COMPLETED COLLEGE RESEARCHES
2013 – 2014
- Assessment of Engineering Students’ Acquired Affective Learning from Involvement in Community Extension Services by: Dr. Jake M. Laguador and Engr. Nemy H. Chavez (2013) This study determined the level of involvement and acquired affective learning of the Engineering Students from the Institutional and College-Based community extension programs anchored in the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) core values. The Engineering department has high level of students’ involvement in the construction of houses in one of the adapted communities of the university and during the outreach programs. The engineering students have greatly acquired the value of Creator-centeredness, Leadership, Integrity and Nationalism from joining the community extension programs. They also enhanced their personal values, attitude towards the community and the spirit of volunteerism. Humility, perseverance and religiosity are the most common characteristics of the engineering students who joined the community services.Keywords:
Affective Learning, Engineering, Student Involvement, Community, Extension Service
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Laguador, J.M., Chavez, N.H. (2013). Assessment of Engineering Students’ Acquired Affective Learning from Involvement in Community Extension Services, Academic Research International, 4(3): 188- 197
- Knowledge versus Practice on the OBE Implementation of the COE Faculty Members in LPU by: Dr. Jake Laguador and Dr. Conrado I. Dotong (2014)This study aimed to identify the extent of knowledge and practice of the COE Faculty Members on the Outcomes-Based Education implementation in Lyceum of the Philippines University –
Batangas during 1st Semester, SY 2013 – 2014. Descriptive type of research was utilized in the study. Results showed that there is a great extent in terms of knowledge and practice on OBE implementation among the faculty members of the College of Engineering, however there is a moderate extent on the level of understanding of faculty members on the appropriate assessment method to be utilized. Faculty members with high level of knowledge and understanding on the implementation of OBE have also higher possibility to contribute in the realization of the objectives of OBE through practice. The proposed action plan may be implemented and evaluated to ensure its utilization and effectiveness. Provide follow-up studies regarding the problems encountered by the faculty members in submitting the OBE requirements.Keywords: Outcomes-Based Education, Engineering, Assessment, Portfolio
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Laguador, J. M., Dotong, C. I. (2014). Knowledge versus Practice on the Outcomes-Based Education Implementation of the Engineering Faculty Members in LPU, International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 3(1): 63-74
- Academic Performance and Measure of Character and Personality of Engineering Students With and Without Referral From Counselling Center by: Dr. Jake Laguador and Ms. Merlina PesiganThis study aimed to identify the causes why students are being referred to the CATC by the faculty members and what happened to these students after undergoing counselling. It also intended to determine if there is a difference between Engineering Students with and without Referral in terms of Year Level, Degree Program, Student Classification and Academic Performance. Descriptive type of research was utilized in study using the documentary analysis procedure. Results showed that absenteeism is the foremost reason of the reported causes of referrals while majority of the students obtained passing grades from the courses where they were referred by their teachers and only few obtained a failing grade. Engineering students with and without referral come from all year levels, and student classification and both groups obtained different levels of grade-point average while those students from non-degree programs have higher possibility of being referred to CATC. Only Humility and helpfulness established a significant difference between students with and without cases of referral to CATC wherein engineering students without referral obtained significantly higher means against those with referrals in terms of possessed characteristics; while creativity established a significant difference between groups wherein those students with referral obtained significantly higher mean against those without referral in terms of acquired values.Keywords: Academic Performance, Character, Traits, Referral System
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Laguador, J.M., Pesigan, M. (2013). Academic Performance and Measure of Character and Personality of Engineering Students With and Without Referral from Counselling Center, Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 1(16): 281-293
- Assessment of Interest as Subjective Personal Data of Engineering Freshmen towards their Enrolled Degree Program by: Engr. Yolanda P. Ramirez and Engr. Noimie C. Dizon This study aimed to determine the level of interest of the Engineering Freshmen towards engineering program. Descriptive type of research was utilized in the study. Results showed that engineering is still dominated by male students from private schools; chose engineering as their personal choice, and find engineering moderately to highly difficult course. Engineering students have high interest in the engineering program specifically in terms of affective and
cognitive learning. They find personal factor as high influence in their interest towards engineering program. Students who personally decided to take engineering have higher sense
of inner growth that influenced their interest towards the engineering program. Personal and environmental factors have greater influence in the interest of the engineering students
towards their enrolled degree program. The proposed action plan may be implemented to enhance the interest of engineering students towards their studies and surpass the challenges of higher engineering courses.Keywords: Interest, Subjective Personal Data, Engineering
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Ramirez, Y. P. Dizon, N. C. (2014). Assessment of Interest as Subjective Personal Data of Engineering Freshmen towards their Enrolled Degree Program, International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development 3(1):195-207
COMPLETED INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCHES
2005 – 2013
- Tracer Study of Engineering Graduates of Lyceum of the Philippines University from 2009-2012 By: Dr. Jake M. Laguador & Dr. Conrado I. Dotong (2013)Employability of graduates is one of the measures of Higher Education Institutions to ensure that the quality of education they provide is suitable to the needs of the industry. This study determined the employment status of engineering graduates of Lyceum of the Philippines University, Batangas City from the period of 2009 to 2012. Descriptive type of research method was utilized in the study involving the total population of the graduates as respondents.The findings revealed that the engineering graduates of the LPU are highly employable with 95.54 percent employment rating, with regular status and presently working as associate professionals in the Philippine manufacturing companies related to their college degrees who found their first job as walk-in applicants and stayed on their jobs for more than three (3) years. Communication skill is considered the foremost competency learned in college that found very useful to their job placement along with the significant contribution of hard work, professional integrity, perseverance, love for God, efficiency and supportiveness to their present job.
Mathematics is deemed to be the foremost relevant general education course to the job placement of engineering followed by languages. Teachers mastery of the subject matter is considered one the relevant school related factors together with the college dean’s office services, positive attitude of the department heads towards work, staff and students and linkages with other institutions and OJT.
Keywords: Employment rating, employability, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electronics engineering, computer engineering, curriculum
- Computer Utilization on Academic Performance, Health, and Behavior of Selected Students Enrolled in Board and Non-Board Degree ProgramsBy: Dr. Jake Laguador (2013)This study determined how Filipino College students in Lyceum of the Philippines University utilized their computers, the reasons behind the utilization and the differences of students enrolled in board and non-board degree programs in terms of academic performance, health and behavior and how they differ in their reasons of computer usage, frequency per week and average hour per day of computer utilization. Descriptive type of quantitative research method was used in the study for 1,035 proportionately stratified randomly selected students from ten (10) different colleges. Results showed that students enrolled in non-board programs were spending more time in computer than students in board programs. For educational purpose is the primary reason of both groups in computer utilization. However, students from non-board programs have higher possibility of utilizing the computer for entertainment purposes than those from the board programs. Majority of the students enrolled in Board programs have significantly lower GPAs while those enrolled in non-board programs have higher possibility of encountering behavioral problems. One-third of the students were suffering from negative health effects of computer utilization no matter long or short they spent time in online and offline activities.Keywords: Computer usage, academic performance, behavior, health.
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Laguador, J.M. (2013). Computer Utilization on Academic Performance, Health, and Behaviour of Selected Students Enrolled in Board and Non-board Degree Programs, International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 3(3): 382-387
- Engineering Students’ Academic and on-the-Job Training Performance Appraisal Analysis By: Dr. Jake M. Laguador (2011)This study determined the level of academic performance and OJT performance based on the assessment of immediate superiors of 233 engineering student-trainees from Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) in Batangas City. This research utilized the quantitative descriptive as well as qualitative methods of research and data were collected using documentary analysis of computed grades and comments from the employers. LPU Engineering students as observed by their immediate superiors were courteous, honest, have good moral character, with self-efficacy, good in oral communication, patient and positive thinkers. Mechanical engineering students who performed well in their assigned task during their OJTs also obtained notable ratings in general and professional education courses. It is contrary to the finding that the performance of Industrial Engineering students who obtained higher academic ratings has lower job performance. The researcher formulated an Internship manual that would serve as a guide for the training of the students in the four engineering programs of LPU.Keywords: Academic performance, engineering, internship, on-the-job training.
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Laguador, J.M. (2013). Engineering Students’ Academic and on-the-Job Training Performance Appraisal Analysis, International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning, 3(4): 301-305
- Academic Achievement in the Learning Domains and Performance in Licensure Examination fro Engineers among LPU’s Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Graduates By: Dr. Jake Laguador & Engr. Noemi Dizon (2011)This study aimed to investigate the Board Examination Performance of BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Electronics Engineering graduates from Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) – Batangas City from 2006 – 2011. Descriptive type of quantitative research method was used in the study wherein total population of all board examinees was considered. Results showed that Mechanical Engineering (ME) examinees performed well in Machine design while ECE did well in Mathematics. ME examinees did not perform well in Power Plant Design/Industrial Plant Design while ECE did not do well in General Engineering and Applied Sciences. ME and ECE examinees obtained low performance in comprehensive examination with high level of study habits and academic behavior. Affective domain is significantly related to and predicts Licensure examination Performance of the respondents. Outcomes-based curriculum must be adapted to periodically monitor the academic performance and behavior as well as the result of study habits of the students. Teachers must consistently monitor the academic performance and behavior of engineering students to provide thorough guidance for those who are low achievers.Keywords: Academic Achievement, Electronics, Engineering, Lyceum, Licensure Examination,
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Laguador, J.M., Dizon, N.C. (2013). Academic Achievement in the Learning Domains and Performance in Licensure Examination for Engineers among LPU’s Mechanical And Electronics Engineering Graduates, International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering, 3(8): 347-378
- Development and Evaluation of Computer-Based Qualifying Exam for Incoming 3rd Year BSME and BSECE Students of Lyceum of the Philippines University By: Engr. Rommel Pureza and Engr. Jake Laguador (2010)This study aimed to develop a Computer Based Qualifying Exam for Incoming Third Year Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Students at Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU). It also intended to evaluate the acceptability of the software project in terms of accuracy, content, style, navigation and usefulness.The study used software developmental research design and Waterfall model. The respondents of the study who evaluated the project were nine (9) faculty members and thirty (30) engineering students from the College of Engineering at LPU during 1st Semester SY 2009-2010.
Based on the results gathered, the researchers concluded that the Computer-Based Qualifying Exam (CBQE) for incoming 3rd Year BSME and BSECE students of Lyceum of the Philippines University is acceptable in five criteria of evaluation in terms of its accuracy, content, style, navigation and usefulness. Faculty members rated the software higher than the students. The software needs more enhancements on its content and accuracy based from the result of the evaluation. The researchers successfully tested the functionality of the system.
Although the evaluation result was very acceptable based on the result of the study, it is still hereby recommended to enhance the content of the software such as including more questions for random selection to prevent cheating during the examination. Font style and size of the questions must also be enhanced to make it more visible to the examinees. Faculty members from the College of Engineering may adapt this system software in designing their major examinations to minimize the time being spent in checking the exams although designing a computerized examination needs a little to devote for preparation it would be more enjoyable for the students answering their major examinations out of the traditional paper-pen approach.
Keywords: Qualifying Exam, Computer-Based test, Software project
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Laguador, J.M., Pureza, R.J. (2013). Development and Evaluation of Computer Based Qualifying Exam for Incoming Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Students, International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering, 3(8): 322-346
- Analysis of Engineering Skills and Practices among Electronic and Semiconductor Industries in Batangas Province By: Engr. Jake M. Laguador (2010)This study determined the degree of importance of the tools and technology used in Computer Engineering and Electronics and Communications Engineering. It also determined the employers’ assessment in the level of importance of knowledge, skills and work activities the graduates of Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering must possess in order to be employed in the industry. The study used descriptive type of research design.Proficiency in Computer Aided Design, Web Development Software and Data Base Management system software were considered very important tools and technology in the field of computer and electronics engineering. Quality Control Analysis was a required competency which had a very high level of importance in terms of Computer and Electronic Related skills while time management was the most important management expertise. Moreover, active listening was also very significant skill in communication.
The ability to see details at close range was considered very important factor of knowledge for engineers as well as Problem Sensitivity and Speech Clarity. Meanwhile Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material was considered the most important work activities of engineers. Likewise, it is very important work value in a workplace to have an open-minded superior.
Faculty members of Computer and Electronics Engineering must have extensive training in Java Programming, Solid Works and Quality Control Analysis while Time management must be incorporated in Management and Professional subjects of the students.
Keywords: Engineering Competencies, Electronic Industries, Batangas, Electronics Engineering
- Tracer Study of BS Computer Engineering Graduates of Lyceum of the Philippines University from 2005-2009 By: Dr. Conrado I. Dotong and Engr. Jake Laguador (2010)This tracer study is intended to assess the present employment status of the Computer Engineering graduates and the relevance of curriculum, knowledge, skills, work values and school related factors to their job placement. Descriptive type of research method was used in the study with 175 computer engineering graduates served as respondents. Results showed that majority of the Computer Engineering graduates are gainfully employed with present positions related to course completed and had obtained their first job within 1 to 6 months in local manufacturing firms as walk in applicants. Mathematics is considered the most relevant among the general education subjects and Microsoft Office Application, Computer Troubleshooting/Maintenance and Computer Programming are the three most relevant professional subjects to their present employment. Information Technology and communication skills were deemed to be the most useful competencies learned by the graduates from LPU and the work related values such as perseverance and hard work have also greatly contributed to their job placement.Keywords: Computer Engineering, Employability, Work Values, Curriculum, Information Technology
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Laguador, J.M., Dotong, C.I., (2013). Tracer Study of BS Computer Engineering Graduates of Lyceum of the Philippines University, International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering, 3(8): 387-401
- Computer-Aided Instruction in Engineering Economics By: Engr. Jake Laguador and Engr. Teresa Mauhay (2009)Technology serves as the medium for delivering quality education through the use of electronic devices and equipment that help to stimulate the learning process of the students. Computer Aided Instruction is one useful tool to cultivate the enthusiasm of the learners towards the achievement of high performance inside the classroom setting.The researcher used the descriptive method in conducting this study. The purposive-convenience sampling procedure was used in choosing the participating students and experts. Eleven (11) faculty members of the College of Engineering at Lyceum of the Philippines University were included in the study as the expert-respondents. The study also involved two sections of engineering students: Fourth Year BSIE/ME/ECE students enrolled during 1st Semester S.Y. 2007-2008 in Engineering Economics served as the Controlled group and the fourth year BSECE/ME/IE Students enrolled in the same subject during 1st semester of S.Y. 2008-2009 served as the Experimental group.
Majority of the expert-respondents were female; belong to 30 – 35 years old; with units earned in Master’s degree program and have served for almost 7 – 9 years in teaching. The content, language and style, navigation, evaluation and usefulness of the material were acceptable to the expert and student – respondents. The examples in the CAI were presented from simple to difficult; it sufficiently covered the topics specified; style and format of were appropriate to the students’ level; the exercises were suited to the students’ level; the user could easily move to any desired page within the CAI and it could guide the users to gain a thorough knowledge in Engineering Economics. The expert and student – respondents had almost the same assessment on Computer Aided Instruction in Engineering Economics.
The general weighted average and final grades in engineering economics of the respondents were below satisfactory level. There was a significant difference in the performance of the controlled and experimental groups in terms of Final Grades in Engineering Economics. The level of teaching performance of teacher handling the Engineering Economics was improved with the use of Computer Aided Instruction. The proposed enhancement program was envisioned to make the learning process of students more interactive, interesting and fruitful.
Keywords: Computer-Aided Instruction, Engineering Economics, Assessment
- Tracer Study of Engineering Graduates of LPU from 2006-2008: A Basis for Curriculum Review By: Dr. Conrado Dotong and Engr. Nemy Chavez (2009)Part of the growing mission of Lyceum of the Philippines University in Batangas City through the College of Engineering to provide the students an equal growth and opportunity like what the other universities and colleges can offer to their students and the appropriate application of knowledge and skills that will be well-suited to the graduates’ future employment.
This tracer study intended to assess the relevance of the BSIE, BSECE, BSME curricula, knowledge and skills acquired by the graduates to their employment; identify the personal and professional characteristics and job placement of the Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Engineering graduates and the school-related factors associated with their employment. The findings of the study would serve as the bases for the researchers to improve, update or enhance the curricula of three programs and services to make these more responsive to the needs of industries.
This tracer study used the quantitative and descriptive research design. The respondents of the study were 14 Mechanical Engineering, 35 Electronics Engineering and 30 Industrial Engineering graduates from 2006 -2008. The main instrument used in this study was a survey questionnaire. Frequency count, rank and weighted mean were the statistical tools used in the study.
The greater percentage of the respondents landed on first job related to their course completed; obtained their first jobs within 6 months; have stayed in their first job almost more than one year and low salary is the number one reason who left their first job.Industrial Engineering graduates obtained the percentage of respondents who are presently employed; working full time basis; handling jobs related to their course completed; having lead technician position in Sun Power Manufacturing Ltd. Philippines; majority of them were satisfied in their present work and low salary is the number one reason of their dissatisfaction; the comprehensive and board examinations hampered them to look for a job.
Mathematics subjects were considered very relevant; Electronics contributed the most relevant subject to the present job of ECE; Time and Motion Study for IE; and Power Plant Engineering for ME. The personal and social traits and instructional competencies of their college instructors have slight relevance; Student Services, Organization and Organization, and Plant and Facilities Including Laboratories showed slight relevance to the job placement of respondents.
The graduate – respondents considered the intellectual skills developed by LPU have contributed much to their present employment. The work – related values most especially the honesty and truthfulness were considered very much relevant to the present employment of the employed graduate-respondents.
Keywords: Employment, Industrial, Computer, Electronics, Mechanical, Engineering
- Development & Validation of an Instructional Manual in Engineering Drawing 3 with AutoCAD By: Engr. Jake Laguador (2008)To be uploadedIt is necessary to develop and validate a manual in AutoCAD since it is one of the required skills for engineers. Many companies nowadays are looking for graduates who are proficient in using AutoCAD to design their products. It enables designers to coordinate sets of drawings, create tabular data, annotate drawings, and manage sheet sets.
This manual is an introduction to the Computer Aided Design (CAD). The manual aimed to provide appropriate knowledge and skills on how to use the AutoCAD. The knowledge gained can be applied over a wide range of disciplines including the teaching profession, mechanical, structural, civil and architectural drafting. This study used descriptive research design.
Results showed that the Engineering Drawing 3 with AutoCAD Instructional Manual is acceptable to the students and faculty members. Faculty members are still looking for some topics which are needed to be covered and discussed in the manual. Grammatical errors have been observed by the respondents during the assessment and evaluation process that needs to be addressed directly to the author and to the assigned grammarian.
The respondents acknowledge the suitability of the developed manual to college students especially that the manual provides exercises salient to acquiring concrete knowledge from contents presented in the materials. There is a proper way of associating the lessons to the exercises given in the manual to test the ability and skills of the learners.
There are still some parts of the manual that cannot be learned by the students without the supervision of the instructor. The topics presented indicate unity, coherence and emphasis in general. The manual can assist the student to improve their performance in AutoCAD. The instructional manual in terms of its usefulness is very acceptable to the respondents. The faculty members appreciate the format and design of the instructional manual better than the students. There is a significant difference in the responses of students and faculty members in clarity of the instructional manual. The manual must be carefully and thoroughly proofread to avoid typographical errors of figures and wrong data or measurement supplied in some of the given exercises.
Keywords: Engineering Drawing, Instructional Manual, AutoCAD
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Laguador, J. M., (2008). Development and Validation of an Instructional Manual in Engineering Drawing 3 with AutoCAD, The Lyceum Engineering Research Journal, Vol. 2: 2-7
- Development & Evaluation of the Microcontroller Training Module: Basis for Enhancement By: Engr. Jake Laguador, Engr. Lucena Piol and Engr. Jennifer Marasigan (2008)This study on Microcontroller is aimed to provide a training module for teachers who handle the subject. This study used descriptive research design. Results showed that Microcontroller Training Module was acceptable to the students and faculty members in terms of its coverage of the subject; form and style on how the manual was written; language, organization and presentation; suitability of the substance of the manual to the needs of the learners; relevance of the content of the course to the learning objectives; comprehensiveness of the information and exercises in the module; clarity of presentation, explanation and arrangement of the instructional materials; usefulness of the material in the learning process of the students; and physical features: format and design.The responses of the faculty members and students do not significantly differ in terms of Coverage of the Subject; relevance, Comprehensiveness; Usefulness; and Physical Features: Format and Design. Meanwhile, their responses were significantly differed in the following criteria: Form and Style, Language, Organization and Presentation, Suitability and Clarity, thus the null hypothesis is rejected. The proposed enhancement of the Microcontroller Training Module must be focused on language, organization and presentation; suitability of the substance of the manual to the needs of the learners and the form and style on how the manual was written.
Keywords: Microcontroller, Training Module, Engineering
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Piol, L. G., Marasigan, J. L., Laguador, J. M., (2008). Development and Evaluation of the Microcontroller Training Module: Basis for Enhancement, The Lyceum Engineering Research Journal, Vol. 2: 8-15
- Computer-Aided Instruction on Introduction to Information Technology By: Engr. Jake Laguador (2007)This Computer Aided Instruction dealt only on lecture subject of engineering and maritime programs. The design of the Computer-Aided Instruction included 850 computer terminologies defined in the glossary of terms or dictionary. It also incorporated a multimedia and programming technology. It used Microsoft Access and Visual basic Programming language in able to run this application.The researcher used the Quasi-experimental method and descriptive method in conducting this study. The obtained pretest score of controlled group was lower than the score of the controlled group with a verbal interpretation of fair. The posttest result of the controlled and experimental groups marked with a very satisfactory verbal interpretation. The experimental group obtained much higher score against the controlled group in terms of posttest. The final grade score of experimental group verify the effectiveness of the Computer-Aided Instruction against the traditional method of teaching.
The general weighted average, pretest and posttest of both controlled and experimental groups has no significant difference. The final grade mean score of experimental and controlled groups marked – up a significant difference. The expert-respondents agreed that the presentation of CAI is clear and observing the correct grammar as well as the use of clear language and the computer terminologies are comprehensible. The perception of the expert-respondents agreed that the CAI really appraises the knowledge of the students through the given exercises.
The proposed enhancement in the Computer-Aided Instruction can be incorporated based from the assessment of the experts in terms of content, language and style, evaluation, navigation and usefulness of the materials to make the learning process of the students more interactive and interesting.
Keywords: Computer-Aided Instruction, Information Technology
- Lyceum of Batangas Engineering Education: Its Status & Prospects By: Engr. Ansel Bayabay (2006)The study attempted to determine the status and prospects of Lyceum of Batangas Engineering Education. Descriptive type of research method was utilized in the study. Results showed that despite the mandate of the administration to pursue further studies among the faculty members of the college, a big percentage of the population of the college instructors are still striving to finish their respective master’s degree program – to date. The current purchase of facilities and equipments in the engineering laboratories provide a positive notion to the engineering students. This action will possibly increase their zest in performing actual laboratory works and experiments. The initiatives of the administration to provide classrooms conducive to the learning process of the students are well-acknowledged and appreciated. Despite the diligent effort of the college dean and faculty members to be a part of the enrolment campaign and other marketing activities, there is still a gradual decrease in the enrolment of the college. The schools accessibility to transportation and its location may be a contributory factor in the decrease in enrolment along with the demands of the engineering professional and the area and the economic situation of the country. The result of the recent board examination for ECE and ME can be a significant variable in determining the status of the engineering programs of the college and can also be a considerable marketing strength of the college.Keywords: Status, Prospects, Engineering Education, LPU, Enrolment
- A Correlational Study on Some Selected Variables and the Grade Point Average in Freshman Mathematics Subjects of the Second Year COE & LIMA Students for SY 2006 – 2007 By: Dr. Conrado Dotong (2006)This study aimed to determine the level of performance of the student-respondents in terms of College Entrance Exam numerical ability scores and the final grades in College Algebra, Plane and Spherical Trigonometry and Grade point average in mathematics; the level of teaching performance of mathematics instructors as perceived by the student-respondents; and the implication of this study to the mathematics instructors and present admission policy of the College of Engineering and Lyceum International Maritime Academy. Descriptive type of research method was utilized in the study.
Results showed that most of the respondents were come from private institutions and with high school average obtained from 79.5 – 83.49 average bracket. Majority of the respondents fall under the stanine of 2 – 3. The greater percentage of the respondents received a final grade of either 2.75 or 3.00 in College Algebra and either 2.75 or 3.00 in Plane and Spherical Trigonometry and majority of the mathematics grade-point average of the students belongs to 2.50 – 3.39 average bracket. The respondents perceived that the lesson being taught by their mathematics instructor is relevant to their needs. Freshman mathematics subjects are definitely relevant to the maritime education most especially to the engineering field. Most of the topics in mathematics are arranged from simple calculation which will be a precondition for the next topic or application. There are some terms in mathematics although very simple but still need to be explained by the instructors. Since the sectioning of engineering and marine transportation is composed of heterogeneous section, different levels of intelligence are merged into one group. Slow learners perceived that the lesson being taught is not suitable to their ability.
High School Average has a significant relationship towards the result of the College Entrance Exam score, Final Grade in College Algebra and Plane and Spherical Trigonometry and Grade Point Average in Mathematics. College Entrance Score has a significant relationship towards the Grade Point Average in Mathematics of the respondents. Teaching performance of mathematics instructors has nothing to do with the result of the Grade Point Average in Mathematics of the respondents.
Keywords: Grade Point Average, Freshman Mathematics, Algebra, Trigonometry
- Tracer Study of the BS Computer Engineering Graduates of LB from 2001 – 2004: Basis for Curriculum Review By: Dr. Conrado Dotong & Engr. Jake Laguador (2005)This tracer study intends to assess the relevance of the BSCoE curriculum, knowledge and skills acquired by the graduates to their employment; identify the personal and professional characteristics and job placement of the Computer Engineering graduates and the school-related factors associated with their employment. The findings of the study served as the bases for the researchers to improve, update or enhance the Computer Engineering curriculum to make it more responsive to the needs of industries.The greater percentage of the respondents belongs to the 24-25 age bracket, majority is male, still single and only a few of them are with eligibility in the Civil Service Professional, Licensure Examination for Teachers and Microsoft Certified Professional.
The graduate-respondents were engaged in jobs not related to computer engineering; found a job within 3 months after graduation; most of them stayed in their first job for almost 6 months and low salary is the number 1 reason for leaving their jobs. It is apparent that the Computer Engineering graduates of Lyceum of Batangas are being employed and accepted by the industries. There is a significant relationship between curriculum and job placement of respondents in terms of job after graduation and personal factors.
English and Mathematics subjects are relevant to their job placement as perceived by the respondents. The only professional subject that falls within the descriptive rating of very relevant is “Microsoftware Packages”. Instructional Competencies of faculty members are also relevant; student services contributed above average of slight relevance to the job placement and the plant and facilities including laboratories were perceived by the respondents to be also relevant to their job placement.
Age exerted no significant relationship to the job placement of the respondents in terms of job placement; Gender exerted significant relationship to the present employment of the respondents; Civil status exerted significant relation to the job placement of the respondents only in terms of job after graduation, and Eligibility exerted no significant relation to the job placement of the respondents. The College of Engineering, specifically the Computer Engineering Department must focus on professional subjects such as in computer programming, troubleshooting/maintenance of hardware and software packages with the enhancement of the programming languages used by the students.
Keywords: Employment, Computer Engineering, Curriculum, Knowledge, Skills
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Laguador, J. M., Dotong, C. I. (2007). Tracer Study of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Graduates of Lyceum of Batangas from 2001 to 2004: Basis for Curriculum Review. The Lyceum Engineering Research Journal, Vol. 1: 91-101