Feasibility Study on Offering Master of Engineering in Romblon State University, PhilippinesJournal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.6, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2018-07-05
Authors : Ester L. Forlales;
Page : 118-126
Keywords : Feasibility Study; Master of Engineering; SWOT analysis;
Abstract The study aimed to determine the participants? profile and their perceptions on the feasibility of offering Master of Engineering with specialization in Biosystems and Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in Romblon State University. Strengths and weaknesses on viability as regards management, market demand, financial and operational aspects of the proposed program were assessed. Using descriptive research, survey questionnaire was used to gather data from 103 participants validated through scrutiny of pertinent documents. Results were further validated in Focus Group Discussion with representatives from DEPEd, LGU and Engineering student-leaders as discussants. The data were analyzed using SPSS software; frequency, average and percentage were employed to describe participants? profile, and weighted mean to assess viability of the proposed program. Results showed that most of the participants were males, 29 years old and below and married. Almost all of them were graduates of engineering course; licensed engineers, some were civil service eligible. Majority has the intention to enroll Master of Engineering. Additional program offerings in the College of Engineering supports the vision, mission and goals of the university. The four engineering specializations like Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering were considered appropriate. The strengths of the proposed program were in terms of very high viability as regards management, market demand of graduates, financial and operational aspects. Based on the study findings, offering of Master of Engineering with any of the four specializations is feasible.
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