The graduates of this curriculum are expected to meet the technical manpower requirements of the newly emerging agri-based industries and traditional chemical process industries, specifically in the area of bio-process engineering and chemical process engineering. Chemical engineers with some understanding of bio-processes are needed to scale up production from laboratory to bench levels into the industrial level. In the long run, local processing of raw materials into consumer and industrial products should help raise rural income, generate foreign exchange and protect the Philippine economy from adverse external trade conditions.
Students in this program may take the general curriculum or the major in Sugar Technology or Pulp and Paper Technology options which require 39 units of Revitalized General Education courses, and 3 units of a legislated course. The general curriculum includes at least 56 units of chemical engineering courses and 6 units of cognate courses which may be chosen from the following fields: sugar engineering, food engineering, pulp and paper technology, management, economics, scientific and technical communication, experimental design, wood science and technology, environmental chemistry, biotechnology and food microbiology. Six units are devoted to thesis work to provide the student experience in integrating and applying his technical knowledge in solving industrial processing problems and generating new technologies relevant to agri-based industries.
The inclusion of microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology courses in the curriculum will strengthen the student’s background in agri-based industries.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, major in Sugar Technology
The graduates of this curriculum are expected to meet the technical manpower requirements of the sugar industry and allied industries. With solid background in both chemical engineering and sugar technology, it is envisioned that this program will develop in the graduates the competency and proper perspective to meet the changing needs of the sugar industry and related agro-based industries.
Students in this program may take the thesis or practicum option. Both options require 22 units of Sugar Technology courses, 42 units of Chemical Engineering courses and 6 units of thesis/ practicum.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, major in Pulp and Paper Technology
The graduates of this curriculum, who are sufficiently trained in the science and technology of pulp and paper making, are expected to meet the professional manpower requirements of the pulp and paper industry. With strong backgrounds in both Chemical Engineering and in Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, it is expected that this program will produce globally competitive professionals equipped with the knowledge of the process involved in converting wood and fibers, and recycling the same, into paper.
Students of this program may take the thesis or practicum option. Both options require 27 units of Pulp and Paper courses, 39 units of Chemical Engineering and 6 units of thesis/practicum.