Curriculum Details (MS Chemical Engineering)

master of Science in Chemical Engineering

“The MS program provides chemical engineers a greater opportunity for improving or developing further their capabilities in providing quality instruction and in undertaking research and development projects.” 

curriculum description

The MS program provides chemical engineers a greater opportunity for improving or developing further their capabilities in providing quality instruction and in undertaking research and development projects. After completing the program, the student should be able to: 

  1. demonstrate profound understanding of chemical engineering principles for analysis and solutions of complex chemical engineering problems;
  2. apply chemical engineering principles to research and development programs of a university, research institution, or a chemical process plant; and
  3. demonstrate research capabilities in basic and applied chemical engineering, as they relate to other fields, like dairy food science and technology, pulp and paper technology, sugar technology, agricultural engineering, food science and engineering, biochemical engineering and environmental engineering

Admission requirements

To qualify to the M.S. in Chemical Engineering program, an applicant should be a graduate in B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

For non-chemical engineering graduate, the following undergraduate courses are required prior to admission to the graduate program. In case the applicant has not taken these courses, he can enroll in a non-degree program.

COURSE Description
ENSC 26Computer Application in Engineering
ChE 142Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
ChE 143Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
ChE 145Chemical Reaction Engineering
ChE 147Application of Fluid Dynamics in Chemical Engineering
ChE 149Transport Phenomena
ChE 152Separation Processes
ChE 153Transfer Operations I
ChE 192Equipment Design
ChE/SUTC/ PPT 193Plant Design

For interested applicants, you can view the application procedure here:


COURSE  Description
ChE 204 Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineering (3)
ChE 240 Advance Control Theory (3)
ChE 242 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
ChE 243 Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)
ChE 245 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3)
ChE 272 Advances in Biochemical Engineering (3)
ChE 282 Physical and Chemical Wastewater Treatment Design (3)
ChE 283 Biological Wastewater Treatment Design (3)
ChE 284 Solid Waste Management (3)
ChE 286 Air Quality and Pollution Control Engineering (3)
ChE 288 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
ChE 290 Special Topics (3)
ChE 291 Special Topics (3)
ChE 299 Graduate Seminar in Chemical Engineering (1)
ChE 300 Master’s Thesis (6)

Academic Requirements

To complete the M.S. program, a student must earn  the required total units which is distributed as follows:

 MS ChEMS ChE Specialization in Pollution Engineering
Major Courses  
Core Courses1212
Other Major Courses618
Cognate/Minor Coures9 
Graduate Seminar11
Master’s Thesis66

Core courses are ChE 204, ChE 242, ChE 243, and ChE 245. Other major courses can be taken from the list of ChE graduate courses,. For Pollution Engineering,  ChE 282, ChE 283, ChE 284, ChE 286, ChE 288, and ChE 291 are required to be taken. Cognate/minor courses can be taken from other department units offering MS program.

Minor Areas

Dairy Science and Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Pulp and Paper Technology

Computer Science

Food Science and Engineering

Economics/Agricultural Economics

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology



Agricultural Engineering



Sample Plan of Studies

 For the downloadable plan of studies, please use the links below for the different plan of studies: 

Research and Thesis Topics

A. Thermodynamics

Solution Thermodynamics

Supercritical Fluid Technology

B. Environmental and Biochemical Engineering

Wastewater Treatment

Bioreactor Design


Bioprocess Engineering

Bioenvironmental / Environmental Technology

Biochemical Engineering


Industrial Ecological Engineering

Air Pollution Control

Solid Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Management



C. Separation Processes

Membrane Separation

Extraction of Natural Products

Downstream Processing

D. Production Technology

Cocochemical Production

Sucrochemical Production

E. Reaction Engineering

F. Process Dynamics and Control

G. Pollution Engineering


  • Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT)
  • Commission on Higher  Education  Scholarship for Instructor’s Knowledge Advancement Program (CHED-SIKAP)

Contact Details

For more information, please contact:

The Chairman
Department of Chemical Engineering
Andres P. Aglibut Ave., UP Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines 4031

Phone/Fax       +63 49 536-2315
Email                 [email protected]

Applications for admission should be made to:

The Dean
Graduate School
UP Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines 4031