Bachelor Of Chemical Engineering With Honours

January, May and September
Course Duration
4 years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R3/524/6/0024; 03/2030
Accreditation Code


This four-year programme combines the three basic physical sciences – chemistry, physics and biology – with mathematics, which makes it one of today’s most versatile engineering fields. This allows room for specialisation in a very broad spectrum of fields, including bioprocess..., petroleum refining, waste management and etc. At UCSI, students are exposed to a myriad of new technologies that are rapidly reshaping the society we live in.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source:

About the Programme

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.


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

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements


Minimum 2Cs including Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject

A Level

Minimum 2Ds including Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject


Minimum 5Bs including Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject


Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject

Local Matriculation

Minimum CGPA 2.0

Foundation from other University/ College

Minimum CGPA 2.0


A maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B in Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject

Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0
  • Subject to Faculty discretion after reviewing transcript and 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 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% in Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject

International Baccalaureate

Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject)


Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 60% in Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject


Minimum overall average of 60%, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject


Minimum overall average of 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% in Mathematics and one relevant Physical Science subject

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Dean or Head of Department 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-Level principal – 'A' to 'D'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 3.5
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2
B1 (High B1)

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
Band 5.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English
Band 3.5
B1 (High B1)

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • **The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Material Engineering
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers I
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers II
  • Statistics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Design and Drawing
  • Applied Chemistry Laboratory
  • Material Engineering Laboratory
Year 2
  • Safety, Health and Environment 
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Thermodynamics
  • Numerical Analysis 
  • Mass Balance 
  • Energy Balance 
  • Mass Transfer 
  • Programming for Engineers 
  • Thermofluid Laboratory  
  • Numerical Analysis Laboratory  
  • Industrial Training I 
Year 3
  • Chemical Process Simulation and Design
  • Engineers in Society
  • Process Dynamics and Controls
  • Heat Transfer
  • Separation Process
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Process Instrumentation and Instrumental Analysis
  • Engineering Management and Economics
  • Unit Operations Laboratory
  • Reaction and Process Control Laboratory
  • Energy and Environment Laboratory
  • Industrial Training II
Year 4
  • Final Year Project A
  • Final Year Project B
  • Plant and Safety Engineering
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Plant Design Project I
  • Plant Design Project II
  • Chemical Process Design and Optimization
Elective courses (select one specialisation only)

Specialisation 1: Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Industrial Effluents Engineering
Renewable Energies
Bioremediation Engineering

Specialisation 2: Petroleum Refining and Downstream Processes
Natural Gas Engineering
Petroleum Refining Engineering
Petrochemical Manufacturing Processes

Specialisation 3: Biochemical Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering
Bioremediation Engineering
Microbiology for Engineers

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)

All students:
  1. U2 - Technical Communication
  2. U3 - Malaysian Experiential Tourism
  3. U4 - Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

Career Opportunities

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

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 96,130

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 116,010

International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering2+2 / 2+2.5University of QueenslandAustraliaAUD 51,200

For enquiry, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.

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