Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours


Chemical Engineering is a discipline dealing with creating, developing and designing processes to produce, transform or transport products and materials. It combines the knowledge of natural, experimental and life sciences as well as aspects of mathematics and economics to investigate problems and design solutions for issues such as safety, efficiency and sustainability. Chemical Engineers pioneer new materials and technologies of the future; they design equipment for chemical manufacturing, develop and manage industrial processes that turn raw materials into the most useful products.



Chemical engineers solve major societal challenges in energy, human health, manufacturing and sustainability. They use the knowledge of material and energy balances, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, separation technologies, chemical reaction kinetics, reactor design, and process design to create sustainable manufacturing processes, robust chemical plants and safe equipment design.

A degree in Chemical Engineering offers many exciting careers options. Industries that employ chemical engineers include petroleum refining, plastics, paint, energy industries, textiles, food processing, cosmetics, biotechnology, water treatment, pharmaceuticals and environmental engineering.

The Sunway University Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours (BEng Hons) degree is recognised as equivalent to that of Lancaster University's Master of Engineering Chemical Engineering with Honours (MEng Hons) degree. Upon successfully completing the programme, Sunway University BEng Hons degree graduates will also be awarded the MEng Hons degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

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4 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Environmental engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Petroleum process engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Refinery engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Chemical lab specialist
  • Material engineer
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM34,800
    for Malaysian students
  • USD7,996
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Chemical Process Calculations
Design and Innovative Thinking
Engineering Materials
Engineering Mathematics 1
Engineering Mathematics 2
Fluid Mechanics
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Sustainable Engineering Design

Year 2

Advanced Engineering Calculus
Chemical Engineering Lab 1
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Communication Skills
Engineers in Society
Engineering Statistics & Probability
Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer & Separation Processes
Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
Project Management & Engineering Design

Year 3

Advanced Transport Phenomena
Chemical Engineering Lab 2
Chemical Engineering Lab 3
Chemical Process Safety
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Data Analytics for Engineers
Design Project 1
Multiphase System
Plant Design and Process Synthesis
Process Dynamics and Control
Reactor Design and Analysis

Year 4

Design Project 2
Final Year Project 1
Final Year Project 2
Industrial Training

Year 4 Electives (Depth) (Choose all)

Advanced Biochemical Engineering
Advanced Electrochemical Engineering
Advanced Process Control
Advanced Wastewater Engineering

Year 4 Electives (Breadth) (Choose 2)

Carbon Capture and Storage
Environment and Climate Change
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)/ Critical Thinking
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Philosophy and Current Issues


For International Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
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Entry Requirements


CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics & one Natural Sciences subject (with minimum Grade C)


Minimum 12 points for Mathematics & one Natural Sciences subject (with minimum Grade D)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation

ATAR 65 (including Mathematics Methods & one Natural Sciences subject)

Canadian Matriculation

65% (including Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors and one Natural Sciences subject)

Monash University Foundation Year

65% (including Mathematics & one Natural Sciences subject)

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.3 (including Mathematics and one Natural Sciences subject)

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all grade Bs including Mathematics and one Natural Sciences subject)


CGPA 2.5 from any diploma in Engineering, Science or Technology


CGPA 2.5 (including Mathematics and one Natural Sciences subject)

IB Diploma

Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)(including Mathematics and one Natural Sciences subject)

Other Qualifications

CGPA 2.5 equivalent and any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis.


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Specific Requirements

  • Natural Sciences subjects are Physics, Biology or Chemistry. Chemistry will be given preference.
  • SPM or equivalent in Science stream will be given preference.

Additional Requirements for Certain International Students

International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to progress to the degree.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0 or equivalent
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B3
  • O-Level English (1119) B3
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level at Pre-University programmes with English as the medium of instruction.
  • Additional requirements For Malaysian students entering using an entry qualification whereby the medium of instruction is not in English, MQA requires the student to possess a MUET or international English proficiency qualification in order to register for the Engineering programmes.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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