BS in Manufacturing Engineering and Management with specialization in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
Degree Codes: Program- BSMEM Plan - BSMEM-MRE

The MRE is a pioneering program in this country that offers an intensive training in the exciting field of robotics, automation engineering and product design. Engineering expertise imparted to students is centered on a hands-on multidisciplinary approach called Mechatronics, where mechanical design electronics, innovative and practical software engineering are used to create solutions to local manufacturing related problems.


The Mission Statement of the Manufacturing Engineering and Management with Specialization in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (MEM-MRE) Program is to:

  1. Nurture highly-competent multidisciplinary manufacturing engineers, imbued with La Sallian values, who will spearhead the technological advancement of the Philippine manufacturing industries, thereby inducing economic development.
  2. Promote synergistic development between the industry and the academe by exposing the industry managers to the new technology and research thrust of DLSU-Manila.
  3. Ensure that the Manufacturing Engineering education of DLSU-Manila will be sensitive to the requirement of the industry.

By the following this mission statement and the mission statement of the university, the MEM-MRE program envisions itself to achieve the following:

  1. Provide industry with Manufacturing Engineering graduates in both the Masteral and Baccalaureate levels. These engineers are technologically competent in the most modern manufacturing technology and manufacturing management techniques. These engineers will have competence in the fields of electronics, mechanical, computer engineering, manufacturing system and management.
  2. Have products of research which are readily useful for the manufacturing environment and are of high quality and value such that these are commercially marketable.
  3. Encourage its members to develop themselves in every chosen field of interest, whether within the field of engineering or otherwise, to the best of their abilities, thereby tapping into the special strengths of each individual.

Advanced Mathematics for MEM
Matrix operations, Eigen values, maxima and minima in several variables, transformation of multiple integrals and their applications; matrix vector methods, spherical, cylindrical coordinates robot jointed-arm robots, Lograrican analysis of a manipulator.

Engineering Measurement
Use of measuring equipment, both basic and high technology, in the control of manufacturing processes such as the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) emphasizing the standards that provide the technical criteria needed for consistent quality and the rationalization of processes and methods of operation.

Analog Electronic Circuits
This course will introduce to the students various electronic devices and its application in electronic circuits. The students enrolled should have knowledge in basic linear circuit analysis. The course is accompanied with a laboratory class so as to have hands-on experiments regarding the topic.

Digital Electronics
This course will introduce to the students the fundamentals of digital electronic design, which includes Boolean algebra, logic gates, function representation and reduction, logic design, and sequential machines. The A laboratory course is also offered to further enhance the understanding of the students regarding the subject.

Industrial Electronics
This course deals on the study of industrial electronic equipments such as Programmable Logic Controllers, industrial sensors, semiconductor devices, transistors, motors, operational amplifiers and introduction to process control systems. The course is supplemented with a laboratory class for the students to apply the theories they learned in the lecture class.

Controls Engineering
This course is an introduction to modeling and analysis of dynamic systems and the design of controllers for mechanical and electrical systems. The course has a laboratory class for the students to experience how controls engineering is applied to real life technologies.

Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems
This course introduces MEM students to the world of embedded systems, which are essentially non-PC based microprocessor-enabled systems. The ubiquitous 8-bit 8052 microcontroller will be used to demonstrate how embedded systems are designed, programmed and tested. The course begins by discussing basic computing architectures; programming using C programming language; and culminates with interrupts and serial communications. Advance topics include meeting real-time constraints using hardware timers, interrupts, state machines, and real-time operating systems. This lecture course is complemented by a laboratory course where actual programming and hardware design is experienced.

Advance Computer Programming
This laboratory programming course introduces the object oriented features of C++ and early emphasis in using the standard library containers and algorithms. The course highlight is on creating objects and object oriented solutions to problems. In the second half of the course, windows programming is introduced by first using the Win 32 API and later using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) library in conjunction with the Visual Studio environment. Common GUI elements such as menus, buttons, scroll-bars, check boxes are used in various programming projects.

Computer Graphics
This laboratory programming course builds on the object-oriented programming and windows programming experience gained from previous courses. Graphics programming is introduced using the GDI. Later, 3D graphics is main entrée by teaching OpenGL or DirectX. By the end of the course, the students are expected to have learned how to use 3D graphics library for simulation of mechanisms and objects.

Artificial Intelligence
The course deals with the discussion and application (through programming) of the concepts of the three most common and widely used artificial intelligence techniques namely Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic, and Neural Network.

Applied Robotics
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of applied robotics using CIM systems. Pegasus revolute robot arm is the main tool in hands-on training.

Theoretical Robotics
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of robotics including spatial descriptions and transformations, manipulators kinematics and inverse kinematics, and Jacobians.

Kinematics and Mechanical Drafting
This course with the study of linkages, velocity and acceleration analysis, cams, Bodies in Pure Rolling contact, Bolts and Pulleys, gears and trains.

Design of Machine Elements
This course is designed to familiarize students with design for strength and rigidity, impact, and fatigue life and to introduce related analytical and computer tools. This course provides a bridge between several engineering science and mechanics courses (mechanics of materials, dynamics, and material science) and applied machine design. Additionally, it incorporates the study of how mechanical components fail due to static and dynamic loading.

Fluid Mechanics
The course deals with the study of the mechanics of fluid flow. It includes a study of the application of fluid flow analysis to fluid machineries and transport equipment such as pipes, conduits, pumps, compressors, fans, blowers and hydraulic turbines. It also covers a study of the selection and specification of fluid machineries.

Vibration Engineering
This course is an introduction to the science of engineering vibration. The different types of mechanical systems and its behavior under different parameters discussed. Both conservative and non-conservative systems will be taken up. Multi-bodied systems will also be presented and studied. Analytical treatments to vibration problems with emphasis on matrix, modal methods, frequency response and numerical will also be included.

Materials Engineering
The course deals with the study of engineering materials, its properties and behavior, and how they affect manufacturing and manufactured products. The fundamentals of manufacturing processes is taken a look at in such a way as to give the student a descriptive introduction to a wide variety of options, emphasizing how each process works and its relative advantages and limitations. The course also offers a laboratory class which studies the different testing methods of engineering materials.

Finite Element Analysis
It is an introductory course to Finite Element Method and programming techniques. The theory of MEM is discussed and formulated in the lectures. The application and programming is done in the computing labs with specific case studies given. One dimensional to three dimensional problems in engineering solid mechanics and machine design are included.

Machine Tools, Processes and Practice 1
Safety engineering, basic hand tools, basic machine tools, basic measuring tools and machine shop practices, with exercises in bench work using the basic hand tools such as files, hacksaws, layout tools, drill presses and lathe machines.

Machine Tools, Processes and Practice 2
Machine shop operations, principles governing the operation of typical machines such as the lathe machine and shaper and the basic components and parts of these machines and training in skills to operate these machines through actual projects.

Engineering Materials & Testing
Properties and characteristics of different engineering materials, e.g. ferrous and nonferrous materials, plastics, polymers and composite materials as well as mechanical processes such as forging, rolling and drawing, extrusion, etc. Emphasis is on how the properties of these engineering materials are affected by mechanical processes.

CAD Design
This course deals with the study of computer aided design. This course teaches the students how to do 2-D and 3-D modeling using AutoCAD and CATIA packages.

Product Design
This course would develop the skills of students in solving a design problem through the application of knowledge gained on the design process, engineering science, manufacturing processes and materials. The course is complemented with a laboratory course which would familiarize students in creating an actual product in CATIA V5 from creating each individual parts of the product in the Part Design Workbench of CATIA V5, to assembling the components in the Assembly Design Workbench of CATIA V5 to complete the product. It is aimed that the student will have an appreciation and understanding on how products around them are created.

Computer Numerical Control Lecture
The course would provide the student with a basic understanding of the concepts and procedures associated with numerical control (NC) and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies used in today's manufacturing industries. The course is supplemented with a laboratory class for the students to have hands-on experience on CNC machining processes.

This course starts with a basic knowledge of fundamental topics essential to a proper understanding of ergonomics. This includes psychology, anatomy and physiology, work organization and industrial sociology, statistics and applied mathematics, design and evaluation methods. This basic information is integrated to consider the effect of the task and environment on people. The course is accompanied by a laboratory course which integrates and applies the concepts learned in the lecture class.

Professional Courses

Tool Design

This course deals with the analysis, planning, design, construction, and application of tools, methods and procedures necessary to increase manufacturing productivity. The emphasis will be on cutting tool design, jig and fixture design, and design of press working tools.

Milling Machine Processes

Milling machine theory, operations and practical work; production of gears; control and measurement parameters in its machining processes including hands-on application of milling operations. Students do various machining projects using both horizontal and vertical machining centers.

Foundry and Welding Processes

Foundry processes and operations, welding processes and techniques. The laboratory component supplements this lecture with actual hands-on projects.

Business Studies

The course deals with the basic concepts, principles of accounting and applications of cost accounting and managerial accounting. It starts with the construction of important financial statements. Emphasis is in the preparation of financial statements for manufacturing concerns and the discussion of accounting procedures that are performed by manufacturing companies in the accumulation of their production cost.

Engineering Production/Operations Management

The course provides the current and practical introduction to the field of production and operations management. It includes the concepts and the quantitative techniques used in decisions that are critical to effective planning and control of production/manufacturing systems.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems 1

General systems theory, delineation of key concepts to include system components, emergent properties, boundaries, hierarchy, negentrophy and control (to include Ashby’s model of requisite variety and use of viable system model). Systems methodologies, hard and soft systems’ methodologies and their use in designing systems. CIM as a complex information system and the application of systems concepts to CIM to assists in its design and implementation.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems 2

An overview of CIM, the development of CIM, its concepts and models and the importance of standard. The communication protocols, the role of the ISO OSI seven-layer protocol model and common protocols. Physical and data link communications, point-to-point links (parallel and serial, capabilities, limitations and standards), local area networks and fieldbus (physical medium, media access and topology. The application layer issues, modeling information flows, ERP and PDM.

MEM Modeling Production Systems

Principles of modeling, purpose of modeling, model design, model validation, use of models, soft uses of modeling. Emphasis of the process of system modeling and its relevance to manufacturing systems analysis and design by the use of case studies demonstrating both this process and the development and application of some standard modeling techniques. Case studies may be used in the following areas; manufacturing system, queuing theory models and their development as random processes. Linear programming including both transportation and simplex applications, dynamic programming, decision theory and competitive tendering.