Adamson University College of Engineering

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Adamson University College of Engineering
Pamantasang Adamson
Kolehiyo ng Inhenyeriya
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Established 20 June 1932 (82 years and 360 days)
Type Private
Dean Engr. Evelyn "EQR" Q. Raguindin
Location Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Campus Adamson University

The Adamson University College of Engineering is one of the nine colleges of Adamson University, a private Catholic university located in Manila, Philippines. It has nine departments.


In order to keep the students abreast with the requirements and development of business and industry, the program has a practicum component which includes field trips, plant visit, on-the-job training, and seminars. Research is a significant part of the program.


Chemical Engineering[edit]

Chairperson: Engr. Jerry G. Olay

ECJ Building, the former site of Adamson University

Chemical Engineering is a five-year degree program that is concerned with the study, development and application of:

  • Unit Operation - the physical operation by which a desired step in an industrial process is controlled and conducted; and
  • Unit Process - the chemical changes involved in the transformation of raw materials into useful products to improve the quality of life.

Integrated in this program is the Chemical Engineer's accountability for the efficient and effective use of methods and national resources, the safeguards to preserve the environment, and the ethical aspects of the profession. The first two years are concerned with the basic knowledge and skills related to the profession. This includes Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Basic Engineering Sciences.

The last three years are directed toward the development of professional skills which include basic knowledge and application of transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and kinetics. The processes of evaluation, planning, designing, preparation of specifications and cost estimates, operation and management industrial plants are a component of the program.

All these are integrated in "Plant Design and Project Study" a course where students study the manufacture of a product including its marketing, technical, and financial aspects. Plant visits, seminars, and other fora are undertaken to provide concrete application of theories and principles learned.

Civil Engineering[edit]

Chairperson: Engr. Maria Cecilia M. Marcos

Civil Engineering is offered as a five-year degree program. The areas of study include hydraulics, sanitation, structures, and transportation. The student will use laboratory and field equipment, go to seminars, and visit factorie.

Computer Engineering[edit]

Chairperson: Engr. Lorenzo B. Sta Maria Jr.

Computer Engineering is a five-year degree program that deals with the study of computer systems. The curriculum covers software and hardware and develops the student's ability to analyze computer systems, designs, construction of electronic equipment and its peripherals.

The objective is to prepare the graduates for professional computer engineering careers including roles in the design, analysis and applications of computing structures that involve hardware, software or both.

Electrical Engineering[edit]

Chairperson: Engr. Virgilio Leoncio B. Lomotan

The Electrical Engineering Department is directed towards the study of the generation, transmission, control, and utilization of electrical and electromagnetic energy. The first two years of the curriculum give the student the basic knowledge and skills on social sciences, the humanities, and the basic technical requirements of the course. It also develops skills in critical thinking, problem identification and analysis and design of electric power systems, equipment systems, communication and control systems. In addition, basic knowledge on the transmission and processing of information is also integrated. The practical aspects of the course are enhanced by plant visits, conferences, seminars, and research activities.

Electronics Engineering[edit]

Chairperson: Atty. Alfredo U. Ganggangan, Pece

Industrial Engineering[edit]

The Industrial Engineering Department produces graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE). It is a five-year degree program that offers a training in the optimization of systems involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services.

The curriculum includes the art and applications of the system concept, the formulation, analysis, synthesis, and the solution of management problems through the use of quantitative approaches and of higher mathematics. The traditional tools of time study and value analysis as well as the study of basic management concepts are retained in the program.

The first two years give the basic knowledge in the field of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and the physical sciences. These provide the student with opportunities to develop skills for problem identification, analysis, division making through the use of the scientific methods.

The last three years offer courses for professional development in the areas of methods engineering, systems dynamics, operations research, and basic engineering sciences. To prepare the student for entry into the professional world, the curriculum offers the student electives from the four available modules: corporate planning, production, marketing, or administrative applications of the profession.

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

Chairperson: Engr. Antonio P. Doroliat

Mechanical Engineering is a five-year degree program concerned with the art and science of generating, transmitting, and utilizing mechanical and heat power. The curriculum provides opportunities to gain knowledge of machines with respect to their design, construction, operation, and functions.

The first two years of the program provide the basic knowledge and skills for the course including computer fundamentals. It also develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. The last three years are concerned with professional development in the understanding of the different elements of machine and their kinetics.

This entails study of machine design, refrigeration and air conditioning, power plants and combustion, and basic nuclear engineering. Industrial aspects of the profession are also taken up including plant design, production, sales management, operations, research, and development. The students development is enhanced by plant visits, seminars, and conferences.

Mining Engineering[edit]

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering is a five-year course that aims to provide students with training in Mining Engineering. Such training encompasses mineral resources; prospecting and exploration, metallurgical analysis, mine planning and design, mine development and production, mine economics, underground and surface mining, ventilation, mine maintenance and management, safety, environmental, surveying and mining law and ethics;

It also includes teaching about mineral processing operations for extraction, utilization, conservation, protection, and management of the earth's natural resources.

The program allows the students to choose elective subjects to enhance knowledge in specific areas. Fieldwork is given emphasis and the students are required to take the Mine and Mill Practice for two summer months at a local mining site.

Geological Engineering[edit]

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Geology is a five-year course that provides students with a training in geology including history of the earth, identification, classification and designation of rock and fossil formations. Other areas of study are the earth's deformation such as folds, faults and joints, mineral exploration and development, economic geology, petroleum exploration, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and environmental geology.

Geologic mappings are part of the course. It includes conducting researches and studies of the Earth Sciences, developing a consciousness on the role of the Earth Scientist in the conservation, protection, and management of the Earth's natural resources and other factors that contribute to improving the quality of life on Earth.

The program allows the students to choose Geology electives to enhance knowledge in specific areas. Fieldwork is given emphasis and the students are required to take a Field Geology Practice for two summer months in any of the local geological exploration companies. Geologic field mapping using the Geographical Information System (GIS) is given emphasis as proof of the student's ability to conduct an independent geological investigation.

Ceramics Engineering[edit]

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Ceramics Engineering is a five-year course that aims to provide students with a training in Ceramics Engineering as foundation for careers in Ceramics Engineering such as porcelain and fine ceramics, structural and refractory clay products, glass, enamel and cement, environmental and industrial waste management, and quality control.

The department conducts research in ceramics material and manufacturing operations.

The curriculum includes 26 units of Mathematics, 38 units of Natural/Physical Sciences, four units of basic Engineering Sciences including Research Subject, 42 units of Non-Technical Subjects including Languages, Social Sciences and General Education, and 26 other units as miscellaneous.

The program allows the students to choose elective subjects to enhance knowledge in specific areas. Industry visits and summer job training (practicum) are given. Students perform Thesis work in their chosen field of specialization prior to their completion of the course.

Learning facilities

The department gives group training in air-conditioned modularized classrooms using overhead projector, multimedia projector, and computers as part of the instructional media. The students are trained to conduct researches through the use of Internet and handle class presentations.

Laboratory facilities

The Mining, Geology, and Ceramics Laboratory has upgraded its facilities through the financial and technical assistance of the Engineering Science and Education Program (ESEP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

An air-conditioned Material Testing Laboratory equipped with testing and analytical apparatus has been installed such as: Infrared Moisture Meter, Automatic Sieve Shaker, Digital Weighing Scale, Pugmill with Extruder, Labo Mill, Clay Mixer, Jiggering Machine, Potter’s Wheel, Perioic Kiln, Dryer and Shuttle Furnace.

The university library maintains has ceramic books, journals and magazines, such as The American Ceramic Journal, Bulletin Abstract, Ceramic Industry Magazine, etc.

The department also maintains a mini-library equipped with computer facilities with Internet access. There is a library collection of mining and geology books, periodicals and other references.

Research programs

The program seeks to encourage and train the students in research undertaking through a joint university-industry project. The main thrusts of the department is to produce research output, have it published and presented in an international and local forum.

Summer job training and educational tours

To augment the students’ classroom training and development appreciation of the program, the department has collaborated with testing institutions and ceramic companies for the two-month summer on-the-job training program and on-semester plant tour.


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • B.S. Computer Engineering
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. in Electronics Engineering (ECE)
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. Mining Engineering
  • B.S. Geological Engineering
  • B.S. Ceramics Engineering