Chemical Engineering Programme Area (Degree)

Introduction

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.

 

Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering

 

Objectives
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.

 

Careers Opportunities
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:

A*140
A120
B100
C80
D60
E40

 

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.

         OR

  • 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.

         OR

  • 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.

          OR

  • 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.

Programme's Structure

SemesterModule CodeModule TitleCredit Value
FIRST YEAR
1PCE1PH1Physics 110
PCE1CH1Chemistry 110
PCE1MHBMaterial and Heat Balances10
CTL1FE1Communication Skills10
PCE1ENMEngineering Materials10
PCE1MA1Engineering Mathematics 110
2PCE1PH2Physics 210
FEG1MA2Engineering Mathematics 210
PCE1MHTMass and Heat Transfer10
CTL1TC1Technical Communication10
PCE1CFEComputing for Engineers I10
PCE1ED1Engineering Design and Innovation10
SECOND YEAR
3FEG2MA3Numerical Methods10
PCE2SP1Separation Processes I10
MIBMelayu Islam Beraja10
PCE2THMThermodynamics10
PCE2FLMFluid Mechanics10
PCE2GPEGas Process Engineering10
4PCE2PSEProcess Safety and Environmental Engineering10
PCE2SP2Separation Processes 210
PCE2PCIProcess Control and Instrumentation10
PCE2CH2Chemistry 210
PCE2CPDChemical Plant Design10
PCE2CFEComputing for Engineers 210
THIRD YEAR
5EP3220Reaction Engineering10
EP3221Process Modelling and Simulation10
EP3222Renewable Energy Technology10
EP3223Chemical Process Technology10
EP3224Air and Water Pollution, Reduction and Mitigation10
EP3225Petroleum Refining10
6EP3326Plant Development and Economics10
EP3327Computer Aided Design for Chemical Engineering10
EP3328Corrosion Engineering10
EP3329Polymer Engineering10
EP3330Reservoir Engineering10
EP3331Membrane Technology and Applications10
FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR
7EP4232Advanced Reaction Engineering10
EP4233Mechanical Unit Operations10
EP4234Transport Phenomena10
EG3504Engineering Management (ME)10
BE3151Technopreneurship (Business)10
EP4235Final Year Project for Chemical Engineering10
8EP4405Computation Fluid Dynamics10
EP4406Nanotechnology10
EP4407Ethics in Engineering10
EP4235Graduate Design Project 230

 

List of Labs

 

No.Laboratory
1Fluid Mechanic Laboratory
2Combined Lab: Separation Laboratory, Heat and Energy Transport Laboratory
3Chemistry Laboratory
4Computer Laboratory

 

Disclaimer: Universiti Teknologi Brunei reserves the right to make any changes any time without prior notice.