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ST.

THERESE MTC COLLEGES


COLLEGE OF MARITIME EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Iloilo City, Philippines
Chapter 1

Introduction

Backhround of the study

Industrial chemistry is important to marine engineers as it gives them a better knowledge base

to be able to carry out the varied tasks required in their job role. Studying about chemistry in marine

engineering is so important because insufficient knowledge and improper practices of handling

chemicals onboard can harm marine ecosystem. Alga bloom, mass death of fish and others are the

effect of marine transportation if we don’t learn measure the side effect of fuel, material and other of

marine activities. Today, marine transportation needs fuel to work. Chemistry can help us to determine

the best fuel type to work best with the main engine while focusing on details such as cost, efficiency

and effects. Moreover, since a lot of machines are situated onboard ships, lubricant is needed to reduce

frictions on machines. Industrial chemistry will provide knowledge on choosing the best lubricant for

better working efficiency and longer lifespan of machines.

The Commission on Higher Education mandated the implementation of Industrial chemistry in

the Marine Engineering program. The subject’s core competency based on CHED is for the student’s to

be able to properly operate main and auxiliary machineries and associated control system. It attempts to

lay a foundation on the fundamentals of Chemistry to reach its core competency with providing

knowledge, understanding and proficiency on the different general topics prior to the safe operation of

machineries such as boilers and generators and the longevity of their lifespan.

Besides of the mechanical and electronic works of marine engineers onboard a ship. Most of the

elements use to power and help the machines running are related to Industrial chemistry. Some of these

elements includes characteristics of fuel oil and lubricants, cooling system, engine lubrication and boiler
ST. THERESE MTC COLLEGES
COLLEGE OF MARITIME EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Iloilo City, Philippines
water treatment. But since this subject was just introduced in the new curriculum and was perceived by

most students as a minor subject, students don’t find the subject to be that interesting with minimal

amount of attention to its importance. It is also evident that some student may lack knowledge on some

fundamental concepts about chemistry which could help in understanding other disciplines of the

subject and its connections to other sciences which are also useful to marine engineering.

Thus, there is a need to conduct this study to assess how well are the student’s performance in

industrial chemistry and their competence in practical experiments prior to their career as a Marine

Engineer. This study will also assess the teacher’s effectiveness which could provide better insights to

improve the proficiency of marine engineering students in Industrial Chemistry.


ST. THERESE MTC COLLEGES
COLLEGE OF MARITIME EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Iloilo City, Philippines

Theoritical Franework

This study is anchored to the Theory of Generalization in the transfer of learning. In this theory

transfer of learning takes place primarily through generalization and degree of transfer depends upon

the extent to which experiences in the first situation are understood and consolidated into

generalization.

Transfer of learning is the ability to apply knowledge learned in one context to new contexts.

Transfer the learning occurs when the learner recognizes common features among concepts, skills, or

principles and links the information in memory; and sees the values of utilizing what was learned in one

situation to another. The positive transfer happens when learning in one context improves performance

in some other context. While negative transfer occurs when learning in one context has a negative

impact on performance in another context.

Better transfer can be possible when one can understand the principle. As a result, one is able to

apply those generalizations to a new situation. Judd’s theory also posited that the attitudes and

dispositions of the learners, such as motivation, also impacted on transfer, and that the subject matter is

not as important as the methodology. His model, in essence, is a precursor to the cognitive perspective

on transfer in the sense that it acknowledges the learners prior knowledge, as well as the use of

strategies to promote transfer.


ST. THERESE MTC COLLEGES
COLLEGE OF MARITIME EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Iloilo City, Philippines

Statement of the problem

Generally, this study aims to determine the proficiency of marine engineering students in Industrial

chemistry.

Specifically, it will seek to answer the following questions:

1. What is the profile of the students?

2. What are the level of proficiency of marine engineering students in Industrial Chemistry?

3. Is there a significant difference in the level of proficiency of marine engineering students in Industrial

Chemistry?

Hypothesis of the study

There is no significant difference in the level of proficiency of marine engineering students in Industrial

Chemistry.
ST. THERESE MTC COLLEGES
COLLEGE OF MARITIME EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Iloilo City, Philippines
Definition of Terms

For better and clearer understanding of the terms used in the study, the following terms are defined

conceptually and operationally.

Proficiency is defined as having expertise or being very skilled or knowledgeable in a certain subject

(Your Dictionary, 2018).

In this study, this will refer to the competence of student's performance based on the score or results of

their exam put on the questionnaire.