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BEng (Hons) / MEng Chemical Engineering

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University, UK
Course Duration4 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)54,000
CampusHeriot-Watt University, UK
FacultySchool of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
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Course Description

Chemical engineering is a broad-based discipline combining mathematics and science, which has an important – though often hidden – impact on society. It is about transforming raw materials into valuable and desirable products, creating durable products and services and producing the enabling technology and know-how for a sustainable future.

Chemical engineers’ input is valuable at every stage of a project from the initial idea, through to the product emerging at the end of the line and even to the market. Chemical engineers are highly valued by employers for their all-round skills and job prospects are excellent. Graduates are employed in many sectors from fine chemicals and food products, to utility suppliers, polymers and the oil industry.

This bachelor's degree will allow you to understand the chemical and physical principles underlying chemical engineering concepts and help you to cultivate the ability to apply your skills to real, practical engineering problems. It will also develop your transferable skills in communication, team-working, industrial and commercial awareness and career management.


Year 1


Provides a general introduction to the subject, emphasising the role of basic mathematics and science. Courses introduce basic techniques and principles of chemical engineering including: Mass Balances; Basic Thermodynamics and Energy Balances. An awareness of professional and personal development forms a critical part of the teaching in this year.

Mandatory September

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Engineering Professionalism and Technical Communication
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 1

Mandatory January

  • Chemical Reactivity
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2

Mandatory AY

  • Introduction to Process Engineering



Year 2

All students by default will be enrolled into the MEng programme at the point of entry. This is done for the applicant's eligibility for PTPTN's study loan, as well as for recognition by the Board of Engineers Malaysia. You may choose to opt out of the MEng programme, and proceed to a BEng programme during your Second Year. BEng students who meet the progression requirements for the MEng programme may transfer programmes at the end of Year 2.

Mandatory September

  • Chemical Thermodynamics & Introductory Chemical Kinetics for Chemical Engineers
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Industrial Chemical Processes
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 3

Mandatory January

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Process Design A
  • Mathematical Modelling for Chemical Engineers



Year 3

Students undertake a compulsory industrial training placement in addition to the following courses

Mandatory September

  • Sustainable Development and Engineering Management
  • Process Control
  • Separation Processes A
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering

Mandatory January

  • Bioprocessing
  • Process Health and Safety
  • Separation Processes B
  • Multiphase Thermodynamics



Year 4

MEng Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology ONLY

Mandatory September

  • Separation Processes C
  • Sustainability Management and Process Economics
  • Process Integration, Optimisation and Analysis

Mandatory January

  • Particle Technology
  • Applied Transport Phenomena
  • Reaction Engineering

Mandatory AY

  • Process Engineering Design Project



Year 5

Mandatory September

  • Professional and Industrial Studies

Optional September

  • Fluid Transportation and Storage
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Unit Operations B

Mandatory January

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering

Optional January

  • Oil and Gas Processing

Mandatory AY

  • MEng Research Project
  • MEng Design Project
Entry Requirements
  • A-Level / STPM: BBC including B in Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • UEC: 15 points or less including A2 in Mathematics and Chemistry (5 subjects not less than B grade).
  • WACE: ATAR 75 including 65% in Mathematics Method/Specialist and Chemistry.
  • SACE: ATAR 75 including 15.0 in Mathematics Method/Specialist and Chemistry.
  • Canada Year 12 High School Diploma: 75% including 70% in Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 26 points including 5 in SL Chemistry and Mathematics AA (or 5 in HL Mathematics AI).
  • Matriculation/ Foundation: CGPA 3.0 including B in Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • Diploma: A diploma in related field – Engineering with CGPA 3.0 including B in Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: Grade C average including C in Mathematics, Chemistry and English.
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 8.0 including 8.0 in Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • Year 12 State Board High School Examination (India): 75% including 75% in Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • Senior High School Graduation Certificate (China): 80% including 80% in Mathematics and Chemistry.

We strongly urge all prospective students to submit their applications. Our students comprise of individuals with a wide array of qualifications. The most comprehensive way for us to assess eligibility is by receiving a completed application comprising of academic qualification.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.

Intake Months

January, September

Career Prospects

Graduates will find employment ranging from research and development, through the design, commissioning and management of plant, to product marketing and technical services.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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