UP’s Philosophy of Education and Graduate Attributes

A UP education seeks to produce graduates imbued with an abiding sense of responsibility to their people and nation, the skills and mindsets to improve human life, and a commitment to the freedom and welfare of all.

Aside from mastery of knowledge in their specific disciplines, UP graduates must possess breadth of mind, strength of character, and generosity of spirit, fostered by a firm grounding in both the arts and sciences, and such specialist courses as their programs may require.

They must be prepared to inclusively engage with society and the world at large, mindful of their people’s needs and capabilities, and keen to the challenges and opportunities of national development in this century of rapid global change.

UP aims to achieve this through its General Education program, one that develops mind, body and spirit, which familiarize all its students with their culture and history and fosters a sense of shared citizenship, while equipping them with critical thinking, discernment and technical skills they will need to excel in their chosen professions.

UP Statement of the Philosophy of Education and Graduate Attributes
UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Approved by the Board of Regents on 28 November 2019

Program Educational Objectives

The BS Electrical Engineering Program aims to produce graduates who:

  1. are employed as practicing engineers in fields such as teaching, design, research, development, testing, and manufacturing
  2. assume positions of leadership and responsibility within an institution
  3. can pursue lifelong learning for the continued development of their professional careers

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the BS Electrical Engineering should have the following ability to:

Common to all programs

  • Articulate the latest developments in their specific field of practice and engage in life-long learning
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino languages.
  • Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Demonstrate professional, social and ethical responsibility, especially in practicing intellectual property rights and sustainable development
  • Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”

Common to all engineering programs

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability, in accordance with standards
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Understand contemporary issues
  • Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Specific to BS Electrical Engineering

  • Acquire knowledge and skills to analyze and design complex systems containing hardware and software components, as appropriate to Electrical Engineering
  • Apply knowledge of design, operation, maintenance, and evaluation of electrical and electronic equipment, devices, and systems for research and industrial applications.
  • Contribute to nation building by engaging in research and other forms of creative work geared towards the improvement of electrical engineering.

Specific to the University of the Philippines

  • Lead with honor and excellence in public service and in fields of practice