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Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours​


JPT/BPP(R/524/6/0031)11/19

Introduction

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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 related industries. The job involves supervision of plant operation and maintenance, troubleshooting operational problems related to process, and undertaking plant modification work for process operability and safety improvement.

 

The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours 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:

 

  • Environment and Sustainable Engineering
  • Process System Engineering
  • Processing Industry
  • Process Plant Safety

  

Programme Educational Objectives

 

  • Engineers who are competent with the potential to become leaders in chemical process and related industries.
  • Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of chemical process and related industries for the betterment of the society.

 

Programme Outcomes

To produce graduates with the following outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex 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.
  • Conduct investigation of complex 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 appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to evaluate complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Evaluate sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision making in one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • 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.

   

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00.

Sum​mary of Courses R​equired for Graduation
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement 10
UR - University Requirement 14
CC – Core Common 24
CD – Core Discipline 72
CI – Core Industrial Internship 14
CSp – Core Specialisation 9
TOTAL 143

  
Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours

 

SEMESTER 1
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPU3122 /

MPU3142

TITAS (Local) /

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

2

 

NR
2 PEB1012 Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development 2 UR
3 FEM1013 Engineering Mathematics I  3 CC
4 CEB1013 Organic Chemistry 3 CD
5 CEB1023 Physical Chemistry 3 CD
                    Credit Hours 13

SEMESTER 2
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPU3112 /

MPU3172

Hubungan Etnik (Local) /      

Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

2

 

NR
2 FEM1023 Engineering Mathematics 2 3 CC
3 CEB1032 Health, Safety & Environment 2 CC
4 CEB1043 Principles of Chemical Engineering 3 CD
5 CEB1053 Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics 3 CD
                    Credit Hours 13

SEMESTER 3
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPUXXX2

 One (1) MPU2 Course        

2

NR
2 LEB1042 Academic Writing 2 UR
3 FEM1063 Statistics and Application 3 CC
4 CEB1063 Process Heat Transfer 3 CD
5 CEB1072 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 2 CD
6 KXXxxx1 Co Curriculum I 1 UR
                    Credit Hours 13

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​​SEMESTE​​​R 4 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​ ​​​SEMESTER 6 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 3 One (1) MPU3 Course 2 NR HEB2033 Professional Communication Skills 3 UR GEB2102 Entrepreneurship 2 UR
HEB1023 Scientific Inquiry 3 UR KXXxxx1 Co Curriculum II 1 UR MEB2063 Engineering Team Project 3 CC
CEB2013 Separation Process I 3 CD CEB2043 Reaction Engineering I 3 CD CEB2072 Chemical Engineering Lab II 2 CD
CEB2023 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3 CD CEB2053 Process Modelling & Simulation 3 CD CEB2083 Process Instrumentation & Control 3 CD
CEB2032 Chemical Engineering Lab I 2 CD CEB2063 Separation Process II 3 CD CEB2093 Reaction Engineering II 3 CD
Credit Hours​ ​ 13   Credit Hours ​ 13   ​Credit Hours ​ 13  
​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​SEMESTER 7​ ​ ​ ​ ​​STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ​ ​ ​ ​​​STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 4/ HEB1012 Community Engagement Project 2 NR IEB3037 Student Industrial Training (SIT) 7 CI IEB3047 Student Industrial Project (SIP) 7 CI
 FEM2063 Data Analytics 3 CC                
CEB3013 Environmental Chemical Engineering 3 CD
CEB3023 Process Safety & Loss Prevention 3 CD                
CEB3032 Chemical Engineering Lab III 2 CD
Cred​it Hours ​ 13   Credit Hours ​ 7   Credit Hours ​ 7  
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​SEMEST​ER 8​ ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​ ​​​SEMESTER 10 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
VEB3102 Project Management 2 CC CEB4053 Transport Phenomena 3 CD EEB4073 Engineers in Society 3 CC
GEB3022 Engineering Economics 2 CC CEB4063 Plant Design Project I 3 CD CEB4083 Plant Design Project  II 3 CD
CEB4013 Process Plant Design 3 CD CEB4074 Final Year Project II 4 CD CEB4xx3 Core Specialisation II 3 CSp
CEB4022 Material Science for Chemical Engineering 2 CD CEB4xx3 Core Specialisation I 3 CSp CEB4xx3 Core Specialisation III 3 CSp
CEB4032 Analytical Chemistry 2 CD        
CEB4042 Final Year Project I 2 CD                
Cr​edit Hours ​ 13   Credit Hours ​ 13   ​Credit Hours ​ 12  
​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​​​​​​​​​Tot​​al ​Credit Ho​​urs : 143 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  

 

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

 

Students are required to choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation's areas (set A, B, C or D). For any of the selected set, students are required to choose 3 out of 4 courses as Core Specialisation Elective I, II and III.

 

A. ​​Environment and Sustainable ​Engineering ​ ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 CEB4213 Air Pollution Engineering 3 CSp
2 CEB4223 Industrial Effluent Engineering 3 CSp
3 CEB4233 Sustainable Engineering Practices 3 CSp
4 CEB4243 Waste Management & Utilization 3 CSp

       

B.​​​ ​​Process System Engineering ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 CEB4313 Process Integration 3 CSp
2 CEB4323 Energy and Process Utility Engineering 3 CSp
3 CEB4333 Process Optimization 3 CSp
4 CEB4343 Advanced Process Control 3 CSp

 

C.​ ​​Processing Industry ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 CEB4413 Gas Process Engineering 3 CSp
2 CEB4423 Polymer Processing 3 CSp
3 CEB4433 Petrochemical Processing 3 CSp
4 CEB4443 Biochemical Processing 3 CSp

 

D. ​​Process Plant Safety ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 CEB4513 Human Factors for Process Safety 3 CSp
2 CEB4523 Design for Process Safety 3 CSp
3 CEB4533 Technical Management for Process Safety 3 CSp
4 CEB4543 Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis 3 CSp

 

Minor (EM) Courses

 

Engineering students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business will have the option to complete courses offered under Minor. There are four Minor packages available to Engineering students as follows:

  1. Minor in Entrepreneurship
  2. Minor in International Relations
  3. Minor in Project Management
  4. Minor in Big Data Analytics

In order to be eligible for Minor, students are required to pass and complete all the courses under the same package (15 credits). Results obtained from courses under Minor will be counted into GPA/CGPA calculation.  Students are reminded that the option to complete Minor courses are at the students' discretion and are not compulsory. The total credit hours accumulated under Minor courses will be over and above the graduation requirements of 143 credit hours.     

 

​​​​​Min​or in Entrep​reneurship   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No​​​​ Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 GEB2043 Principles of Marketing 3 EM Students can take these courses in any semester ​​​​​ ​ ​ ​
2 GEB2053 Principles of Finance 3 EM
3 GEB2063 Business Communication 3 EM
4 GEB1023 Economics 3 EM
5 GEB3123 Technopreneurship 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15    ​

 

​​​​Minor in International Relationship   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G Semester
1 GEB1043 Cross-Cultural Management 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 GEB2063 Business Communication 3 EM
3 GEB1023 Economics 3 EM
4 GEB3143 Law and International Business 3 EM
5 HEB2163 Global Citizen 3 EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15    ​

 

​​​​Minor in Project Management  ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 VEB3113 Operations Management 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 VEB3123 Project Scheduling and Control 3 EM
3 VEB3133 Risk Analysis & Quality Management 3 EM
4 VEB3143 Contract Management 3 EM
5 VEB3153 Procurement & Estimation 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15    ​

   

​​​​Minor in Big Data Analytics   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 FEM3013 Artificial Intelligence 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 FEM3023 Simulation and Optimisation 3 EM
3 FEM3033 Data Mining 3 EM
4 FEM3043 Big Data Analytics 3 EM
5 FEM3053 Data Science & Methodology 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15    ​​

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