Department of Mechanical Engineering

Degree Program Offering

(4 years)

Program / Department Recognitions

Career Opportunities

production engineer technical assistant manager operation and maintenance engineer plant engineer facilities engineer
designer-estimator appraiser project engineer researcher academician

Outcomes and Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Educational Objectives

PEO-1 Demonstrate their technical competence locally or abroad

PEO-2 Work in industrial companies in the areas of design, operation, maintenance, and management

PEO-3 Pursue teaching or research after completing advanced studies

PEO-4 Engage in technical sales or entrepreneurship after special training

PEO-5 Exhibit contemplative, creative, and critical thinking skills

PEO-6 Demonstrate exemplary work ethics and commitment to improve society

PEO-7 Practice lifelong learning for continuous development

Student Outcomes

a-K1: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science appropriately to solve Mechanical Engineering problems

b-D1 : An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data accordingly

c-D2 : An ability to 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

d-P1 : An ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams

e-D3 : An ability to identify, formulate, and solve Mechanical Engineering problems correctly

f-K2 : Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g-P2 : An ability for effective written, visual, and oral communication

h-K3 : The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions or research and innovation in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i-P3 : The recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j-P4 : An active concern for contemporary local and global issues

k-P5 : An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for the practice of Mechanical Engineering

l-K4 : The knowledge and understanding of Engineering and management principles as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments

m-K5 : The specialized knowledge in at least one field of Mechanical Engineering practice, and the ability to apply such knowledge to provide solutions to actual problems

Advisory Council

The Mechanical Engineering Department formed an Industry Advisory Committee in November 2014 to assist the department in the assessment and evaluation of the Program Educational Objectives and the Student Outcomes. The department will be asking from them on a regular basis their feedback, opinions, and advice regarding the current trends in the industry, and updates on the latest technological development in their respective areas of expertise to guide the department in updating the course contents of the fundamental and professional Mechanical Engineering courses especially the twelve-unit of elective courses.

Alumnus / Consultancy

Engr. Rolando R. Evangelista (BSME 1980 – Consultant / Former Assistant Vice-President for Facilities and Power Plant – Petron Bataan Corporation)

Alumnus / Entrepreneurship

Engr. Abner S. Franco (BSME 1980 – President, Skaff Eximport and Services, Inc.)

Alumnus / Consultancy / Safety Engineering / Entrepreneur

Engr. Donald J. Manalo (BSME 1988 – President, PEME Consultancy, Inc.)

Alumnus / Oil Refinery

Engr. Juanito L. Mateo (BSME 1991 – Construction Manager – Petron Corporation Special Projects Group)

Alumnus / Industry Practitioner

Engr. Rolando J. Paulino, Jr. (BSME 1994 – Asset Manager, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.)

Alumnus / Industry Practitioner

Engr. Roberto Rosales (BSME 1988 – Projects Director, Unitech Gree)

Administration and Faculty Members

Asst. Prof. Nelson M. Pasamonte, MS, ASEAN Eng., Chair

Engr. Jeffrey Mercado, Laboratory Supervisor

Asst. Prof. Rogelio O. Almira, Jr., MS, ASEAN Eng., Laboratory Supervisor – Machine Shop

Faculty Members
ALMIRA, ROGELIO JR. O. (Assistant Professor 5) Degrees 

  • Master of Science in Management Engineering (Feati University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Almira received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 1991 and Master of Science in Management Engineering (MSMgtE) from the Feati University, Manila, Philippines in 2004. He served as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2009-2010 and as the Machine Shop Supervisor in 1993-1997, 2000-2009, and 2010 until the present. He is a Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME), ASEAN Engineer, the Vice-President of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter, an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and a member of the Philippine Integrated Fire Protection Organization (PIFPO). He is one of the advisers of the UST Eco-Tigers, the representative of UST in the annual Shell-Eco Marathon Asia and also the Incident Commander under the Crisis Management Committee.

BALOG, RICARDO S. (Associate Professor 2) Degrees

  • Master in Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Certificate in Vocational Instructors Training Course, major in Mechanical Engineering for Production (Institute of Vocational Training – Sagamihara, Japan)

Engr. Balog received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)  in 1980 and Master of Engineering (MEng) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2006. He served as the Machine Shop Supervisor in 1981-1992, Director of the Institute of Technological Courses in 1992-2000, Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2015-2016, and the Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in 2000-2015 and 2019 until the present. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter. He is the recipient of the Mario Cruel Award for Outstanding Innovation and was named as one of the Top 100 Asian Scientist in the Field of Engineering in 2019.

BAUTISTA, ANTHONY JAMES C. (Assistant Professor 2) Degrees

  • Doctor of Technology (Technological University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Engineering, major in Mechanical Engineering (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Don Bosco Technical College – Mandaluyong City, Philippines)

Dr. Bautista received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) Mandaluyong, Philippines in 2003, Master of Engineering (MEng) from the Mapua University (formerly Mapua Institute of Technology) in 2008, and Doctor of Philosophy in Technology from Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) in 2014. He also had his post-doctorate studies about Agricultural Robotics and Precision Farming in Harper Adams University Newport, United Kingdom in 2017, and about Indoor Navigation using LIDAR and Visual Sensors in Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan in 2019. He served as the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Supervisor in 2014-2016 and has been a Faculty Researcher from 2015 until the present. He is a Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter. His primary research interests are in the field of robotics and agriculture has presented and published notable research papers in international conferences and journal publications.

CERTEZA, LA VERNE RAMIR D.T. (Instructor 1) Degrees

  • Master of Petroleum Engineering (Curtin University – Perth, Australia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Certeza received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with Latin honors (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2011 and master’s in petroleum engineering (MEng) from the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia in 2018. He served as the Co-Coordinator of the Engineering Pre-Major Year Committee (EPYC) in 2019 until the present. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

ESPINOSA, MARK IVAN C. (Instructor 1) Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Espinosa received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with Latin honors (Cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2018. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter. He is one of the advisers of the UST Eco-Tigers, the representative of UST in the annual Shell-Eco Marathon Asia.

GRAJEDA, JOHN ENOCH T. (Instructor 1) Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Grajeda received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with Latin honors (Cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2018. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter.

LORESCO, ALBERTO JR. I. Rank: Instructor 2 Degree Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
MACALOLOT, Eric B. (Instructor 1) Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Macalolot received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with Latin honors (Cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila Philippines in 2015 and currently taking up Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) at the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) Manila, Philippines. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter. He is the Head Coach of the UST Mechanical Engineering Quiz Team.

MALTU, DON O. Rank: Instructor 3 Degrees Master in Business Administration (Jose Rizal University – Mandaluyong, Philippines) Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Don Bosco Technical College – Mandaluyong, Philippines)
MAMAWAL, VITALIANO III F. Rank: Instructor 2 Degree Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
MARAÑA, AIDRIAN JANROME R. (Instructor 1) Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Maraña received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2016 and currently taking up Master of Science in Energy Engineering (MSEgyE) at the University of the Philippines (UP) Quezon City, Philippines. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter.

MARCELO, EISSON M. (Instructor 2) Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Marcelo received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila Philippines in 2008 and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) from the University of the Philippines (UP) Quezon City, Philippines in 2018. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter.

MELEGRITO, RAYMUNDO M. (Assistant Professor 3) Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Melegrito received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 1978. He served as the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory supervisor in 1980-1982 and 2011-2014 and the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1985-2000. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and the Vice-President of the Mechanical Engineering Network (MEN). He served as the adviser of the UST Eco-Tigers, the representative of UST in the annual Shell-Eco Marathon Asia and also the Incident Commander under the Crisis Management Committee.

MERCADO, JEFFREY G. (Instructor 1) Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Certificate, Prepatory Technician’s Course in Mechanical Engineering (Don Bosco Technical Institute – Makati City, Philippines)

Engr. Mercado received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with Latin honors (Cum Laude) in 2014 and Master of Science in Management Engineering (MSMgtE) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2018. He has served as the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Supervisor in 2016 until the present. He is a Licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME), currently the public relations officer of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter, and a member of the Philippine Integrated Fire Protection Organization (PIFPO)

PASAMONTE, NELSON M. (Assistant Professor 5) Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, major in Energy Engineering (Technological University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Pasamonte received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 1980 and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) from the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) in 2015. He served as the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Supervisor in 1985-2000, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in 2015-2016, and the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2000-2009, 2010-2015, and 2016 until the present. He is a Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME), ASEAN Engineer, a past president of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He was given the title “Fellow” of the PSME, a recipient of The Outstanding Mechanical Engineer (TOME) award in the field of Education by the PSME, and also a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Office of the Faculty Evaluation and Development. He is also a member of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee in Mechanical Engineering, a program evaluator for BSME of the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) and a part of the Technical Committee in the revision of the Philippine Mechanical Engineering Code.

RAZO, CHRISTOPHER ISAAC L. (Instructor 1) Degrees

  • Master of Science in Energy Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Razo received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2011 and Master of Science in Energy Engineering (MSEgyE) at the University of the Philippines (UP) Quezon City, Philippines in 2017. He was Faculty Researcher in 2015. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME), a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter, and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). His primary research interests are in the community development-based research.

VICENTE, ROGELIO JR. L. (Assistant Professor 2) Degrees

  • Master of Technology (Technology University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Diploma in Comprehensive Tool, Die, and Mould Making (Metals Industry Research an Development Center – Philippines)

Engr. Vicente received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 1989 and Master of Technology (MTech) from the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) Manila, Philippines in 2013. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME).

VILLAMOR, MARION JOSEPH B. (Instructor 1) Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Villamor received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2018 and currently taking up Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) at the University of the Philippines (UP) Quezon City, Philippines. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (ME) and a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) – NCR Academe Chapter.