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.