Degree-Granting Units

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS)

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) of the University of the Philippines Visayas is the forefront of fisheries education in the country. Over the years, the College has instituted degree programs that address the need for sustainable development of the country's fisheries resources and respond to the call for highly trained manpower in the field. Its curricular offerings, both in the graduate and undergraduate levels, aim to impart to students theoretical knowledge and practical skills as well as develop analytical capabilities as tools towards innovative approaches and solutions to fisheries and related programs.

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has four institutes, namely:

Institute of Aquaculture (IA)

Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanology (IMFO)

Institute of Fish Processing Technology (IFPT)

Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies (IFPDS). 


College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides the general education program that is the foundation of all academic programs in the University. The College equips the students with basic knowledge in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities; the skills necessary to communicate and to analyze and integrate knowledge; and the ability to learn independently and think critically. It offers interdisciplinary programs with double major supportive of, or complementary to, those offered by other colleges.

As a college composed of various disciplines, including a Division of Professional Education and a laboratory high school designed to train underprivileged youth especially from rural areas, the CAS takes the lead in strengthening programs related to science and technology, professional competence, and values clarification, inculcating in the student a better understanding of himself/herself as a Filipino, with a deep sense of nationalism and pride in the cultural heritage.

The College of Arts and Sciences has five divisions, namely, the Biological Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, and Professional Education Divisions. 


College of Management (CM)

The College of Management (CM) was formerly the School of Development Management (SDM), established in December 1981 out of the former Division of Development Management of the College of Arts and Sciences. SDM was elevated to college status in 1991.

The objectives of the College are the following: to provide strong management and business complement and support to the UPV programs in fisheries, marine sciences, the arts, social and natural sciences; to provide quality management education in order to train leaders for the region's public and private sectors; to serve as center for research, information dissemination, consultancy, and training services in the various areas of administration/management; and to serve as a pivotal link between UPV and local, national, and international organizations engaged in the management education, training and research.

The College of Management has two departments, namely, the Department of Accounting and the Department of Management.

Starting June 1997, the College offered the Diploma Program in Urban and Regional Planning in coordination with the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) at UP Diliman.

In July 1997, CM started the pilot testing of a course on Island Food Systems in RDM 298 (Field Studies), a course in the Master of Management, Rural Development Program. This initiative was made under the auspices of the Island Sustainability, Livelihood, and Equity (ISLE) Program. ISLE partners from Canada, Indonesia and Jamaica team-taught the course with UPV faculty members. 


School of Technology (SoTech)

The School of Technology (SoTech), formerly the School of Technology and Environmental Resources (STER), was established on March 29, 1984 as the 5th degree-granting unit of UP Visayas during the 966th Meeting of the Board of Regents. It was formally operationalized on February 17, 1986 with the transfer of the Food Technology program, along with its faculty, from the College of Arts and Sciences.

On April 22, 1993, the name of the School was changed from STER to SoTech. Along with its change of name was a modification of its mandate for it to become responsive to the needs of the region and the nation.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) program was adopted by SoTech from the U.P. Diliman College of Engineering on June 24, 1999 (1132nd BOR meeting) and implemented in 2007. With the adoption of the BSChE program, quality engineering education could be made more accessible to students in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The School's mission is to provide highly trained manpower, generate appropriate and environment-friendly technologies, disseminate information and transfer knowledge and technology; and assist in the proper management of the environment for regional development and nation building. 


The OBE framework of the Chemical Engineering Program includes the following components:

1. UPV Mission and Vision
2. Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
3. Program Outcomes (POs)
4. Curriculum Mapping in correspondence with POs
5. Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) Delivery Process
6. Program Assessment and Evaluation Process
7. Continuing Quality Improvement Program

The OBE Framework of SOTECH’s ChE Program is anchored on the mandate of UPV as the national center of excellence for fisheries and aquatic sciences. As such, the program aims to contribute to the development of the Visayas region through relevant instructional, research and extension programs in chemical engineering.

UPV’s mandate, along with inputs on the needs of the stakeholders of the program (students, faculty, alumni, professional organization, industry), serve as the bases in formulating the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) that graduates are expected to achieve in their professional and career practice three to five years after graduation , as well as the Program Outcomes (POs) that the students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Courses are designed and implemented with emphasis on student-centered learning, and assessment and evaluation on the attainment of institutional, program, and course outcomes are done periodically, with inputs from the external stakeholders on decisions and actions regarding program continuous quality improvement.


Within three to five years after graduation, graduates of the program are:
1. Globally-competent professionals, demonstrating mastery of chemical engineering principles in all career endeavors, and engaging in continuous professional growth;
2. Innovators and researchers in their chosen field of specialization, adhering to high professional and ethical standards as they demonstrate ability to address global, economic, environmental, or societal challenges;
3. Leaders in their respective workplace with the capability to effectively manage or work in a team, and responsive citizens with strong commitment to serve the community and country.


Upon completion of the five-year Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program, the student shall have the ability to:
a. apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve complex chemical engineering problems;
b. design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, in accordance with standards;
d. function in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
e. identify, formulate, and solve complex chemical engineering problems;
f. understand professional and ethical responsibility;
g. communicate effectively complex chemical engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large;
h. understand the impact of chemical engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
i. recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning;
j. know contemporary issues;
k. use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice;
l. know and understand engineering and management principles as a member and leader of a team, and to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

VIEW: Chemical Engineering Program - Framework, Educational Objectives, and Outcomes


UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC)

In its 823rd meeting, the UP Board of Regents established the UP College Tacloban as an answer to the urgent need for quality education in Region VIII. It was recognized as a regional unit of the System on May 23, 1973 and inaugurated on July 2, 1973.

Ten years later, Executive Order No. 4 placed UP College Tacloban under the administrative supervision of UP Visayas.

The mission of the College is to develop humanist-oriented professionals and leaders by providing opportunities for a UP education to qualified secondary and tertiary education graduates. The College is likewise mandated to act as a catalyst of change through research and extension services that are geared towards improving the quality of life in Eastern Visayas.

UPVTC has four divisions, namely, the Division of Humanities and Physical Education, Division of Management, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Division of Social Sciences.

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