Degree Programs

BS 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 in 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.

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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.

You can view the official student publication of the UP Department of Chemical Engineering at The Reactor.



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

  1. take leadership roles in their respective fields and/or effectively work in or manage a team
  2. are equipped with the extensive knowledge and relevant skills necessary to succeed in their chosen careers and to become responsive citizens
  3. are able to demonstrate strong research & innovative capability as they recognize and address opportunities & challenges in their respective spheres influence
  4. have strong commitment to the ethical practice of their profession; to health, safety and environment and; to service to society.



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

  1. ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems
  2. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. ability to communicate effectively
  8. broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. recognition of the need for, and an ability to, engage in life-long learning
  10. knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments

Courses Offered


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Course No.

Course title



ChE 2

Elementary Chemical Engineering


ChE 26 Fundamentals of Programming for Chemical Engineers 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 100 Introduction to the Chemical Engineering Profession  1.0 Syllabus
ChE 101 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 4.0 Syllabus
ChE 106 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 122 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 123 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 124 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory 2.0 Syllabus
ChE 125 Chemical Reaction Engineering I 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 126 Chemical Reaction Engineering II 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 131 Transport Processes 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 132 Stagewise Operations 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 133 Heat and Mass Transfer Equipment Design 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 134 Momentum Transfer and Materials Handling Equipment Design 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 135 Process Engineering Laboratory 2.0 Syllabus
ChE 140 Chemical Process Industries 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 141 Chemical Process Development and Plant Economics 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 142 Chemical Engineering Plant Design 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 143 Chemical Engineering Research I 2.0 Syllabus
ChE 144 Chemical Engineering Research II 2.0 Syllabus
ChE 150 Environmental Process Engineering 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 153 Industrial Pollution Control 3.0
ChE 171 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3.0
ChE 174 Biochemical Engineering Laboratory 1.0
ChE 182 Chemical Process Dynamics and Control 3.0 Syllabus
ChE 190 Plant Inspection and Seminar 1.0 Syllabus
ChE 197 Special Topics 3.0
ChE 198 Special Problems 3.0