Chemical Engineering is a field that is concerned with the design, development, operation and management of industrial processes in which materials are transformed by chemical reaction and/or physical means.

The Chemical Engineering curriculum provides a challenging academic and research environment for learning the concepts of unit processes operations. These includes conceptualization, development, design, improvement and application of safe, healthy, ethical, economic and environmentally-sound ways of utilizing materials and energy. The program offers broad and rigorous lectures and laboratory instructions on the fundamentals of chemical engineering, and subject as diverse as the flow of gases, liquids, and particulate solid, physical phenomena such as heat transfer, mass transfer and molecular diffusion, and physical methods such as distillation, absorption, evaporation, drying and filtration.

The lectures and instructions are primarily designed to develop the student’s ability to analyze, invent, innovate and apply chemical processes and products. Considered equally important in the program is the development of the student’s independence, resourcefulness, creativity, discipline and professional ethics in the appreciation of the societal impact of chemical engineering and the value of continuing growth.

Accreditation: PAASCU Level II, COD

Program Educational Objectives

The XU Chemical Engineering (XU ChE) graduates, formed and trained through Jesuit liberal education are deeply rooted in the Catholic faith and are persons of competence, conscience, and commitment. Thus, consistent with these goals, the XUChE program is geared towards producing graduates, who, within three to five years from graduation, have:

  • (Competence) Become competent ChE professionals, who are proficient in the application of their knowledge and skills in basic sciences and engineering principles in the design, innovation, improvement, supervision and management of chemical engineering processes and systems in the presence of practical constraints to solve real-world technical problems.
  • (Competence) Manifested professional growth and career advancement through satisfactory progress towards positions of higher responsibility, completion of an advanced degree, or by successful transition from the "traditional" chemical engineering career path into the allied fields of business, government, academe, etc.
  • (Competence, Conscience, Commitment) Worked as effective, conscientious and committed team members or leaders who embody ethical and professional excellence rooted in Jesuit liberal education and Christian humanism. They have equipped with excellent communication and people skills and are actively participating in their community, church and professional organizations.
  • (Competence, Conscience, Commitment) Become significant contributors to society by creating chemical engineering designs and solutions that are safe and sustainable. Being men and women for others, the XU ChE graduates discern, decide and do what is right and strive for truth and will seek to support others, especially in the context of widespread poverty in the country.
  • (Competence, Commitment) Embraced an active life-long purpose of advancing their expertise by continuing professional education,  attaining advanced degrees or furthering research activities that tackle on critical areas of the chemical engineering field.

Program Outcomes

The graduates of the XUChE program shall demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, biotechnology and engineering sciences to solve chemical engineering problems.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments to test hypothesis and verify assumptions, as well as analyze and interpret data and to simulate processes.
  • Ability to design, improve, innovate and supervise a system, process or component to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • Ability to work effectively, responsibly and committedly in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve chemical engineering problems.
  • Understanding of the effects and impact of the chemical engineering profession on the environment and the society, as well as the social and ethical responsibilities of the profession in accordance to Christian and Ignatian precepts.
  • Specialized knowledge in at least one field of chemical engineering practice.
  • Ability to read, write and speak effectively in English and a local language; and to utilize modern means of communication.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning and to keep current of the development in a specific field of specialization.
  • Ability to apply appropriate techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering, business, public policy, leadership and management principles as team member or leader to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments and various fields of practice.
  • The ability to preserve and promote Filipino historical and cultural heritage.