The Commission on Higher Education recognized the University of Santo Tomas’s joint Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, major in Metallurgical Engineering program with Curtin University – Australia, as one of three Transnational Education Programs. This same recognition makes UST a Delivering Higher Education Institute (DHEI), based on an April 6, 2017 memorandum signed by CHEd Chairman Patricia Licuanan, PhD.
The University of Santo Tomas in January 2016 formally launched the program with Curtin University, with the foundation year of course work being provided in Manila and the second year on metallurgical engineering being provided in Western Australia.
With the recognition from CHEd, Philippine faculty members affected by the K-12 transition may apply for a CHEd scholarship to take the program.
During the first term of Academic Year 2016-2017, six students completed their course work in UST on scholarship from the San Miguel Corporation. Two of those are now in Western Australia under the Australia Awards scholarship, while two have received provisional offers by Australia Awards.
The Mineral and Mining Engineering Program of Curtin University is ranked #1 in Australia and #2 in the whole world by QS.
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