Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Degree Codes: Program- BSCHE Plan - BSCHE


BIOCHEN     Biochemical Engineering
3 units
Traditional applications of biochemical reaction pathways focus on the production of everyday consumer products such as alcoholic beverages and baker’s yeast.  Recent technological advances have resulted in the use of bioprocesses for novel applications, such as the synthesis of high-value pharmaceutical products or the treatment of different kinds of hazardous wastes.  Commercial-scale utilization of these techniques requires combining established chemical engineering principles with an understanding of these bioreactions on a microscopic level.  This introductory course on Biochemical Engineering focuses on the fusion of these disciplines.
Pre-requisite: REACKIN (H)

BIOENG2      Biochemical Engineering
3 units
This course deals with the processing of biological materials and processing using biological agents such as cells and enzymes. This include enzyme kinetics, stoichiometry of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production in cell cultures; design and analysis of bioreactors; transport phenomena in bioprocess systems; fermentation technology and downstream processing; and the application of mixed microbial culture.
Pre-requisite: BIOENG1 (H), CHEREKN (H)
Pre-requisite to: WASTCON

CETHERM     Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics
3 units
This course deals with the basic concepts, principles, and laws of thermodynamics as applied to simple compressible systems [both steady and unsteady-state, flow and non-flow] wherein the thermodynamic properties of the working substances are evaluated using the various models [Ideal gas model, thermodynamic tables, air tables, and gases with variable specific heats].  The emphasis of the course will be on mass analysis and first law [energy] analysis of processes and cycles.
Pre-requisite: ENGCAL2 (S)
Pre-requisite to: CHENTHE

CHECAL1      Chemical Engineering Calculations 1
3 units
This course deals with an introduction to the basic principles in material balances associated with chemical engineering unit operations and processes.
Pre-requisite: ANACHEM(H), ENGALG2 (H)
Pre-requisite to: CHECAL2, TRAPHE 1

CHECAL2      Chemical Engineering Calculation 2
3 units
This course deals with material and energy balances in industrial processes. This includes the stoichiometry of the combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels, production of sulfuric acid, nitrogen compounds, lime and cement.
Pre-requisite: CHECAL 1 (H)

CHECOMP      Chemical Engineering Computer Applications
3 units
An introduction to methods used to solve equations which are impossible or computationally difficult to solve using analytical methods.  Emphasis is given to advantages and disadvantages of existing methods as well as the proper application of these to appropriate problems.  Students will be given an opportunity to test a variety of the wide array of methods currently available.  Lecture provides an insight into theory and the lab gives the students an opportunity to apply these to given problems.
Pre-requisite: ENGPROG (H)

CHEMATH     Chemical Engineering Mathematics
3 units
This course covers advanced mathematical tools and their applications in various chemical engineering systems.
Pre-requisite: ENGANAL (H)
Pre-requisite to: CONTSYS

CHEMATS     Material Science and Engineering
3 units
This course deals with a study of the structure and composition of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composite materials) and the relationships that exists between the structural elements of materials and their properties. It also includes the evaluation and selection of best engineering material for a specific purpose.
Pre-requisite: ORGACHE (H)

CHENCAL     Chemical Engineering Calculations 1
3 units
This course is an introduction to the basic principles in material balances associated with Chemical Engineering Unit Operations and Processes.
Pre-requisite: CETHERM (C)
Pre-requisite to: CHINPRO

CHENMAT     Chemical Engineering Mathematics
3 units
This course is a continuation of Differential Equations and is a combination of selected analytical and numerical methods of solutions to problems commonly encountered in chemical engineering. Matrices, Power Series, and Fourier Series are discussed as a tool in solving ordinary and partial differential equations analytically. Numerical methods are applied in determining roots of non-linear equations, integration, differentiation and solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.
Pre-requisite: ENGIANA (H)
Pre-requisite to: DYNAPRO

CHENPRI      Chemical Process Industries
3 units
This course serves as an introduction to the practice of chemical engineering. Specifically, it deals with the unit operations and processes involved in selected chemical industries with emphasis on the factors vital to the production process.
Pre-requisite: ORGACHE (H)

CHENTHE     ChE Thermodynamics 1
3 units
This course deals with the study of the thermodynamics of flow processes; analysis of power and refrigeration cycle including steam power plant cycle, internal combustion engines, propulsion cycles, and vapor compression cycles.
Pre-requisite: CETHERM (H)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHE4

CHEPRIN      Chemical Process Industries
2 units
This course deals with the description and analysis of chemical processes in industries. Detailed flow charts of industrial productions are presented. Steps in industrial chemical processing to produce specific product are analyzed. Equipment used in each step is described. Industrial stoichiometric calculations are also discussed to quantify the raw materials needed to produce a specific amount of products and by-products.
Pre-requisite: LBYCHE3 (H)
Pre-requisite to: ENVCHEN

CHEREKN     Chemical Reaction Engineering and Kinetics
4 units
The course is an introduction to the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering, chemical kinetics and their mathematical description; the behavior, analysis and design of batch, semi-batch, continuously stirred tank reactors and tubular reactors. The course also includes a description of non-isothermal and non-homogeneous systems; and an introduction to heterogeneous catalytic reactions and catalyzed bed reactors.
Pre-requisite: PHYPRN2 (H), CHENMAT (H)
Pre-requisite to: BIOENG2

CHETHE1      ChE Thermodynamics 1
3 units
This course deals with the basic concepts, principles and laws of thermodynamics as applied to simple compressible systems (both steady and unsteady state, flow and non-flow) wherein the thermodynamic properties of the working substances are evaluated using the various models (ideal gas model, thermodynamic tables, air tables, and gases with variable specific heats). The emphasis of the course is on mass analysis and first law (energy) analysis of processes and cycles.
Pre-requisite: PHYPRN1 (H)
Pre-requisite to: CHETHE 2

CHETHE2      ChE Thermodynamics 2
2 units 
This course deals with the thermodynamic analysis of power and refrigeration cycles. This includes the steam power plant, internal combustion engines, propulsion cycles and vapor compression cycles. It also discusses an introduction to solution thermodynamics and chemical equilibria.
Pre-requisite: CHETHE1 (H)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHED

CHINPRO      Chemical Engineering Calculations 2
3 units
This is a follow-up course in chemical engineering calculations which integrates complex material balances in industrial processes. This includes stoichiometry of fuel combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels.  Production of sulfuric acid, oleum, bisulfites and lime are also discussed.
Pre-requisite: CHENCAL (H)

CONTSYS      Feedback Control System
3 units
This course combines the mathematical, physical and chemical concepts for application to process simulation and control. This is the introductory part of process control design and analysis.
Pre-requisite: CHEMATH (H)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHE7

DYNAPRO     Process Dynamics and Control
3 units
This course combines the mathematical, physical and chemical concepts for application to process simulation and control. This is an introductory part for process control design and analysis. Whenever appropriate, MATLAB is used to demonstrate the behavior of the control system.
Pre-requisite: CHENMAT (H)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHEG

EQUDESI/PLANDES1 Process Equipment Design
2 units
This course is expected to complement the Plant Design course in the preparation of the design project. It includes equipment design in industrial plants, with emphasis on short-cut methods; piping system, pumps, pressure vessels, mass and heat transfer equipment, and materials handling.
Pre-requisite: TRAPHE3 (H), SEPAPRO (H), ECONENG (H), COMPCHE (H)
Pre-requisite to: PLANDES (H)

EQUIDES       Process Equipment Design
2 units
This course focuses on the process and methodology of designing individual pieces of equipment for unit operations and processes.
Pre-requisite: ENGECON (H), EQUILOP (H)
Pre-requisite to: PROCDES

EQUILOP       Mass Transfer Operation 2
3 units
This course is limited to the conventional unit operation processes that utilize the concept of equilibrium stages to effect separation, namely, distillation and extraction.  The discussion is geared toward analytical thinking and in the development of mathematical representation of mass and energy balances. Single-stage equilibrium operation to cascades of equilibrium stages are the concern in this course.  Graphical methods to solve multiple stages distillation problems provide students rapid solutions.  The use of computer to solve distillation problems is introduced to widen avenue for complicated problems.
Pre-requisite: MASSTRA (S), CHECOMP (C)

HEATTRA      Heat Transfer
3 units
The subject deals with the fundamental concept of heat transfer. The topics include steady state conduction, heat transfer through fins and extended surfaces, unsteady state heat transfer, convective heat transfer in fluids, heat transfer coefficient calculations, radiation and evaporation. Detailed design of heat exchanger equipment, such as shell and tube heat exchangers is taught. Design of evaporators is also introduced.
Pre-requisite: MOMETRA (H)
Pre-requisite to: MASSTRA

INTECHE       Integration Course in Chemical Engineering
3 units
This subject incorporates all the knowledge gained from the four-year chemical engineering curriculum. The course consists of a series of diagnostic examinations covering all subjects included in the Licensure Examination for Chemical Engineering and discussions of some important points and important concepts covered in the examinations. A mock chemical engineering board examination will be given at the end of the course as part of the final examination.

LBYCHE1 / LBYCHEA     Physical Principles 1 laboratory
1 unit
This laboratory course accompanying Physical Principles 1 (lecture) covers the experiments concerning fundamental physical properties like density, viscosity, melting point, and other relevant optical properties such as colorimetry, spectrophotometry, refractometry and polarimetry.  This course will also deal with important colligative properties, namely boiling point elevation and freezing point depression.
Pre-requisite: PRINONE (C) / PHYPRN1 (C)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHE2 / LBYCHEB

LBYCHE2 / LBYCHEB      Physical Principles 2 laboratory
1 unit
This laboratory course accompanying PRINTWO is a continuation of Physical Principles Laboratory 1 which covers the experiments on chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, surface phenomena, thermochemistry, kinetics, and electrochemistry.
Pre-requisite: LBYCHE1 (H)/LBYCHEA (H), PRINTWO (C)/PHYPRN2 (C)

LBYCHE3      ChE Industrial Processes Laboratory
1 unit
This is a laboratory course that involves actual preparation of industrial products commonly encountered in the chemical process industries such as manufacture of soap, wine, refined vegetable oil, refined sugar, etc. The students should also be able to prepare a preliminary process design based on the experimental results with the aid of available computer software. This will include material and energy requirements, equipment selections, product testing and costing. The students will also be required to report on important processes not covered by the experiments such as cement, caustic soda, glass, petroleum, and semiconductor industries. Each group will make a presentation before the class.
Pre-requisite: CHINPRO (H)

LBYCHEC      Industrial Chemistry Laboratory
1 unit
This is a laboratory course that involves actual preparation of industrial products commonly encountered in the chemical process industries such as production of vegetable oil, refined vegetable oil, soap, wine, refined sugar, paper etc.
Pre-requisite: INDUCHE (C)

LBYCHE4 / LBYCHED       Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory
1 unit 
The course is an introduction to the practical applications of the basic laws of thermodynamics; measurements and calibration of instruments, analysis and determination of the properties of fuels, performance tests of steam engine and compressors and thermodynamic analysis of a mini-steam power plant.
Pre-requisite: CHENTHE (H)/CHETHE2 (H) 
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHE5/LBYCHEE

LBYCHE5 / LBYCHEE        Unit Operations Laboratory 1
1 unit
A laboratory course to investigate various theories encountered in momentum transfer, heat transfer and evaporation. This will also serve as a venue for the discussion of topics not included in the lecture involving solids handling and separation.
Pre-requisite: LBYCHE4 (H), HEATTRA (S) / LBYCHED (H), TRAPHE3 (S)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHE6 / LBYCHEF

LBYCHE6 / LBYCHEF        Unit Operations Laboratory 2
1 unit
This subject is a continuation of Chemical Engineering Laboratory I. The course covers mainly laboratory experiments in Mass Transfer Operations such as diffusion, distillation, humidification, drying etc. and experiments in reaction kinetics. Experiments in kinetics are included in this subject.
Pre-requisite: LBYCHE5 (H) / LBYCHEE (H)

LBYCHE7 / LBYCHEG        Process Instrumentation and Control Laboratory
1 unit
This subject covers the process control experiments.  With these experiments the student is given an opportunity to: apply process theory presented in the classroom; familiarize with the construction and the techniques of operating instruments; learn a logical method of approach to experimental work; gain experience in collating process control laboratory data, presenting computations, analyzing, interpreting results and preparing reports consistent with chemical engineering practice.

Unlike in other laboratory subjects, where all the experiments have complete procedures and theoretical analyses, most of the experiments in PROCOLA will require the student to develop the theoretical framework and the procedures to be followed based on the given set of objectives and the equipment available.
Pre-requisite: CONTSYS (H) / DYNAPRO (H)

LBYCHEH      Computer Application in Chemical Engineering
1 unit
This course exposes the student to computational and simulation software relevant to chemical engineering. It introduces the students to methods used to solve equations which are impossible or computationally difficult to solve using analytical methods.  Emphasis is given to advantages and disadvantages of existing methods as well as the proper application of these to appropriate problems.  Students are given an opportunity to test a variety of the wide array of methods currently available.
Pre-requisite: LBYEC72 (H), CHENMAT (H)

MASSTRA      Mass Transfer
3 units
This course deals with separation processes involving mass transfer operations with phases in continuous contact and away from equilibrium conditions.  The continuing advancement in unit operations has increased the number of process steps in unit operations.  Each chapter in the classroom discussions starts with the fundamental principles associated with the theoretical framework. Illustrative problems demonstrate the application of theory in the calculation of solutions.  The use of phase equilibrium and material balance equations to solve a wide range single equilibrium separations and mass transfer required for the rate-base approach are covered in this course.  Also, detailed design configurations and descriptions of equipment used for mass transfer operations are included.
Pre-requisite: HEATTRA (H)
Pre-requisite to: EQUILOP

MERECHE      Methods of Research for ChE
1 unit
This course is an introduction to the philosophy and methods of research and technical writing in chemical engineering, this course serves as a preparatory step for the undergraduate thesis.
Pre-requisite: ENGLRES (H)
Pre-requisite to: THSCHE1

MOMETRA     Momentum Transfer
3 units
This course deals with the fundamental concepts of the two branches of fluid mechanics (statics and dynamics) which are important to unit operations. The combined Mass, Energy and Momentum balances are applied in compressible or incompressible fluid flow, branching of fluids in transport, steady or unsteady flow, including metering of fluids that are important in the design of fluid flow piping network. The course ends with the design of different types of filtration equipment operated at pressure, constant rate or a combined constant pressure preceded by constant rate.  Design of continuous rotary vacuum filter is also discussed.
Pre-requisite: CETHERM (H)
Pre-requisite to: HEATTRA

PARTECH      Introduction to Particulate Technology
2 units
This course is intended to provide background material in particle technology, focusing on characterization, behavior, production, separation, and modeling of particulate systems and surveying engineering processes that involve particulates and powders. Multiphase transport phenomena and fluidization are also discussed.
Prerequisite: TRAPHE1 (H)

PHYPRN1      Physical Principles 1
3 units
This course deals with the study of the physical properties and structure of matter, with laws of chemical reaction, and with the theories governing these.
Pre-requisite: APPCHEN (H), INTECAL (H)
Pre-requisite to: PHYPRN2

PHYPRN2      Physical Principles 2
3 units
This course deals with the study of the fundamental principles of the physical, chemical, and electrical properties of matter covering molecular and ionic equilibria, electro-chemistry, conductance, and kinetics. This also deals lightly on photochemistry, macromolecules, surface phenomena and catalysis.
Pre-requisite: PHYPRN1 (H)
Pre-requisite to: CHEREKN

PLANDES       Plant Design
3 units
This is the capstone ChE course which utilizes the basic technical principles of chemical engineering (material balances, energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics, separations and unit operations) with practical elements of economics, along with principles of safety and environmental issues in the optimum design of an integrated chemical process plant.
Pre-requisite: EQUDESI (H)

PRCCHE1         Chemical Engineering Practicum
2 units
This course is 480 hour (12 weeks) industrial internship program. The student undertakes immersion in an appropriate company under a faculty adviser and a company supervisor, who jointly monitor his/her progress. The student is expected to document progress and submit a final practicum report at the end of the term.
Pre-requisite: PERSEF2

PRINONE          Physical Principles 1
3 units
This is the area of Chemistry, which concerns with the study of the physical properties and structure of matter, with laws of chemical interaction, and with the theories governing these.
Pre-requisite: CETHERM (H), ANACHEN (H)
Pre-requisite to: PRINTWO

PRINTWO         Physical Principles 2
3 units
This course deals with the study of the fundamental principles of physical, chemical, and electrical properties of matter covering electro-chemistry, conductance, molecular and ionic equilibria, and kinetics. This also deals lightly on photochemistry, macromolecules, surface phenomena and catalysis.
Pre-requisite: PRINONE (H)
Pre-requisite to: REACKIN

PROCDES          Process Equipment and Plant Design
3 units
This subject incorporates all the knowledge in mathematics, basic principles and sciences, unit operations and processes as well as statistics and economics together with the basic knowledge in equipment design to be able to make a complete preliminary design of an entire chemical plant.
Pre-requisite: EQUIDES (H)   

REACKIN           Reaction Kinetics
3 units
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering, kinetics and their mathematical description; the behavior, analysis and design of batch, semi-batch and continuously stirred tank reactors; tubular reactors.  The course also includes a description of non-isothermal and non-homogeneous systems; heterogeneous catalytic reactions and reactors.
Pre-requisite: ENGANAL (H), PRINTWO (H)

SEMFILA           ChE Seminars, Field Trips, and Laws and Ethics
3 units
The course offers a series of lectures and seminars on selected topics that are highly relevant to chemical engineering but are not covered in any of the formal courses. It covers discussion on the relevant national laws on the professional practice in the Philippines, chemical engineering profession, contracting, project implementation, environment and safety, investments and setting of enterprises in the Philippines. It also covers discussion on ethical standards for chemical engineers. Visits to industrial plants are also conducted during the term.

SEPAPRO           Separation Processes
3 units
This course covers the application of principles phase equilibria to equilibrium stage separation operations such as distillation, liquid- liquid extraction, solid- liquid extraction, adsorption, gas absorption and membrane separation.The discussion is geared toward analytical thinking and in the development of mathematical representation of mass and energy balances. Single-stage equilibrium operation to cascades of equilibrium stages are the concern of this course.  Graphical methods to solve multiple stages problems provide student rapid solutions.  The use of computer to solve complicated problems is also introduced.
Pre-requisite: TRAPHE3 (C)

SPECHEN            Special Problems in ChE
3 units
The subject is designed: (a) to discuss topics in unit operations that have not been covered but included in the syllabus of MOMETRA, HEATTRA, and EQUILOP; (b) to cover important topics in unit operations that are not covered in the previous subjects; (c) to cover topics on recent developments in unit operations and chemical engineering that are becoming more important in the process industries, and (d) to serve as a preliminary review for the ChE Licensure Examinations in Unit Operations.
Pre-requisite: EQUILOP (S)

THSCHE1 / THSCHEA     ChE Thesis 1
1 unit
The main activity in Thesis 1 is the preparation of Thesis proposal which has to be presented to and approved by a panel.
Pre-requisite: MERECHE (H)

THSCHE2 / THSCHEB      ChE Thesis 2
1 unit
The main activity in Thesis 2 is the implementation of the approved thesis proposal. The students perform experiments and they analyze and interpret the data collected.
Pre-requisite: THSCHE1 (H) / THSCHEA (H)

THSCHE3 / THSCHEC      ChE Thesis 3
1 unit
The main activity in Thesis 3 is the preparation of the final thesis report, although, if necessary, other tasks not completed during Thesis 2 also may be undertaken. The thesis undergoes rigorous oral examination by a panel whose composition is preferably the same as that of the original Thesis 1 panel.
Pre-requisite: THSCHE2 (H) / THSCHEC (H)

TRAPHE 1          Momentum Transfer
3 units
This course deals with the fundamental concepts of the two branches of fluid mechanics (statics and dynamics) which are important in unit operations. The combined Mass, Energy and Momentum balances are applied in compressible or incompressible fluid flow. They are also used to solve problems involving steady or unsteady flow, branching of fluids, metering and transport of fluids, and cavitation, all of which are relevant to the design of fluid flow piping networks. The course also deals with the basic concepts of filtration leading to the identification of important parameters in the design of filtration equipment operated at constant pressure, constant rate, or constant pressure precede by constant rate.
Pre-requisite: CHETHE1 (H), ENGIANA (S), CHECAL1 (S)
Pre-requisite to: TRAPHE 2, PARTECH

TRAPHE2             Heat Transfer
3 units
This course deals with the three basic modes of heat transfer:  conduction, convection, and radiation.  For heat conduction, both steady-state and unsteady-state conduction will also be discussed.  For natural and forced convection, the concept of the convective heat transfer and over-all heat transfer coefficients will be introduced.  Convective heat transfer without phase change in different fluid flow configurations, heat transfer in condensing and evaporating fluids, and heat exchangers will complete this second mode heat transfer.  Discussions on radiative heat transfer will revolve around the concepts of thermal radiation.  Toward the end, systems involving combined conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfer will be studied.  Finally, the concepts behind single-effect and multiple effect evaporators including crystallization will be discussed.
Pre-requisite: TRAPHE1 (H)
Pre-requisite to: TRAPHE3,

TRAPHE3              Mass Transfer
3 units
This course deals with separation processes involving mass transfer operations with phases in continuous contact and away from equilibrium conditions.  Each chapter in the classroom discussions starts with the fundamental principles associated with the theoretical framework.  Illustrative problems demonstrate the application of theory in the calculation of solutions.  The use of phase equilibrium and material balance equations to solve a wide range single equilibrium separations and mass transfer required for the rate-base approach are covered in this course.  Also, detailed design configurations and descriptions of equipment used for mass transfer operations are included.
Pre-requisite: TRAPHE2 (H)
Pre-requisite to: SEPAPRO (C), EQUDESI (H), LBYCHEE (S)

WASTCON              Industrial waste, Management and Control
3 units
This course covers the study of the different Environmental Management Programs applied to industry. These includes: Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management System, Risk assessment, Life Cycle Analysis, Pollution Prevention and waste treatment (wastewater, air pollutants, solid and hazardous waste)
Pre-requisite: BIOENG2 (S), ENVIRON (H)

Technical Electives

CHELEC1                Chemical Engineering Elective 1
3 units
This subject deals with the heat exchanger network synthesis using pinch technology.  Hot and cold process streams are appropriately matched so that maximum heat recovery can be achieved with minimum hot and cold utilities and minimum total heat transfer surface area requirements. Some of the topics in heat transfer that are not fully covered in HEATTRA will be discussed in this subject.
Pre-requisite: Third Year level

CHELEC2                Chemical Engineering Elective 2
3 units
This course covers recent developments in pinch analysis techniques and applications. Graphical, algebraic, and automated targeting approaches based on generalized source-sink model are discussed. These approaches are then applied to problems in materials conservation, energy efficiency and carbon-constrained energy planning.

CHELEC3                Chemical Engineering Elective 3
3 units
This course gives an overview of food science and technology; nutrition and food regulations.

CHESEM1               Semiconductor Materials
3 units
This course deals with the fundamentals of semiconductor devices physics. It starts with the characteristics of semiconductor as compared to conductors and insulators. The course specifically focuses on silicon material and its applications in very large-scale integration (VLSI) devices. VLSI is the process of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistor-based circuits into a single chip. Topics discussed include: atomic arrangement of solid materials, atomic structure of Si crystal, semiconductor model, energy band, density of states, Fermi level, carrier actions, doping concept and the characteristics of the PN junction. The second half of the course will focus on semiconductor devices characterization and applications. This includes the diode and the bipolar transistor.
Pre-requisite: CHEMATS (C)

CHESEM2                 Quality and Reliability Engineering
3 units
The course covers statistical tools relevant to the manufacture of semiconductor devices. Topics include: Bayes Theorem, introductory reliability theory, factorial design of experiments, response surface methodology, Taguchi design, failure modes and effects analysis, statistical process control,. This also covers Design for Environment (DFE) concepts that are relevant to contemporary issues in the design and manufacture of semiconductor devices and electronic products. Topics include: major environmental issues, life cycle assessment, carbon footprint analysis, industrial ecology, product take-back and extended producer responsibility.
Pre-requisite: MANAGEN (H)

CHESEM3                 Unit Operations and Processes in Semiconductor Processing
3 units
This course deals with the semiconductor devices fabrication. It starts with extraction of silicon material from the sand and ends with the finished product, i. e., the semiconductor device or microchip. Topics discussed include the various planar processes such as oxidation, photolithography, doping, metallization, chemical vapor deposition, and packaging. This is followed by fabrication of devices such as diodes, capacitors and resistors leading to integrated circuit formation. Also included in this course is the introduction of the metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistor, MOS characteristics and applications as a switch, stick diagram and MOS layout. Chemical engineering unit operations involved in semiconductor process such as diffusion of gaseous molecules or metallic vapor on semiconductor materials are also discussed.
Pre-requisite: SEPAPRO (H)

ELECHE1                  Chemical Engineering Elective 1
3 units
This is one of three courses designed to provide an in-depth knowledge and help students develop greater competence in a chosen field of specialization.

ELECHE2                  Chemical Engineering Elective 2
3 units
This is one of three courses designed to provide an in-depth knowledge and help students develop greater competence in a chosen field of specialization.

ELECHE3                  Chemical Engineering Elective 3
3 units
This is one of three courses designed to provide an in-depth knowledge and help students develop greater competence in a chosen field of specialization.

Allied Courses

ANACHEN / ANACHEM     Analytical Chemistry for ChE
3 units
This is a course in chemical analysis covering chemical principles and application of titrimetric analyses in acid-base, redox, complexation and precipitation reactions and gravimetric analysis.
Pre-requisite: APPCHEN (H)
Pre-requisite to: ORGACHE

APPCHEN         Applied Chemistry
3 units
The course prepares freshmen chemical engineering students to have a deeper understanding of basic chemical concepts often encountered in general chemistry and their corresponding applications in engineering and other fields. It focuses primarily on chemical calculations frequently performed by chemical engineering students.
Pre-requisite: CHEMONE (H)
Pre-requisite to: ANACHEM

BIOENG1          Introduction to Biotechnology
3 units
This subject opens with an overview of basic microbiology which includes the types of cells and their physical and chemical structure. Since enzymes are essential to biological life, their role and the factors that affect their activity is discussed. Also included is a discussion on how enzymes can be produced for industrial application. The second part of this subject is a discussion of the mechanism by which cells grow and work in batch and continuous processes and how environmental factors affect their metabolic activity. The major metabolic pathways are also discussed. This subject is conducted by considering how cells can be altered so that their metabolic capability may be enhanced.
Pre-requisite: ORGACHE (H)
Pre-requisite to: BIOENG2

CHEMATS          Material Science and Engineering
3 units 
This course deals with the study of the structure and composition of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composite materials) and the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. It also includes the evaluation and selection of best engineering material for a specific purpose.
Pre-requisite: ORGACHE (H)

CHENOR1          Organic Chemistry 1 for ChE
3 units
This is a course covering the nomenclature, occurrence, and preparation as well as the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds belonging to the alkane, alkene, alkyne, aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols and ether functional classes.
Pre-requisite: CHEMTWO (H), CHENCAL (C)
Pre-requisite to: CHENOR2

CHENOR2           Organic Chemistry 2 for ChE
3 units
This is a 3-unit course covering the nomenclature, occurrence, and preparation as well as the physical and chemical properties of carboxylic acids, acid anhydrides, acid halides, amides, and esters. It also includes an overview of the basic concepts of biochemistry.
Pre-requisite: CHENOR1

CHEORMS          Quantitative Methods in Management
3 units
The course introduces the students to quantitative decision-making tools. It covers decision models for planning, decision-making, resource allocation and control. More specifically, these models are discussed in the context of linear programming, transportation and assignment, network models, queuing, and waiting times, project control, and inventory management. These models are applied in solving decision problems to improve the efficiency of operations.
Pre-requisite: MANAGEN (H)
Pre-requisite to: None

ELECONE / ELECHEN      Basic Electrical Engineering for ChE
2 units
This course covers the fundamentals of both DC (direct current) and AC (alternating current) circuits intended for non EE/ECE major students.  It covers the principles, basic laws and theorems used in analyzing electrical circuits in both DC and AC conditions.
Pre-requisite: ENGPHY2 (H), LBYEC78 (C) / PHYENG2 (H)

INDUCHE             Industrial Chemistry
2 units
The course deals with the theoretical study of different chemical industries with emphasis on reaction mechanisms that serve as the basis of industrial chemical processes. Recommended industries for discussion are oils and fats, flavors and fragrances, sugar, fermentation, soap and detergents, hydrogen peroxide and inorganic peroxy compounds, industrial acids and bases, polymers, petrochemicals, paints, pigments, and industrial coatings. Also included is a discussion of catalysis and its application in the chemical industry.
Pre-requisite: ORGACHE (H)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHEC

LBYCH26            Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for ChE
2 units
This is a course where students learn the experimental techniques and develop skills in gravimetric and titrimetric methods of chemical analysis.
Pre-requisite: ANACHEM

LBYCH33            Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemical Engineering
1 unit
This is a 1-unit undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory course covering the determination of physical properties of organic compounds; separation and purification of organic mixtures; and qualitative organic analysis.
Pre-requisite: LBYCH21

LBYCH36            Organic Chemistry Laboratory for ChE
1 unit
This is an undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory course covering the determination of physical properties of organic compounds, separation of organic mixtures, and qualitative organic analyses.
Pre-requisite: ORGACHE (C)

LBYECE1             Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
1 unit
This course allows the students to verify the laws and theorems discussed in ELECONE through experimentation.
Pre-requisite: LBYPHY2 (H), ELECONE (C)

LBYECE2             Electronics Laboratory for ChE
1 unit
This covers basic and advanced electronic laboratory for both analog and digital systems for Chemical Engineering Students.
Pre-requisite: ELECONE

LBYEC78             Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory for ChE
1 unit
This course allows the students to verify the laws and theorems discussed in ELECHEN through experimentation.
Pre-requisite: LBYPH12 (H), ELECHEN (C)

MATSCIE              Material Science and Engineering
3 units
The course deals with the study of the science of materials, materials of engineering and principal properties, uses and limitations.  It includes methods of material selection, corrosion, and heat treatment.
Pre-requisite: STRENTH (S)

ORGACHE            Organic Chemistry for ChE
4 units
This course deal with the study of the chemistry of carbon compounds, their nomenclature, properties, structures, reactions and some applications. It emphasizes the study of the principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including the study of carbohydrates and proteins.
Pre-requisite: APPCHEN (H)
Pre-requisite to: INDUCHE, CHENPRI, BIOENG1

PROSAFE             Safety in the Process Industry
2 units
The course covers all the aspects of safety in relation to the industrial field including government regulations and audit and inspection standards that will familiarize the student on the various aspects of safety in the industrial arena.

Basic Engineering Sciences

DYNAMIC             Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
2 units
The course deals with that branch of Engineering Mechanics called Dynamics – the motion of bodies under the action of forces. It has two distinct parts, kinematics and kinetics; and they are applied to the motion of particles and rigid bodies. The course also covers the work energy method and impulse-momentum as additional approach to the conventional force-inertia method and dynamic equilibrium method. A thorough comprehension of the subject matter will provide the engineering student with one of its most useful and powerful tools for analysis in engineering.
Pre-requisite: STATICS

ENGECON/ ECONENG     Engineering Economy   
ECONCHE
3 units
The course deals with the basic concepts and techniques of analysis useful in evaluating the worth of engineering and business projects in relation to their cost. It covers fundamental of accounts, interest and money-time relationships, depreciation and evaluation, methods of economy studies, comparison of alternatives, with and without the effects of income taxes and replacement studies.
Prerequisite: ENGCAL1 (S), DIFFCAL (S)
Prerequisite to:  ENPROMA (S), EQUDESI (H)

ENGPROG                     Engineering Computer Programming
2 units
The course introduces the students to the fundamentals of computer programming using the C Language.
Pre-requisite:    ENGALGE (s)

ENGSAFE                     Safety Management for Engineering
1 unit
Evolution of safety management; safety terminology; safety programs adopted by high risk industries; hazards in the construction; manufacturing, gas and power plants, and other engineering industries and how to prevent or mitigate them; techniques in hazard identification and analysis in workplaces; off-the-job safety; disaster prevention and mitigation; and incident investigation.

ENPROMA                    Engineering Production Management for Non-IE Majors
3 units
The course deals with the concepts, the techniques, the quantitative tools, and the decision making process in the design, planning, implementation, control and operation of a production activity. The major topics covered in the course such as Methods Engineering, Inventory Management, Project Scheduling, Facilities Management and Maintenance Management.
Prerequisite: QUANMET (S), ENGECON (S)

ENVCHEN                    Environmental Engineering for ChE
3 units
This course brings together and integrates the three principal areas of environmental engineering – water, air and solid – waste treatment processes, disposal, and management.  Environmental Engineering course introduces the ecological framework of sustainable development and the various environmental concerns both in local and global context.  It emphasizes the relationship between the principles observed in natural purification processes.  Government legislations and the different rules and regulation related to environment and waste management are also covered in the course to bring awareness to students.
Pre-requisite: CHEPRIN (H)

ENVIRON                     Environmental Engineering
2 units
This course begins with a study of the basic ecological principles necessary for the understanding of environmental issues. This includes the relationships between organisms in ecosystems, their relationships with the environment, and how materials in nature are recycled in the biosphere. Included also is the study of different environmental issues pertaining to water pollution, air pollution and solid waste management.  Governmental legislations related to waste management and environmental management systems are included.
Pre-requisite: CHEMONE (S)
Pre-requisite to: WASTCON (H)

GRAPONE                    Engineering Graphics 1
1 unit
This is an introductory course in engineering graphics which deals with the training of students to read and execute drawings properly. It is expected that engineers must at least be able to interpret graphic representations of physical objects. Though most often he does not have to prepare the drawing himself, it is imperative that he knows to prepare them and this is best learned by actually making the drawing.
Pre-requisite to: LBYMEE

LBYEC71                    Computer Fundamentals and Programming 1
1 unit
This is an introductory course to computer software and computer technology. It covers topics on office productivity, web-authoring and engineering problem-solving methodology. The students will have hands-on experience in applying the concepts discussed in the course to engineering applications. In this course, students are also introduced to algorithm development in preparation for more advanced computer programming courses.
Pre-requisite: ENGCAL1 (S)
Pre-requisite to: LBYEC72

LBYEC72                    Computer Fundamentals and Programming 2
1 unit
This course introduces the basic syntax and constructs of C programming. The course also involves the students in development of algorithms and the application of C programming in solving engineering problems
Pre-requisite: LBYEC71 (H)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCHEH

LBYMEEA                   Engineering Graphics 2 (CAD)
1 unit
The course deals mainly on the use of CAD software, particularly AutoCAD and SolidWorks in mechanical design and drafting. Basic concepts of the use of computers for computer-aided design and drafting are tackled while practical hands-on exercises on mechanical design and drafting using AutoCAD and SolidWorks are given emphasis.
Pre-requisite: GRAPONE (H)
Pre-requisite to: MECHONE

LBYMEM1                  Machine Shop Laboratory
1 unit
This is an introductory shop course to acquaint the student with safe working habits, the proper use, care and handling of basic hand tools and machine shop equipment.

LBYMEM2                  Chemical Engineering Graphics Laboratory
1 unit
This course deals with the study of computer-aided design. This course teaches students how to do 2-D and 3-D modeling using AutoCAD.
Pre-requisite: LBYMEM1

MANAGEN                  Engineering Management
3 units
The course seeks to introduce the student to the basic theories and tools of management and decision-making. It tackles in detail the functions of management in managing the following aspects of a corporation: production, service operations, marketing, and finance functions.
Pre-requisite: None
Pre-requisite to: CHEORMS

MECATWO                  Technical Mechanics 2
2 units
The course deals with that branch of Engineering Mechanics called DYNAMICS-the motion of bodies under the action of forces. It has two distinct parts; kinematics and kinetics. A thorough comprehension of the subject matter will provide the engineering student with one of its most useful and powerful; tools for analysis in Engineering.
Pre-requisite: MECHONE
Prerequisite to: STRENTH

MECHONE                  Technical Mechanics 1
3 units
The course covers the study of forces, their components and resultant; fundamental principles of mechanics applied for engineering problems; equilibrium of forces on rigid bodies; trusses, frames, beams; friction; centroids and moment of inertia; vector representation.
Pre-requisite: PHYENG1 (H), ENGCAL2 (S), LBYMEEA (S)
Pre-requisite to: MECATWO

MEDEFOR                  Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
3 units
This course focuses on the study of the external and internal effects of forces on deformable bodies. Topics: stress, strain, mechanical properties of materials, axial load, torsion, bending, transverse shear, combined loadings, stress and strain transformation, deflections, structural design principles
Pre-requisite: DYNAMIC (S)

STATICS                     Statics of Rigid Bodies
3 units
This course focuses on the study of the external and internal effects of forces on rigid bodies. The topics that will be covered include Resultant and Component of Force Systems; Equilibrium of Forces on Rigid Bodies; Analysis of Planar Structures (beams, trusses and pin-jointed frames); Friction; Section Properties (Centroid and Moment of Inertia)
Pre-requisite: ENGPHY1 (H), INTECAL (S)
Pre-requisite to: DYNAMIC

STRENTH                   Strength of Materials
3 units
This course deals with the relations between stress and strain, forces and deformations for structural members under axial forces, shear, torsion and flexure. The analysis is based on the elastic relations of Hooke’s Law.
Pre-requisite: MECATWO (S)
Pre-requisite to: MATSCIE

Natural and Physical Sciences

CHEMONE                  General Chemistry 1
3 units
This is a first course in general and inorganic chemistry. It develops in the student basic concepts of matter and its classifications; mass relationships in chemical reactions; the properties of gases;, liquids, and solids; some concepts of thermochemistry; quantum theory and electronic behavior; periodic relationship of elements in the periodic table; chemical bonding; intramolecular forces; and solutions.
Pre-requisite to: ENVIRON (S)

CHEMTWO                 General Chemistry 2
3 units
This is a continuation of General Chemistry 1 covering elementary chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibria, and electrochemistry
Pre-requisite: CHEMONE (H)
Pre-requisite to: ANACHEN

LBYCH11                  General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
1 unit
This is a course aimed at developing basic laboratory skills. It includes experiments and exercises illustrating the concepts covered in General Chemistry 1.
Pre-requisite to: LBYCH13

LBYCH13                  General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
1 unit
A course which includes experiments and exercises illustrating the concepts covered in General Chemistry 2. Qualitative analysis of selected groups of cations and anions is also studied.
Pre-requisite: LBYCH11 (H), CHEMTWO (S)
Pre-requisite to: LBYCH21

LBYPHY1/ LBYPH11   Physics Laboratory 1,   Engineering Physics 1 Laboratory
1 unit
This laboratory course is designed for students from the College of Engineering. It supplements the topics discussed in the lecture class. Specifically, experiments in Mechanics are performed to provide the students concrete applications of concepts learned in the lecture class. It also covers activities to develop basic laboratory skills.
Pre-requisite: PHYENG1 / ENGGPHY1 (C)
Pre-requisite to: LBYPHY2 / LBYPH12

LBYPHY2/ LBYPH12   Physics Laboratory 2 / Engineering Physics 2 Laboratory
1 unit
This laboratory course is designed for students from the College of Engineering. It supplements the topics discussed in the lecture class. Selected experiments in Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism are performed to provide the students concrete applications of concepts learned in the lecture class.
Pre-requisite: LBYPHY1 (H), LBYPH11 (H), PHYENG2 (C), ENGPHY2 (C)
Pre-requisite to: LBYECE1 (H), LBYEC78 (H)

PHYENG1/ ENGPHY1  Engineering Physics 1
3 units
This course is a study of the conceptual foundations of Newtonian mechanics in examining Newton’s three laws of motion and their relevant consequences, vector methods as well as basic concepts of calculus will be used. This course also aims to develop the following desired Lasallian characteristics: critical and logical thinking, resourcefulness and innovativeness, perseverance, and self discipline.
Pre-requisite: ENGCAL1 (S), DIFFCAL (S)
Pre-requisite to: PHYENG2, ENGPHY2

PHYENG2/ ENGPHY2  Engineering Physics 2
3 units
This is a study of the fundamental concepts of electricity and magnetism. It deals with Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field, Gauss’ Law, Electric Potential, Capacitance, cocurrent and resistance, circuits, magnetic field, Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law of Induction and Maxwell’s equation. In examining the concepts mentioned and its relevant consequences, vector methods ads well as the basic concepts of calculus will be used. This course also aims to develop the following Lasallian characteristics, critical and logical thinking, resourcefulness and innovativeness, perseverance, and self-discipline.
Pre-requisite: PHYENG1 (H), ENGPHY1 (H)
Pre-requisite to: ELECONE (H), ELECHEN (H)

Mathematics

ANAGEOM                Analytical Geometry
2 units
The course covers equations of lines and conic sections, as well as curve-tracing in both rectangular and polar coordinates in two-dimensional space.
Pre-requisite: ENGALG1 (H); ENGTRIG (H)

ANSOGEO                  Analytic and Solid Geometry
3 units
The first part of this course is Solid Geometry. Solid Geometry covers volume and area formula for pyramids, cones, and spheres. The second part is Analytic Geometry. Analytic Geometry covers equation of lines and conic sections as well as curve tracing in both rectangular and polar coordinates in two dimensional space.
Pre-requisite: ENGALGE (H)
Pre-requisite to: ENGCAL2 (S)

ENGALGE/ ENGALG1   College Algebra
3 units
The course seeks to develop the student’s skills in manipulating algebraic expressions and equations; then develop an analytical mind in applying such skills in solving word problems. Acquisition of skills involves operations and simplification of algebraic expressions, functions, inequalities and equations. It also includes determination of the solution of sets of different types of algebraic equations in one variable, such as linear, quadratic, polynomial of degree n, fractional, radical equations and quadratic in form, as well as those of transcendental functions such as exponential and logarithmic equations. Lastly, it includes finding solution set of systems involving up to three variables, and quadratic by the elimination method and the use of determinants.
Pre-requisite to: ANAGEOM, DIFFCAL, ENGALG2, LBYEC71

ENGALG2                 Advance Algebra for Engineering
2 units
The course seeks to develop in the student the skill to operate and manipulate matrices and evaluate determinants. It also seeks to develop in him the skill to determine the sum of elements in an arithmetic or geometric sequence, understand the fundamental principles of counting, evaluate and apply permutation and combination, expand a binomial power by the binomial theorem and mathematical induction.  It also seeks to develop the student’s manipulative skills in solving systems of linear equations by the use of matrices and determinants, and in decomposing rational expressions into partial fractions.
Pre-requisite: ENGALG1 (H)
Pre-requisite to: CHECAL1

ENGCAL1 / DIFFCAL    Differential Calculus
4 units
The course includes the basic concepts of Calculus such as limits, continuity and differentiability of functions. It aims to develop in the students the skills of differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions involving one or more variables. Application of differential calculus to problems on optimization, rates of change, related rates, tangents and normals, and approximations are also discussed. It also includes partial differentiation and transcendental curve tracing.
Pre-requisite: ENGALGE (H), ENGALG1 (H), TRIGSOL (H), ENGTRIG (H), ANAGEOM (C),
ANSOGEO (C)
Pre-requisite to: INTECAL, ENGPHY1, ENGCAL2, PHYENG1

ENGCAL2 / INTECAL   Integral Calculus
4 units
This course introduces the concept of integration and its application to some physical problems such as evaluation of areas, volumes of revolution, force, and work. The fundamental formulas and various techniques of integration are taken up and applied to both single variable and multi-variable functions. The course also includes tracing of functions of two variables for a better appreciation of the interpretation of the double and triple integral as volume of a three-dimensional region bounded by two or more surfaces.
Pre-requisite: ENGCAL1 (H) /  DIFFCAL (H)
Pre-requisite to: ENGANAL, ENGIANA, QUANMET, ENGSTAT

 ENGANAL / ENGIANA  Differential Equation
This course aims to apply differentiation and integration in solving first order differential equations, and linear differential equation of order n. It also includes the concept of Laplace Transforms in solving differential equations.
Pre-requisite: ENGCAL2 / INTECAL
Pre-requisite to: CHEMATH, CHENMAT, CIVAMAT, CONTSIG, COMMATH, IMEMATH, ADMEMATH, MATHMEM (H)

ENGSTAT                   Probability and Statistics for Engineering
3 units
The course covers the basic concepts of probability and statistics, random variables, special discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling concepts, sampling distributions, presentation and analysis of data, hypothesis testing and linear regression analysis applied to engineering problems.
Prerequisite: INTECAL

ENGTRIG                    Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
3 units
This subject consists of two parts: plane and spherical trigonometry. Plane trigonometry covers the discussion of angles and how they are measured, trigonometric expressions and functions. The trigonometric functions are introduced by using ratio of the sides of right triangles. After extending the domain of the trigonometric functions to arbitrary angles and real numbers, the graphs and graphing techniques are considered.

Trigonometric identities and equations as well as the inverse trigonometric functions are topics of analytical trigonometry. Computational skills in manipulating trigonometric expressions and equations are enhanced by solving problems on solutions of right triangles and solving problems involving oblique triangles using the Law of Sines and Cosines. Trigonometric forms of complex numbers are also included. Finally, Spherical trigonometry covers the fundamental formulas and the solution of spherical triangles.
Pre-requisite to: DIFFCAL

QUANMET                  Quantitative Methods for Non-IE
3 units
The course covers the basic concepts of probability, random variables, special discrete and continuous probability distribution, sampling concepts, sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, and linear regression and correlation analysis.
Pre-requisite: ENGCAL2 (H)

SOLIMEN                    Solid Mensuration
2 units
This course covers the mensuration of plane figures and solids. Topics on mensuration of plane figures include the concept of lines and planes, as well as formulas for computing area. The mensuration of solids deals with the Cavalleri’s theorem and the volume theorem, as well as the formulas for calculating the surface area and volume of solids, namely cubes, rectangular parallelepipeds, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones, frustrums, and spheres. The theorems of Pappus are also included.
Pre-requisite: ENGALG1 (H), ENGTRIG (H), ANAGEOM (C)

TRIGSOL                     Trigonometry and Introduction to Solid Geometry
3 units
This course is of two parts, Trigonometry and Introduction to Solid Geometry. Trigonometry covers the discussion of trigonometric expressions and functions, angles and how they are measured. The trigonometric functions are introduced by using ratios of sides of a right triangle. After extending the domains of the trigonometric functions to arbitrary angles and real numbers, the graphs and graphing techniques are considered. Trigonometric identities and equations as well as inverse trigonometric functions are topics of analytic trigonometry. Computational skills in manipulating trigonometric expressions and equations are enhanced by solving problems involving application to solutions of right triangles and solving problems using the Law s of Sines and Cosines involving oblique triangles. Lastly, trigonometric form of complex numbers and its use to find all n solutions of complex numbers are included. The second part, solid geometry, tackles the concept of line s and planes, Cavalieri’s Theorem and volume theorem, area formulas for plane figures and volume formulas for solids such as cubes, rectangular parallelepiped, prisms and cylinders.
Pre-requisite to: ENGCAL1