Nine graduates of Mapúa University are among the topnotchers in three professional board examinations held in the first half of the year.
The outstanding graduates took the licensure examinations for sanitary engineers, mechanical engineers, and electronics engineers.
Three Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering graduates topped the January 2022 Sanitary Engineer Licensure Examination with Marc Noblen Guzman Dela Cruz in first place, Yurice Winaya Dugan Pesigan in third place, and Dave Javonillo Despabiladeras in fourth place.
The university landed two topnotchers in the February 2022 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination with Kenta B. Yagi in eighth place and Gio Kent D. Onda in ninth place.
Meanwhile, four Mapúans excelled in the April 2022 Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination. John Renielle Valenzuela landed in second place, Michael Jherriecho Ayson in third place, Lance Vincent Pascual in fifth place, and Heinz Alfred Juan Tong in ninth place.
Mapúa president Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea said that the key to Mapúa’s consistent performance is its outcomes-based teaching approach. Students are provided with a learning environment in which they develop a sound working knowledge of various technical and soft skills with each lesson in each course for the entire program of study.
Outcomes-based education underscores three competencies to ensure students’ depth of knowledge.
These include practical competency, which deals with the application and execution levels, fundamental competency, which involves understanding the execution and why, and reflective competency or the ability to analyze, learn, and adapt.
Dr. Vea said that in the process of teaching and learning towards the attainment of internationally accepted learning outcomes, Mapúa automatically prepares students for the licensure exams. The preparation for the global practice of profession becomes a preparation for passing the board exams as well. Mapúa employs an outcomes-based approach with the accompanying continuous quality improvement system.
“The better the quality of education, the better the student outcomes, one of which is student performance in board exams,” said Vea.
Since 2000, Mapúa has recorded 391 board topnotchers across 11 licensure examinations administered by the Professional Regulation Commission.