|Approval Code||R2/524/6/0024; 05/2023|
|Subject Area||Chemical Engineering|
|Course Duration||4 years|
|Course Location||Kuala Lumpur|
|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.
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
- Subject to Faculty discretion after reviewing transcript and syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Note / Legend:
Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
For Local Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English language; or minimum grade of C in SPM English language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.
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
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests.
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.
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
- Organic Chemistry
- Material Engineering
- Physical Chemistry
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers I
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers II
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering Design and Drawing
- Applied Chemistry Laboratory
- Material Engineering Laboratory
- Safety, Health and Environment
- Fluid Mechanics
- Numerical Analysis
- Mass Balance
- Energy Balance
- Mass Transfer
- Programming for Engineers
- Thermofluid Laboratory
- Numerical Analysis Laboratory
- Industrial Training I
- 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
- 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
Specialisation 2: Petroleum Refining and Downstream Processes
Natural Gas Engineering
Petroleum Refining Engineering
Petrochemical Manufacturing Processes
Specialisation 3: Biochemical Engineering
Microbiology for Engineers
- Ethnic Relations
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Malaysian Studies
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.
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