An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Professional Elective Courses of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) Among Selected Higher Education Institutions - (Private Schools Respondents 2005)

Dear Respondents,

May I respectfully request a few minutes of your time to answer this survey questionnaire relative to my dissertation for the degree Doctor in Educational Management being pursued at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Kindly supply all the needed information. Rest assured that the information you give would be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

BEN B. ANDRES
Researcher

Name (optional): 


General Instruction: This is a survey instrument for graduates of BSECE curriculum to assess the effectiveness of its Professional Elective Courses.

A. Personal Data

Age
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36 an above


Gender
Male
Female


Status
Single
Married
Separated
Widow
Others


Degree
BS-ECE
Others


Major/Specialization
Electronics
Communications
Others


Type of School
Private
Public (SUCs & LUCs)


Year Graduated
Before 2000
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010


Year of Passing Licensure Exam
Before 2000
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010


Nature of Product Line or Services
Academe
Automation, Feedback, Process Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics
Broadcasting
Computer Systems
Electronics Design
Industrial Electronics
Medical/Biomedical Electronics
Optics
Signal Processing
Semiconductor Device / Fabrication/Manufacturing
Telecommunications
Instrumentation and Telemetry
Others


B. Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Professional Elective Courses of BSECE Curriculum

This instrument will find out the level of effectiveness of the Professional Courses of the BSECE Curriculum as perceived by the graduates in terms of the six (6) Track Elective Courses:

Answer each item honestly using the choices given below.

TRACK ELECTIVE 1: COMMUNICATIONS.

Course Contents

1. Wireless Communication
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


3. Navigational Aids
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


2. Communications System Design
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


4. Broadcast Engineering
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


5. Advanced Electromagnetism (also for Micro electronics track)
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


6. Digital Signal Processing
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


7. Telemetry
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


8. RF Design System Level
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


9. Mixed Signals-Systems Level
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


10. Digital Terrestrial XSM
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


11. Compression Technologies
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


TRACK ELECTIVE 2: MICROELECTRONICS TRACK.

Course Contents

1. Advanced Electromagnetism
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


2. Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits Design
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


3. Introduction to Digital VLSI Design
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


4. VLSI Test and Measurement
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


5. IC Packaging and Failure Analysis
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


6. Advanced Statistics (Also for Biotech/Biomedical track)
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


7. Mixed Signals-Silicon Level
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


8. RF Design Silicon Level
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


9. CAD-Tool Design
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


10. Solid State Physics & Fabrication
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


TRACK ELECTIVE 3: POWER ELECTRONICS TRACK.

Course Contents

1. Introduction to Power Electronics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


2. Power Supply Application
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


3. Semiconductor Devices for Power Electronics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


4. Motor Drives and Inverters
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


5. Modeling and Simulation
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


6. Digital Control System
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


7. Optoelectronics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


8. Automotive Electronics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


TRACK ELECTIVE 4: BIOTECH/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRACK.

Course Contents

1. Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


2. Physiology
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


3. Principles of Medical Imaging
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


4. Biomechanics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


5. Biomaterials
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


6. Biophysical Phenomena
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


7. Advanced Statistics (Also for Microelectronics track)
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


8. Telemetry
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


9. Optoelectronics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


10. Embedded System
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


TRACK ELECTIVE 5: INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL

Course Contents

1. Mechatronics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


2. Robotics
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


3. Modelling and Simulation
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


4. Digital Control System
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


5. Metrology
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


6. Sensors Technology
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


TRACK ELECTIVE 6: INFORMATION AND COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES

Course Contents

1. Computer Systems
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


2. I/O memory System
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


3. Computer Systems Architecture
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


4. Data Structure & Algorithm Analysis
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


5. Computer Systems Organizations
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


6. Structure of Program Language
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


7. Operating Systems
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


8. Digital Graphics, Digital Imaging and Animation
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


9. Artificial Intelligence
Not Effective
Fairly Effective
Effective
Moderately Effective
Highly Effective


C. Assessment of the Extent of Alignment of the Professional Elective Courses in Terms of Program Outcomes

This instrument will find out how evident is the alignment of the six (6) Professional Courses (TrackElective Courses) of the BSECE Curriculum as perceived by the graduates in terms of the Program Outcomes

Answer each item honestly using the legend given below.


TRACK ELECTIVE 1: COMMUNICATIONS.

Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical, life and information sciences; and engineering sciences appropriate to the field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


4. An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


5. An ability to recognize, formulates, and solves engineering problems;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


6. Recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


7. An understanding of the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


8. An ability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


9. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


TRACK ELECTIVE 2: MICROELECTRONICS TRACK.

Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical, life and information sciences; and engineering sciences appropriate to the field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


4. An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


5. An ability to recognize, formulates, and solves engineering problems;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


6. Recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


7. An understanding of the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


8. An ability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


9. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


TRACK ELECTIVE 3: POWER ELECTRONICS TRACK.

Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical, life and information sciences; and engineering sciences appropriate to the field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


4. An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


5. An ability to recognize, formulates, and solves engineering problems;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


6. Recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


7. An understanding of the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


8. An ability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


9. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


TRACK ELECTIVE 4: BIOTECH/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRACK

Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical, life and information sciences; and engineering sciences appropriate to the field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


4. An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


5. An ability to recognize, formulates, and solves engineering problems;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


6. Recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


7. An understanding of the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


8. An ability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


9. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


TRACK ELECTIVE 5: INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL

Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical, life and information sciences; and engineering sciences appropriate to the field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


4. An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


5. An ability to recognize, formulates, and solves engineering problems;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


6. Recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


7. An understanding of the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


8. An ability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


9. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


TRACK ELECTIVE 6: INFORMATION AND COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES

Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical, life and information sciences; and engineering sciences appropriate to the field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


4. An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


5. An ability to recognize, formulates, and solves engineering problems;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


6. Recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


7. An understanding of the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


8. An ability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of practice;
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


9. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Not Aligned
Fairly Aligned
Aligned
Moderately Aligned
Highly Aligned


D. GAINS ELICITED FROM THE Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses)

Please rate the following statements as to what extent that each of them is being observed and/or experienced in the implementation of the Track Elective Courses as part of the BSECE curriculum.

Gains Elicited

1. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) help the BSECE student/graduate to realize the following program objectives:

1.1 Provide the student with an education in the fundamentals of electronics and communications engineering that will allow him to be immediately competitive in industry or in graduate work while providing him with the best opportunity for achieving his full potential during his lifetime.
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


1.2 Develop a sense of professional responsibility and social awareness.
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


1.3 Provide practical applications as evidenced by laboratory, design, project study, computer exercises and practicum courses making him to work well whether independently or as part of a group.
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


2. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) provide opportunity to BSECE student/graduate embark on Thesis/Research/Project requirement focusing on

2.1 Communications
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


2.2 Microelectronics Track
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


2.3 Power Electronics Track
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


2.4 Biotech/Biomedical Engineering Track
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


2.5 Instrumentation and Control
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


2.6 Information and Computing Technologies
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) guide BSECE student/graduate as to what specific professions/careers/ occupations or trades that they may go into as follows:

3.1 Broadcasting
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.2 Telecommunications
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.3 Semiconductor Device Fabrication/Manufacturing (Engineer)
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.4 Electronics Design
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.5 Computer Systems
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.6 Instrumentation and Telemetry
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.7 Automation, Feedback, Process Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.8 Industrial Electronics
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.9 Signal Processing
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.10 Optics
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


3.11 Medical/Biomedical Electronics
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) help BSECE student/graduate gain confidence as On-the-Job Trainee/ Practicumer/cadet engineer in the ff. industry:

4.1 Broadcasting
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.2 Telecommunications
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.3 Semiconductor
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.4 Computer Systems
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.5 Instrumentation and Telemetry
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.6 Automation, Feedback, Process Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.7 Industrial/Manufacturing
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.8 Medical/Biomedical Electronics
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


4.9 Government Agencies such as DOTC, DOST, etc. or any industry that requires services related to the specializations of an Electronics and Communications Engineer
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


5. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) improve the passing rate of BSECE students in hurdling the licensure examination in terms of the following areas:

Electronics engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


Communications engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


Electronic systems and technologies
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


6. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) hone BSECE student/graduate in the mastery of pedagogical skills for the following Entry Level of Duties and Competencies of Electronics and Communications Engineers.

6.1 Electronics Engineering Practice
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


6.2 Research and Development
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


6.3 Manage Significant Projects
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


6.4 Operation Management
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) widen the horizon of BSECE student/graduate through multi-disciplinary practice in the following allied programs:

7.1 Civil Engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7.2 Computer Engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7.3 Computer Science
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7.4 Electrical Engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7.5 Industrial Engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7.6 Information Technology
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


7.7 Mechanical Engineering
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


8. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) provides feedback to all concerned to serve as guide in further retooling and restructuring the BSECE program.
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


9. Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses) enable ECE practitioners to be more creative problem solvers in an empowering environment/workplace.
No Extent at All
To a Very Low Extent
To a Low Extent
To an Average Extent
To a High Extent


E. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses)

Please rate the following statements as to what extent that each of them is being observed and/or experienced in the implementation of the Professional Elective Courses as part of the BSECE curriculum.

Problems Encountered

Problems Encountered
1. The Faculty lacks training to handle Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses)

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2. The Administration has limited resources to implement the Professional Courses (Track Elective Courses)
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3. The twelve (12) unit ECE Elective courses is inadequate to specialize on the recommended Track Elective Courses
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4. BSECE students/graduates exhibit poor performance in professional and technical skills.
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5. There is inadequate partnership among academic institutions, industry and government agencies.
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6. Risk exists in the health, safety, security of ECE practitioners with the advent of these Elective Courses.
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7. How to get students/graduates to think about ethics and social responsibility?
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8. How to communicate what engineers actually do?
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9. How to develop an understanding of business processes to be innovative and entrepreneurial?
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10. How to be a team player across disciplines, fields, and cultures for professional mobility and flexibility?
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11. How to cope up with astounding computation and storage capabilities due to the fast changing allied technologies?
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12. Irrelevant job assignment as a result of broad knowledge and technical adeptness.
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Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Manila