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Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs (B.Eng.) ; 4 Yrs (M.Eng.)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)55200/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

These programmes will provide you with core scientific and engineering knowledge coupled with a range of transferrable skills – analysis, communications, information technologies, management, problem solving and teamwork – to prepare you for a career in areas such as commodity and specialty chemicals, fertilisers, food processing, fuels and energy production, minerals processing, petrochemicals, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals or water treatment. If you opt to take the BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering, you will acquire the essential core knowledge and skills of chemical engineering enhanced with an emphasis on the minimisation of environmental impacts, enabling you to create environmentally responsible solutions to the engineering challenges of tomorrow.


MEng students will need to undergo at least 12 weeks of industrial training in an external institution and meet appropriate coursework requirement before starting 4th year of study.


Year one

Typical core modules

  • Chemistry in the Environment
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 and 2
  • Engineering Principles 1
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Design
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introductory Geology
  • Process Engineering Fundamentals
  • Separation Processes Fundamentals


Year two

Typical core modules

  • Analytical Measurement
  • Chemical and Phase Equilibria
  • Chemical Engineering Project*
  • Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers
  • Engineering Materials
  • Environmental Field Course**
  • Fundamentals of Process Control
  • Interfacial Chemistry*
  • Particle Mechanics
  • Plant Design
  • Probabilistic and Numerical Techniques for Engineers
  • Separation Processes 1
  • Site Investigation**
  • Waste Management


Year three

Typical core modules

  • Air Pollution**
  • Biochemical Engineering*
  • Design Project
  • Industrial Process Analysis*
  • Multi-Component Separations
  • Process Dynamics and Control
  • Process Simulation 1
  • Reactor Design
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Water Treatment**


Year four (MEng only)

Typical core modules

  • MEng Project

Typical optional modules

  • Advance Biochemical Engineering*
  • Advanced Computational Methods
  • Advanced Environmental Assessment
  • Advance Process Control
  • Advance Reaction Engineering
  • Advance Rheology and Materials
  • Air Pollution 2**
  • Contaminated Land**
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Fats and Oils Processing Technolgy
  • Industrial Dehydration
  • Microfluidic Technology*
  • Multiphase Systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Palm Oil and Oleochemicals
  • Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing
  • Power Generation and Carbon Capture
  • Process Design and Optimisation
  • Process Synthesis and Design
  • Professional Engineer in Society
  • Statistical Process Control and Quality Management
  • Water Treatment Engineering**

* Chemical engineering students only.

** Chemical engineering with environmental engineering students only.

Entry Requirements
Entry requirements
A Level ABB, including mathematics and either chemistry or physics, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  32 points, including 5 points in mathematics (Higher Level) and 5 points in either chemistry or physics (Higher Level)
STPM  AB+B+, including mathematics and either chemistry or physics, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  3 As including mathematics and either chemistry or physics, and grade B3 in 2 further academic subjects excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM or other Australian Matriculations
ATAR 89 including mathematics and either chemistry or physics.
Canadian (CIMP/ICPU) 90% average based on 6 subjects, including mathematics and science subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum)

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with grade A in mathematics and grade B in physics and chemistry plus, a score of 1200 in SATr plus, 700, 650 in SAT Subject Tests and at least 4 (in AP Calculus) or 5, 4, 4 in Advanced Placement Tests. Students taking group B subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

SAT Subject Tests must include chemistry or physics. SAT Subject Tests in mathematics at level 1 or 2 are not acceptable instead students need AP calculus. AP Physics must be a combination of Physics C plus either Physics 1 or Physics 2

Advance Placement (AP) Applicants who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Engineering programme with no failed modules

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
GCE A Level English Literature or Language: grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature grade C
PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element)
SPM:  grade B+ 
GCE O-Level (1119): grade C 
GCSE O Level: grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
UEC: grade B3 
MUET: Band 4
IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  4 points 
IB English B HL:  4 points 
IB English B SL:  5 points 
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.


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Career Prospects

You will be equipped for a career in chemical engineering, working as a professional in areas such as process and product design or plant management, or for work in other disciplines benefiting from the technical and problem-solving skills you have acquired.

Additionally, the chemical engineering with environmental engineering degrees equip you for a career in environmental engineering, perhaps working as a professional in environment related functions such as waste treatment, pollution control or materials recycling.

As a Nottingham chemical engineering graduate you will be highly sought-after by companies worldwide. With our unique combinations of chemical and environmental engineering, we are well placed to provide multi-skilled graduates to work in a diverse range of industries including energy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food and environmental services, as well as government agencies and departments around the world.

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

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