VSU BS Mechanical Engineering

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Duration 4 Years
College College of Engineering and Technology
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte
Compliance CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 97, series of 2017
VSU BS Mechanical Engineering

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About the Program

The VSU BSME program is a four-year degree program offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the College of Engineering and Technology. The curriculum is aligned and compliant to the policies, standards and guidelines for the BSME program from CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 97, series of 2017. The offering of the program is approved by the Board of Regents per BOR Resolution No. 76, series of 2018.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering curriculum is aligned to the principles of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), the K-12 Education Program, and the New General Education Curriculum (NGEC). It specifies the core competencies expected of BSME graduates upon graduation, after seven years of engineering practice, and as a globally competitive practicing engineer.

The VSU BSME degree program will ensure the future professionals to adapt to the exponential advancement in technology, exploration for new renewable energy sources, drive for new efficient power systems, automation and instrumentation, and environmentally non-invasive cooling and heating systems. The curriculum will also secure that the BSME program will continuously evolve in response to the changing regional, national, and global market needs; environmental concern as it is progressively challenged to improve the efficiency of industrial and manufacturing systems employed by current systems; and highly sustainable technology projects that would ensure inclusive growth in the country.


Program highlights

The Program has a total of 188 credit units, comprised of the general education, technical, allied, fundamental, professional and technical elective courses.

For technical course (138 units):

  • 15 units of mathematics
  • 8 units of natural/physical sciences
  • 27 units of basic engineering sciences
  • 9 units of allied courses
  • 55 units of fundamental mechanical engineering courses
  • 20 units of professional ME courses; and
  • 4 units of mechanical engineering elective courses. 

The courses M.E. Project Study 1 and M.E. Project Study 2 shall be utilized for a thesis course.  For the capstone design project which gives the students a culmination design experience, the curriculum includes both Power Plant Design and Industrial Plant Design.  The curriculum has Plant Visit and On-the-Job Training. OJT shall have a minimum of 240 hours.  

The general education courses are in accordance with the requirements of the CMO No. 20 series of 2013 – General Education Curriculum: Holistic Understandings, Intellectual and Civic Competencies. The curriculum comprises of:

  • 24 units of General Education Courses
  • 12 units of General Elective and Mandated courses
  • 8 units of Physical Education courses; and 
  • 6 units of NSTP (National Service Training Program) courses.
  • VSU Metal Works and Fabrication Laboratory
  • Engr. Mark Anthony Arcayan
  • VSU Electrical Laboratory

Career Opportunities

As reflected in Section 3 of RA 8495, the practice of mechanical engineering or rendering the mechanical engineering service includes the following:

  1. Consultation, valuation, investigation and management services that require mechanical engineering knowledge;
  2. Engineering design, preparation of plans, specifications and projects studies or estimates for mechanical systems;
  3. Management or supervision of the erection, installation, alteration, testing, and commissioning of mechanical systems;
  4. Management, supervision, operation, tending or maintenance of any mechanical systems;
  5. Management or supervision of the manufacture, sale, supply or distribution of mechanical systems;  
  6. Teaching of mechanical engineering in government recognized and accredited engineering schools; and
  7. Employment in government with the nature and character of work requires knowledge of the science of mechanical engineering.

Job positions titles requiring a degree in Mechanical Engineering:

  • Product engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Packaging engineer
  • Renewable energy consultant
  • Electro-mechanical engineer
  • Applications engineer
  • Facilities design engineer
  • Product applications engineer
  • Mechanical product engineer
  • Mechanical device engineer
  • Energy efficiency engineer
  • Process development engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Principal engineer
  • Project capture engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Plant engineer

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Engr. Dennis M. Alea - Class of 2017 (Cum Laude)
  • Engr. Mark Anthony S. Arcayan - Class of 2020 (Valedictorian & Magna Cum Laude) and 1st Placer, February 2022 Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination


Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Technology
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Phone: 053-565-0600 local 1029
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