Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct

Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 4 years
Credits: 133

Level of Study:
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About This Programme

In simple words, chemical engineering is a process of changing raw materials into products we use daily such as clothes, food, drinks, drugs, fertilizers, etc.

Chemical engineering involves applying chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to either develop or create new products/materials, or improve existing processes.

This is a broad based engineering discipline as it is concerned with transforming one thing into another or creating useful materials that can help improve the society. This explains the high demand for chemical engineers across a variety of industries and professions.

Is this programme for me?

Heads up! This is a very challenging programme but worth it!

It involves a lot of physics and maths plus chemistry and biology. If these are amongst your strong favourite subjects, this programme would suit you and you are likely to succeed.

This programme is varied and interesting. You will acquire a broad range of useful skills when you graduate.

Why should I take this programme at IUKL?

IUKL is one of the private institutions in the country that has strong linkages to society and the engineering industry, enabling students to grow personally and professionally. This programme is conducted in collaboration with University Malaysia Pahang which is one of the nation’s leading universities.

What will I learn?

Students are exposed to the principle of design processes and development of new product from ra  materials. This programmes stresses on the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, computing and CAD followed by more advanced courses and laboratory classes such as Reaction Engineering, Process Control and Process Design, Chemical Reaction. The wider context of chemical engineering includes economics as well as ethical and environmental issues.

What will I do? What is the specialty of a chemical engineer?

A chemical engineer is also known as a universal engineer. You will be one of those responsible for making changes to enhance the society’s everyday life through products and materials. You will be solving major challenges in energy, human health, manufacturing and sustainability.

Chemical engineers will work on finding ways to convert raw materials and intermediate chemicals into more useful forms. You will be involved in developing processes and products that are energy efficient, environmental friendly and profitable. Many products are practically improved by chemical engineers in some way.

Check If You Are Eligible

STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes (Including Mathematics/ Physics/Chemistry) and Band 2 MUET
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes (Including Mathematics/ Physics/Chemistry)
UEC Minimum 5B (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry);
Diploma/HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and Band 2 MUET
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and Band 2 MUET
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: Average of 60% or higher in 5 subjects (Including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry)
CPU/CIMP Minimum of 60% or higher in 6 subjects (Including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry)
IB Minimum 26/42 points or higher based on 6 subjects including 4/7 in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
PTE 47
Cambridge English 154

What Will You Learn?

Year 1

Engineering Mathematics I, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Engineering Mechanics, Technical & Professional Communication, Engineering Mathematics II, Analytical Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Electrical & Instrumentation Technology, Basic Science and Engineering Lab

Year 2

Engineering Statistics, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamic, Material and Energy Balance, Computer Programming, Material Science, Product Design and Innovation, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering I, Unit Operation, Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab, Unit Operation Lab.

Year 3

Process Simulation and Computer Aided Design, OSH in Chemical Industries, Numerical Methods, Entrepreneurship for Engineers, Engineers and Society, Foreign Language –Japanese/ French/ Mandarin, Process Control and Dynamic, Chemical Reaction Engineering II, Undergraduate Research Project I, Process Engineering Economics, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Industrial Training.

Year 4

Process and Plant Design I, Undergraduate Research Project II, Separation Process, Process and Plant Design II, Process Engineering Management, Process Control and Instrumentation Lab, Elective I, Elective II, Elective III.


Tuition Fees RM66,500.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM250.00
Insurance RM70.00/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Student Club
Total Fees (Approximate) RM69,500.00
Tuition Fees RM73,150.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,800.00
Medical Insurance RM600.00/year
Medical Examination RM250.00/year
Visa Processing RM360.00/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Student Club
Total Fees (Approximate) RM85,700.00


Who will employ me?

There are a wide range of industries and sectors that need chemical engineers. This includes pharmaceutical, petrochemical, microelectronics, biomedical, information technology and energy sectors.

You may be involved in improving existing processes and creating new methods for altering materials. Plus, you may be handling chemicals and plant equipment.

There are other sectors too which need the skills of a chemical engineer including quality assurance, manufacturing and consultancy.

Graduates will be employed as:

  • Chemical Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Research and Development Engineers
  • Energy Engineers

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How much will I make?

The average salary for a fresh graduate in this field is roughly RM 40,700.00 per annum. But of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for. The more experienced you are, the higher your salary will be.

Did you know?

  • The programme is conducted in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Kuantan which is one of the leading universities in Malaysia in Chemical Engineering.
  • Part of the programme will be taught by the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Natural Resources, UMP.
  • Students will have the opportunity to be exposed to the various petro-chemical industries in Gebeng Kuantan due to the close proximity and networking with UMP.
  • The exposure and experience will be useful to equip them with skills in chemical engineering upon graduation.

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