5 of the Best Courses to Take at National University

by Hanna Panoringan   |  Sep 9, 2022
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Founded in 1900 by Don Mariano Fortunato Jhocson, the National University has grown to become a top private institution today. The premier campus of National University or NU proudly lies in Manila's University Belt, and it's home to many Nationalians. Although some people only know NU for its reputation of always dominating the seasonal UAAP cheerdance competitions, the 122-year-old university also excels in providing quality education, as evidenced by its QS overall 3-star rating! Plus, big local names such as former president Carlos P. Garcia and Fidel V. Ramos actually graduated from NU. The university offers many courses across its Fairview, Baliwag, and Dasmariñas campuses.

So, there's surely a course for you at NU! If you want to don the blue and gold colors of the university, check out the standout courses we've listed below:

  1. BS Architecture

Do you have a keen eye for aesthetics and possess drawing and math skills? You should consider taking up BS Architecture in college! National University's five-year Architecture program prepares the students for planning and designing, conserving, renovating, and restoring all kinds of structures. You can expect that a chunk of an architecture student's time will go to drawing and planning plates. A Nationalian architecture student will also have on-the-job training as early as third year in preparation for the Architecture Licensure Examination (ALE) after graduation. Fun fact: A Nationalian topped the January 2022 ALE! 

  1. BS Electronics and Communications Engineering

Suppose you're interested in learning how electricity and electronics work, then go for BS Electronics and Communications Engineering! The five-year program aims to teach the fundamentals of electronics and communications engineering. It also trains students in the academic and practical applications of project study, computer exercises, and practicum in a field of their choice. As for the field options, students can choose from Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Computer Programming, Automation, Robotics, Industrial Electronics, and more. A graduate of this degree can take the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination before working as a technician or electronics and communications systems operator, among other related jobs. 

  1. BS Civil Engineering

National University also offers competitive engineering programs, which include their BS Civil Engineering program. Established in 1925, the university's College of Engineering consistently registers above the national passing rate in board exams and a Nationalian ranked eighth in the May 2022 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination. The five-year program's curriculum covers nearly all branches of engineering: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources and hydraulics engineering, environmental engineering, and so on. Overall, the course deals with designing and constructing buildings and other infrastructure projects you can think of.

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  1. BS Environmental and Sanitary Engineering

With a 100% passing rate in the January-February 2022 Sanitary Engineer Licensure Exam, NU engineering graduates prove they have what it takes! The four-year program aims to teach students the combined disciplines of civil engineering and principles of ecology, chemistry, and microbiology. The program also helps students apply knowledge of math and sciences to solve environmental and sanitary engineering problems. If you're passionate about public health, you can put the lessons you've learned into action by helping communities. Students can also pursue specific areas in environmental engineering depending on their interests. A degree holder of this program will find a career related to civil, environmental, and sanitary engineering!

  1. BS Computer Science

National University's BS Computer Science is all about learning computing concepts and theories, algorithmic foundations, and developments in computing. With this, students can acquire the skills required for designing, writing, and modifying software components, and applications that involve software solutions. Students can also choose between two specialization tracks: Digital Forensics and Machine Learning. The first option exposes students to the scientific process of acquiring, authenticating, and analyzing digital evidence, so it's perfect for those who want a career in cybersecurity. On the other hand, Machine Learning aims to equip students with the theoretical concepts and real-life applications of data analysis. Either way, you can't go wrong with choosing the path of computer science because it's in demand across all industries!



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