Which do you think is better?
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Which do you think is better?
As an engineer, I can mention reasons on pursuing this career, kaso by the end of the day, you're the only one who knows what you really want to be.
Do you see yourself an engineer or a psychologist?
I'm not taking the universities into consideration here because the thing is, both courses are on the opposite end of the spectrum that it's very hard to find a common ground for comparison.
As a UP graduate, I'd tell you UP without qualms, kaso kung gusto mo naman pala maging engineer, DLSU will give you a very good opportunity to be one.
DLSU ECE has more job opportunities related to your course.
Sa pagpili, *** gusto mung course muna. i-disregard mo muna ang skul at iba pang factors. saka na pag final na ang desisyon mo.
In reality, save for those from the paramedical courses, very few people would end up working in jobs quite related to their undergraduate major. Many engineers from lower-ranked schools (MIT, UST, FEU, PUP, etc.) I know are working in sales. And, many UP ECE grads I know are working in the financial world, and a substantial number of them have gone on to do MBA at top graduate business schools here and abroad.
Last edited by arkheM; May 15, 2012 at 08:24 PM.
Odds are you wont land in either an ECE or Psych related course, but there are simply a lot more opportunities in IT both here and abroad.
Hmm... Linawin lang natin 'to ng konti
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
Kita naman sa pangalan ng course kung para saang field sila..
Primarily on Electronics at Communications(TELCO, Broadcasting etc)
Kapag napasa o ang Board Exam, magkakaroon ka ng PRC licensed as Registered Electronics Engineer. (That means, ECE in the Philippines, as viewed by government, is more geared towars electronics)
Kilala ang Pilipinas sa Asia bilang isa sa mga bansang exporter ng ELECTRONIC o SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS. Maraming Semiconductor firms dito lalo na sa mga Economic zones (SBFZ, Clark, Laguna, Cavite etc.). That explains kung bakit nasa manufacturing dapat ang mga ECE grads. 'eto mga trabaho nila dun?
Manufacturing Engineer, Product Engr. Facilities & Design Engr. Maintenance Engr. Process Engr. etc
Kahit hindi semiconductor ang products, same goes. Sa Manufacturing talagaang bagsak nila, kasi dun talaga nila naaaplay ang pinag-aralan nila sa physics at electronics/robotics subjects.
Though one of the best field and common, HINDI GANOON KATAAS ANG SAHOD sa karamihan ng manufacturing firms (seasonal din kasi ang producs nila)
Isa pang disadvantage, masyadong time demanding sa manufacturing (6days/week working day karamihan ng manufacturing companies), tapos madalas kelangan mong mag-overtime.
ECE on Banking
Usually Facilities Engr./Technician sila dun. Very relevant pa rin naman sa course nila. Pwede rin Networking Engr. (Medyo lihis na to, more on IT na kasi)
Kumpara sa Manufacturing, mas financially rewarding naman magtrabaho sa Banks.
(5-6days/week working day)
ECE grads of Top Universities in Multinational Companies
They may primarily using the prestige of their schools to qualify in the Management Trainee offered by these companies. In terms of career advancement, this way is a much better for them. Syempre nga naman kung Engineer ang aaplayan mong trabaho, pag natanggap ka nasa Professional level ka lang unlike kapag nag-undergo ka ng MT program, nasa Management position ka agad after training. They may expose in different departments of the company pero they may likely to excel in Engineering, Operations & Maintenance. Di rin imposibleng maging magaling sila sa Finace related field since magaling naman sila sa math. Isa pa, FINANCIAL REWARDING talaga kapag napabilang ka sa gantong career path.
(5days/week working day)
ECE Grads in Sales & Marketing Field
Pwede naman 'to, kahit sa ibang field ng Engineering may Sales Engineer din naman. They will primarily engaged in Electronic Products and Equipment. Kadalasan, mga naka-encounter 'to ng matinding hirap sa paghahanap ng trabaho, maybe dahil hindi nakapasa ng board exam, hindi galing sa kilalang Engineering schools, o desperado na magkatrabaho, o ayaw sa manufacturing(dahil time demanding) at may outgoing personality.
(5-6days/week working day.)
In terms of compensation, di sila nalalayo sa manufacturing in terms of salaries, sa allowance magkakatalo, at commissions, if applicable.
UP ECE Grads on Financial World
Engineering and Finance uses the same tools (MATH) but have different applications.
Given the chance in a finance related job, hindi mahirap sa kanila na magamay nila agad dahil magaling din sila sa math. Isa pa, Financial rewarding din naman at hindi time demanding (5days/week working day)
as an ECE(RF) in a multinational Telco, ofcourse,i'd be bias on my profession.
school name counts, connections count
and im earning not less than 45k a month on my first 6 months here
one of my siblings is a graduate of DLSU, engineering related, and is now earning, P50,000/month being a regular grad and employee.
There are also many psych job opportunities, but mas marami din ang grads competing for those positions, and would take time before you climb your way to the top.
Remember halos lahat ng schools may psych, but of course taking it in UP gives you the edge,
but the abundance of supply, pulls down the demand and value of the entire profession.
So if hindi problem ang money, go to DLSU ECE.
Ang curriculum kasi ng ECE may specialization na compared sa BS/BA Psychology which is general in nature (sa Masters degree pa kasi specialized ang Psycho).
Isa yan sa mga factors na hinahanap o nakakaapekto pag nagjo-jobhunt ka na.. Specialization - Competence
sa Biomedical Engineering pedeng magmeet ang psychology at ECE pero impossible dito sa bansa natin dahil wala tayong kakayahan na maghost ng ganitong field at pati opportunity para sa magsspecialized nito.
Mag-engg ka sa UP tapos dun mo marerealize kung ano talaga ang calling mo.
I have a batch mate na nahirapan sa UP Engg tapos nagshift to Psychology. Eventually dun lumabas galing niya. Naging professor pa siya (I think until now).
Another example would be my bloc mate in Engg din. Kinaya naman niya yung usual engg courses (was not forced to shift out), but eventually decided on her own to pursue what she really wanted to do: Teaching. So she shifted out of Engg towards Educ.
As for La Salle ECE, mukhang ok naman dun. Pero hindi ba mahal yung tuition?
Anyway, kung psych talaga gusto mo, then go psych. If Engg, then go. Ako psych ako and I must admit madami ngang career opportunities (med, law, HR, sales, marketing, research, academe, etc). Sa sobrang dami hindi ko alam gagawin ko sa degree ko after grad
Degree program muna ang i-consider mo. School comes second.