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​​​​​​​​​​​​Introduction

Chemical Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, construction and operation of industrial processing plants. A chemical engineer generally works at any industrial processing plant such as those dealing with petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, food processing and other allied industries. The job involves supervision of plant operation and maintenance, troubleshooting operational problems relate​​​d to process, and undertaking plant modification work for process operability and safety improvement. 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical programme stresses the need for a strong foundation in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, followed by a thorough coverage of basic engineering courses such as Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Mass & Heat Transfer. In the later years of study, students are exposed to Unit Operations, Reaction Engineering, Safety & Environment, Process Control and Process Design. In addition to the above, at the end of their studies a student will have the opportunity to take special topics in one of these selected areas of interest:
  • ​Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
  • Process Plant Engineering
  • Gas and Petrochemical Engineering
  • Process Analysis and Control
  • Process Plant Safety
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering
Programme Educational Objectives
  • To produce technically qualified Chemical Engineers with the potential to become leaders in chemical process and allied industries.
  • To produce Chemical Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of chemical process and allied industries for the betterment of society and nation.

Programme Outcomes

To produce graduates with the following outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisations to the solution of complex chemical engineering problems
  • Identify, formulate, research literature and analyse complex chemical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
  • Design solutions for complex chemical engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  • Investigate complex  chemical engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions
  • Select and apply modern engineering and IT tools to evaluate complex chemical engineering activities
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice
  • Understand the relationship of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of chemical engineering practice
  • Communicate clearly on complex chemical engineering activities with the engineering community and society
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management, business acumen and entrepreneurship in multidisciplinary environments

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 145 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00.​

 

​​​​​Summary of Courses Required for Graduation​​​
Course Group (G)

Number of Credit Hours

NR - National Requirement

14

UR - University Requirement

9

CC–Core-Common

29

CD–Core- Discipline

70

CI – Core- Industrial Training

14

CSp–Core-Specialisation

9

TOTAL

145


Programme Curriculum Structure

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2​

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU3123

MPU3143

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (Int)

​3​

NR

CDB1012

Health, Safety & Environment

2

CC

MPU3113

MPU3173

Ethnic Relationship (Local)  

Malaysian Studies 3 (Int)

3

NR

FDM1033

Vector Calculus

3

CC

FDM1023

Ordinary Differential Equations

3

CC

CDB1033

Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics

3

CD

PDB1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

2

UR

CDB1042

Introduction to Material Science & Engineering

2

CD

CDB1013

Organic Chemistry

3

CD

CDB1053

Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

3

CD

CDB1023

Physical Chemistry

3

CD​​​

CDB1064

Principles of Chemical Engineering

4

CD

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

17

 

 

SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

LDB1042

Academic Writing

2

UR

MPU 2

One (1) U2 Course

3

NR

FDM2043

Computational Methods

3

CC

FDM2063

Probability and Statistics

3

CC

TDB2073

Structured Programming & Database System

3

CC

HDB1042

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR

CDB2013

Separation Process I

3

CD

Kxx xxx1

Co Curriculum I

1

UR

CDB2023

Process Heat Transfer

3

CD

CDB2043

Reaction Engineering

3

CD

CDB2033

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

3

CD

CDB2052

Chemical Engineering Lab I

2

CD

 

 

 

 

CDB2063

Separation Process II

3

CD

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

18

 


​SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU 3

One (1) U3 Course

3

NR

MPU 4

Community Engagement Project

2​

NR

CDB3013

Process Instrumentation & Control

3

CD

GDB2033

Introduction To Management

3

CC

CDB3022

Environmental Chemical Engineering

2

CD

MDB3053

Engineering Team Project

3

CC

CDB3033

Transport Phenomena

3

CD

CDB3062

Chemical Engineering Lab III

2

CD

CDB3044

Process Plant Design

4

CD

CDB3072

Process Safety & Loss Prevention

2

CD

CDB3052

Chemical Engineering Lab II

2

CD

CDB3082

Chemical Engineering Lab  IV

2

CD

 

 

 

 

CDB3093

Analytical Chemistry

3

CD

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

17

 


​​​​​​INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME​

Code

Courses

Cr

G

IDB3037

Industrial Training

7

CI

IDB3047

Industrial Project

7

CI

Credit Hours

14

​ 


​SEMESTER 7

SEMESTER 8

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

GDB3023

Engineering Economics & Entrepreneurship

3

CC

VDB4053

Engineers in Society

3

CC

Kxx xxx1

Co Curriculum II

1

UR

CDB4022

Plant Design II

2

CD

CDB4014

Plant Design I

4

CD

CDB4624

Final Year Project II

4

CD

CDB4612

Final Year Project I

2

CD

CDB4xx3

Core Specialisation II

3

CSp

CDB4xx3

Core Specialisation I

3

CSp

CDB4xx3

Core Specialisation III

3

CSp

Credit Hours

13

Credit Hours

15

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS ​: 145

         

 

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

 

Students are required to choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation’s areas (set A, B, C, D or E) for Core Specialisation Elective I, II and III.​

 

​​A.

Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Air Pollution Engineering

CDB4213

CSp

3

2

Industrial Effluent and Waste Residue

CDB4223

CSp

3

3

Sustainable Engineering

CDB4233

CSp

3

 


B​​.

Process Plant Engineering

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Heat Integration

CDB4313

CSp

3

2

Energy and Process Utility Engineering

CDB4323

CSp

3

3

Process Modelling and Optimization

CDB4333

CSp

3

 


​C.

Gas and Petrochemical Engineering​

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Gas Process Engineering

CDB4413

CSp

3

2

Polymer Process Engineering

CDB4423

CSp

3

3

Advanced Reaction Engineering

CDB4433

CSp

3

 


​D.

Process Analysis and Control

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Industrial Automation and Control System

EDB4223

CSp

3

2

Advanced Process Control

CDB4523

CSp

3

3

Statistical Process Control

CDB4533

CSp

3

 

​ 

E.

Process Plant Safety​

    

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Human Factors for Process Safety

CD​B4613

CSp

3

2

Designs for Process Safety

CDB4623

CSp

3

3

Technical Management for Process Safety

CDB4633

CSp

3



Minor in Management (Em) Courses

 

Minor in Management is made available to all Engineering students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business. However, the option to do the Minor in Management is at the students’ discretion and is not compulsory. The credit hours will be over and above the graduation requirements of 145 credit hours.​


​Minor in Management​

No

Course Name​

Course Code

Credit Hour

Semester

1

Business Accounting

GDB2013

3

Students can take these courses in any semester

2

Management and Organizational Behaviour

GDB1033

3

3

Principles of Finance

GDB2053

3

4

Principles of Marketing

GDB2043

3

5

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

GDB3013

3

   

Students have to complete and pass all of listed courses to get Minor in Management. All results will be counted in the GPA/CGPA calculation. ​

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