Chemical Engineering is a field of engineering that covers almost all industrial sectors of manufacturing operations, product development and processing. The field of Chemical Engineering deepens the process of processing energy and raw materials into useful forms of energy and products such as fuel production, electricity generation, production of industrial chemicals and specialization chemicals, manufacturing of plastic products, polymers, textiles, food, pharmaceuticals to cosmetic products. The role of chemical engineers is to adapt laboratory -scale chemical reactions to be upgraded to industrial production scale by applying knowledge of Mathematics, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Biological Science and Engineering Technology.
The Chemical Engineering curriculum is developed in accordance with the requirements and guidelines provided by the Engineering Accreditation Council (AEC) under the Board of Engineers, Malaysia. The school offers a 4-year program to the level of the award of the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) with Honours leading to the following specialized fields :
The curriculum that involves all three specializations has a good balance in terms of knowledge of science and engineering throughout the 4-year curriculum. Courses related to the specialized fields are offered during the third and fourth years.
The exposures to the real industrial practices have been embedded through industrial training and other industrial involvements. Students are required to undergo industrial training for at least 10 weeks in different industries. It gives exposure to the students about their role as chemical engineers. In addition, students will also be exposed to chemical-related industries through industrial visits and lectures by industry. During their final year of study, students will perform plant design projects in groups. Here they will use all the knowledge of chemical engineering that they acquired during the previous learning and training.
The students are also required to conduct research in their final year. This provides ample opportunities for students to design and build a new experimental system in laboratories as well as the use of computers. The Final Year Project requires the collection of information about the progress in existing technology or new technology.
To equip students to face the world of information technology, they are also trained to use a variety of software and programming languages, either as a special subject or as part of the courses offered. Students are also required to follow some lessons related to business and management as measures to prepare them to become one of the leaders of an organization in the future.
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENT
Completed 12 years of Primary and High School Education and
Obtained High School Certificate (eg. A-Level, HSC, SMU, & UAN (Indonesia), Matayom Suksa 6 (Thailand), International Baccalaureate, etc.) or
Diploma in the related field
IELTS Band 5.0 or
TOEFL score of 42 (IBT) or
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 154/B1 or
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) score of 154/B1 or
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Score of 47 or
Malaysian University English Test Band 3 or
Candidate from an institution in which the medium instruction is English and
Passed with Credit in Intensive Preparatory Bahasa Malaysia Programme (for candidates pursuing programs conducted in the National Language) http://www.ppblt.usm.my/index.php/program/language-courses/malay-language
You are recommended to enroll in USM Intensive English Programme as a preparation course before IELTS examination.
and/or Passed the USM Interview