Chemical Engineering



Graduates practise competently in the evolving chemical or process-related engineering profession.


Graduates engage in continuing professional development and adapt to diverse roles in chemical or process-related engineering industries


Graduates lead ethically in delivering sustainable engineering solutions within the organisation and society at the national and international levels


Students of the chemical engineering programme are able to:

PO 1

Engineering Knowledge

Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural 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 research literature 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

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components 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 reasoning informed by contextual knowledge 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 sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex chemical engineering in societal and environmental contexts (WK7)

PO 8


Apply ethical principles and commitment to professional ethics and responsibilities in chemical engineering practice (WK7)

PO 9

Individual and Team Work

Play an effective role as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings

PO 10


Communicate effectively on complex chemical engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, and make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 11

Project Management and Finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 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 have the preparation and ability to 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 Course Outcomes (COs) and Programme Outcomes (POs) for that unit. 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.

The Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) performance target is set at 70% of the graduates attains the three PEOs in their career and professional life a few (3 to 5) years after graduation (measured through alumni survey).