Chemical Engineering

Overview of the Department

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The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1953,fourteen years after the College of Engineering was born. In 1953, the four-year Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) program was offered, and then revised to cover a five-year period in 1954. It gained recognition by the Bureau of Private Schools when the program produced its first batch of ChE graduates in 1956.
In 2001, the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCHE)
was started to be offered at the department, followed shortly by the Master of Engineering major in Chemical Engineering (MEnggCHE) in 2004. The graduates from these programs add to the roster of CHE alumni, which to date are over two thousand strong. The alumni are now engaged in various professional pursuits locally and abroad in the diverse areas of manufacturing, business and entrepreneurship, design and consultancy, research and development, IT/computing, public service, sales, law,

Students taking up examination

environmental protection, human resource management, and education.

The BSChE program is accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) since 1974. For the same program, the department has been awarded the distinction as Center of Development (COD) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) since 1998. Both CHED and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recognized the department as a delivering institution for graduate programs supported by scholarship grants from these two government agencies.

The department maintains a lean set of faculty members who have research specializations in the field of bioprocess engineering. They teach core and allied chemical engineering courses taken by third-year to fifth-year students numbering about one hundred fifty (150) in any given semester. Because of a fully verticalized structure, faculty members also teach graduate courses aligned to their specializations.The department’s local and international engagements serve to enhance faculty members and students alike. These linkages are aligned to teaching-learning, research, and community extension services, and come in various forms such as collaborations in research, contract researches with industry, professional consultancy, industry immersion of students, and rendering of analytical services.

Vision and Mission of the Department


To be a premier learning institution and a major research center in the field of (bio)chemical engineering in the country.


To develop values-oriented chemical engineers competent in the practice of engineering, research, and management; andTo provide research and technical services in support of sustainable development in the ASEAN region.

PEO of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Three to five years after graduation, the Carolinian Chemical Engineering graduate is:

  • PEO1 A productive professional exhibiting competence, leadership and life-long learning in the practice of chemical engineering.
  • PEO2 A global citizen who is noble in character and community-oriented.
  • PEO3 A knowledge advocate pursuing academic or professional expertise through graduate studies or employment in academic institutions or chemical process industries.