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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 25,639
Course Miscellanous Fees:


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Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Heriot-Watt University,UK

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

  Institution: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Field Of Study:
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Engineering - Chemical
Course Intake:

KPT/JPS (PA4097) 01/19

Programme overview

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 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.

First year

Important themes focus on an understanding of the movement of material, heat and how materials behave. Principal components include Fluid Mechanics; Heat Transfer; Mass Transfer and Thermodynamics. Also includes a mini-design project.

Second year

Provides opportunities to analyse key operations in the industry, particularly the processing and separation of gases and liquids. In parallel, there are subjects looking at chemical reactor theory, how processes are controlled and the prediction of physical behaviour. Topics on Safety, Environment and Economics are consolidated in a group-based project.

Third year

A central theme is the advanced analysis of key processing operations and their control. Specialist topics include: Processing Solids; Energy Efficiency; and Developing Sustainable Processes. A group-based design project and individual research project are also undertaken.


In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to accreditation within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

BEng graduates, with work experience and additional matching sections (higher level
academic study), are eligible for accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers
in the UK.

The programme has been approved by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the
Ministry of Education (MOE). For registration by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) a four
year undergraduate MEng programme is required. In addition, relevant work experience
is required for accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the UK.

Career opportunities

Graduates will find employment ranging from research and development, through the design, commissioning and management of plant, to product marketing and technical services.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorial classes, laboratory classes, individual assignments and group projects. Assessment is by a combination of continuous assessment and examination.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: CCCC
  • A-Level: BBB
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.

The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Chemistry.

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6 is required.

Source: Heriot-Watt University