- Course code
KPT/JPS (R/524/6/0029) (FA4097) 01/24
KPT/JPS (R/524/6/0041) (FA4097) 11/26
- Delivery type
- 3 years/4 years
- Intake date
- September, January
We have an international research reputation and close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus
+603 8894 3888
Register for this programme in January 2020 at the Malaysian campus, and receive a RM5,000 waiver upon payment of your first semester fees. Apply by 30 December 2019.
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.
Progression to MEng Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology
BEng students who meet the progression requirements for the MEng programme may transfer programmes at the end of Year 2.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching methods range from lectures, tutorial classes and mentor sessions, to work-shop and laboratory activities supported by group and individual projects. Assessment is by examination, coursework, presentations, group project and individual project, the balance being appropriate to the different teaching methods used in the courses.
It is intended that accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) will be sought in 2019, when the first cohort of MEng students will have graduated. If the degree programmes meet IChemE accreditation criteria then the qualifications will be accredited at either Bachelor or Masters level to include all cohort entry dates so far.
Our degrees are offered as 3 year BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or 4 year MEng (Master of Engineering) qualifications. Our MEng qualification is designed to satisfy the academic requirements set by the Engineering Council UK for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Chartered Engineers enjoy excellent prospects, enhanced employability and high salaries. If you prefer to graduate with a BEng after 3 years of study your degree will provide partial fulfilment of the necessary academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.
For registration by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) the four year undergraduate MEng
programme is required. In addition, relevant work experience is required for membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the UK.