Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

University of the Philippines - Diliman

BSECE grad nabs first place in Board Exam 2015

BS Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) Class of 2015 and Magna Cum Laude graduate, Emiliano M. Tan, topped the October 2015 Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination, with 91.20% score.

The UP Diliman was hailed as the top performing school, with 40 out of 46 examinees passed the Board Exam.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that this year’s national passing rate is 39.94%, after 1,784 out of 4,467 examinees made the cut.

Tan described his experience of topping the board as “overwhelming.” He said that the “hard work and effort [has] paid off and all was worth it” upon “seeing [his] parents, relatives, teachers, and friends really happy, and even random people congratulating [him].”

The key in reviewing, according to Tan, is to identify limitations and know where one is lacking. He noted that the coverage of the Electronics Engineer Board Exam was broad and that it “included topics from EE, CoE, Math, Engineering Sciences and many more, so one of the biggest challenges was to determine where to start.”

"‘In which subject am I least confident?’ From there I was able to establish a starting point and organize my schedule properly,” he added.

When asked about his future plans, Tan, who was an affiliate of the UP-Artesyn Power Electronics Research Laboratory (PEL) of the Institute, said that he’ll first take part in the industry to help support his family. He is also looking into taking graduate studies in UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI). His long term plan is to “give back to [his] hometown, Romblon.”