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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours)

R/524/6/0016 (08/22) – MQA/FA8845 Degree including honours

Chemical engineering is a discipline influencing a great variety of industrial processes ranging from the production and transformation of materials to transferring energy and matters. Chemical engineers are responsible for the design, development, operation and management of the processes and plants with the minimum environmental impact. A chemical engineering background implies sound knowledge of both the engineering and scientific principles underlying these technological processes.

Graduates are eligible for registration under Chemical branch with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Intakes

  • March
  • August
  • October

Duration

4 years

Fees*

  • Malaysian students: RM31,400 annual
  • International students: RM41,200 annual

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

- Course objectives, course learning outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Course educational objectives

The following course educational objectives define the achievements of Swinburne graduates in their professional engineering career a few years after graduation.

  1. CEO1 Professionalism: Graduates establish themselves as practicing professionals in Chemical Engineering and related fields.
  2. CEO2 Continuous Development: Graduates engage in continuous pursuit of knowledge and development of competencies.
  3. CEO3 Social Involvement: Graduates contribute to sustainable development and well-being of society.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the chosen major in engineering in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking and judgment
  2. apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence, as preparation for research higher degrees
  3. apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  4. apply abstraction, mathematics and engineering fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a model, using appropriate engineering methods and tools
  5. communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
  6. demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional engineering practice in a global and sustainable context
  7. reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), graduates should be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Civil Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:

  • K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
  • K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools in complex engineering activities.
  • K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Chemical Engineering within that context.
  • K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Proficiently applies research principles and methods on current or emerging complex problems of Chemical Engineering.
  • K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the societal, environmental and other contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
  • K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
  • S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications and complex engineering problems.
  • S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses current or emerging knowledge and research methods to undertake independent research in solving complex engineering problems and as preparation for research higher degrees.
  • S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in designing solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing project work including finance.
  • A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences including in complex engineering activities.
  • A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
  • A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
  • A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism and life-long learning.
  • A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
  • A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Course structure

For the completion of Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), students are required to complete a total of 32 units (400 credit points) consisting of:

  • 12 Core Units of Study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from Chemical Major (200 credit points)
  • 4 Elective units (50 credit points), either from Specialist Studies electives or an approved minor
  • 1 compulsory, not-for-credit units (0 credit points)

Units of study

Core units

Chemical Major

* Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes
 Honours merit unit – results are used in the honours merit calculation

In the final year, students will be required to undertake two Final Year Research Project units (capstone experiences) which helps meet professional accreditation requirements.

Students are required to complete EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (non-credit point unit), a 12-week approved relevant industrial practical experience before the commencement of the last semester of study.

Career opportunities

Chemical Engineering is a growing global profession as modern industries require more specialists with a chemical engineering background. Graduates have a diverse and exciting range of careers to choose from, many with extensive international linkages. Opportunities include chemical industries, energy production, dairy and food industries, petrochemical, agrochemicals, electronics manufacture, environmental health and wastewater treatment, biotechnology, and many more. A graduate may work as a field engineer, research engineer working on ground-breaking scientific research, or designer and adviser for engineering projects in engineering consultancies, environmental agencies and government departments.

Chemical Engineering also provides excellent basis for careers outside of engineering as graduates are experienced at solving problems and have good analytical and management skills.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) through Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). As Board of Engineers Malaysia has been accepted as a full member of the Washington Accord (WA), an accredited engineering program will be recognised as an equivalent entry qualification to practise engineering in all signatory countries under the Washington Accord including United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Korea, Ireland, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei.

Graduates are eligible to register as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and all signatory countries under Washington Accord.  Graduates can also apply for graduate membership with learned society such as The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Institution of Chemical Engineer (IChemE) and American Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE).

How to enter this course

- Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne Sarawak.

English language requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.