Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering w/ Specializations in:
(Degree Codes: Program- BSCE Plan – BSCE)
The BSCE program can be completed in four years and one term, covering four years of academic training and one term and one summer of practical training. The BSCE curriculum at DLSU was designed with the objective of producing civil engineers who have sufficient background in general education courses, mathematics, physical and natural sciences, basic engineering sciences, and general civil engineering. Moreover, the present curriculum introduces specializations in the undergraduate program by requiring the students to take specialization courses from one of the following fields:
- Construction Technology and Management (CTM)
- Geotechnical Engineering (GTE)
- Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering (HWR)
- Structural Engineering (STE)
- Transportation Engineering (TRE)
The Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Civil Engineering Program of De La Salle University-Manila are statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments of the BSCE graduates after about five years from graduation.
- PEO-1 (leadership in the practice of the profession): Graduates will demonstrate a high level of technical expertise especially in a specialized field in civil engineering cognizant to the societal needs and their ethical responsibilities.
- PEO-2 (life-long learning): Graduates will pursue a sustained life-long learning that is adaptive to the changing needs of the profession and the community.
- PEO-3 (social responsibility): Graduates will engage in activities that promote professional and community development.
The Student Outcomes (SO) of the DLSU BSCE Program
The BSCE program at DLSU was designed following the minimum requirements recommended by the Technical Panel for Engineering and Technology (TPET) to the CHED. TPET (formerly TPETA when it included Architecture), which is composed of representatives from various engineering professions, assists CHED in conceptualizing and proposing new policies, standards, and guidelines on the curriculum in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Aside from complying with the CHED Policies and Standards for the Degree of BSCE, the DLSU BSCE program is guided by the vision-mission of the university and the department. The vision-mission of the university is to become “a leading learner-centered research university, bridging faith and scholarship in the service of society, especially the poor” while that of the Department of Civil Engineering is “to mold and nurture competent practicing civil engineers equipped with technical know-how and imbued with Lasallian values of Religio, Mores and Cultura.” and at the same time “The Department of Civil Engineering envisions its graduates to excel in professional development and advancement along the following dimensions: (a) Working competence which enables them to apply themselves effectively in entry level positions in structural engineering, construction technology and management, hydraulics and water resources engineering, transportation engineering and geotechnical engineering; (b) Christian awareness of national development needs and a commitment to the socially responsible practice of their profession.” (Exhibit 1: Vision and Mission).
The expected learning outcomes of the BSCE program are specified as program outcomes in Article III, Section 4.2 of CHED Policies and Standards for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The Department adopted the CHED program outcomes but changed the order to be consistent with ABET student outcomes.
The student outcomes (SO) of the BSCE program of DLSU are specified as follows: “A graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program at DLSU must attain:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences to the practice of civil engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design, build, improve, and install systems or processes which meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
- An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- An ability to recognize, formulate, and solve civil engineering problems.
- An understanding of the effects and impact of civil engineering projects on nature and society, and of the civil engineers’ social and ethical responsibilities.
- An ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing using the English language
- An understanding of civil engineers’ social and ethical responsibilities.
- An ability to engage in life-long learning and an acceptance of the need to keep current of the development in the specific field of specialization.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the appropriate techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for the practice of civil engineering.
- Specialized engineering knowledge in each applicable field, and the ability to apply such knowledge to provide solutions to actual problems.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization on Construction Technology and Management (CTM)
The CTM program intends to produce graduates who are better prepared for the demands of the construction industry. The main objective of the CTM program is to prepare students for the effective planning and implementation of construction projects by giving them basic knowledge of construction materials and technology, and project management concepts. The subjects in project management include topics in plans and specifications, cost engineering, and accounting, and organization. The program also envisions that some graduates may immediately join their family construction business or may ultimately put up their own firms. Subjects that deal with estimating, bidding, marketing, business organization, economics, and strategy are tackled to prepare them for this prospect. The specialization courses for the CTM program are:
- CTMMATS – Materials Science
- CTMENTR – Entrepreneurship for Engineers
- CTMCOST – Cost Engineering
- CTMDATA – Data Management
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization on Geotechnical Engineering (GTE)
The GTE program aims to produce civil engineers who are experts in the study of the behaviour of soils and rock under the influence of loading forces and soil-water interactions. The students in this program are trained to be knowledgeable in the design of foundation and earth- retaining structures, sub-surface exploration and characterization of soils and other geo-materials, risk assessment associated to geo-hazards such as landslides and earthquakes, and landfill disposal of wastes and groundwater contamination. The specialization courses for the GTE program are:
1. GTEROCK – Rock Mechanics
2. GTEENVI – Geo-environmental Engineering
3. GTEUGRD – Underground Infrastracture Engineering
4. GTESLOP – Slope Stability and Analysis
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization on Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering (HWR)
The HWR program was developed in response to the needs of the country in solving water resources related problems such as water supply crisis, power shortage, insufficient food supply due to poor irrigation, water pollution, and disasters due to lahar and flood flows. The HWR program covers a broad field encompassing the following major sub-fields: analysis of water occurrences and flows, control of water, utilization of water, water quality analysis, watershed management and planning, and sedimentation in channels. The HWR program aims to produce competent Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineers who can work as engineers/consultants in government agencies, in construction and in private consulting firms. The specialization courses for the HWR program are:
- HWRFIDE – Flood Control, Irrigation, and Drainage Engineering
- HWRPEMS – Water Supply, Water Power, Water Development and Planning
- HWRSASE – Sanitary and Wastewater Engineering
- LBYCVW4 – Coast and River Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization on Structural Engineering (STE)
The STE program aims to produce competent structural engineers who can provide technical support in the infrastructure development of the country. In general, the STE program trains the students in the planning, analysis, design, construction, inspection, rehabilitation, and preservation of structures which includes residential and office buildings, bridges, and a large variety of structures using various materials such as steel, concrete, and timber, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, and social aspects. The specialization courses for the STE program are:
- STEQUAK – Earthquake Engineering
- STEBRID – Bridge Engineering
- STEPRES – Pre-stressed Concrete Design
- LBYCVT4 – Structural Design of Buildings
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization on Transportation Engineering (TRE)
The TRE program aims to produce Transportation and Highway Engineers who can provide technical support in the government’s program of improving and expanding the transportation system and infrastructures of the country such as the LRT, MRT, flyovers, skyways, airports, and harbors. The TRE program also addresses issues related to transport planning, urban traffic engineering and management, and the design and construction of road pavements. The specialization courses for the TRE program are:
- TRESYSD – Transportation System and Design, Airports, Ports, and Railways
- TRETRAF – Highway Design and Traffic Safety
- TRETRAN – Transportation Planning
- LBYCVR2 – Transportation Planning Laboratory