Chemical engineering works principally in the chemical industry to convert basic raw materials into a variety of products, and deals with the design and operation of chemical plant and equipment.
The principle knowledge in chemical engineering includes design, manufacture and operation of industrial chemicals, development of new chemicals or adapted substances and processes for products ranging from foods and beverages to cosmetics, cleaners and pharmaceutical ingredients, also development of new technologies such as fuel cells, hydrogen power, and nanotechnology.
The fields derived from chemical engineering include material science, polymer engineering, biomedical engineering, membrane technology, and water and wastewater treatment industry.
The programmes objectives are to produce graduates who are able to:
- practise as engineer in industries related to chemical engineering globally
- pursue postgraduate studies
- register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and subsequently become professional engineer in chemical engineering