University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering
|University of Santo Tomas
Faculty of Engineering
|Established||18 May 1907|
|Dean||Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, Ph.D.|
|Regent||Rev. Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr., O.P.|
|Students||7,196 (as of 2011)|
|Location||Roque Ruaño Building, Ruaño Drive, UST, Sampaloc, Manila|
|Former names||1907 - School of Civil Engineering|
|Patron saint||Blessed Jordan of Saxony|
The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering, or "UST-Eng'g", is the engineering school of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and the largest Catholic university in Manila, Philippines.
Established on May 18, 1907, the faculty is the first engineering school in the Philippines. It is proclaimed as a Center of Excellence in Electronics and Communications Engineering and as a Center of Development in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering by the Commission on Higher Education.
The UST Faculty of Engineering holds a strong commitment to the pursuit of truth and to the formation of technically competent engineers imbued with Christian values. In line with this commitment, the Faculty pursues three objectives.
First, the Faculty aims to enable the engineering student to achieve maximum professional competence which his aptitude and native intelligence will allow. The UST has spared no expense in procuring adequate instructional facilities as well as in selecting competent faculty staff in order to achieve this.
Second, the Faculty seeks to develop in its students an incorruptible sense of professional ethics and the right social conscience based on a strong faith in God. In this direction, the Faculty is supported by curricula which extend beyond purely technical and engineering courses to include theology, values and ethics.
Third, the Faculty strives to inculcate in its community interest in the natural arts, culture and heritage, and an active concern for the environment. This is manifest in the balanced curriculum content and in the wholesome atmosphere for extracurricular affairs that the Faculty and the University as a whole can speak of.
|Establishment of Degree Programs in
UST Faculty of Engineering
1930–1938 under the Faculty
Phased out in 1948
|1963||Electronics and Communications Engineering|
1999 under College of Science
1999 under College of Science
1999 under College of Science
1999-2006 as Information Management
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is the oldest engineering school in the Philippines. It was established on May 18, 1907, as School of Civil Engineering with one program offering leading to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE). From faculty records, it appears that it was only in 1912 when the earliest batch of students were conferred their MSCE degrees. The institution was actually patterned after the University of Havana in Cuba and was first set up at the second floor of the old UST building in Intramuros. Taking into consideration the pioneering works of the teaching staff and students, the college got its first taste of prestige as the government, under President Manuel L. Quezon gave her recognition on July 12, 1921.
After the formation of the Engineering's Students' Association in 1927, the first Engineering Student Council was organized the following year. In 1931, UST Engineering included Plane and Spherical Trigonometry on its curriculum.
The number of students enrolling in Civil Engineering decreased in 1934. So as to compensate this, another program was offered in the college, Mining Engineering. This new program was placed under the Mining Department which was headed by Theodore Lawson. On the same year, a famous Dominican engineering alumnus, Maurico Andres, CE, became the provincial superior and vice grand chancellor of Dominicans in the Philippines. The college also introduced courses in Chemical Engineering, which were first placed under the Chemical Department of the College of Liberal Arts.
With the addition of the other engineering disciplines, the School of Civil Engineering eventually became the Faculty of Engineering in 1939. The Department of Mechanical Engineering was also established on that year. The University held classes up to 1941 but had to close when the Japanese turned it into a military camp during World War II. Sadly, it was burned down on February 8, 1944. On January 7, 1946, the University reopened at its present site in Sampaloc, Manila and the Faculty of Engineering was temporarily based in the UST Main Building. UST Engineering reopened with 300 students. Chemical Engineering accepted the first batch of women enrollees in the faculty. Electrical Engineering was offered on the same year to attract more students.
In 1948, Mining Engineering was phased out due to the decreasing number of students interested in mining.
Things started to look good as the Faculty was given a new separate home in February 1950. The four-story, E-shaped building known as the Roque Ruaño Building, in honor of great civil engineer alumnus, Rev. Fr. Roque Ruaño, O.P. (Batch 1912) who is responsible for the construction of the UST Main Building. It housed not only the Faculty but included the College of Architecture and Fine Arts which earlier was under the Faculty of Engineering. On the same year, the Faculty produced the first women engineer: Purita Sarandi, Carmelita Reyes and Josefina Lamban, who graduated Magna cum Laude.
From four-year course, in 1954, engineering course was extended to a five-year course to accommodate more subjects related to engineering. Electronics Engineering paved the way for a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1963. The Institute of Technological Courses became part of the Faculty in 1972. Industrial Engineering is integrated into the college in 1977, with Dean Francisco G. Reyes as head. In 1979, the Engineering Sciences division that houses first and second year engineering students is formed to offer basic engineering-related subjects.
Originally under the College of Science, Information and Computer Studies was formally integrated to the Faculty of Engineering in 2004 due to its technically oriented character. Its inception in 1999 was due to the committee on Information Technology academic programs by the Academic Affairs, College of Science, Faculty of Engineering and College of Commerce and Business Administration. It was then decided to be placed under the College of Science as Institute of Computer Sciences. Along with the transition from Science, its department head Perla P. Cosme joined the Engineering Faculty. The current chair is Engr. Alex A. Santos.
Faculty of Engineering officials 
|Deans of University of Santo Tomas
Faculty of Engineering
|Don Ramón de Irureta-Goyena||1907–19??|
|Don Santiago Artiaga||19??–19??|
|Alberto Guevara y Sanchez||1935–1942|
|Manuel Mañosa y Trounqued||1946–1950|
|Jose M. Mijares||1950–1951|
|Jose G. Cortez||1951–1954|
|Jose M. Mijares||1954–1956|
|Jose M. Inocencio||1956–1975|
|Francisco G. Reyes||1975–1981|
|Mariano M. Pangan||1981–1984|
|Alberto A. Laurito||1985–2000|
|Marilyn C. Mabini||2000–2006|
|Peter S. Lim||2006–2009|
|Josefin S. de Alban, Jr.||2009–2012|
|Philipina A. Marcelo||2012–present|
- Dean - Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, Ph.D.
- Regent - Rev. Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr., O.P.
- Assistant Dean - Assoc. Prof. Ricardo S. Balog
- Faculty Secretary - Assoc. Prof. Carlos Ignacio P. Lugay, Jr.
Department chairs 
- Engineering Sciences - Assoc. Prof. Clarita Guevarra
- Civil Engineering - Asst. Prof. Rodelio A. Tiburcio
- Chemical Engineering - Assoc. Prof. Lola Domnina B. Pestaño
- Electrical Engineering - Asst. Prof. Cristino Carbonell
- Electronics Engineering - Assoc. Prof. Joycelyn P. Poblete
- Industrial Engineering - Eng. Juanito S. Chan, P.I.E
- Mechanical Engineering - Assoc. Prof. Nelson M. Pasamonte
- Information and Computer Studies - Engr. Alex A. Santos
Outstanding alumni 
- Civil Engineering - Engr. Nelson mahilig kumantot ng estudyante
- Civil Engineering - Engr putang ina
Degree programs 
Five-year Engineering programs 
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering
- The Chemical Engineering (ChE) curriculum provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed for future leadership and global competitiveness in the practice of the Chemical Engineering profession. It provides a rich environment for research, and for imbibing Christian values distinct to Thomasian engineers.
- B.S. in Civil Engineering
- The Civil Engineering (CE) curriculum covers, among others, the design, construction, and maintenance of roads, bridges, buildings, water supply, irrigation, flood control, and ports. It also includes environmental engineering infrastructure development and human settlements. The CE program prepares its students to be technically competent and socially responsible civil engineers.
- B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering
- The Electronics & Communications Engineering (ECE) curriculum aims to fully equip the student with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the design of electronic and communication circuits, in broadcast and acoustics technology, computer networks and hardware, telecommunication systems, and industrial automation.
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering
- The Electrical Engineering (EE) curriculum emphasizes the application of the basic theories to the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical apparatus and equipment. It also covers the use of these apparatus and equipment in the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electrical energy for various commercial and industrial purposes.
- B.S. in Industrial Engineering
- The Industrial Engineering (IE) program is designed to prepare the student for professional work in the design, improvement, installation, and maintenance of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and methods. The curriculum covers the engineering and social sciences, principles and methods of systems analysis and design, industrial management and human behavior.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- The Mechanical Engineering (ME) curriculum provides the student with the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the various types of machines, their elements, construction, operation, and functions, in preparation for professional work on machine design. The curriculum also covers the cycles, construction, and operation of mechanical prime movers like the internal combustion engine and the spark-ignition engine for power generation.
Department of Information and Computer Studies 
- B.S. in Computer Science
- Students under this program are highly trained for software and system development. The program’s main focus is to expose the students to different approaches and styles in developing programs whether they are procedural or the object oriented type of system approach.
- B.S. in Information Systems (formerly B.S. in Information Management)
- Students under this program are trained to handle the managerial side of computer related activities. The focus of the program is effective management of resources – people, money, and computer facilities, especially in areas involving accounting, projections/estimates/feasibility studies, and the like.
- B.S. in Information Technology
- Under this program, the students are trained to be well versed in the practical and technical know-how of installing/setting-up of computers and computer networks. Special skills taught include troubleshooting and repairing of hardware components.
Student organizations 
Student regulatory bodies 
- Engineering Student Council (ESC) - the official student government of the Faculty of Engineering
- Engineering Commission on Elections (Engineering COMELEC) - the official student elections authority of the Faculty of Engineering
Major organizations 
- Mechanical Engineering Club (MEC)
- Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES)
- Chemical Engineering Society (ChES)
- Computer Science Society (CSS)
- Electrical Engineering Circuit (EEC)
- Engineering Team for Emergency Response and Community Development (ENTER CODE)
- Industrial Engineering Circle (IEC)
- Information Systems Society (ISyS)
- Network of Electronics Engineering Students (NECES)
- Organization of Aspiring Students of Engineering Sciences (OASES)
- Society of Information Technology Enthusiasts (SITE)
Accredited college-based organizations 
- Engineering Community Achievers Association
- UST Pax Romana - Engineering Unit
- Scarlet - Engineering
- UST Red Cross Youth Council-Engineering Unit
- Rotaract Club of UST - Engineering Unit
Student publication 
- Thomasian Engineer (TE) - the official student publication of the UST Faculty of Engineering
- The Reaction - the official student publication of the Chemical Engineering Department
Special interest groups 
- Engineering Dance Troupe (EDT)
- Engineering Quiz Team (EQT) - official student quiz team of the Faculty of Engineering
- Engineering Social Sciences Quiz Team (ESSQT)
- Mechatronics & Robotics Circle (MRC)
- One Voice Engineering Chorale (OV) - the official chorale of the Faculty of Engineering
- Tech-Advancement Group (TAG)
- CISCO Networking Academy Gateway (CNAG)
- Junior Philippine Computer Society - UST Chapter (JPCS-UST)
- Engineering Varsity Teams - Men's and Women's Basketball Team, Men's and Women's Volleyball Team, Men's and Women's Football Team, and Men's Judo Team
See also 
- Bulauan, J.A.A. & Garcia, J.C.V. (2011-01-26). "Too many students, so few classrooms". The Varsitarian. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
- University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering: "Thomasian Engineer Journal", pp 4-8. Thomasian Engineer Media, 2007
- History of Civil Engineering in University of Santo Tomas
- University of Santo Tomas - Official Website
- Faculty of Engineering - University of Santo Tomas
- USTEAA Inc. - UST Engineering Alumni Association Inc.