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

Engineering Mathematics 1
Physical Chemistry
Engineering Design Fundamentals
Engineering Materials
Communication Skills
Engineering Mathematics 2
Fluid Mechanics
Organic Chemistry
Chemical Process Calculations
Design and Innovative Thinking
Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills

Year 2

Sustainable Development in Malaysia
Engineers in Society
Engineering Mathematics 3
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer & Separation Processes
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Project Management & Entrepreneurship
Engineering Mathematics 4
Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
Process Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Engineering Lab 1

Year 3

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

Year 4

Design Project 2
Final Year Project 1
Final Year Project 2

Year 4 Electives (Depth) (Choose all)

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

Year 4 Electives (Breadth) (Choose 2)

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

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects

For Local Student

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

For International Student

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
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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.

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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