The Diploma in Mechanical Design & Fabrication prepares the students for careers in machining, mechanical design and metal fabrication. The coursework provides the basis for employment in a variety of manufacturing areas some of which include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computerized Machining (CNC), Production Welding, and Fabrication. Industry standard software used in this program includes AutoCAD, and SolidWorks. Emphasis will focus on skill sets that allow students to obtain industry certifications.
The aforementioned program is conceived by the strengthening of the academic framework and processes as embodied by Goal No. 1 of the Annual Work and Financial Plan of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) through the conduct of curriculum review process in conjunction with CMO 46 s. 2012 mandating HEIs to enhance quality assurance in Philippine Higher Education through an Outcomes-Based Education and Typology Quality Assurance in consonance to the K12 OBE curriculum. The curriculum review and development also adhered to the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF) which is a quality assured national system for the development, recognition and award of qualifications acquired through different ways and methods providing a hierarchy of levels of complexity of learning using learning outcomes as the metric of the hierarchy and a system with level descriptors that allude to cognitive and functional competence that are matched to the ASEAN Quality Referencing Framework (AQRF). The review process also utilized the DACUM process of curriculum development as the program offered is considered as new being offered as a diploma program. The whole curriculum review process followed 8 phases that were strictly implemented, monitored and critiqued by relevant experts. All inputs, comments, suggestions and recommendations were considered noteworthy subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
In consonance to the PQF-AQRF, the College of Technology subscribe to the academic continuum of PQF Level 5 to PQF Level 6 where relevant Diploma programs are so designed in such a way the students will have National Certifications in each level and an option for occupational exit points as reflected by the Technology Program Continuum of USTP. Hence, the continuum offers the clientele the option for educational and occupational opportunities at the same time continuum to baccalaureate degrees up to relevant graduate programs.
Graduates of this course can demonstrate and apply expertise in well- defined contemporary technological and engineering problems through analysis, design, installation and evaluation of the different energy industry including infrastructure, generation, transmission and distribution of non-renewable, renewable, and inexhaustible energy sources.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Mechanical Design & Fabrication
A. Apply innovative and critical thinking in the integration of well-defined knowledge in mathematics and science to solve wide practical procedures and practices in mechanical design and fabrication problems.
B. Identify, analyze well-defined technology and engineering problems in mechanical design & fabrication processes and finding validated solutions through analytical tools and application of knowledge of diverse and multi-disciplinary competencies.
C. Design solutions, systems and processes for well-defined technical problems that meets the specified needs responsive to realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability in accordance to generally accepted standards while working collaboratively and respectfully as a member or leader of diverse teams.
D. Conduct investigation on well-defined engineering and technology problems, evaluate and interpret data expedient for designs and experiments through standard tests and measurements procedures for sustainable manufacturing systems solutions on current economic demands in local, national and global levels even in the face of adverse circumstances and uncertainties.
E. Apply expertise and effectively use relevant modern enabling technology and engineering tools to well-defined engineering problems necessary for manufacturing engineering technology applications.
F. Convey ideas clearly through knowledge of current events and adopt relevant solutions to well-defined engineering problems concerning societal issues in the development of quality human capital, technology solutions and economic enterprises.
G. Examine the job output of the manufacturing engineering technician and its effect to solutions of well-defined engineering problems necessary for sustainable economic and environmental development in local, national and global context.
H. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior and proper customs in the practice of mechanical design and fabrication profession and in the application of diverse, multi-disciplinary, and well-defined knowledge and competencies to promote equity and social justice in the community.
I. Function independently, collaboratively and effectively as individual, member or leader of well-defined multidisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams engage in mechanical design and fabrication innovations.
J. Communicate persuasively and effectively well-defined engineering activities and technical project information and documentation in writing or in personal presentation and conversation especially in technology, engineering and societal engagements.
K. Effectively demonstrate knowledge and understanding of well-defined technology and engineering management principles as a member or leader of diverse teams and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
L. Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning in the field of mechanical design and fabrication to discuss and demonstrate expertise through integration of well-defined ideas, methods, theory and practice in the latest development in relevant technologies.
M. Exhibit critical and creative thinking and apply analytical and quantitative reasoning to address clear and well-defined challenges through engaging in mechanical design and fabrication technology research and development allied towards local and national development agenda and/or goals.