Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology (Process) with Honours Universiti Kuala Lumpur- UniKL
The program focuses on the design, operation, and maintenance of chemical and material manufacturing processes. Chemical Engineers (Process) engineers intimately deal with the scaling up of chemical reactions or processes that are of importance to society. They must determine how to exploit the knowledge of chemical reactions to design and operate facilities and processes in order to produce commercial quantities of a product. Chemical engineering (Process) also involves developing new processes, project engineering, and troubleshooting. They are found in a vast range of industries, such as petrochemical, mineral processing, material, Information Technology, food and pharmaceutical, and biotechnological industries. This branch of engineering is a challenging and rewarding profession for those who aspire to make their mark in, for example:
- Protecting and improving the quality of our environment,
- Reliably supplying precious energy to society,
- Developing and manufacturing raw materials, chemicals, and pharmaceutical products to sustain the quality of modern living, or
- The discovery of new materials through nanotechnology and life science for the betterment of society.
Majors in chemical engineering will be able to:
- Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering technology fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to define and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems, or methodologies in chemical and process engineering technology.
- Problem analysis: Identity, formulate, research literature, and analyze broadly-defined chemical and process engineering technology problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to their discipline or area of specialization.
- Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for broadly-defined chemical and process engineering technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components, or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- Investigation: Conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, databases, and literature, and design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
- Modern Tool Usage: Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly-defined engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
- The Engineer and Society: Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to chemical and process engineering technology practice.
- Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of chemical and process engineering technology solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
- Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of chemical and process engineering technology practice.
- Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams.
- Communications: Communicate effectively on broadly-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles, business practices, and technopreneurs competencies, as well as identify business opportunities, and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
- Life-Long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist technologies.
Students who graduated with this degree are flexible and may venture into many fields such as Chemical Process Engineer, Process Safety Engineer, Control System Engineer & Manufacturing Process Engineer, Chemical Operation, and many more.
What are the career paths of process graduates?
- Upstream processing
- Downstream processing
- Maintenance workforce
- Production and Process Workforce
- Research and Laboratory Workforce
- Petrochemical industry
- Biochemical and biomedical
- Polymer materials
- Renewable resources engineering
- Food and Nutritional Products
- Environmental engineering
- Process systems engineering
- Risk management
- Personal care products
- Particle technology
- Gene Therapy
- Tissue Engineering
- Biological materials