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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering
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Approval Code R/524/6/0024; 05/2018
Accreditation Code A 8663
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Chemical Engineering
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
Chemical engineers are known as the universal engineers of all time and are well-versed in converting raw materials to more practical forms by applying both physical sciences and life sciences. Fusing chemistry, biology, microbiology and biochemistry with mathematics, this branch of engineering is versatile and allows room for specialisation in many areas, such as nanotechnology, refining, bio-diesel production and petrochemical production, to name a few.

The Chemical Engineering degree programme offered at UCSI University is designed to equip students with fundamental engineering and scientific knowledge in the field of chemical engineering.

The programme focuses on core technical operations in the chemical sector such as material handling, fluid flows, material and energy balances, mass and heat transfers, thermodynamics, chemical reaction designs, separation processes, environmental engineering and petroleum refining processes, to name a few. Apart from being solidly grounded in technical applications, the students are also furnished with management skills during the course of their study, in line with current demands of the industry.

In this programme, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement (Co-op) Programme at the end of their 2nd and 3rd academic years. The objective of the Co-op programme is to provide an avenue for students to gain exposure to professional practices in an actual working environment in addition to developing the necessary soft skills pertinent to their individual development. Student learning is also enhanced by industry visits, talks by prominent guest speakers from professional bodies, laboratory works as well as plant design projects, among other hands-on activities.


All of UCSI University’s engineering degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council, which fulfils the international requirements drafted in the Washington Accord.

Professional Recognition

Board of Engineers Malaysia


The structure of the Chemical Engineering curriculum is developed to provide both breadth and depth across the range of Chemical Engineering specialisations in order to produce competent graduates. The teaching and learning approaches vary according to the nature of the course or topic being delivered. The programme employs a range of teaching methods to ensure the successful achievement of the learning outcomes that include:
  • Lecture delivery
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Industrial experience / Co-Operative placement
  • Plant design project
  • Final year projects
  • Seminar/site visits
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Chemistry
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Chemistry
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Chemistry
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Chemistry
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Chemistry
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass
  • Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Chemistry
*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
The programme is an excellent preparation for a career in the chemical engineering fields, such as the oil and gas industry, commodity chemicals, specialty/consumer chemicals and advanced materials. Chemical engineers can also be employed in other manufacturing industries such as electrical, electronics, pulp and paper products, medicine and healthcare, as well as the heavy machinery industry.

Today, the field of chemical engineering is a diverse one, encompassing a wide range of areas. Graduates are able to find career opportunities in the following roles:
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Risk Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Material Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Cost Engineer
  • Lab Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Process Control Engineer
Year 1
  • Foundation of Chemistry 1
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry 2
  • Technical Communication
  • Elements of Material Sciences
  • Foundation of Chemistry 2
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
Year 2
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Electrical Principles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Numerical and Computing Methods
  • Mass Transfer
  • Introduction to Material and Energy Balances
  • Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Chemical Process Simulation and Design
  • Engineers in Society
  • Process Dynamics and Controls
  • Heat Transfer
  • Separation Process Fundamentals
  • Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes
  • Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Reaction Engineering and Design
  • Process Instrumentation and Instrumental Analysis
  • Corrosion
Year 4
  • Engineering Management and Economics
  • Final Year Project A
  • Final Year Project B
  • Plant and Safety Engineering
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Plant Design Project
  • Petroleum Refining Engineering
  • Chemical Process Design and Optimization
  • Pilot Plant and Scale Up Methods (Elective)
  • Fuels and Combustion (Elective)
  • Polymer Technology (Elective)
  • Natural Gas and Reservoir Technology (Elective)
  • Petrochemical Industries (Elective)
  • Co-operative Placement 4
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1   –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

        –   For Foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
U2   –   University Life

U3   –   Malaysian Experiential Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food

U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

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