The College Department opened in 1966 with 33 first year students who began their two-year associate diploma in electrical or mechanical technology. Government recognition for the complete five-year Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) degrees was obtained in 1973, hence the change of the name from Don Bosco Technical Institute to Don Bosco Technical College. Since then, the college department has achieved top-of- the-category and above-national-average performances in the board exams.
5 Year Programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BS EcE)
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BS ME)
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BS CpE)
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Archi)
4 Year Programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS IT)
- Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (BS Entrep)
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS CS)
2 Year Program
- Associate in Computer Technology (ACT)
- Laddered Program, leading to BSCS and BSIT
Electronics and Communications Engineering (BS E.C.E.)
A degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering develops the students knowledge and skills in planning, design, and implementation of new systems, processes, procedures, and products in the fields of:
- Telecommunications telephone, data communications, networking, microwave satellite/ optical fiber communications
- Computers programming, interfacing, networking
- Electronics design devices, circuits, systems
- Automation, feedback, process control, robotics
- Instrumentation and telemetry
- Industrial electronics
Student learning is based on the electronics and communications engineering aspects of mathematics, physics and electronics, computing, and management fundamentals. In the electronics, computer, and telecommunications industries, career opportunities include the operation and maintenance of communications systems, sales and marketing, management and supervision, planning and design engineering, manufacturing and production, and research and development.
Computer Engineering (BS CpE)
The Computer Engineering program focuses on developing the specialized skills involved in the design and analysis of hardware systems and algorithms. Emphasis is placed on the increasing application of embedded computer systems in intelligent computer vision, smart control, robotics, and signal processing.
The course engages the student in the investigation, planning, design, and analysis of integrated hardware and software systems. There is a strong and balanced emphasis on development of theoretical concepts, practical engineering skills and teamwork.
The BS Computer Engineering program prepares students to pursue careers such as
- Hardware Design Engineers
- Project Engineers
- Network Administrators
- Network Engineers
- Data Communications Engineers
- Systems Managers
- Systems Engineers
- Systems Analysts
- Technical support Engineers.
They are also suitably equipped to hold positions in Research and Development, as well as to engage in entrepreneurship.
Information Technology (BS IT)
The B.S. in Information Technology (BSIT) program of study focuses on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies necessary in the design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems for organizations. The course aims to enable students to recognize problems that are amenable to computer solutions. It also covers the study of management and organizations, aiming to bridge the gap between specialists and decision makers in the preparation of decision support systems development.
This degree program helps prepare students to pursue opportunities in
- Software application design
- Database design and management
- Data warehousing, research and development for programming applications
- Computer networking
The Mechanical Engineering program provides versatile and comprehensive coverage of areas involving the design of mechanical system processes, the supervision of its construction, operation and maintenance, the planning and supervision of engineering projects, and general engineering management. The last three years are spent on the following major areas:
- Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship
- Refrigeration and Air conditioning Systems
Automation, Instrumentation & Controls
- Power Plant Engineering and Design
- Transportation Systems
- Machine Design
- Fuels and Combustion
- Environmental Systems
- Industrial Plant Systems
- Research and Development
- Manufacturing Systems and Processes
- Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
Architecture (BS Archi)
Architecture is that profession in which knowledge of mathematics, arts and natural sciences gained by the study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically utilize the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
Architecture education prepares the graduate to purse a progressive and productive architecture career that is characterized by continued professional growth.
The baccalaureate degree in architecture should develop in the student the ability to apply pertinent knowledge to the practice of architecture in affective and professional manner.
Among these are the development of
- The ability to describe and solve in practical ways the problems of society which are open to architecture solution.
- A sensitivity to the socially-related technical problems which confront the profession.
- An understanding of the ethical characteristics of the architecture profession and practice.
- An understanding of the architecture responsibility to preserve the environment.
- An ability to maintain professional competence through life-long learning.
- An ability to communicate technical ideas to other sectors.
These objectives are normally achieved through a curriculum in which there is a progression in the course work and in which basic scientific training in the lower year is applied in the professional architecture course.
Associate in Computer Technology (ACT)
Associate in Computer Technology (ACT) The Associate in Computer Technology (ACT) program is a two-year course where students acquire basic skills needed in the information technology industry. It aims to produce multi-skilled ICT professionals who can handle entry-level positions in a wide range of computing environments that require support personnel.
The program is also ladderized so that the graduates can pursue a degree in any of the computer studies courses. Vast employment opportunities await ACT graduates, particularly in
- Electronics fabrication assembly, and testing
- Microcontroller programming
- Network cable installation
- Maintenance and troubleshooting
- Microcomputer system repair and maintenance.
Entrepreneurship (BS Entrep)
The B.S. in Entrepreneurship program is designed to assist the student in developing management skills and behaviors necessary to effectively start, grow, and sustain a business venture.
The program focuses on courses in developing business plans and strategies, managing and obtaining resources, selecting managers and employees, organizing and designing the business, managing technology, and dealing with a variety of entrepreneurial challenges.
As a professional field, Entrepreneurship opens a wide variety of career options. Graduates are often in demand by growth-oriented companies wanting to incorporate entrepreneurial vision and innovation in their firms, as well as by companies seeking individuals with the ability to solve business problems creatively and to improve productivity.
Most importantly, a degree in Entrepreneurship provides the needed skills in starting a business venture, working with others to identify new business opportunities, joining entrepreneurial ventures, or working in family or small businesses.