The Chemical Engineering course is offered both as an articulation programme with UNSW and fully local degree programme taught at UTB. The degree awarded by UNSW is fully accredited and recognised internationally. Successful completion of the degree programme is accepted by the Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers as sufficient academic qualification for corporate membership.
What is Chemical Engineering?
Chemical Engineering is about the design, operation and optimisation of safe, environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient processes which convert raw materials to the useful products which we rely on in our everyday lives. Chemical Engineers have a wide choice of potential careers. They can be found working in a large variety of industries such as oil & gas, chemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy, water, food & drink and fast moving consumer goods, to name but a few. In Brunei, with a degree in Chemical Engineering, your career would most likely be in the oil and gas downstream sector. This is becoming an increasingly important growth area within the Brunei economy, and Chemical Engineering students should find themselves well placed amongst their peers to secure a job upon graduation.
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
The learning outcomes of the programme are to:
- Demonstrate both fundamental and advanced understanding of the disciplinary body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to the discipline or professional field.
- Apply disciplinary principles and practices to existing, new or complex environments.
- Plan and execute both enquiry based and professional projects, undertake a capstone experience and complete numerous pieces of work that involve substantial scholarship.
- Apply both fundamental understanding and enquiry-based thinking to existing and new disciplinary and/or professional contexts.
- Investigate, generate and synthesise complex ideas and concepts at an abstract and/or applied level.
- Critically evaluate contemporary designs and principles in their field of study.
- Analyse problems or issues, articulate appropriate solutions and justify propositions and/or professional decisions.
- Communicate simple and complex ideas in a variety of formats to diverse audiences.
- Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability in the acquisition or application of knowledge or skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the principles of teamwork and collaboration.
- Demonstrate an understanding of local and international perspectives relevant to the discipline or professional field, and be able to contextualise and explain any differences between them.
Chemical engineers have many career opportunities, and are employed across a wide range of businesses by both large and small companies involved in the development and production of both bulk commodities and specialist products. Graduates who choose not to accept jobs in industry are highly employable in other areas due to their enhanced solving problem, analytical and management skills. As a result it is not unexpected to find chemical engineering graduates progress on to successful careers in finance, accounting and consultancy.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants for admission to first degree programmes must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:-
- At least a Credit Six in the Malay language at GCE Ordinary Level (applicable only for Bruneians applying for a Government Scholarship).
- At least a Credit Six in Mathematics at GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
- At least a Credit Six in English Language at GCE Ordinary Level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score 550 or its equivalent.
The following points are used as a basis for the following degree programmes:
UCAS Tariff Points:
Programme Entry Requirements
The admission requirements to the Year 1 of the degree programmes in Chemical Engineering are:
- A minimum of 240 ‘A’ level points for three ‘A’ level passes; the three ‘A’ level passes must be in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (excluding Further Mathematics) at Grade C or better.
- An International Baccalaureate Diploma score of 28 points with minimum of 5 points in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry at standard level or a minimum of 4 points at higher level.
- A relevant BTEC/BDTVEC Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least 60% of the modules at Merit or higher including all analytical modules such as Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics.
- Relevant work experience and/or qualifications deemed to be equivalent to one of the above to be decided on a case by case basis by the faculty.
|Semester||Module Code||Module Title||Credit Value|
|PCE1MHB||Material and Heat Balances||10|
|PCE1MA1||Engineering Mathematics 1||10|
|FEG1MA2||Engineering Mathematics 2||10|
|PCE1MHT||Mass and Heat Transfer||10|
|PCE1CFE||Computing for Engineers I||10|
|PCE1ED1||Engineering Design and Innovation||10|
|PCE2SP1||Separation Processes I||10|
|MIB||Melayu Islam Beraja||10|
|PCE2GPE||Gas Process Engineering||10|
|4||PCE2PSE||Process Safety and Environmental Engineering||10|
|PCE2SP2||Separation Processes 2||10|
|PCE2PCI||Process Control and Instrumentation||10|
|PCE2CPD||Chemical Plant Design||10|
|PCE2CFE||Computing for Engineers 2||10|
|EP3221||Process Modelling and Simulation||10|
|EP3222||Renewable Energy Technology||10|
|EP3223||Chemical Process Technology||10|
|EP3224||Air and Water Pollution, Reduction and Mitigation||10|
|6||EP3326||Plant Development and Economics||10|
|EP3327||Computer Aided Design for Chemical Engineering||10|
|EP3331||Membrane Technology and Applications||10|
|FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR|
|7||EP4232||Advanced Reaction Engineering||10|
|EP4233||Mechanical Unit Operations||10|
|EG3504||Engineering Management (ME)||10|
|EP4235||Final Year Project for Chemical Engineering||10|
|8||EP4405||Computation Fluid Dynamics||10|
|EP4407||Ethics in Engineering||10|
|EP4235||Graduate Design Project 2||30|
List of Labs
|1||Fluid Mechanic Laboratory|
|2||Combined Lab: Separation Laboratory, Heat and Energy Transport Laboratory|
Disclaimer: Universiti Teknologi Brunei reserves the right to make any changes any time without prior notice.