Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Aware of its role in providing competent chemical engineers, the UP Diliman Department of Chemical Engineering must ensure that its curriculum keeps up with the technological advancement and emerging global concerns of its field. The current BS ChE curriculum, which was first implemented in 2012, aims to develop and strengthen the technical, analytical, research, social and management skills of the students. It will prepare them to be responsible leaders in the practice of the profession.

Chemical engineers worldwide have worked in a wide array of industries. Economic, health, energy and environmental considerations require new knowledge and innovations on products, product formulation, materials, processes, and systems control. Thus, the present curriculum aims to prepare students to be proficient in doing scientific research, particularly on chemical engineering applications.

Cognizant of the expertise of its faculty, the Department has identified various research areas for the students. 

Program Education Objectives

The program aims to educate students such that three to five years from graduation, they:

  • Take leadership roles in their respective fields and/or effective work in or manage a team;
  • Are equipped with the extensive knowledge and relevant skills necessary to succeed in their chosen careers and to become responsive citizens;
  • Are able to demonstrate strong research and innovative capability as they recognize and address opportunities and challenges in their respective spheres of influence;
  • Have strong commitment to the ethical practice of their profession; to health, safety and environment and; to service to society.and

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, the students of the program shall have the:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

Course Details


Major Courses:


Service Course:


Elective Courses:

ChE 150 – Environmental Process Engineering
ChE 153 – Industrial Pollution Control
ChE 171 – Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
ChE 174 – Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
ChE 197 – Special Topics
ChE 198 – Special Problems