Department of Industrial Engineering

(4 years)

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (IE) program is designed to prepare the student for professional work in the design, improvement, installation, and maintenance of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, methods, and energy. The curriculum covers the engineering and social sciences, principles, and methods of systems analysis and design, industrial management, and human behavior.

Career Opportunities

planning engineer methods analyst system analyst design engineer quality engineer
project analyst information analyst productivity consultant / specialist operations research analyst academician

 

Program / Department Recognitions

Outcomes 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 after graduation, BS Industrial Engineering alumni from the University of Santo Tomas shall be engaged in the manufacturing or service industries, locally or abroad, in the following areas of specialization:

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Information and Systems Engineering
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Decision and Support Systems
  • Ergonomics
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General and Engineering Management
  • Academe and research

They shall demonstrate the Thomasian values of compassion, commitment, and competence in their profession in the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

They shall exhibit the Thomasian traits of contemplative, creative and critical thinking; exemplary work ethics; practice lifelong learning for continuous development of oneself and the society.

Student Outcomes

Effectivity: A.Y. 2019-2020

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex 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 judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  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 Industrial 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 Industrial Engineering problems correctly

f-K2 : Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g-P2 :Effectively communicate orally and in writing using the English language

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 Industrial Engineering

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

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

Advisory Council

The Industrial Engineering Program PEOs are reviewed by an Industry Advisory Council (IAC). The program’s IAC is composed of employers, alumni and faculty members. Its main role is to ensure the needs of the constituencies are met.

Employer

Engr. Jesselyn Alcain (Assistant Vice-President / Continuous Improvement Lead – Standard Insurance Co., Inc.)

Engr. Lynnore Giron (Human Resource Director – Artesyn Embedded Technologies)

Engr. Perfecto Espiritu (General Manager – Hastings Motors Corporation)

Alumni

Engr. Damirson Co (Enterprise Solutions and Quality Management Head – Ginebra San Miguel, Inc.)

Engr. Cecilia Abris (Regional Logistics Manager – PVM)

Engr. Enrique Bautista III (Business Process Manager – Philweb Corporation)

Engr. Melissa Karen Mico (Corporate Planning Officer – Vista Land and Escapes, Inc.)

Administration and Faculty Members

Assoc. Prof. Joehanna K. Ngo, PhD, ASEAN Eng., PIE, Chair

Assoc. Prof. Joehanna K. Ngo, PhD, ASEAN Eng., PIE, Chair

Engr. Gabriel C. Bucu, Laboratory Supervisor

Administration and Faculty Members

Assoc. Prof. Joehanna K. Ngo, PhD, ASEAN Eng., PIE, Chair

Faculty Members

ALCAIN, JESSELYN B. (Instructor 3)

jbalcain@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

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

Jesselyn B. Alcain was a Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute scholar during her undergraduate studies. She had almost a decade’s worth of professional experience in a multinational semiconductor company, where she handled various functions such as manufacturing line operation, capacity planning, systems support, and was a key member to several new product start-ups. Currently, she is the Continuous Improvement Lead of a non-life insurance company, in which she spearheads process improvements projects and drives customer experience initiatives. She is also concurrently the Internal Quality Audit Lead who is instrumental in the company’s transition to ISO 9001:2015. She has worked part-time at the University of Santo Tomas since 2013 and teaches various management courses.

BAUTISTA, CHARMINA LOU C. (Assistant Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Educational Studies (With Honors) (University of Western Australia – Crawley, Australia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Charmina Lou C. Bautista began teaching in the Faculty of Engineering in 1997. She held administrative positions in the University, as Executive Assistant in the Office of the Assistant to the Rector for Planning and Development from 2001-2003, and as Chairperson of the Industrial Engineering Department from AY 2010-2012. She belonged to the first batch of Professional Industrial Engineers given designation under the Grandfather Rule by the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers.

BUCU, Gabriel C. (Instructor 1)

Degree

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

Engr. Gabriel Bucu, after passing the Certified Industrial Engineering (CIE) Exam, was immersed with Quality Management and Logistics corporate positions in Shipping and Multinational Firms. In 2017, he joined the Department and held several positions as Department Representative in the following committees: Engineering Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement Programs (EACQuIP), Engineering International Relations Program (EIRP) and Top Thomasian Engineering News (Top TEN).  Under his mentorship, a team of Industrial Engineering students made to the Semi-Finals of the Jollibee Group Foundation – Youth Challenge, where they received a research/innovation grant. At present, he serves as the Library Coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering. He is an academe member of Operations Research Society of the Philippines, a professional member of Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers, and an Associate ASEAN Engineer. He also served as Resource Speaker in various student leadership trainings, teambuilding and seminars.  His currently pursuing his MS in Industrial Engineering in De La Salle University – Manila. His research interests involve Statistical Models, Discrete-Event Systems Simulation and Modeling, Optimization, and Work Study.

JACOB, DELFIN R. (Assistant Professor 2 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 3)

Degrees

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

Engr. Delfin R. Jacob is the President of e2 Consulting Inc., an industrial engineering & management consulting, training, and review corporation. He is the former Director of the Office of Planning and Development of the University of Santo Tomas. He is a Professional Industrial Engineer (PIE) certified by the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE). He is the former Dean of Engineering of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba. He is also the former Director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development of UST. He is certified and trained on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO 9001:2015, Business Excellence, and as a Certified Management Consultant. He has more than 25 years of academic and industry experiences.

LUGAY, CARLOS IGNACIO JR. P. (Associate Professor 1)

Degrees

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

Carlos Ignacio P. Lugay, Jr. has been with the University since November 1992. While teaching and holding academic/administrative positions, he earned his PhD Commerce degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 2015. He is a Professional Industrial Engineer and an ASEAN Engineer who has published and presented papers in local and internal conferences/symposia.. His areas of specialization are Ergonomics and Operations Management.

MABINI, MARILYN C. (Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Sciences (With Great Distinction) (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven, Belgium)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Management (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven, Belgium)
  • Master of Engineering, major in Industrial Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Dr. Marilyn C. Mabini is professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), and a researcher with the UST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences. She had served UST in various administrative capacities: Assistant to the Rector for Planning and Development (2008-2009); Assistant to the Rector for Research and Development (2007-2008); Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2000-2006); and, Executive Assistant at the Office for Research, Planning and Development (1997-2000).

Dr. Mabini is an ASEAN Engineer, a Professional Industrial Engineer, and a Licensed Chemical Engineer (ChE).

As an engineering researcher, Professor Mabini has published papers on Maintenance Management, Academic Planning, and Repairable Item Inventory Systems.  She also published a research-based coffee table book titled “The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering, the First 100 Years.” Her extension services include sitting as member of the editorial board of the Philippine Journal of Engineering Education, and as Section Editor for Engineering of Acta Manilana, a journal published by UST.

In 2018, she was recognized by the Professional Regulatory Board for Chemical Engineering of the Professional Regulation Commission “for her contribution to the growth of the academic sector of the country … as well as serving as role model of our profession.”  In the same year, the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers also gave her recognition for “10 years of dedicated service and invaluable contribution as member of the board of trustees of the Industrial Engineering Certification Board” and for her “shining achievements that will continue to inspire the IE community.” Recently (August 2019), she received recognition as one of the Inspiring Filipina Engineers, from the Philippine Technological Council – Women Engineers Network.

Dr. Mabini gives back to the community through a partnership with World Vision, where she has been a child sponsor since 2003.

MARQUEZ, CHARLIE A. (Instructor 5 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (University of the Philippines -Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Saint Louis University – Baguio City, Philippines)
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology (University of California in Berkeley – California, United States of America)

Engr. Marquez is a Quality Management Consultant to several government and private institutions. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Office of Planning and Development of UST and also the Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering. His portfolio also includes over 25 years of several senior management positions in the semiconductor, mining, and garment industries. His current research interests are in line with Quality Management Systems and Lean Six Sigma.

He is also an extraordinary lay minister serving the UST Center for Campus Ministry and an active member of Pathways, a Catholic charismatic group under the Ligaya ng Panginoon.

MENDOZA, RENE C. (Instructor 3)

rcmendoza@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Special Education (St. Joseph College – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Accounting (Philippine School of Business Administration, Inc. – Quezon City, Philippines)

Rene C. Mendoza is a Certified Public Accountant and is a lifetime member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Accountant (PICPA). He also obtained his Certificate in Professional Education from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines in 1996 and passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in the same year. He taught Accounting and Entrepreneurship for 15 years before joining the University of Santo Tomas in 2013 in the Department of Industrial Engineering, where he handles Financial and Managerial Accounting. He also works as accountant for several companies.

NGO, Joehanna K. (Associate Professor 1)

jkngo@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • ASEAN Engineer

Joehanna K. Ngo is an ASEAN Engineer, Professional Industrial Engineer (PIE), founding member of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers, associate professor, practitioner, and has held administrative positions in the university.  Her 29 years of active and intensive involvement in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) include her being one of the prime movers in the successful implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM), which earned the university the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Level 2 recognition for proficiency in quality management. It was during her term as the department chair that the Commission for Higher Education & Development (CHED) accorded recognition to the department as a Center for Development (COD).

The revision in the customer feedback mechanism, Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS), saw its completion during her term as the Executive Assistant at the Office for Planning Quality Management (OPQM). This feedback instrument served as the focal point in ensuring the voices of the primary stakeholders are heard and issues addressed. Her involvement as a Committee Member for the 7th QS APPLE (Asia Pacific Professional league of Educators) Conference brought-in at least 220 international delegates from 22 countries and 350 local delegates to the conference. Her past appointment as the Director for Quality Management Office (QMO) and the University Quality Management Representative (QMR) earmarked a successful UST-ISO 9001 Certification by TUV SUD Philippines, Inc. She served as the coordinator and co-implementer of UST on the Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program for Export Industry Modernization Projects of TAPI-DOST.

She currently heads the Industrial Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas.

ONG, Nestor R. (Instructor 4)

nrong@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)
  • ASEAN Engineer

Engr. Nestor Rubio Ong  was a consistent UPCE-PCIERD scholar during his master’s studies. He is a Professional Industrial Engineering (PIE), a Lifetime Member of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE), and an ASEAN Engineer. He has more than two decades of accomplishments and professional experience in several multinational manufacturing companies where he assumed various senior and technical management positions.

His excellent leadership efforts won for him several recognitions and awards. One of his notable achievements was being named as INTEL Key Employee in Year 2000 in recognition of his valuable services and contributions to INTEL’s operation. With his strong background in various key areas of expertise, he is the prime mover in the successful ISO Certification of UST, as well as when UST earned the distinction of being the only university in the Philippines with the four-star rating from QS London.

Engr. Ong is a full-time faculty member and is presently the Deputy Director for QS/THE Rankings of the University of Santo Tomas and directly reports to the Office of the Rector. Previously, he has served as Chair of the IE Department and Dean of the College of Engineering of Lyceum of the Philippines-Laguna, Assistant Director of the UST’s Quality Management Office, and as senior manager of INTEL Philippines. He is currently the only Filipino sitting as a member of both the QS-APPLE IAAC and QS-MAPLE IAAC. His research interests are in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Quality Management, and Manufacturing.

ROQUE, MA. THERESE L. (Associate Professor 2)

mlroque@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in Educational Management (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Engineering, major in Industrial Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Dr. Roque’s primary research interests are on industry-academe linkages and engineering education. She has presented a research work on a proposed industry-academe linkage model in both international and local fora.

VALTE, ILDEFONSO JOSEPH ANGELO O. (Instructor 1)

iovalte@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Angelo has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and is currently a shareholder of different companies across different industries. He also has more than a decade of experience on a managerial level in the corporate sector and has served as the Chairperson for the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Santo Tomas for 3 academic years.

Angelo has been teaching for more than 6 years now and his fields of expertise include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Project Feasibility Study.

WONG, RICHMOND N. (Assistant Professor 2)

Degrees

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

Richmond N. Wong has been a faculty member of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas since 2009, handling Mathematics courses for Engineering students. He is a member of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines.