Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineer has three categories for Certificate of Registration: Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME), Registered Mechanical Engineer (RME), and Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM). A person is practicing mechanical engineering or rendering mechanical engineering service when he performs: consultation, valuation, investigation and management services requiring mechanical engineering knowledge; engineering design, preparation of plans, specifications and projects studies or estimates for mechanical equipment, machinery, or processes of any mechanical works, projects or plants; management or supervision of the erection, installation, alteration, testing and commissioning of mechanical equipment, machinery, or processes in mechanical works, projects or plants; management, supervision, operation, tending or maintenance of any mechanical equipment, machinery or processes in mechanical work, projects or plants; management or supervision of the manufacture, sale, supply or distribution of mechanical equipment parts or components; teaching of mechanical engineering professional subjects in government recognized and accredited engineering schools; and employment in government as a professional mechanical engineer, registered mechanical engineer, or certified plant mechanic if the nature and character of his work is in line with his profession requiring professional knowledge of the science of mechanical engineering.

Board refers to the Professional Regulatory Board of Mechanical Engineering.

A written technical examination is required to be undergone and passed by all applicants for registration for the practice of mechanical engineering.

Applicants for professional mechanical engineering board examination, at the time of filing of his application, shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. He is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He must not have been convicted by a court of law of a crime involving moral turpitude.
c. He has a valid certificate of registration and he is a registered mechanical engineer and a holder of a valid professional license.
d. He has graduated from an engineering school or college of recognized standing, after completing an approved course in mechanical engineering.
e. He has specific record of a total of four (4) years or more of active mechanical engineering practice, reckoned from the time he registered a mechanical engineering practice
f. He is competent to practice, as attested to by at least two (2) professional mechanical engineers.

Applicants for exam and for a Certificate of Registration as Mechanical Engineer, prior to admission to examination, shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. He is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He must not have been convicted by a court of law of a crime involving moral turpitude.
c. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from a university, school, College, academy, or institute duly constituted and recognized as such by the government.

Applicants for exam for a Certificate of Registration as Certified Plant Mechanic, shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. He must not have been convicted by a court of law of a crime involving moral turpitude.
b. He has graduated from a vocational or trade school duly recognized by the government after completing an approved course of not less than two (2) years in stationary or power plant engineering or any mechanical plant operation.
c. He has specific record of an additional one (1) year or more of active practice in mechanical plant operation of such character as indicated in an affidavit of a registered professional mechanical engineer and, likewise establish to the satisfaction of the Board, that the applicant is competent to undertake the operation, tending and maintenance of mechanical works, projects or plant of not less than one hundred (100) kilowatts.

Scope of Mechanical Engineer Board Examination

For Professional Mechanical Engineer, the granting of professional mechanical engineer Certificate of Registration shall be testimonial in nature which shall include the submission of an enumeration of the applicants - experience including the presentation of an engineering report/technical paper pertinent to his line of experience attested to by two (2) or more profession mechanical engineers in an affidavit for this purpose.

For Mechanical Engineer, the written examination covers, as prescribed by the Board, different subjects or group of subjects:
1. Machine design, materials, and shop practice
2. Industrial and power plant engineering
3. Mathematics engineering economics and basic engineering sciences

For Certified Plant Mechanic, the examination may be written or oral on subject matters based on the following submitted statement of experience:
1. Elements of power plant machinery
2. Elements of industrial plant machinery
3. Shop machinery and practice.

These subjects and their syllabi may be amended by the Board so as to conform to technological changes brought about by continuing trends in mechanical engineering.

Based on Sec. 18 of the Philippine Mechanical Engineering Act of 1998, in order to pass the examination, an examinee must obtain an average of seventy percent (70%) on all subjects, with no rating below fifty percent (50%) in any of the subjects.

Oath of Profession

All successful examinees shall be required to take an oath of profession before any member of the Board or before any government official authorized by PRC or any person authorized by law to administer oaths before entering the practice of the mechanical engineering in the Philippines.