The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BS ECE) is a five- year trimestral degree program which aims to produce certified electronics engineers who can conceptualize, design and implement innovative electronic, computer and communication systems, devices, goods, services and processes. Its courses cover broadcast communication, telecommunications, semiconductor device fabrication and manufacturing, Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) design, signal processing, industrial electronics and biomedical electronics.
BS Electronics Engineering (BS ECE) requires two trimesters of internship in a locally recognized engineering or engineering-related institution to let students apply the knowledge of design and analysis to the practice of electronics engineer professionally. It also includes two trimesters of integration program to prepare would-be graduates to the Professional Regulations Commission administered licensure examinations for Electronics Engineering.
The presented Outcomes-Based Education Continuous Quality Improvement (OBE CQI) Framework illustrates the flow of defined stages to develop APC BS Electronics Engineering (ECE) graduates who are prepared and qualified to take on a professional career after the completion of the program or three years after graduation.
The program organized meetings, consultations, and fora with the stakeholders who are representatives from industry partners and/or industry professors (defined in internship program), and alumni organizations. Though the main objective of these activities is to come up with the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), opportunities, concept integration and performance credentialing of APC graduates are also tackled. These stakeholders are also part of the Program Advisory Board. Recommendations of students, parents and faculty members are also gathered through organized fora and monthly departmental meetings.
The program developed Student Outcomes (SOs) to support attain the PEOs. SOs highlight the professional competency profiles (e.g. skills, knowledge, ethical and moral standards) necessary to perform the activities within the profession to the standards expected in independent employment or practice, in compliance with CHED-stipulated program/student outcomes.
To attain the SOs, the program conducts Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL). The OBTL is performed in the classroom level. It encompasses the Performance Indicators (PI), Course Outcome (CO), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLA) and Assessment Tasks (AT). PIs are measurable statements that are used to determine the level of attainment of SOs. COs are defined statements on what the student should know and capable to do after completing the course. TLA involve students in the development and construction of the knowledge and skills to accomplish one or more CO. AT is the measure of the student’ knowledge and skills based on the CO.
According to CMO 37 s.2012 OBTL, assessment are processes that identify, collect, analyze, and report data that can be used to evaluate achievement of PEOs and SOs while evaluation are processes for interpreting data and evidences accumulated through assessment of PEOs and SOs. These serve as feedback to stakeholders, leading to a set of actions to improve the APEOs and SOs.
Program Educational Objectives
PEO 1: Engage in engineering principles and practices to design solutions and develop electronic devices or systems that meet technological needs.
PEO 2: Exhibit commitment to obligations and good character of service to the sustainability of electronic engineering work as a solution to societal needs.
PEO 3: Pursue professional licensure examinations, and/or continuous professional development in electronics engineering or related field.
By the time they graduate, the students shall be able to:
a) apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering sciences appropriate to solve electronics engineering problems.
b) design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c) design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints in accordance with standards.
d) work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
e) recognize, formulate, and solve electronic engineering problems.
f) recognize professional, social, and ethical responsibility.
g) communicate effectively electronics engineering activities, both oral and written, with the engineering community and with the society.
h) understand the impact of electronics engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i) recognize the need for life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice.
j) gain knowledge of contemporary issues.
k) use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electronics engineering practice.
l) gain knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles as a member and/or leader of a team, and to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
m) apply acquired knowledge and skills in electronics engineering for national development.