CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME AREA

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.

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.

 

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

 

 

1

PCE1PH1Physics 110
PCE1CH1Chemistry 110
PCE1MHBMaterial and Heat Balances10
CTL1FE1Communication Skills10
PCE1ENMEngineering Materials10
PCE1MA1Engineering Mathematics 110

 

 

2

PCE1PH2Physics 210
FEG1MA2Engineering Mathematics 210
PCE1MHTMass and Heat Transfer10
CTL1TC1Technical Communication10
PCE1CFEComputing for Engineers I10
PCE1ED1Engineering Design and Innovation10

SECOND YEAR

 

 

3

FEG2MA3Numerical Methods10
PCE2SP1Separation Processes I10
MIBMelayu Islam Beraja10
PCE2THMThermodynamics10
PCE2FLMFluid Mechanics10
PCE2GPEGas Process Engineering10

 

 

4

PCE2PSEProcess Safety and Environmental Engineering10
PCE2SP2Separation Processes 210
PCE2PCIProcess Control and Instrumentation10
PCE2CH2Chemistry 210
PCE2CPDChemical Plant Design10
PCE2CFEComputing for Engineers 210

THIRD YEAR

 

 

 

5

EP3220Reaction Engineering10
EP3221Process Modelling and Simulation10
EP3222Renewable Energy Technology10
EP3223Chemical Process Technology10
EP3224Air and Water Pollution, Reduction and Mitigation10
EP3225Petroleum Refining10

 

 

6

EP3326Plant Development and Economics10
EP3327Computer Aided Design for Chemical Engineering10
EP3328Corrosion Engineering10
EP3329Polymer Engineering10
EP3330Reservoir Engineering10
EP3331Membrane Technology and Applications10

FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR

 

 

 

7

EP4232Advanced Reaction Engineering10
EP4233Mechanical Unit Operations10
EP4234Transport Phenomena10
EG3504Engineering Management (ME)10
BE3151Technopreneurship (Business)10
EP4235Final Year Project for Chemical Engineering10

 

 

8

EP4405Computation 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.

PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMME AREA

Introduction

Petroleum Engineering is a wide field, starting from exploration that involves general geology, geophysics, drilling, completion, production operations and the study of formation evaluation related to various reservoir engineering types. Now days and before the key success for any petroleum engineering companies, is how to make more money but the topic of safety and care of people and environment is more vital, therefore all the oil and gas companies are so aware of this point. Petroleum Engineers afterwards have challenging opportunities of potential careers either academia or industry. In Brunei, with a degree in petroleum engineering, most probably your career would be oil and gas related. This is becoming an increasingly important growth area within the Brunei economy, in addition petroleum engineering students should find themselves well placed amongst their peers to secure a job upon graduation, even though as UTB still have an ongoing twining programme, (2+2) with UNSW in Australia.
 

Course

 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Petroleum Engineering
 

Objectives

 

The learning outcomes of the programme are to:

  • Prepare our students for the first two years before they join UNSW
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of 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 the fundamentals of critical thinking to the existing of new disciplinary
  • Analyse problems or issues, articulate appropriate solutions and justify propositions and/or professional decisions.
  • 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 contextualize and explain any differences between them.
 

Careers Opportunities

 
Graduates as petroleum engineers have various options in terms of career opportunities, and are employed in different organizations i.e. either academia or industry. As a result it is so worth to pursue and study petroleum engineering field to enhance Brunei’s economy as the focal or main objective.
 

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 Petroleum Engineering are:

  • A minimum of 240 ‘A’ Level points for 3 ‘A’ level passes; the three ‘A’ level passes must be in Physics, Mathematics (excluding Further Mathematics) and another relevant subject (e.g. Chemistry, Geography, Computer Science) at Grade C or better. 
    OR
  • An International Baccalaureate score of 28 points preferably with minimum of 5 points in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry at standard level or 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, Fluid Mechanics and Drilling.
    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 TitleCredit Value

FIRST YEAR

 

 

1

Physics I10
Chemistry I10
Introduction to Petroleum Industry10
Communication Skills10
Engineering Materials10
Engineering Mathematics I10
Total =60

 

 

2

Physics 210
Engineering Mathematics II10
Fundamental of Petroleum Geology10
Technical Communications10
Computing for Engineers I10
Material Strength and Design Innovation10
Total =60

SECOND YEAR

 

 

3

Numerical Methods10
Petroleum Refining10
Melayu Islam Beraja10
Thermodynamics10
Fluid Mechanics10
Introduction to Petrophysics10
Total =60

 

 

4

Fundamental of Reservoir Engineering20
Computing for Engineers II10
Process Safety and Environmental Engineering10
Production Geology and Geophysics10
Process Control and Instrumentation10
Total =60
SemesterCodeCourse NameUOC

YEAR 1

 

1

MATH1131/ MATH1141Math 1A/ Higher Math 1A6
PHYS1121/ PHYS1131Physics 1A/ Higher Physics 1A6
ENGG1000Engineering Design and Innovation6
 Year 1 Elective (*)6

 

2

MATH1231/ MATH1241Math 1B/ Higher Math 1B6
ENGG1811Computing for Engineers6
MATS1101Eng. Materials and Chemistry**6
 Year 1 Elective (*)6

YEAR 2

 

1

CEIC2001Fluid and Particle Mechanics6
PTRL1010Introduction to Petroleum Industry (*)6
PTRL2010Business Practices in Petroleum Industry6
 General Education6

 

2

GEOS3321Fundamental of Petroleum Geology (*)6
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2E6
PTRL2018Introduction to Petrophysics6
PTRL2019Reservoir Engineering A6

YEAR 3

 

1

PTRL3001Reservoir Engineering B6
PTRL3003Field Development Geology and Geophysics6
PTRL3015Well Drilling Equioment and Operation6
 Professional Elective6

 

2

PTRL3002Reservoir Charac. and Simulation6
PTRL3022Design for Petroleum Engineers6
PTRL3023Formation Evaluation6
PTRL3025Petroleum Economics6

YEAR 4

 

 

1

PTRL4010Thesis A6
PTRL4012Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery6
PTRL4020Natural Gas Engineering6
 Professional Elective6

 

2

PTRL4011Thesis B6
PTRL4017Well Technology6
PTRL4021Petroleum Production Eng.6
 General Education6

List of Labs

No.Laboratory
1Geology Laboratory
2Introduction to Petrophysics (ongoing)

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

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