CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY

OVERVIEW

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

BACKGROUND and RATIONALE
Chemical Engineering is a profession that involves the conceptualization, development, design, improvement and application of safe, healthy, ethical and economic ways of utilizing materials and energy in unit processes and operations for the benefit of society and the environment through the knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology, information technology and other natural, applied and social sciences gained by study, research and practice.

  • Nature of the Program

The career paths available to Chemical Engineers are many and varied and can involve a wide range of activities: from conceptualization and design of industrial plants that do not yet exist to the management of operations and waste treatment facilities, total quality management, project management, teaching, research, private consulting, and to public service.  A Chemical Engineer must be as well prepared for a career that traverses this considerable professional breadth as for a career focused on a single professional activity. 

  • Fields of Specialization

The Chemical Engineering program comprises of foundation, allied, and professional courses to build a complete understanding of the profession.  A plant design project, thesis, and set of electives leading to a career track or a field of specialization complete the program.  The suggested career tracks are the following but not limited to:

a)  Food and Drug Manufacturing

b)  Packaging Technologies

c)  Environmental Management

d)  Petrochemical Engineering

e)  Energy Engineering

f)  Biotechnology

g)  Paints and Coating Technology

h)  Semiconductor Technology i)  Entrepreneurship