HomeIAMURE International Journal of Mathematics, Engineering and Technologyvol. 1 no. 1 (2012)

Demands of Globalization on Engineers as Perceived by Engineering Graduates, University of Northern Philipines

Aniceto R. Rialubin | Rey M. Basilio | Susana P. Racadio

Discipline: Education, Engineering, Study and Teaching



This study was conducted to find out the demands of globalization on engineers as perceived by UNP Engineering graduates. Specifically, it aimed to describe the profi le of the respondents in terms of year graduated, eligibility, employment, training/seminars attended, and work experience; identify the demand of globalization on engineers; and show the relationship between their profile and the perceived demands of globalization on engineers.This study employed the descriptive survey design. Data were gathered by the use of questionnaire and an interview schedule. Frequency count and percentages were used to describe the profi le of the respondents. Mean and chi-square test were used to determine the relationship between the respondents profi le and the perceived demands of globalization on engineers.The results of this study revealed that most of the respondents have no other eligibility except for the engineering licensure examination; almost all of them work in the country both in the government and in the private sector; most of them have worked for more than seven years; and majority of the respondents have attended training/seminars in the country.The respondents perceived that professional engineers who are the key players in the global market place must be engaged with competencies such as communication skills, computer skills, managerial skills, technical and construction expertise, environmental awareness, linkages with other agencies, internationalized engineering curriculum, faculty competencies, and information on new technology so as to be able to compete with their global counterparts. Regardless of their present profile, these competencies strongly contribute to the opportunities and challenges and help engineers meet the demands of the job particularly in the delivery of excellent services, quality products and goods and the development of human resources to become globally competitive engineers.