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DENOSTA, Kim Alyssa R.

STEM 12 – 25

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

I choose this course as my first choice because I want to expose in the work on
planning, design, construction, supervision, and maintenance of buildings and
infrastructures. I am more interested on building home settlements (large scale
housing projects), commerce (shopping malls), education (schools/universities)
and infrastructures of transportation (roads, railroads, bridges, ports, airports).
I imagine building and constructing houses as my work in the future but this
course in terms of building houses is a little bit priority because roads and the
definition above about the course is the prioritize one but I can deal with this
course and willing to be one.

Civil Engineers said to be collaborating with architects with regards to the


design of infrastructures. Also, they coordinate and supervise construction,
working with other engineers and contractors. Civil engineers make decisions
on the best materials and methods, review and approve projects drawings,
manage budgets, schedule equipment and materials purchases and delivery,
and make necessary changes when the situation warrants or when clients
change their minds about something.

Career Opportunities for BSCE Graduates

Jobs for licensed Civil Engineers (board passers):


o Structural Engineer – design and supervise the construction of many
structures, including buildings, bridges and railways
o Project Engineer – performs work that crosses the boundaries
between engineering and project management, leading the technical
workers who contribute to the building of structures or products
o Staff Engineer – build or set up equipment, conduct experiments,
assist in prototype development, and design work that utilizes
computer-aided design and drafting equipment
o Inspectors – employed by the city or government to ensure structures
are safely constructed
o Associate Engineer – works under the supervising or senior engineer;
these professionals can work in a variety of engineering industries and
provide assistance to engineers working on large-scale projects that
require a large team of engineers to complete a project
o Engineering Educator – a civil engineer who teaches at a University
or College
o Owner/Partner in an engineering firm – a civil engineer who engages
in private practice/teaming up with fellow civil engineers in managing
a personally owned engineering firm
o Environmental Engineer – assess the impact of engineering projects
on water, soil, air and noise levels, and advise and design ways to
minimize this impact. They also plan and design systems to treat and
remove waste, such as waste water systems
o City Planner – helps determine the best use of geographical areas for
the placement of homes, parks and commercial areas, as well as
relieving traffic congestion and solving pollution problems
o Traffic Engineer – hired by governmental transportation boards or by
city governments, they analyze traffic situations, taking into account
roads, exits, highways, the number of vehicles traveling all times of the
day and those vehicles' destinations
Jobs for non-board passers:
o Surveyors – measures and maps land, collect data on precise land
boundaries; their land descriptions are used in leases and deeds
o Drafters – engineers hand their notes and other information to
drafters so they can make visual guidelines for the engineers or
construction crews
o Technicians – assist engineers or researchers with the development
and handling of the technical aspects of civil engineering; they set up
equipment, perform experiments and collect information for scientists
and engineers

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE

I choose this course as my second choice because Architecture is definitely


related to Civil Engineering works in terms of building and the like but this is
planning, designing, and constructing buildings taking into the principles of
utility, strength and aesthetics. Civil Engineering works are done in application
and more works on the field while the Architecture is designing or the written
output of what is going to happen on the actual field where Civil Engineers
work.

This is also my desired course because it is all about designing. I think if I


graduated in this course I am the one who designs the building and other
infrastructures based on what I visualized it in my mind.
Career Opportunities for BSArchi Graduates

Jobs for licensed Architects (board exam passers):


o Entry Level jobs
Jobs requiring no prior to minimal level of experience:
o Junior Architect – works in a construction firm and are involved
with designing new buildings, extensions or alterations to existing
buildings, or advising on the restoration and conservation of old
properties.
o Junior Design Architect – works under the senior design
architect and helps in rendering and building proto-types to
demonstrate design concepts
o Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or Computer-Aided Design and
Draft (CADD) Architect – uses CAD systems application to create
electronic versions of the technical drawings and design plans for
buildings and machinery.
o Building Surveyors – often work on preventative measures to
keep buildings in good condition and look to make buildings
sustainable.
o Advanced Positions
Require years of extensive experience and practice:
o Principal Architect – a licensed architect who owns an
architecture firm or one who shares an ownership interest with
the other architects in the firm.
o Architectural project manager – work closely with the
construction project manager and coordinate the work of the
design team and manage communication with the client. The
issues of budget, scheduling, and quality-control are the
responsibility of the Project Manager in an architect's office.
o Architectural Technologists are architectural specialists who
turn the concept into reality in the completed construction.
Concerned with the technical side of design, ensure that an
attractive functional building performs successfully by making
sure that the right materials are used and that building
regulations are met.
o Building Conservation Officer – advises on and promotes the
protection of the historic environment and, in particular, its long-
term care, preservation and enhancement of enlisted buildings
within conservation areas.
o Senior Design Architect – have experience in strategic master
planning, and is responsible for managing assigned architecture
projects, including development of concept drawings and designs,
and meeting client expectations, while ensuring work is within
project scope, meets the project schedule deadlines and is within
budget.
o Architecture Researcher – researches, designs and develops
solutions to highly complex and technical issues, designs system
architecture, workflows, data flows and databases; recommends
solutions to highly complex problems to provide technical direction
on systems analysis, design, development and testing.
o Academician – architects who are faculty members, instructors,
and professors in an institution that offers Architectural course
Jobs for Non Board Passers:
o Intern Architect or architectural intern is a person who has
successfully completed a professional degree in architecture and works
under the supervision of a licensed architect and preparing for
professional registration exams or licensure as an architect.
o AutoCAD Operator or Technician – uses computer software to help
Architects and Engineers to prepare blueprints and drawings. These
are very significant in creating a whole lot of products, which include
manufactured items, structures and buildings.
o Industrial Product Designers – create a wide range of items, from
everyday products, such as mobile phones, household appliances and
cars, to larger items, such as industrial tools, equipment and
machinery

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN

I choose this course as my third choice. I think this course is what I love but
not totally because this is the scope of what I want to do like interior design
furniture and accessories designs, exhibition design, interior landscaping
design and lighting design but this is not the only scope of Interior designing.
Also, visual merchandising, production design, photography, fashion and other
crafts are the least of what I want to do.

Interior Design as a course trains and educates students in core business


fundamentals such as accounting, economics and marketing, in addition to
design basics such as architecture history, textiles and decorative arts. Also,
the program teaches skills such as operating computer-aided design
technology, reading blueprints, and understanding building codes and
deciphering market trends.

Career Opportunities for Interior Design Graduates

Jobs for licensed Interior Designers (board exam passers)


There is no official requirement to be a licensed interior designer in order
to practice this profession. However, most companies prefer to hire
licensed interior designers. Usually, those who practice without any license
engage in private practice or in lower level positions.
o Residential Interior Designer – design various rooms inside and
around the home. There is a lot of freedom in this type of field because
clients generally let their designers have free reign to let their creativity
create a beautiful space for them
o Commercial Interior Designer – designers that specialize in
commercial property and do projects for businesses. The type of
projects varies greatly. You can do work for banks, hotels, restaurants,
clubs, and many other businesses.
o Freelance Interior Designer – self-employed interior designer working
with different clients on a contractual or per project basis.
o Draftsman/Color-Renderer – chooses appropriate color palettes
according to client choices while taking into consideration color
schemes that are fit for a certain space or structure
o Designer of Interior Related Products – designs home accessories
such as lamps, lighting equipment, home decors among others.
o Institutional Space Planner – a space planner is called in when a
company decides to put a building or portion of a building to use or
when the owner of a residence needs help in designing the best layout
for the interior of the home.
o Display Artist – create innovative and appealing display stands that
meet aesthetic, budgetary and practical requirements.
o Furniture Designer – create objects to furnish homes and businesses,
and to act as usable art pieces.
o CADD Operator – put technical drawings and plans in a specific order
with the help of computerized applications with the purpose of creating
and building a product. These products can be anything, from vent
tubes to cameras or from houses to appliances.
o Visual Merchandiser – develop, deliver and communicate visual
concepts and strategies to promote retail brands, products and
services in-store, in catalogues or online. They may also work with
museums and galleries or create visual concepts for events.
o Project Estimator – responsible for compiling estimates of how much
it will cost to provide a client or potential client with products or
services. He or she will do this by working out how much a project is
likely to cost and create budgets accordingly.
o Design Consultant – suggest design ideas that incorporate
functionality and aesthetics. Design consultants may specialize in
interior design, commercial and industrial design, fashion design or
graphic design.
o Owner of an Interior Design Firm/Consultation Agency