Friday, October 23, 2009

Mechanical Engineering REVIEW CENTERS in the Philippines

The following are the addresses and contact numbers of some review centers in Metro manila and Cebu City offering review classes in Mechanical Engineering.

Alcorcon Engineering Review Center-Manila

4th Floor, Anacleta Building, 891 Galicia Street, Corner Espana Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila

Tel No. (02) 742-5600

Alcorcon Engineering Review Center - Cebu

4th Floor, Villa Campa-Capuras Building, Sanciangko Street, Cebu City

Tel No. (032) 254-3384

Linx Engineering Review Center

2nd Floor CMFFI Old Bldg., 815 R. Papa St., Sampaloc, Manila

tel No. 7368670

CDTC Review Center

Dona Amparo Bldg, G. Tolentino St, cor Espana Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila

MERIT Review Center

2nd Floor, San Jose Bldg. Cor. Espana & P. Campa Sts., Sampaloc, Metro Manila

Prime Review Center

Rm 401-404 GMT Bldg., cor Junquera and P. Del Rosario Sts.,Cebu City

tel No.(032) 416-8175

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Most universities and colleges in the Philippines are requiring students to conduct a final project study or thesis before they could graduate. For mechanical engineering students, however, one of the common trends is to design a machine and prototype it. Well, there’s nothing wrong about prototype projects. But what usually happen is the machine ends up in the warehouse. Rusting and decaying. The project that the students have invested in a lot of time, money and effort just ended up useless.

Well, if you’re intention is just to pass the subject, well maybe you don’t have to think about it. But if you want to have a project that will make you graduate and at the same time can be very useful, think more ideas.

There are some tips on how to have a useful project study.
...and moving mechanisms, machines, and robots.Image via Wikipedia

Tip #1
A utility machine that can be used in the school

Yes, the most practical thing is to design something that will benefit the university. A good example is with regards to waste management design, a compactor of trash. Whether it’s mechanically driven or not will depend on your choice. Another idea is to design laboratory equipment for testing or demo purpose. For example, design a gear train that can serve as demo equipment for the students in machine design.

Tip #2
Non-Prototype Project Study

In most schools, project study doesn’t necessarily need a working prototype. Aside from the fact that it’s really hard to design and build a machine in one year, it’s very expensive. The components are specially produced so each part cost a lot. I would admit that I fell in the same trap when I made my project study. As a team, we spent almost forty thousand pesos for that project study. The sad thing is that it’s there on the school rusting and useless.

Why not have project like a research on a particular topic? One good example is the optimization of air conditioning ducts using software.
Mechanical engineers design and build engines ...Image via Wikipedia

Tip #3
A Sponsored Project

Sometimes the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sponsor some project studies. One good example is when the concept of biodiesel was at the peak of its popularity they sponsored projects of selected student groups. Among these is the mechanical extraction of biodiesel from Jatropa (tuba-tuba) plant.

When your project is sponsored, you can have the benefits like less expenses and access to the government owned research laboratories. If your project is good enough, you can even profit from it when the government or someone decides to buy it.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Mechanical Engineer Board Exam Result October 2009

The professional Regulations comission (PRC) announces, after only one working day, the results of October 2009 Mechanical Engineering Board Examination. Out of 2322 examinees, roughly 60.5% or 1404 passed the said examination.This is by far, one of the highest passing percentages in the history of mechanical engineer board exam.

The following are the list of examinees who garnered the 10 highest scores.

1. Radino Encaya Estoria, Technological University of the Philippines (TUP-Manila) - 89.35%
2. Cesar Minorias Baron Jr, University of Cebu - 88.80%
3. Marcelo Casquejo Santillan, Bicol University - Legazpi - 88.55%
4. Mark Cecil Mirasol Tano, Cebu Institute of Technology - 87.80%
5. Christopher Magnaye Requinto, Batangas State University- Batangas City - 87.75%
6. Dale Bryan Raiz Pacheco, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology - 87.40%
7. Christopher Beunavente Sanchez, Bicol University - Legazpi - 87.20%
8. Jan Derrick Hernandez Nidar, University of the Philippines - Diliman - 87.15%
9. Michael Ernani Arce Andres, University of the Philippines - Diliman - 87.05%
10. Ian Wildon Auino Dizon, University of the East - Caloocan - 86.85%

For complete list of passers please follow this LINK.
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