Department of Civil Engineering

(4 years)

The Civil Engineering (CE) Program enables aspiring engineers to develop thinking, collaborative, and technical skills for solving complex civil engineering problems and to learn how to assimilate new knowledge needed for the design, construction, and maintenance of roads, bridges, buildings, water supply, irrigation, flood control, ports, and other infrastructure while considering impact in various contexts. The UST CE Program prepares individuals to engage in any field of civil engineering and, moreover, educates them in any of these specialized fields: Construction and Management Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. All graduates imbibe the Thomasian Graduate Attributes that warrant their productivity and ethical participation in society and nation-building, through academe, research, and industry practice.

Construction Engineering and Management Track Apart from enabling students with technical skills and knowledge in general civil engineering, the BS Civil Engineering Construction Engineering and Management Track equips the students with expertise in construction management which includes, but are not limited to, the following fields: project management, advanced construction methods, construction cost engineering, quantity surveying, database management, and safety management. Graduates are expected to be able to practice in any discipline of fundamental civil engineering but with a particular engineering acumen central to Construction Engineering and Management.

Geotechnical Engineering Track Apart from enabling students with technical skills and knowledge in general civil engineering, the BS Civil Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Track equips the students with expertise in geotechnical engineering which includes, but are not limited to, the following fields: foundation engineering and design, ground improvement, ground and slope stability, geoearthquake engineering, geo-environmental engineering, and rock mechanics. Graduates are expected to be able to practice in any discipline of fundamental civil engineering but with a particular engineering acumen central to Geotechnical Engineering.

Structural Engineering Track Apart from enabling students with technical skills and knowledge in general civil engineering, the BS Civil Engineering Structural Engineering Track equips the students with expertise in structural engineering which includes, but are not limited to, the following fields: advanced concrete design, prestressed concrete design, advanced steel design, bridge engineering, structural earthquake engineering, and computer-aided structural analysis. Graduates are expected to be able to practice in any discipline of fundamental civil engineering but with a particular engineering acumen central to Structural Engineering.

Transportation Engineering Track Apart from enabling students with technical skills and knowledge in general civil engineering, the BS Civil Engineering Transportation Engineering Track equips the students with expertise in transportation engineering which includes, but are not limited to, the following fields: transportation systems planning and design, highway engineering, airport design, port and harbor design, integrated railway design, and traffic control. Graduates are expected to be able to practice in any discipline of fundamental civil engineering but with a particular engineering acumen central to Transportation Engineering.

Water Resources Engineering Track Apart from enabling students with technical skills and knowledge in general civil engineering, the BS Civil Engineering Water Resources Engineering Track equips the students with expertise in water resources engineering which includes, but are not limited to, the following fields: water resources management, irrigation engineering, coastal engineering, flood control, drainage design, river engineering, and water supply planning and development. Graduates are expected to be able to practice in any discipline of fundamental civil engineering but with a particular engineering acumen central to Water Resources Engineering.

Career Opportunities

Geotechnical Engineer Environmental Engineer Transportation / Planning Engineer
Water Resources Engineer Structural/Design Engineer Construction Manager / Engineer

Outcomes, Objectives, and 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 five years of graduation, holders of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas shall be engaged either locally or abroad in the following areas of practice: Structural Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Water Resources Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Highway Engineering; Urban and Regional Planning; Construction Management; or pursuing research or entrepreneurship after advanced studies or special training. Furthermore, they shall be expected to imbibe the following traits: contemplative creative and critical thinking, exemplary work ethic; and a commitment to improve society and to lifelong learning.

PEO-1: Demonstrate their technical competence locally or abroad

PEO-2: Work in industrial companies in the areas of design, operations, and management

PEO-3: 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 the improvement of society

PEO-7: Practice lifelong learning for development

Student Outcomes

Effectivity: A.Y. 2019 – 2020

By the time of graduation, the students of the Program shall have the ability to:

SO-1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

SO-2. apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

SO-3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences

SO-4. recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

SO-5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

SO-6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions

SO-7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

SO-8. (For Class of 2022 and onwards) analyze and explain specialized engineering concepts unique to the professional practice of a particular civil engineering discipline

SO-8. (For Class of 2022 and onwards) analyze and explain specialized engineering concepts unique to the professional practice of a particular civil engineering discipline

 

Effective A.Y. 2013-2014 to A.Y. 2018-2019

a–K1:  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science appropriately to solve civil 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 civil 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 civil engineering

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

Advisory Council

The Civil Engineering Program formed an Industry Advisory Committee in November 2014 to assist the program in the assessment and evaluation of the realization of Program Educational Objectives and the Student Outcomes. The program regularly asks feedback from them on current trends in the industry, and updates in technological development in their respective areas of expertise. Such feedback guides the program in updating the course contents in the course syllabi for fundamental and professional civil engineering courses as well as for elective courses.

Moreover, the UST CE Department collects survey data to assess the attainment of the PEOs through the Alumni Survey and the Employers Survey. The assessment data from these surveys are presented to the members of IAC through consultative meetings for their feedback.

Alumnus – Real Estate / Entrepreneurship

Engr. Jefferson S. Bongat (Chair, Organization of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines, Inc.)

Alumnus – Construction Industry

Engr. Robert B. Henson (President, Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation)

Alumnus – Structural Engineer / Earthquake Engineer

Engr. Carlos M. Villaraza (Former President, Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines)

Our Identity

Mission

“The Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Santo Tomas, inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas and under the patronage of Blessed Jordan of Saxony commits itself to the pursuit of truth and the formation of competent Civil Engineers imbued with Christian Values essential for the development of the Community, the Country, the Church and the World.”

Vision

“The Department of Civil Engineering envisions itself as a leading institution in learning, research, and extension service in the field of civil engineering using prominent approaches to produce globally competent, committed and compassionate professionals.”

Administration and Faculty Members

Engr. Rajiv Eldon Abdullah, MSCE, Chair

Engr. Rocel A. Pioquinto, MEngg, Laboratory Supervisor

Faculty Members

 

ABDULLAH, RAJIV ELDON E. ust-faculty-engg-ce-abdullah-rajiv-eldon-e-2013-bsce-2x2-gray(Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering, major in Civil Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology – Tokyo, Japan)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Certificate in Japanese Language (Tokyo Institute of Technology – Tokyo, Japan)
  • Certificate in Earthquake Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology – Tokyo, Japan)

Engr. Rajiv Eldon Abdullah graduated Magna cum Laude and as batch valedictorian with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Class 2011 of the Faculty of Engineering, after being a recipient of the Santo Tomas Academic Scholarship (2006-2008) and Rector’s Scholarship (2008-2011). He also has a degree Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology (東京工業大学), after being supported by the Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Japanese Government Scholarship (2014-2017).

Engr. Abdullah placed 6th in the 2011 National Civil Engineer Licensure Examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission of the Philippines. He was also awarded the Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award (Non-Tenured Category) and the Students’ Choice Award for Best Civil Engineering Professor in 2012 and 2019.

His research interests include topics from traditional geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental engineering, and disaster risk assessment, more specifically, particle crushing behavior of sands, strength evaluation of contaminated soils and its remediation, groundwater modelling, landfill monitoring and assessment, urban risk and vulnerability assessment.

CASILLAN, JONAH ANNE C. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

Engr. Casillan currently practices as a project engineer supervising nationwide projects for a private company.

CLEOFAS, DOLORES S.D. ust-f-engg-ce-cleofas-dolores-2016-phd-2x2-gray(Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City)
  • Doctor of Educational Management (National University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Hydrology (National University of Ireland – Ireland)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (National University – Manila, Philippines)
  • ASEAN Engineer

Dr. Dolores S.D. Cleofas is a Civil and Sanitary Engineer by profession. She completed her M.Sc. Degree in Engineering Hydrology at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland and her Ph.D. Degree in Civil Engineering, major in Water Resources Engineering at the Univeristy of the Philippines – Diliman.

Dr. Cleofas is an APEC and ASEAN Engineer. A member of the Technical Panel for Engineering and Technology, she is also the Chairperson of the Technical Committee for Sanitary Engineering of the Commission on Higher Education.

DE ALBAN, JOSEFIN S., JR. ust-f-engg-ce-de-alban-josefin-jr-s-2016-ll-b-2x2-gray(Associate Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning (University of the Philippines -Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. de Alban obtained his BS Civil Engineering degree in 1979 and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1987, both from the University of Santo Tomas. He also graduated from the University of the Philippines with the degree of Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in 1994. He was a Colombo Plan Fellow in Japan for Building Engineering in 1989. He was an Associate Professorial Lecturer in Urban Planning at the UST Graduate School.

Engr. de Alban served as Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He is a Licensed Civil Engineer, Lawyer, Environmental Planner, and an Accredited Construction Arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission.

DE PEDRO, JOHN PAUL Q. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

Engr. de Pedro is currently a Project Engineer in Empire East Land Holdings and Associate Member of Association of the Structural Engineers of the Philippines.

DEMAPELIS, PAUL MARION J. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Demapelis graduated with the degree BSCE from the University of Santo Tomas. He placed placed first (Top 1) in the November 2018 Civil Engineer Licensure Examinations of the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission and works as a structural designer and general contractor in the field.

FAJARDO, JOSE JESUS P. ust-f-engg-ce-fajardo-jose-jesus-p-2016-ms-2x2-gray(Associate Professor 3)

Degrees

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

Engr. Fajardo is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas, 1983) and is a degree holder of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Technological University of the Philippines, 2002). An associate professor, he is currently the Laboratory Supervisor of the Civil Engineering Department. He teaches Theory of Structures and Concrete Design.

FERNANDEZ, KEN GABRIEL S. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

Engr. Fernandez graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2014 and is currently taking up his Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree in the De La Salle University – Manila.

GALARION, MICHELLE G. (Instructor 2) ust-f-engg-ce-galarion-michelle-g-2016-bsce-2x2-gray

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Diploma in Construction Management (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Galarion obtained a degree in B.S. Civil Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas in 2008. She also took graduate studies in Construction Management at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 2013. She teaches Construction Management and other related subjects.

Ms. Galarion has been exposed to working in the government and the private sector, having served the Road Board of the Philippines (2011-2016) and as Senior Engineer at TERP Asia Construction Corporation, where she presently holds office. Ms. Galarion’s principal duties in both sectors involve construction planning, quantity and cost estimates, and preparation of bid documents.

GANIBE, JUCELE MARIE S. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

She is a cum laude graduate of UST Batch 2011 and has worked as a project engineer for construction projects. She is currently finishing her Master in Construction Management degree.

HERRERA, ODYSSEY C. ust-faculty-engg-ce-herrera-odyssey-c-2013-ma-2x2-gray(Assistant Professor 1)

Degrees

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

Engr. Herrera is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of the Philippines, 1997) and is a degree holder of Master of Science in Water Resources (University of the Philippines, 2001). He teaches Hydrology, Water Resources, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and CE Project.

INSIGNE, MA. SHARLENE L. ust-f-engg-ce-insigne-ma-sharlene-l-2016-ma-2x2-gray(Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Urban and Transportation Engineering (Kongju National University – Gongju, South Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Insigne is currently finishing her Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Transportation Engineering from Kongju National University. She is a graduate of the UST BSCE Program, Batch 2008.

LEDESMA, EYEN JAMES D. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

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

Engr. Ledesma graduated from UST in 2012 and continued to pursue a career in structural engineering. He now holds an MSCE degree with specialization in structural engineering and has contributed to producing printed reference materials for structural engineering in the country.

LIM, PETER S. ust-f-engg-ce-lim-peter-s-2016-ms-2x2-gray(Associate Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, major in Geotechnical Engineering (University of Michigan – Michigan, United States of America)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master in Business Administration (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master in Applied Business Economics (University of Asia and the Pacific – Pasay, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Sanitary Engineering (National University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Apart from his academic degrees, Engr. Lim has a diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management (UNU-AIT, 2009). An associate professor, he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2006 to 2009. His teaching experience in UST ranges widely from Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering, Reinforced Concrete, Strength of Materials, Building Design, to almost all of the civil engineering courses.

LLANES, GREGONIO JR. D. (Instructor 5)

Degrees

  • Master of Technology (Technological University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Technological University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Llanes handles engineering science courses such as physics, engineering drawing and the like.

LOPEZ, JOSEPH P. (Associate Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Education, major in Educational Administration (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics Education (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Dr. Lopez handles mathematics courses and engineering sciences for the common engineering year/s. He also handles civil engineering courses such as surveying and transportation engineering.

LUCIO, MARK ELSON C. ust-f-engg-ce-lucio-mark-elson-c-2016-ma-2x2-gray(Instructor 5)

Degrees

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

Engr. Lucio obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2003 from the University of Santo Tomas and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering, major in Structural Engineering, in 2008 from the University of the Philippines. With his years of experience in structural engineering working for reputable and innovative companies, he now owns his own structural design firm, engaging in various projects nationwide. At the forefront of his field, he has served in the Board of Directors of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines as its Treasurer (2015-2017) as currently its Secretary. He is also a life member of the Philippines Institute of Civil Engineers and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.

MENDOZA, KATRINA CAMILLE D. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (National University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Mendoza is a full-time design engineer at R.Q. Mendoza and a part-time Instructor at the University of Santo Tomas. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies, expecting to obtain her M.Sc Sanitary Engineering in 2019.

NAVA, JERVIN KENT C. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Far Eastern University Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Working in the industry as a project manager, Engr. Nava also involves himself in the academic field as a college instructor at the UST Faculty of Engineering. Further, he is currently taking his master’s degree at De La Salle University for the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering, major in Construction Technology and Management.

NECESITO, IMEE V. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering, major in Construction and Environmental Engineering (Kongju National University – Gongju, Republic of Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PEREZ, DIANE ALEXIS V. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

Engr. Perez graduated from UST in 2015 and is now pursuing her career as a structural engineer.

PIOQUINTO, ROCEL A. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Master of Engineering (The University of Sydney – Sydney, Australia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Summa cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Graduating in April 2014 and taking her boards shortly after, Engr. Pioquinto was hired as a faculty of Civil Engineering Department of University of Santo Tomas within the same year. In her first semester with the department, she handled lecture courses such as Theory of Structures, Fluid Mechanics, and Matrix Analysis. However, seeking to practice her degree, she left the faculty and was hired at Fluor Philippines Inc. as an Associate Design Engineer (ADE) in 2015. As an ADE in the structural engineering department, she designed several steel (e.g. piperacks and miscellaneous pipe and electrical supports) and concrete (e.g. dikes, foundations of pumps, tanks, vertical and horizontal vessels, analyzer shelters, and racks) structures. With the help of Australian Awards Scholarship, she finished her Masters of Engineering (Structural Engineering) in The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and is now back in the University.

POBLETE, SHIKARA P. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Master of Science in Energy and Environment (With Distinction) (The University of Leeds – England)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Shikara P. Poblete graduated as the valedictorian of Batch 2015. She has worked as a structural engineer to expand her knowledge in the field. Currently, she is finishing her master’s degree in the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

RAMIREZ, RYAN A. ust-f-engg-ce-ramirez-ryan-a-2016-ma-2x2-gray(Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Pusan National University – Busan, Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Ryan A. Ramirez received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in March 2011. In August 2015, he received his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering from Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea. His research interests include foundation analysis for offshore wind turbines and on low impact development techniques, among others. He teaches Fluid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, and Theory of Structures. He currently is pursuing his doctorate degree at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

ROXAS, ROMMEL V. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

Engr. Roxas is currently finishing his degree on Master of Science in Civil Engineering (major in Water Resources Engineering) in the University of the Philippines.

RUBIO, CHRISTABEL JANE P. ust-faculty-engg-ce-rubio-christabel-jane-p-2013-ma-2x2-gray(Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Construction and Environmental Engineering (Kongju National University – Republic of Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Rubio joined the Department of Civil Engineering faculty in 2009. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering specializing in Water Resources Engineering at Kongju National University in Cheonan, Korea, where she also earned her MS Degree under the same major. Her research interests include stochastic hydrology, effects of climate change, and vulnerability assessment.

SARAUSAD, BEVERLY S. ust-f-engg-ce-sarausad-beverly-s-2016-ma-2x2-gray(Assistant Professor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Urban Environmental Management (Asian Institute of Technology – Khlong Nung, Thailand)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Having obtained her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Santo Tomas in 1995, with the distinction cum laude, Engr. Sarausad went to the Asian Institute of Technology and finished the degree Master of Science Urban and Environmental Management in 2005. She served as the Chair of Civil Engineering of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, for AY 2016-2017. Her research interests include materials engineering and traffic engineering, among others.

SURLA, ALBERT S. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Sangmyung University – South Korea)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Albert S. Surla is a college instructor at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from UST in 2012 and he was able to pass the board exam for civil engineers later that year. In 2015, he obtained his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Sangmyung University in South Korea. While studying for his master’s, he was able to publish 8 of his manuscripts in different international and Korean journals.

TIBURCIO, RODELIO A. (Assistant Professor 3 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 3)

Degrees

  • Master in Construction Management (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Tiburcio is a Structural Consultant and Construction Manager. He is Lifetime Member of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE). Furthermore, he is a Full Member of the Institution of Specialist Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ISSEP).

TOLEDO, KYRA KAMILLE (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

VILORIA, JIMMY V. (Associate Professor 1)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics  (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Dr. Viloria handles mathematics courses for the engineering common year (i.e. calculus) and differential equations for civil engineering.

VIRAY, MARIA VICTORIA C. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies (Magna cum Laude) (Maryhill School of Theology – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master in Mathematics Education (Magna cum Laude(University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Viray handles mathematics courses for engineering students in the pre-majoring year and statistics courses for civil engineering.