ChE Core Courses:
ChE Math 320 Advanced Mathematics for ChE
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. Laplace Transforms 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. Knowledge of computer programming or the use of commercial software is essential to facilitate repetitive numerical calculations
ChE 311 – Physical Chemistry 1 for Engineers
This course deals with the study of the physical properties and structure of matter, laws of chemical reactions and the theories governing these.
ChE 311L– Physical Chemistry1 Laboratory for Engineers
This laboratory course accompanying Physical Chemistry 1 (lecture) covers the experiments concerning fundamental physical properties such as density, viscosity, melting point, surface tension; determination of optical properties by applying the principles of colorimetry / turbidimetry, spectrophotometry, refractometry and polarimetry. This course will also deal with important colligative properties, namely boiling point elevation and freezing point depression.
ChE 321 – Physical Chemistry 2 for Engineers
A study of the fundamental principles of physical and chemical properties of matter covering mixtures, phase diagrams, chemical and ionic equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, surface phenomena and catalysis, and introduction to quantum mechanics.
ChE 321L– Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory for Engineers
This laboratory course accompanying Physical Chemistry 2 (lecture) is a continuation of Physical Chemistry I Laboratory which covers the experiments on chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, surface phenomena, thermochemistry, kinetics, and electrochemistry.
ChE 312 – ChE Calculations 1
This course prepares the students to formulate and solve material balances on chemical process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, momentum transfer, separation processes, kinetics, and process control. More fundamentally, it introduces the engineering approach to problem solving: breaking the process down into its components, establishing the relations between known and unknown process variables, assembling the on formation needed to solve for the unknowns, and finally obtaining the solution using appropriate computational methods.
ChE 322 – Ch E Calculations 2
This course deals on material and energy balances in industrial processes. This includes combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels, production of sulfuric acid, nitrogen compounds, lime and cement
ChE 323 – ChE Thermodynamics 1
This course deals with the applications of the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics to close and open systems, volumetric properties of pure substances, the use of phase diagrams and thermodynamic tables, applications of equations of state for ideal and non-ideal fluids.
ChE 324 – Principles of Transport Processes
This course shows the phenomenological development of the equations that describe the transport phenomena (mass, energy and momentum) and illustrates the applications of these equations through examples in chemical engineering. Both molecular and macroscopic transport are covered highlighting unifying principles of transport processes and properties.
ChE 411 – Heat and Mass Transfer
This course discusses the application of heat transfer and mass transfer to the design of equipment employing heat exchange, mass exchange and simultaneous heat and mass exchange.
ChE 412 – Momentum Transfer
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, 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 constant pressure, constant rate or a combined constant pressure preceded by constant rate. Design of continuous rotary vacuum filter is also discussed.
ChE 413 – ChE Thermodynamics 2
This course deals with the thermodynamic analysis of power and refrigeration cycles. It also discusses an introduction to solution thermodynamics and chemical equilibria.
ChE 421 – Separation Process
This course covers the application of principles to equilibrium stage separation operations such as distillation, liquid- liquid extraction, solid- liquid extraction, adsorption, gas absorption and membrane separation.
ChE 422 – Chemical Engineering Reaction Kinetics
This is a course incorporating the principles of reaction or chemical kinetics in the design of basic chemical reactors. It focuses on the use of rate equations and mole balances in the design of batch and continuous reactors. The course covers both homogenous and heterogeneous reactions, as well as steady and unsteady state operation of continuous reactors.
ChE 423 – Chemical Process Industries
This course serves as an introduction to the practice of chemical engineering. Specifically, it deals with the unit processes and operations involved in selected chemical industries.
ChE 424L – Chemical Engineering Lab1
ChE 425 – Methods of Research
This course is a preparation to the application of the general concepts learned about the basic sciences leading to chemical engineering. It covers the basic discipline of starting up a research of interest by the students and setting up the methodologies pertinent to the effective operation of the research thesis.
ChE 500 – Industry Immersion
This course is a 240 hour industrial internship program designed to give the students first-hand experience in a relevant and appropriate work environment under the direction, supervision and progress monitoring of a ChE faculty adviser and a company supervisor/head. The student is given the opportunity to apply his/her knowledge on basic professional principles, skills and techniques he/she has gained from the class room to real practical industrial situations. The student is expected to document his/her progress and submit a final report.
ChE 511 – Equipment Design
This course applies the Principles of Transport phenomena, Unit Processes and Unit Operations to produce a detailed equipment design. It includes equipment design in industrial plants, with emphasis on the application of theoretical calculations and heuristic approach in the design of storage and pressure vessels, piping system, pumps, heat exchangers, mass and heat transfer equipment, stagewise operations, mechanical separations, materials handling and mixing equipment.
ChE 512 – Introduction to Particulate Technology
This course deals with mechanical operations involving particulates.
It introduces the fundamental properties of particles and particulate systems and selected applications involving solids processing, such as Screening, Size reduction, Crystallization, Sedimentation, Classification, Centrifugation, Mixing and Fluidization.
ChE 513 – Biochemical Engineering
An integration of biochemical, microbiological, and chemical engineering concepts to analyze biochemical processes such as fermentation and enzyme systems
ChE 514L – Chemical Engineering Lab 2
This subject is a continuation of Chemical Engineering Laboratory 1. The course covers mainly laboratory experiments in Mass Transfer Operations such as distillation, humidification, drying etc. and experiments in reaction kinetics using a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) and a plug flow tubular reactor. Experiments in kinetics are included in this subject since there is no separate laboratory course for Reaction Kinetics.
ChE 515 – ChE Research 2
This course is a continuation and final term of an innovative design, theoretical or experimental research on a selected Chemical Engineering or related topic within the confines of the department’s and student’s resources under the guidance and supervision of a qualified faculty research adviser. Students meet with the faculty research adviser for updates and consultation.
ChE 516 – Process Dynamics and Control
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.
Ch 517 – Computer Applications for ChE
Application of software such as MS Excel, MathCAD, and Design II in the solution of ChE Problems
ChE 521 – Plant Design
This is the capstone course which utilizes the fundamentals of chemical engineering (material balances, energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics, separations, unit operations, pollution prevention and safety) in the optimum equipment design and operation of chemical plants. It introduces the concepts and methods of plant design and economic evaluation: planning, cost estimation, fixed capital investments, working capital, production costs, depreciation, rate of return, profitability analysis, discounted cash flow analysis.
ChE 523 – Industrial Waste Management & Control
The course deals with a variety of physical, chemical, biological treatment processes related to industrial pollution control applied to Wastewater Treatment, Air Pollution Control and Solid Waste Disposal Methods in compliance with national regulatory frameworks.
ChE 524 – Field Trips and Seminars
This course deals with a number of visits to industrial plants and a series of seminars on selected topics that are relevant to chemical engineering. The seminars deal with current trends and issues related to the practice of chemical engineering. Visits to industrial plants are conducted to broaden the students’ learning opportunities and to strengthen academe-industry collaboration in the development of future chemical engineers.
ChE 525 – Laws and Ethics for ChE
This course deals with the fundamentals of ethical principles and its importance in the conduct of one’s profession. It deals also with the basic understanding of the various related professional engineering laws , laws on intellectual property rights and patents, environmental laws, laws on contracts and obligations.
ChE 600 – Integrated Course
This is a capstone course to be taken only by UST B.S.Ch.E. candidates for graduation. It summarizes the performance of the graduating student since his/her first semester of enrolment at the University of Santo Tomas through the development of a personal e-portfolio. The graduating student must include artifacts in the portfolio which will demonstrate his/her achievement of the UST B.S.Ch.E.