Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) and Programme Outcomes (PO)



Aspires to be an internationally reputable facility for chemical engineering education and research that is considered to be indispensable by global industries and highly respected in Asia-Pacific region.


The department is dedicated to undertake teaching and research in chemical and process engineering and to work with industry, government, the community and the profession to help increase national wealth and professional well being.


The department values integrity, innovation and team work in pursuing its vision and mission


  1. Graduates apply the broaden and in-depth knowledge of Chemical Engineering to analyse the practical problems and think creatively to generate innovative solutions using appropriate technologies
  2. Graduates make valid judgement, synthesize information from a range of sources and communicate them in ways appropriate to discipline
  3. Graduates sustain intellectual curiosity and know how to continue to learn not only areas that are relevant to Chemical Engineering, but also that are important to society
  4. Graduates adapt to different roles and responsibilities in multicultural working environment by respecting diversity, professionalism and ethical practices, and demonstrate leaderships in solving emerging engineering problems within the organization and society at national and international levels


Students of the chemical engineering programme are able to:

PO 1

Engineering Knowledge

Apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences as well as chemical engineering fundamentals in solving complex engineering problems as specified in WK1 to WK4 respectively to the solution of complex chemical engineering problems

PO 2

Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, conduct literature search and analyse complex chemical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences (WK1 to WK4);

PO 3

Design/Development of Solutions

Think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions for complex engineering problems or chemical processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration that include public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations (WK5)

PO 4


Conduct investigation into complex chemical engineering problems using research based knowledge (WK8) and methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions

PO 5

Modern Tool Usage

Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex chemical engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations (WK6)

PO 6

The Engineer and Society

Apply engineering principles to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to chemical engineering practise and solutions to complex chemical engineering problems (WK7);

PO 7

Environment and Sustainability

Understand and evaluate the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of, and the need for sustainable development in the solutions of complex chemical engineering problems (WK7)

PO 8


Demonstrate commitment to professional ethics and responsibilities in chemical engineering works (WK7);

PO 9

Individual and Team Work

Play an effective role as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings and demonstrate respect for cultural diversity

PO 10


Communicate effectively on complex chemical engineering activities and be able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, and give clear presentations to all stakeholders concerned

PO 11

Project Management and Finance

Apply engineering management principles and economic decision-making to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments

PO 12

Life Long Learning

Recognise the need for, and engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change and build up professional skills


At the course level, the achievement criteria or passing threshold is defined as achieving 50% or higher in the assessment. Therefore, a student who has passed every assessment, is considered to have passed and attained the COs and POs for that unit. The performance target is set at 50% of the students attains the assessed POs for each course. At the programme level, the performance target for overall PO attainment (class average) is set at 50% for each PO.

All students have to achieve 50% or greater in all twelves POs during the four-year degree programme.