13 Ranked Best Chemical Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2017


The ranking of the best chemical engineering schools in the Philippines for 2017 has been released, which currently features only 13 out of the 41 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in chemical engineering.

University of the Philippines Diliman led the list of the top performing schools offering chemical engineering undergraduate programs in 2017 with 96.04 percent overall score. University of Santo Tomas followed with 87.69 percent while University of the Philippines Los Baños and University of San Carlos ranked third and fourth with 85.55% and 83.50% overall scores, respectively. De La Salle University-Manila landed fifth with 83.42 percent overall score.

University of the Philippines-Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, University of San Carlos, and De La Salle University-Manila are presently Centers of Excellence (COEs) for chemical engineering as accredited by the Commission of Higher Education (CHEd). On one hand, University of the Philippines-Los Baños is currently Center of Development for chemical engineering.

The rankings are based on the results of two licensure examinations in 2017 (May and November) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in chemical engineering have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high chemical engineer licensure examination (ALE) passing rates.

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however the weightings for number of examinees were adjusted to reflect programs with less examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study chemical engineering are included in the disclaimer page. Factors such as international linkages, community involvement, employer reputation, research outputs, and research citations per faculty are not part of this study. These variables are assumed to be assessed by accredited agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, AACCUP, and CHEd.


Best Philippine Schools to Study Chemical Engineering for 2017

To rank the schools, we took the average of the weighted passing rates of the two chemical engineer licensure examinations in 2017, the number of examinees, and top performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of the architecture undergraduate program as other criteria. Note that the passing rates we used for 2017 chemical engineer licensure examinations were adjusted to 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 20 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

13 Best Philippine Schools with Chemical Engineering Programs for 2017
PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted % PASSED (40%)No. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%)
1UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- DILIMAN96.048518698.84%90100COE1001:151585
2UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS87.691173815575.49%10090COE1001:141485
3UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- LOS BAÑOS85.5585129787.63%10040COD901:151585
4UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS83.503554087.50%50100COE1001:161685
5DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA83.424454989.80%5090COE1001:141485
6MAPUA UNIVERSITY-MANILA79.9752338561.18%90100COE1001:232375
8UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-VISAYAS-ILOILO CITY72.362632989.66%30100Independent601:151585
9XAVIER UNIVERSITY71.282032386.95%3040COD901:151585
10ADAMSON UNIVERSITY69.7037124975.51%5040COD901:272775
11BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY - ALANGILAN66.9947196671.21%7060Level II601:333365
12PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA60.411752277.27%3040Independent601:202075
13MALAYAN COLLEGES LAGUNA59.8125133865.79%4040ABET701:222275

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