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The following are the requirements for the degree of BEng (ChE):

  • Students in the BEng (ChE) programme are required to complete a minimum of 160 MCs with a CAP ≥ 2.0 to graduate from the programme.
  • Students are free to choose any combination of the offered technical electives from Table 3.2.2b to satisfy the pathway requirements.
  • There are three engineering pathways, namely, (a) Research-Focused Pathway (RfP) (b) Innovation & Design Pathway (iDP) and (c) Practicing Professional Pathway (PPP). Please refer to Table 3.2.2c below.
  • The default pathway is PPP for all students (no action required). If students want to select RfP or iDCP pathways, they have to obtain Department’s approval and fulfil all requirements to graduate.

Table 3.2.2a: Summary of Modular Requirements and Credits

Modular Requirements MCs
University Level Requirements 20
General Education Modules (GE) (5 Modules, each of 4MCs)

•Human Cultures (HC)
•Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
•Thinking and Expression (T&E)
•Singapore Studies (SS)
•Asking Questions (AQ)

Unrestricted Electives 32
Programme Requirements:
Faculty Requirements: 6
ES1531 Critical Thinking & Writing1 4
EG2401A Engineering Professionalism 2
Common Core: 34
CN1101A Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice I 4
CN2102 Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice II 4
CS1010E Programming Methodology 4
EE2211 Introduction to Machine Learning 4
EG1311 Design and Make 4
IE2141 Systems Thinking and Dynamics 4
MA1511 Engineering Calculus 2
MA1512 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
MA1513 Linear Algebra with Differential Equations 2
MLE1010 Materials Engineering Principles and Practice 4
Chemical Engineering Major Requirements: 68
CHE Core Subjects: 50
CN2101 Material and Energy Balances 3
CN2116 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design 4
CN2121 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 4
CN2122A Fluid Mechanics 4
CN2125 Heat and Mass Transfer 4
CN3101 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 4
CN3121 Process Dynamics and Control 4
CN3124A Fluid-Particle Systems 4
CN3132 Separation Processes 4
CN3135 Process Safety, Health & Environment 3
CN3421A Process Modelling and Numerical Simulation 3
CN4122 Process Synthesis and Simulation 3
CN4123R Final Year Design Project 6
B.Eng. (CHE) – Technical Electives & Pathway Requirement Modules (from Table 3.2.2b)2 8
EG3611A Industrial Attachment(IA)3 10
Total 160

1Students who score a Band 1 or Band 2 in Qualifying English Test (QET) will need to take ES1103 English for Academic Purposes (4 MC) before taking ES1531 Critical Thinking & Writing. ES1103 will be counted as 1 UEM. USP/UTRP/RVRC students should refer to their respective programmes for USP/UTRP/RVRC modules to be read in place of ES1531.

2RfP Pathway
Students will have to carry out internship in Research Institutions or R & D Labs
Students will have to work on research based FYP
Students will have to complete two Level-5000 modules as their pathway requirements (8MC)

2iDP Pathway
Students are required to complete the requirements listed for second major in Innovation and Design

2PPP Pathway
Students will have to take 8MC of professional development modules as their pathway requirements. The following technical elective modules can be used to fulfil the professional requirement:

CN4201R: Petroleum Refining
CN4203R: Polymer Engineering
CN4205R: Pinch Analysis and Process Integration
CN4218: Particle Technology Fundamentals and Applications
CN4221R: Control of Industrial Processes
CN4227R: Advanced Process Control
CN4233R: Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry
CN4251: Troubleshooting with Case Studies for Process Engineers
CN5191: Project Engineering
CN5251: Membrane Science and Engineering

Alternatively, it can be accomplished by using modules from minor or double majors, subjected to approval.

3Industrial Attachment is optional for students in the following special programmes:

-Double Degree Programme (DDP)
-Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP)
-Polytechnic direct-intake students

Table 3.2.2b: Technical Elective & Pathway Requirement Modules in ChE#

CN4201R Petroleum Refining 4
CN4203R Polymer Engineering 4
CN4205R Pinch Analysis and Process Integration 4
CN4207R Business Skills for Oil & Petrochemical Industry 4
CN4211R Petrochemicals and Processing Technologies 4
CN4215R Food Technology and Engineering 4
CN4216R Electronics Materials Science 4
CN4217R Processing of Microelectronic Materials 4
CN4218 Particle Technology Fundamentals and Applications 4
CN4221R Control of Industrial Processes 4
CN4223R Microelectronic Thin Films 4
CN4227R Advanced Process Control 4
CN4233R Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry 4
CN4238R Chemical & Biochemical Process Modeling 4
CN4240R Unit Operations and Processes for Effluent Treatment 4
CN4241R Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery 4
CN4245R Data Based Process Characterization 4
CN4246R Chemical & Bio-Catalysis 4
CN4247R Enzyme Technology 4
CN4248 Sustainable Process Development 4
CN4249 Engineering Design in Molecular Biotechnology 4
CN4250 Chemical Product Design 4
CN4251 Troubleshooting with Case Studies for Process Engineers 4
CN4291 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering 4
CN5111 Optimization of Chemical Processes 4
CN5172 Biochemical Engineering 4
CN5173 Downstream Processing of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Products 4
CN5181 Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering 4
CN5186 Design and Operation of Process Networks 4
CN5191 Project Engineering 4
CN5222 Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals 4
CN5251 Membrane Science and Engineering 4

# The department reserves the right to decide on the modules to be offered in any given semester.

Table 3.2.2c: Three Engineering Pathways

Common Core (34 MC) Common Core (34 MC) Common Core (34 MC)
ChE Core Modules (44 MC) ChE Core Modules (44 MC) ChE Core Modules (44 MC)
Design project (6 MC) Design project (12 MC) Design project (6 MC)
IA (10 MC) VIP (6 MC) IA (10 MC)
Pathway requirement (8 MC) Pathway requirement (8 MC) Pathway requirement (8 MC)
Faculty Requirement (ES1531 and EG2401A, 6 MC)
GE (20 MC)
UEM (32 MC) UEM (32 MC) UEM (32 MC)
160 MC 162 MC 160 MC