such as metals, polymers, elastomers, ceramics, wood and composites.
Pre-requisite: General Chemistry 2, Strength of Materials (Co-requisite)

Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
1 unit laboratory
Laboratory component of Materials Science and Engineering
Pre - requisite: Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Computer Aided Design and Drafting 1 and 2
4 units total
Application of computer software to Mechanical Engineering drawing particularly on computer - aided design and drafting of mechanical systems.
Pre-requisite: Engineering Drawing 2

Mechanical Engineering Elective
2 units
An elective course for ME dealing with the department's areas of concentration such as mechatronics, energy & environmental technology, and mechanical design. Topics related to the newest technologies and trends in the practice of ME are a priority.
Pre-requisite: Senior standing

Mechanical Engineering Ethics
2 units
Study of public and private engineering contract, preparation, and writing of specifications, procedures and instruments in bidding, sales and sales agreements. Study of the code of ethics and ethical issues in the work life of an engineer. Discussion on Mechanical Engineering Code and Laws are also included.
Pre-requisite: Senior standing

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 1
1 unit
Basic principles, use, care, selection, construction and calibration of industrial instruments. Experiments on instrumentation and control measurement used in engineering such as pressure gauges, strain gauges, platform scale, speed measuring devices, planimeters, viscosimeters, orsat apparatus and calorimeters.
Pre-requisite: Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 2
1 unit
Study and analysis of different types of fuels and lubricants including test of properties and characteristics of fuels and lubricants at different conditions. Fuel gas analysis.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 1

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 3
1 unit
Steam calorimetry, flowmeters and weirs flow in pipes and heat transfer in piping and impact of jet apparatus.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 2

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 4
1 unit
Study and evaluation of the performance of fluid machineries such as pumps, compressors, turbine and fans. Pre-requisite: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 3

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 5
1 unit
Study, analysis and performance evaluation of internal and external combustion engines, steam turbines, boilers, condensers, evaporators and cooling towers.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 4

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 6
1 unit
Analysis of the different energy transformation in mechanical systems and the accounting of all energy units involved in the transformation. Performance test of air conditioning unit and hydroelectric power plant.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 5

Mechanical Engineering Orientation
1 unit
Introduces the field of mechanical engineering to first year students. Topics to be discussed include a history of mechanical engineering profession, the functions of mechanical engineers, new trends in mechanical engineering, the ME licensure examination, career opportunities for mechanical engineers, professional engineering societies, social and ethical responsibilities of mechanical engineers, the DLSU ME curriculum with an emphasis in mechatronics design concepts and on - the - job training.

Mechanical Processes I
1 unit
This is an introductory shop course to acquaint the students with the proper use, care and handling of basic hand tools and measuring instruments. Exercises in forging, heat treatment of steel and metal removal are given

Mechanical Processes II
1 unit
A study dealing with the operation of lathes, milling machines, shaper, drill press and grinders.
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Processes I

Mechanical Processes III
1 unit
This course covers pattern - making and foundry works. Different types are studied with respect to construction and materials, allowances, core - making and molding practice. Explained in detail are the following: foundry equipment, types of furnaces, pouring of molten metals into mold cavity.

Mechatronics
2 units lecture,
1 unit laboratory
This course introduces the mechatronics field to the students. Mechatronics is the integration of electronics, electrical & controls engineering field and computer technology with mechanical engineering. This course focuses on sensors and transducers, signal conditioning, measurement systems, pneumatic and hydraulic activation systems and programmable logic controller application.
Pre-requisite: Controls in Mechanical Engineering, Digital Electronics, Electrical Machinery

Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics 1
3 units
Applications of thermodynamic concepts and laws to processes wherein the working substances are modeled as real gases and mixtures (ideal gases, real gases and vapors). Thermodynamic analysis of vapor power cycles, gas-vapor mixtures and reactive systems.
Pre-requisite: Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

Numerical Methods for Mechanical Engineers
1 unit lecture, 1 unit computer laboratory
A mathematical course that discusses a wide range of numerical methods for solving the types of problems that occur particularly in mechanical engineering. To fully realize the relevance of this course, a 3 - hour per week laboratory session is included to allow the students to use computer to solve mathematical problems.
Pre - requisite: Differential Equations, Engineering Computer

Refrigeration Engineering
3 units
Basic principles of refrigeration and design. Calculation of loads, selection and specification of equipment. Absorption systems and compression refrigerating machines as well as cold storage and other applications are also included in the course.
Pre-requisite: Heat Transfer

Power Plant Engineering
4 units
Fundamental concepts in the design and installation of typical power plants such as steam power plants, diesel - electric power plants, geothermal power plants, as well as other generating plants using unconventional sources of energy. Study of location, capacity and economic justification of a power plant.
Pre-requisite: Combustion Engineering

Vibration Engineering for ME
2 units
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of vibration as it affects operation and performance of machine components. It involves modeling of mechanical systems, derivation of the different equations for such systems and its varying solutions (responses) based on different excitations. Emphases will be on analysis, design, measurement, damping and computational aspects.
Pre-requisite: Advanced Mathematics for ME, Technical Mechanics 2