Chemical Engineer Description
You need to have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering as well as a license from the Professional Regulation Commission or PRC to be able to practice your profession. B.S. Chemical Engineering teaches you about basic science, the different engineering disciplines and their applications. The course also teaches chemical engineering thermodynamics and kinetics, their principles, unit operations, design, chemical process modeling, and applications. In addition to this, students are also thought fluid dynamics, polymer science, heat and mass transfer, among others.
Cost of Education:
The cost of education per semester ranges from P3,500 to P7,000. However, if you’re going to enroll yourself in a private institution, the cost is higher at P30,000 to even P55,000.
Top Universities for Course:
- Top chemical engineering schools in the country include University of San Carlos, University of the Philippines Diliman, De La Salle University Manila, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Ateneo de Davao University, Pamantansan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Mindanao State University – Marawi City, and University of Santo Tomas.
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Course Skills and Factors
- Analytical mind with an eye for detail.
- Can work with a team.
- Good knowledge on molecular transformation and the ability to understand integrated phenomena.
- Good knowledge on complex phenomena and ability to describe as well as predict them.
- The main responsibility of a chemical engineer is to design a variety of products from basic raw material. He also creates not only the design and plan, but he also oversees the operation of converting the raw material to a finished product. In addition to this, a chemical engineer also designs equipments and tools that will make whole process easier and more efficient.
Career Outlook and Global Demand
There is a high demand for chemical engineers in Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Libya, Qatar, and UAE. Asian countries that are hiring Filipino chemical engineers are Brunei and Kuala Lumpur. Canada is also hiring chemical engineers from the country.
Entry-level chemical engineers can earn P10,000 to P28,000 each month; however, as your career advances, it can go as high as P41,000 monthly. Abroad, you can earn as much as P6,000.
Opportunities for Advancement:
Chemical engineers can work in different industries, not just the chemical manufacturing industry. You can also find work in the food and health care industry, electronics and biotechnology industry, as well as the energy and business industry. As for career advancement, you have to have continuing education to become a technical specialist or advance to managerial and supervisory positions.