Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (ChemE) curriculum provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed for future leadership and global competitiveness in the practice of the Chemical Engineering profession. It provides a rich environment for research and for imbibing Christian values distinct to Thomasian engineers.

Within four years after graduation, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering alumni from the University of Santo Tomas shall be engaged either locally or abroad in design, operation, or management of an industrial plant; or  pursue teaching, research, technical sales, or entrepreneurship after having completed advanced studies or special training. Furthermore, they shall be expected to imbibe the Thomasian traits of contemplative, creative, and critical thinking; exemplary work ethic; and a commitment to the improvement of society and lifelong learning. 

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / /
2 / / none
3 / / /
4 / / none
First Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ENG 201 Chemistry Applications in Engineering 3 0 3 ENG 202
ENG 202 Chemistry Applications in Engineering (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ENG 201
ENG 203 Calculus 1 3 0 3
ENG 204 Engineering Drawing 0 3 1
ENG 205 Engineering Orientation 1 0 1
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 6 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ENG 206 Calculus 2 3 0 3 ENG 203
ENG 207A Physics for Engineers 1A 2 0 2 ENG 203
ENG 207B Physics for Engineers 1B 2 0 2
ENG 208 Engineering Physics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ENG 207A,
ENG 207B
ENG 209 Computer Fundamentals and Programming 0 3 1
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 21 6 26

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 211 Analytical Chemistry 4 0 4 ENG 201,
ENG 202
CHE 211L
CHE 211L Analytical Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ENG 201,
ENG 202
CHE 211
TOTAL 4 3 5

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 212 Chemical Engineering Calculations 2 3 3 CHE 211,
CHE 211L
CHE 213 Engineering Mechanics 2 3 3 ENG 207A
CHE 214 Organic Chemistry 4 0 4 CHE 211,
CHE 211L
CHE 214L
CHE 214L Organic Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE 211,
CHE 211L
CHE 214
ENG 2014 Differential Equations 3 0 3 ENG 206
ENG 2015 Engineering Data Analysis 3 0 3 ENG 206
ENG 2017 Computer-Aided Design 0 3 1 ENG 204
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 0 0 2
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 12 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 216 Physical Chemistry for Engineers 1 3 0 3 CHE 211,
CHE 212,
ENG 2014
CHE 216L
CHE 216L Physical Chemistry for Engineers 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE 212,
ENG 2014
CHE 216
CHE 217 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering 3 0 3 CHE 214,
CHE 214L
CHE 218 Advanced Engineering Math in Chemical Engineering 3 0 3 CHE 212,
ENG 2014
CHE 219 Industrial Process Calculations 1 3 2 CHE 212,
ENG 2014
CHE 2113 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 0 3 CHE 216,
CHE 219
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 0 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 6 26
Third Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 215 Momentum Transfer 2 3 3 CHE 212,
CHE 218,
ENG 2014
CHE 2110 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 6 5 CHE 215,
CHE 218
CHE 2111 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2 3 3 ENG 207B
CHE 2112 Physical Chemistry for Engineers 2 2 0 2 CHE 216,
CHE 216L
CHE 2112L
CHE 2112L Physical Chemistry for Engineers 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE 216,
CHE 216L
CHE 2112
CHE 2114 Methods of Research 0 3 1 CHE 216,
CHE 219,
ENG 2015,
PURPCOM
CHE 2119 Chemical Process Industries 3 0 3 CHE 219
CHE 2120 Solution Thermodynamics 3 0 3 CHEM 2113,
CHE 218
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 18 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 2115 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 3 4 CHE 2110,
CHE 2112,
CHE 2113,
CHE 218
CHE 2116 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 1 0 3 1 CHE 2110,
CHE 215
CHE 2117 Particle Technology 2 3 3 CHE 215
CHE 2118 Separation Processes 3 3 4 CHE 2110,
CHE 2113
CHE 2121 Chemical Engineering Research 1 0 3 1 CHE 2114
CHE 2122 Track Specialization 1 3 0 3 CHE 2119
CHE 2128 Chemical Process (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE 2119
ENG 2010 Engineering Economics 3 0 3 CHE 2119
ENG 2013 Environmental Science and Engineering 3 0 3 CHE 214,
CHE 214L
TOTAL 17 18 23

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 2124 Industry Immersion I 0 6 2 CHE 2115,
CHE 2118,
CHE 2119
TOTAL 0 6 2

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 2123 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 0 3 1 CHE 218,
ENG 209
CHE 2125 Chemical Engineering Design 1 1 3 2 CHE 2115,
CHE 2116,
CHE 2117,
CHE 2118,
CHE 2119,
CHE 2120,
CHE 2128,
CHE 213,
CHE 217,
ENG 2017
CHE 2126 Biochemical Engineering 3 0 3 CHE 2115,
ENG 2013
CHE 2127 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2 0 3 1 CHE 2116,
CHE 2117,
CHE 2118
CHE 2129 Chemical Engineering Research 2 0 3 1 CHE 2121
CHE 2130 Process Dynamics and Control 3 0 3 CHE 2115,
CHE 218
CHE 2130L
CHE 2130L Process Dynamics and Control (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE 2115 CHE 2130
CHE 2132 Track Specialization 2 3 0 3 CHE 2122
ENG 2011 Engineering Management 2 0 2 ENG 2010
ENG 2012 Technopreneurship 3 0 3 ENG 2010
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 5 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHE 2133 Chemical Engineering Design 2 3 3 4 CHE 2123,
CHE 2125,
CHE 2130,
CHE 2130L
CHE 2134 Industrial Waste Management and Control 3 0 3 CHE 2125,
CHE 2126,
ENG 2013,
ENG 2011
CHE 2135 Chemical Engineering Laws and Ethics 1 0 1 ENG 2011,
ETHICS
CHE 2136 Process Safety for Chemical Engineering 2 0 2 CHE 2125
CHE 2137 Track Specialization 3 3 0 3 CHE 2132
CHE 2138 Plant Inspections and Seminars 0 3 1 CHE 2125
CHE 2139 Chemical Engineering Integration Course 0 6 2 CHE 2123,
CHE 2125,
CHE 2130,
CHE 2130L
CHE 2140 Quantitative Methods in Management 2 0 2 ENG 2011,
ENG 2012
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 12 21

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2016-2017 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 3 0 3
CHEM 111L General Chemistry I (Laboratory) 0 3 1
DRAW 111 Engineering Drawing I 0 3 1
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
GE 101 Engineering Orientation 1 0 1
MATH 111 Engineering Algebra 5 0 5
MATH 215 Solid Mensuration 2 0 2
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
PE 1 Physical Education 2 0 2
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps 3 0 3
TOTAL 25 6 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 113 Chemistry Calculations 2 3 3 CHEM 111, CHEM 111L
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 104 Analytic Geometry 2 0 2 MATH 111, MATH 215
MATH 205 Plane and Spherical Trigonometry 3 0 3 MATH 111, MATH 215
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3
PE 2 Physical Education 2 0 2
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 3 25
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 2 0 2 CHEM 113
COMP 200 Computer Fundamentals and Programming 0 6 2
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
MATH 108 Differential Calculus 4 0 4 MATH 104, MATH 205
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PHYS 202 College Physics I 3 0 3 MATH 215
PHYS 202L College Physics I (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MATH 205
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
PE 3 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 9 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 2 0 2 CHEM 201
CHEM 202L Organic Chemistry II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 201
CHEM 300 Analytical Chemistry 3 0 3
CHEM 300L Analytical Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 109 Integral Calculus 4 0 4 MATH 108
PHL 2 / 102 Logic 3 0 3
PHYS 205 College Physics II 3 0 3 PHYS 202
PHYS 205L College Physics II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHYS 202L
PE 4 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 12 27
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHE 311 Physical Chemistry for Engineers I 3 0 3 CHEM 300, CHEM 300L, MATH 109, PHYS 205
CHE 311L Physical Chemistry for Engineers I (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 300, CHEM 300L, MATH 109, PHYS 205
CHE 312 Chemical Engineering Calculations I 2 3 3 CHEM 300, CHEM 300L
CHEM 311 Industrial Chemistry 2 3 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
MATH 103 Probability and Statistics 3 0 3
MATH 208 Differential Equations 3 0 3 MATH 109
MECH 311 Statics of Rigid Bodies 3 0 3 MATH 109, PHYS 202, PHYS 202L
MSE 300 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 PHL 5
TOTAL 22 9 25

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHE 300 Computer-Aided Drafting for Chemical Engineers 0 3 1
CHE 321 Physical Chemistry for Engineers II 3 0 3 CHE 311
CHE 321L Physical Chemistry for Engineers II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE 311, CHE 311L
CHE 322 Chemical Engineering Calculations II 2 3 3 CHE 312
CHE 323 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 0 3 CHE 311
CHE 324 Principles of Transport Processes 2 3 3 CHE 312, MATH 208
CHE-MATH 320 Advanced Engineering Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 3 0 3 MATH 208
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
MECH 312 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies 2 0 2 MECH 311
MECH 313 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies 3 0 3 MECH 311
TOTAL 21 12 25
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHE 400 Methods of Research 1 0 1
CHE 411 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 3 4 CHE 324
CHE 412 Momentum Transfer 3 0 3 CHE 324
CHE 413 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3 0 3 CHE 323
CHE 414 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
EE 310 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2 3 3 PHYS 205, PHYS 205L
ENE 300 Environmental Engineering 2 0 2 CHEM 111, CHEM 111L
ENG 107 Technical Communication 3 0 3
GE 303 Safety Management 1 0 1 Fourth-Year Standing
TOTAL 21 6 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHE 421 Separation Processes 3 3 4 CHE 411, CHE 413
CHE 422 Chemical Reaction Engineering 4 0 4 CHE 413, CHE-MATH 321
CHE 423 Chemical Process Industries 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
CHE 424L Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 0 3 1 CHE 411, CHE 412
CHE 425 Chemical Engineering Research I 0 3 1
CHE 426L Industrial Process Laboratory 0 3 1 CHEM 311
CHE 427 Safety in the Process Industry 2 0 2 GE 303
CHE 500 Industry Immersion 0 6 2
GE 301 Engineering Economy 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 18 24
Fifth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHE EL 1 Chemical Engineering Elective I 3 0 3
CHE 511 Equipment Design 2 0 2 CHE 421
CHE 512 Introduction to Particulate Technology 2 0 2 CHE 412
CHE 513 Biochemical Engineering 3 0 3 CHE 414
CHE 514L Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 0 3 1 CHE 424L
CHE 515 Chemical Engineering Research II 0 3 1 CHE 425
CHE 516 Process Dynamics and Control 3 0 3 CHE-MATH 321
CHE 516L Process Dynamics and Control (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHE-MATH 321
CHE 517 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 0 3 1
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
GE 302 Engineering Management 3 0 3
TOTAL 19 12 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHE EL 2 Chemical Engineering Elective II 3 0 3
CHE EL 3 Chemical Engineering Elective III 3 0 3
CHE 510 Quantitative Methods in Management 3 0 3 GE 302
CHE 521 Chemical Engineering Plant Design 3 3 4 CHE 511, GE 301
CHE 523 Industrial Waste Management and Control 3 0 3 CHE 513
CHE 524 Field Trips and Seminars 0 3 1
CHE 525 Laws and Ethics for Chemical Engineers 2 0 2
CHE 600 Chemical Engineering Integrated Course 0 6 2
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 SCL 3
TOTAL 20 12 24

Career Opportunities

Equipment and/or Process Design Engineer Waste Management Expert Technical Marketing Engineer
Product Development Engineer (research and development) Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control Engineer Process Engineer (production/manufacturing)
Safety, Health, and Environment Officer

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Educational Objectives

Within four years after graduation, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering alumni from the University of Santo Tomas shall be engaged either locally or abroad in design, operation, or management of an industrial plant; or  pursue teaching, research, technical sales, or entrepreneurship after having completed advanced studies or special training.

Furthermore, they shall be expected to imbibe the Thomasian traits of contemplative, creative, and critical thinking; exemplary work ethic; and a commitment to the improvement of society and lifelong learning.

Program Educational Objectives

PEO-1. Demonstrate their technical competence locally or abroad;
PEO-2. Work in industrial companies in the areas of design, operation, or management;
PEO3. Pursue teaching or research after completing advanced studies;
PEO-4. Engage in technical sales or entrepreneurship after special training;
PEO-5. Exhibit contemplative, creative and critical thinking skills;
PEO-6. Demonstrate exemplary work ethics and commitment to improve society;
PEO-7. Practice lifelong learning and continuous development

Institutional Mission and Vision

IMV-1. Demonstrate technical competence;
IMV-2. Imbue moral values and uprightness;
IMV-3. Commit to serve the Church, the nation and the global community
IMV-4. Practice contemplation in pursuit of the truth;
IMV-5. Exhibit compassion for others

Student Outcomes

Equivalent to Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Effectivity: A.Y. 2019-2020

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex chemical engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs, with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed and morally sound judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. An ability to function effectively in a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

Effectivity: A.Y. 2013-2014 to A.Y. 2018-2019

a-K1: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science appropriately to solve Chemical Engineering problems

b-D1: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data accordingly

c-D2: An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability, in accordance with standards

d-P1: An ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams

e-D3: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve Chemical Engineering problems correctly

f-K2: Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g-P2: An ability for effective written, visual, and oral communication

h-K3: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions or research and innovation in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i-P3: The recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j-P4: An active concern for contemporary local and global issues

k-P5: An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for the practice of Chemical Engineering

l-K4: The knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles as a member and leader of a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments

m-K5: The specialized knowledge in at least one field of Chemical Engineering practice, and the ability to apply such knowledge to provide solutions to actual problems

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “Faculty of Engineering” tab for the tuition fees.

Program Recognitions