Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Chemical Engineering

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Chemical Engineering

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Chemical Engineering, The plan to establish the Faculty of Engineering had started back in 1978 with the formation of the Electronic Unit and the Industrial Chemistry Unit under the flagship of the Faculty of Science on 1st May 1978. Both units offered programmes linked to engineering in nature to science students at the undergraduate level. In 1980, the Industrial Chemistry Unit was renamed to the Chemistry Technology Unit which offered the Chemistry Technology Programme.


Master of Chemical Engineering (MEng – Taught Course)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO1: Graduates with morals values and ethical as well as able to fulfil social responsibility in their respective organizations.

PEO2: Graduates with advanced knowledge and competent in the field of chemical engineering.

PEO3: Graduates who can lead and competitive as well as innovative in the chemical ebgineering industry.


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

PLO1: Knowledge – Ability to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in chemical engineering

PLO2: Practical Skills – Ability to apply practical skills and competitive in the specialized field of chemical engineering.

PLO3: Social Skills and Responsibility – Ability to make link ideas and social and environmental issues in chemical engineering

PLO4: Values, Attitudes and Professionalism – Ability to conduct research projects with minimal supervision , adhere to the legal code of practice , ethical and profesional.

PLO5: Communication Skills , Leadership and Teamwork – Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities through communication and efficient teamwork among colleagues and stakeholders .

PLO6: Information Management Skill and Scientific Skill – Ability to provide solutions to problems using scientific and critical thinking skills.

PLO7: Information Management Skills and Lifelong Learning – Ability to manage information for lifelong learning

PLO8: Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills – Ability to apply engineering knowledge, management principle and entrepreneurship.

Course Details

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering


Department of Chemical and Process Engineering offers two Bachelor Degree of Engineering namely Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering since it was established in 1984, when the faculty of Engineering was embodied in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Chemical Engineering directly involves in raw feed processing to produce valuable products especially if the processing involves phase change, contain energy of the processed materials and composites. Chemical, physical and mathematical principles which are the basis of Chemical Engineering are used to understand the chemical reaction process in a reactor and transport process in a processing unit and separation. Meanwhile the economic and management principles are completing the Chemical Engineering Program.

Biochemical Engineering that routes from fermentation industry uses Chemical Engineering principle in processing the biological and biochemical materials. This field includes microorganism breeding, enzyme usage as biological and biochemical process catalyst, and design, optimization and process control for large scale biological and biochemical processes and also process synthesis of commercial materials such as food, pharmaceutical products and industrial biochemical products in general.

Starting from the 2015 – 2016 academic session, Chemical Engineering program has been restructured where all Biochemical Engineering elements were combined in this program. This was practicable in parallel to the accreditation and industrial requirements that require graduates to possess vast knowledge covering both fields. It is also in line with the Chemical Engineering program that is mostly offered by well-known universities worldwide.

Apart from that, educational program was also structured to allow students to obtain vast and deep exposure in design experience, industrial work and research. At the end of the third year, students need to undergo practical training. Research project is also conducted in semester VII and VIII. At the final year, students need to complete design project for the process plant. Strong basis as well as practical exposure are believed to produce competent engineers. Curriculum structure was thoroughly planned so that the students would gain sufficient knowledge to perform Process Plant Design Project in Semester VIII. Students may use computer software such as Aspentech®, iCON® and Superpro® to assist them in the Design Project.


For detail information, please contact :

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Telephone : +60 (3) 8911 8035
Fax : +60 (3) 8911 8345
e-mail : danialruzlan@ukm.edu.my