Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ENGINEER BY PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ENGINEER BY PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER

I was inspired by the speech of President Herbert Hoover about the importance of engineers. I'd seen this quote sometime in 2012 when the students of PICE-Cavite State University Student Chapter post quotes about Civil Engineering and the Engineering profession as a whole in their group's bulletin board at our campus.


President Herbert Hoover Biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Hoover


Engineering as a Profession
Article in Engineer's Week
1954

Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession. But he who would enter these precincts as a life work must have a test taken of his imaginative faculties, for engineering without imagination sinks to a trade. And those who would enter here must for years abandon their white collars except for Sunday.

The profession means years on the lower rungs of the ladder-shops, works, and powerhouses-white collars are not a part of the engineer uniform. On the other hand, the engineer learns through work with his own hands not only the mind of the worker but the multitude of true gentlemen among them. And men who love a fight with nature, who like to build and see their building grow, men who do not hold themselves above manual labor, men who have the moral courage to do these things soundly, some day will be above to move to town, wear white collars every day, and send out the youngsters to the lower rungs and the frontiers of industry.

It is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and homes to men. Then it elevates the standards of living and adds to the comforts of life. That is the engineer's high privilege.

The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. He cannot, like the architects, cover his failures with trees and vines. He cannot, like the politicians, screen his shortcomings by blaming his opponents and hope that the people will forget. The engineer simply cannot deny that he did it. If his works do not work, he is damned. That is the phantasmagoria that haunts his nights and dogs his days. He comes from the job at the end of the day resolved to calculate it again. He wakes in the night in a cold sweat and puts something on paper that looks silly in the morning. All day he shivers at the thought of the bugs which will inevitably appear to jolt its smooth consummation.

On the other hand, unlike the doctor, his is not a life among the weak. Unlike the soldier, destruction is not his purpose. Unlike the lawyer, quarrels are not his daily bread. To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope. No doubt as years go by people forget which engineer did it, even if they ever knew. Or some politician puts his name on it. Or they credit it to some promoter who used other people's money with which to finance it. But the engineer himself looks back at the unending stream of goodness which flows from his successes with satisfactions that few professions may know. And the verdict of his fellow professionals is all the accolade he wants.

The engineer performs many public functions from which he gets only philosophical satisfactions. Most people do not know it, but he is an economic and social force. Every time he discovers a new application of science, thereby creating a new industry, providing new jobs, adding to the standards of living, he also disturbs everything that is. New laws and regulations have to be made and new sorts of wickedness curbed. He is also the person who really corrects monopolies and redistributes national wealth.





Sunday, June 23, 2013

GOD’S POSITIVE ANSWER

GOD’S POSITIVE ANSWER



For the negative things we say to ourselves and into our lives, GOD has POSITIVE ANSWER to the situations:


You say       :         “It’s impossible.”
GOD says    :         All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)

You say       :         “I’m tired.”
GOD says    :         I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say       :         “Nobody really loves me.”
GOD says    :         I love you. (John 3:16 & John 13:34)

You say       :         “I can’t go on.”
GOD says    :         My grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

You say       :         “I can’t figure things out.”
GOD says    :         I will direct your steps. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say       :         “I can’t do it.”
GOD says    :         You can do all things. (Philippians 4:13)

You say       :         “I’m not able.”
GOD says    :         I am able. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

You say       :         “It’s not worth it.”
GOD says    :         It will be worth it. (Romans 8:28)

You say       :         “I can’t forgive myself.”
GOD says   :         I FORGIVE YOU. (1 John 1:9 & Romans 9:1)

You say       :         “I can’t manage.”
GOD says    :         I will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)

You say       :         “I am afraid.”
GOD says    :         I have not given you the spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7)

You say       :         “I am always worried frustrated.”
GOD says    :         Cast all your cares on ME. (1 Peter 1:7)

You say       :         “I don’t have enough faith.”
GOD says    :         I’ve given everyone a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)

You say       :         “I’m not smart enough.”
GOD says    :         I give you wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30)

You say       :         “I feel all alone.”
GOD says    :         I will never leave you or forsake you. (Hebrews 13:15)


Sunday, June 9, 2013

MASTER OF ENGINEERING COURSE IN CvSU

MASTER OF ENGINEERING COURSE IN CvSU


MEMORIES OF MY MASTERAL DEGREE IN CvSU


By: Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng, 3°
Master of Engineering
(Civil Engineering)
 Major in Construction Management

Written: May 25, 2013
(Currently updating)


Cavite State University
Office of the Graduate School

LISTS OF COURSES OFFERED:

GRADUATE SCHOOL

 LADISLAO DIWA MEMORIAL LIBRARY

OFFICE OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL (DEAN'S OFFICE AND REGISTRAR'S OFFICE)


WHAT IS MASTER OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM OF CvSU?


Cavite State University (CvSU) Main Campus
Indang, Cavite 4122 Philippines


(Source: Brochure)


MASTER OF ENGINEERING

The Master of Engineering (MEng) Program is a general practice-oriented graduate degree designed to enhance the capabilities of faculty members in Engineering and practicing engineers, by strengthening their comprehension of engineering principles and updating them on the recent advances and practices in engineering and technology.

The MEng Program is a two (2) year non-thesis graduate program. Candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering shall be required to undergo practicum in industry or relevant exposure in an equivalent agency. This shall enable the graduates of the program to be acquainted with the current practices in industry and research.

The Program which was approved as per Board of Regents (BOR) Resolution Number 27, s. 2004 in July 5, 2004 is being offered by the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) under the supervision of the Office of the Graduate School (OGS).


GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The program aims to produce graduates who can provide leadership in the practice of engineering as a profession and as a tool in the improvement of agro-industrial productivity.


SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
  1. To contribute in upgrading engineering education in the country, particularly in State Colleges and Universities.
  2. To provide the students with relevant understanding on new approaches in engineering that are relevant in business environment both locally and globally, and
  3. To develop high-level engineering professionals and experts needed by various industries, State Colleges and Universities, government and non-government institutions.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission into the program is in accordance with the policies and guidelines for the graduate programs per BOR Res. No. 41, s. 2000. An applicant for the Master of Engineering must submit the following to the Graduate School.

  1. Duly-accomplished application form for admission and three (3) copies of passport-size pictures;
  2. Original or authenticated official Transcript of Records (TOR) bearing the official seal(s) of the school(s) attended;
  3. Two (2) sealed letters of recommendation from former professors and/or immediate supervisor which may be personally delivered and/or mailed to the Graduate School; 
  4. Non-refundable application fee of P150.00 for Filipino citizens or US$50.00 for foreign nationals (figures may be changed without prior notice);
  5. Approved permit to study (for DepEd public school teachers and other government employees and officials);
  6. Photocopy of student's visa and passport (for foreign nationals only); and
  7. Certificate of English Proficiency from the Department of Languages and Mass Communication (DLMC), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In addition, a student coming from countries where English is not a medium of instruction shall have a passing score of 500 in the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The applicant shall submit the above requirements (1,2, and 4-6) personally to the Graduate School for him/her to take the written examination needed to satisfy the requirements in item 7.

An applicant must be a holder of a bachelor's degree in engineering from a reputable educational institution and with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. An applicant with previous field of specialization different from this graduate program shall be required by the Screening Committee to take the preparatory courses.


APPLICATION FORM AND STUDENT RECOMMENDATION FORM

You may download this form at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9eesPMFMl-kVUJxN2J4MVI3bFE/edit?usp=sharing



COURSE DISTRIBUTION

Course Work Requirement

The Master of Engineering (MEng) program requires a total of 42 units, with 36 units of course work and minimum of 6 units of practicum. The course work consists of the following:

·         FOUNDATION COURSES (6 units with possible exemptions)

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
CoS 23
Computer Programming
3
STAT 101
Experimental Design
3

·         CORE COURSES (15 units, select 5 courses)

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
AENG 201
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
3
MEng 201
Numerical Methods
3
MEng 202
Engineering Production Management
3
MEng 203
Computer-Aided Design with Finite Elements
3
MEng 204
Environment, Energy & Technology Management
3
MEng 205
Engineering Materials
3
MEng 206
Optimization Techniques
3
MEng 207
Research Methods
3
MEng 208
Renewable Energy
3


·         COURSES IN THE MAJOR FIELDS (15 units required, select 5 courses)

WATER ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
WEM 201
Watershed Hydrology
3
WEM 202
Water Resources Systems
3
WEM 204
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
3
WEM 205
Irrigation and Drainage Systems Management
3
WEM 225
Coastal Zone Management
3
WEM 226
Water Supply and Sanitation
3
WEM 229
Groundwater Development and Management
3
WEM 230
Integrated Water Resources Management
3
WEM 234
EIA and GIS Applications in Water Resources
3


COMPUTER ENGINEERING (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
CoE 201
Switching Theory
3
CoE 202
Robotics and Automation
3
CoE 203
Neutral Networks
3
CoE 204
Computer Architecture
3
CoE 205
Artificial Intelligence
3
CoE 206
Microprocessors and Microcomputers
3
CoE 207
Software Engineering
3
CoE 208
Digital Feedback Control System
3
CoE 209
Operating Systems
3
CoE 210
Advanced Computer Organization
3

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
EE 201
Electromechanical Energy Conversion
3
EE 202
Electrical Power Transmission
3
EE 203
Electrical Power Distribution
3
EE 204
Transient in Electrical Power Transmission
3
EE 205
Power Electronics
3
EE 206
Economic Operation & Control of Power System
3
EE 207
Advanced Theory of Electrical Machines
3
EE 208
Computer Applications in Power Systems
3
EE 209
Surge Protection in Power System
3
EE 210
Power System Reliability and Stability
3
EE 211
Issues in Electrical Power and Power Lines
3

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
ECE 201
Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
3
ECE 202
Analysis and Design of Communication System
3
ECE 203
Data Communications Network Design
3
ECE 204
Information Theory and Coding Technique
3
ECE 205
Radio-wave Propagation and Antenna System
3
ECE 206
Microwave Techniques
3
ECE 207
Digital Signal Processing
3
CoE 201
Switching Theory
3
CoE 202
Robotics and Automation
3

CIVIL ENGINEERING

MAJOR IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
CE 201
Advanced Structural Analysis
3
CE 202
Advanced Structural Steel Design
3
CE 203
Earthquake Engineering
3
CE 204
Advanced Reinforce Concrete Design
3
CE 205
Theory of Plates and Shell
3
CE 206
Plastic Structural Analysis and Design
3

MAJOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
CE 207
Construction Estimates
3
CE 208
Construction Methods
3
CE 209
Project Management
3
CE 210
Works Engineering
3
CE 211
Special Topics in Construction Management
3

MAJOR IN GENERAL CIVIL ENGINEERING (select 5)
Course Code
Course Title
Credit Units
CE 212
Transportation Engineering and Management
3
CE 213
Geotechnical Testing and Instrumentation
3
CE 214
Hydraulics Engineering
3
CE 215
Foundation Engineering
3
CE 216
Regional Development Planning
3
CE 217
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Engineers
3

·         PRACTICUM (6 units)

-          Minimum of 480 hours of Industry exposure or equivalent training




Courses Offered:
(For Master of Engineering degree)

Master of Engineering (in Civil Engineering)
Major in

  1. General Civil Engineering
  2. Construction Management
  3. Structural Engineering
Master of Engineering (other Engineering fields)
Major in

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Water Engineering and Management
  3. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering


For more information about the Master of Engineering program, please contact:

THE CHAIRPERSON
Department of Engineering Sciences
College of Engineering and Information Technology
Cavite State University
Indang, Cavite 4122
Philippines

or

THE DEAN
Graduate School
Cavite State University
Indang, Cavite 4122
Philippines

Telephone Number: +6346 415-0018


BROCHURES FOR THE MASTER OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM

MASTER OF ENGINEERING (CIVIL ENGINEERING)



 MASTER OF ENGINEERING (OTHER ENGINEERING DEGREES)




MEMORIES OF MY MASTERAL DEGREE IN CvSU

MY CLASSMATES IN MINOR SUBJECTS

Me (L-R standing) with Mr. Freddie Tamayao, Engr. Ervin Papa, 
Beverly Malabag "ma'am Bevz", and Mr. Paolo Lozada
(L-R, sitting) Roger Suinan and Catherine Medina "ma'am Cath"

at right: Mr. Rolan Cagadas

MY CLASSMATES AND PROFESSORS

with Sir Willie Buclatin

with Ma'am Dudz (Rhodora Nuestro)

Mr. Freddie Tamayao, Mr. Roger Suinan and our prof, Engr. Edwin Arboleda

AT THE OFFICE OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL




BONDING TIME AFTER WE COMPLETED OUR MINOR COURSES



DEFENSE OF MY PROPOSED TITLE FOR PRACTICUM AND PREPARATION FOR THE NARRATIVE REPORT


GRADUATE SCHOOL ORIENTATION PROGRAM


MY PRACTICUM ACTIVITIES

Visiting National Mapping Resource and Information Authority
(NAMRIA) Binondo to buy Topographic Maps to be used in the study

 Welcome Arch of Maragondon

 Inspection, Survey and Making Inventories of Road Conditions
at Barangay Pantihan 4 (Pulo ni Sara)

 Irrigation Facility at Barangay Pantihan 2 (Concrete Hollow Block Design)

 Walking through Bayanihan Bridge (Tulay-B - Pantihan 1)

 Visiting my Alma Mater, Bucal National High School

 Mabacao Bridge

 Water Supply System at Barangay Talipusngo
(Water Tank)

 Road going to Barangay Layong Mabilog
(Maragondon-Magallanes-Amuyong National Road)

 I coordinated with the teachers and principal of Layong Mabilog Elementary School
together with Maragondon District Supervisor Dr. Diana P. Topacio

 Irrigation Facility at Barangay Bucal 4A
(Stone Rubble Masonry Design)

 Site Location Map of Kaybiang Tunnel


Construction of Kaybiang Tunnel (selected pics)







Bucal National High School Sta. Mercedes Annex


I used to interview my former teacher in Bucal National High School,
now School Principal of Maragondon National High School,
Dr. Florencio Costa, about the status of infrastructure development
of the said school

KM 54 of the town of Maragondon (Maragondon-Magallanes-Amuyong
National Road located ay Brgy. Poblacion 2A)


FINAL DEFENSE OF MY NARRATIVE REPORT


Me with the panel members

OUR MINI-CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH OUR SIR COORDINATOR MEng-OGS


The future graduates together with Engr. Cesar Carriaga
Master of Engineering Coordinator/Adviser







AT LAST, OUR GRADUATION!!!



 The invitation program



CvSU Buddies: Engr. Ervin Papa, Engr. Larry Rocela and Engr. Rico Asuncion 

 Bro./Mayor Melan de Sagun with CvSU President Dr. Divinia Chavez

 Me with my prof, Engr. Rico Asuncion, also my classmate in one
of the major subjects in M.Eng program

 Me and my mom

Me with my prof, Engr. Larry Rocela

The M.Eng graduates


OUR GUEST SPEAKER: BRO./HON. MELAN DE SAGUN
MAYOR OF TRECE MARTIRES CITY