Department of Chemical Engineering

Degree Program Offering

4 years

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Objectives, Outcomes, and Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

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

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

Latest News and Events
July 18, 2019 Belmonte of Chem. Eng’g., RCNAS feted as one of DOST-SEI’s outstanding scholar-graduates
February 14, 2019 Benjamin of Chem. Eng’g. named ASEAN Science Diplomat
November 11, 2018 Legaspi, BS Chem. Eng’g student, is lone Thomasian representative in PTTOR ASEAN camp
August 18, 2018 BS Chem. Eng’g. students join int’l. research immersion in Chulalongkorn University
April 21, 2017 UST’s MS Chem Eng’g with Curtin University recognized as CHEd Transnational Education program, faculty eligible for CHEd scholarships
April 4, 2017 Jayag, Reveche of BSc Chem Eng’g win BPI-DOST awards
March 22, 2017 Dimaano elected NRCP corp secretary
February 25, 2017 E. Laurito of Chem Eng’g elected Secretary of PICHE’s Nat’l Board of Directors
February 3, 2017 BSc Chem. Eng’g. students present papers, win award in Thai confab
January 20, 2017 A. Laurito appointed Chair of CHEd Technical Committee for Chemical Engineering
October 27, 2016 Dean Marcelo elected President of Philippine Association of Engineering Schools
August 10, 2016 A. Laurito of ChE presents paper in RCEE 2016
August 10, 2016 Dean Marcelo of Eng’g. joins PAES in RCEE and benchmarking in Malaysia
August 2, 2016 Quinto featured by DOST-NRCP for novel device to diagnose stone formation
July 27, 2016 Abaoag, 5th-yr BSChE, participates in int’l. summer program in Taiwan’s NTUST
February 11, 2016 Delos Reyes of Chem. Eng’g. wins Best Oral Presentation award in Bangkok conference
January 18, 2016 UST and Curtin University launch joint MS in Chem. Eng’g. Program; Curtin professor gives inaugural lecture
January 17, 2016 Tan Caktiong, ChE alum and Jollibee founder, honored by Pres. Aquino
December 31, 2015 Chem. Eng’g. dept, programs declared Center of Development
December 18, 2015 BS Chem. Eng’g. program receives full six-year Philippine Technological Council accreditation
October 3, 2015 Dequina, Francisco, BS Chem. Eng’g. attend PTT ASEAN Camp in Bangkok
September 30, 2015 Dimaano, Punzalan elected Directors; Lauritos elected Advisers of PIChE – MMAC
September 29, 2015 Tiangco presents paper in Maryland
September 23, 2015 Benjamin presents paper in National Climate Conference 
September 19, 2015 Chem. Eng’g. students, faculty join International Coastal Clean-Up in Lemery, Batangas
August 24, 2015 Magno, BS Chem. Eng’g., wins 2nd place in Harvard Project Asia Conference
May 18, 2015 BS Chem. Eng’g. program receives PAASCU Level III re-accredited status

By the Numbers

Annual Enrollment & Graduation Data

(2008-2009 to the Present) – updated 2018-September-28

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council (AC) facilitates the consultation with the external constituencies when reviewing and updating the Program Educational Objectives, as well as the curriculum and Student Outcomes, and to some extent the overall plans, for the continued relevance of the ChE Program.

The AC consists of alumni, major employers, representatives from the chemical engineering professional organization and representatives from other higher educational institutions offering the same Program. The council members help the Department in identifying the expected academic capability and skills necessary to be possessed by Chemical Engineers in the actual practice of the profession and provide recommendation on possible courses to be embedded in the curriculum in various areas of specialization.

Likewise, they participate in the review and realignment of the Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Chemical Engineering Program to respond to the demands of the industry, both local and global.

Professional Association

Nuna E. Almanzor, PhD, ASEAN Engr. (Industrial Technology Development Institute)

Cezar D. dela Cruz, ASEAN Engr. (Philippine Technological Council)

Academe

Prof. I-Ming Hsing, PhD (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering)

Alumni

Prof. Carmelo R. Centeno, PhD (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)

Engr. Rodolfo U. Dimayacyac (Firmenich Asia Pte. Ltd.)

Engr. Valerie S. Ku (Brunei Shell Petroleum)

Engr. Melita V. Obillo (Department of Energy)

Employer

Engr. Nathaniel R. Orillos (Petron Corporation)

Engr. Ferdinand A. Tumpalan (San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation)

Administration and Faculty Members

Engr. Cristina E. Tiangco, PhD, Chair

Engr. Rose Mardie P. Pacia, MSc, Laboratory Supervisor

Faculty Members

ABARCA, Ayesha D. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ALOLOD, Venice Zaila B. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BELMONTE, Beatriz A. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BENJAMIN, Michael Francis D. (Associate Professor 2)ust-f-engg-che-benjamin-michael-francis-d-2016-phd-2x2-gray

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CALICA, EDSEL B. UST FACULTY Engg ChE - CALICA Edsel B (2013, MA – 2×2 Gray)(Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Management Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CASTRO, JHULIMAR C. (Instructor 1 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering, major in Chemical Engineering (Kongju National University – Gongju, South Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CHAO, GEORGE JR. Y. UST FACULTY Engg ChE - CHAO George Jr Y (2015, MA)(Assistant Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CORPUZ, LYN MARIE D. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering (Hokkaido University – Sapporo, Japan)
  • Master in Materials Science and Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DE LOS REYES, Florencio D. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude) (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

DELEÑA, Evangeline E. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DIMAANO, Maria Natalia R. (Professor 3 / Professorial Lecturer 3)ust-f-engg-che-dimaano-maria-natalia-r-2016-phd-2x2-gray

Degrees

  • Doctor of Engineering, major in Energy & Materials Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology – Tokyo, Japan)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DURAN, BERNADETTE M. UST FACULTY Engg ChE - DURAN Bernadette M (2013, MA – 2×2 Gray)(Associate Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in College Teaching (Centro Escolar University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DY, TRIXIE RUTH N. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

ENCARNADO, CAROL M. ust-f-engg-che-encarnado-carol-m-2016-ms-2x2-gray(Assistant Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Food Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LAPADA, CATHERINE M. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LAPITAN, Lorico Jr. D.S. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (University of Leeds – West Yorkshire, England)
  • Master of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LIOANAG, Rosalina A. (Assistant Professor 1)ust-faculty-engg-che-lioanag-rosalina-a-2013-ma-2x2-gray

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master of Business Administration (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MARCELO, Philipina A. (Professor 1 / Professorial Lecturer 1)UST FACULTY Engg ChE - MARCELO Philipina (2013, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science and Technology (Cornell University – New York, United States of America)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PACIA, Rose Mardie P. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering, major in Chemical Engineering (Kongju National University – Republic of Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PESTAÑO, LOLA DOMNINA B. (Professor 2 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 2)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PUNZALAN, Mark Emile H. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Science, major in Food Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

RAMBONGGA, Remigio D. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Master in Mathematics Education (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

RIVERA, Eriberto S. (Instructor 2)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SABARILLO, NOEL S. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

SANTOS, BASIL JAMES S. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Magna cum Laude) (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

SANTOS, VILMA G. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Management Engineering (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, major in Mathematics (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Certificate in Teaching (Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City, Philippines)

SUMALINOG, DIVINE ANGELA G. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

TAMOLANG, Rose Anne Z. (Instructor 2)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

TIANGCO, Cristina E. (Instructor 5)ust-f-engg-che-tiangco-cristina-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in Chemistry (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Chemistry (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)