Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Programme

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Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is Asia’s Top Chemical Engineering Department and in the Top 10 in the World. As one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the world and the oldest chemical engineering department in Singapore, we enjoy the luxury of being strong in both classical domains and emerging areas in chemical and biomolecular engineering. We have more than 5000 alumni, with some in top-level positions in industry and government.

The four-year B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) programme at NUS educates budding engineers to design, develop, and operate chemical processes by which chemicals, petroleum products, food, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods can be produced economically and safely with minimal environmental impact. In addition, Chemical Engineering students acquire the necessary background and skills to design and develop functional products that benefit society in many ways. Chemical processes involve reactions, heat transfer, separations and biological phenomena to produce useful and valuable products. Accordingly, they study changes in the composition, energy content and/or state of aggregation of materials taking into consideration the nature of matter and its properties (chemistry), the forces that act on matter (physics), similar aspects of biological materials (biology), and the relationships between them (mathematics). Chemical engineering differs from chemistry and applied chemistry programmes, with its emphasis on industrial applications of chemical reactions, separations and techniques for designing and operating economical, safe and environmentally benign processes.

What’s in Store for You?


We offer Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering - B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering). Successful students will be awarded direct honours at the time of graduation. Through our latest curriculum and excellent teaching resources, chemical engineering students will acquire fundamental knowledge and capabilities for:

• Transforming chemical, physical & biological phenomena for the benefit of industry, medicine & environment.

• Creating new materials, devices and drugs.

• Applying lab-scale science to large-scale production.

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) of the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES).

What You Will Learn


• Strong foundation in basic sciences and core chemical engineering (mass & energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat & mass transfer, reaction engineering, separation processes, process design and control).

• Expertise in the chosen specialization from Biomolecular Engineering and Process Systems Engineering.

• Multifaceted education to solve challenging industrial and cutting-edge research problems.

• Training to analyze problems critically, develop innovative solutions and learn independently.

• Effective communication skills and teamwork.

Unlimited Opportunities @ NUS


• Minor Programmes: Technopreneurship, Management, Management of Technology, Mathematics, Economics, Life Sciences, Bioengineering, and many more.

• Enhancement Programmes: Industrial Attachment Programme, Innovation Programme, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme etc.

• Special Programmes: University Scholars Programme, NUS Overseas Colleges, Student Exchange Programmes (SEP) with many US, European and Asian universities.

• Double Degree Programmes: Engineering and Business Administration, Engineering and Economics, and French Grandes Écoles,

• Double Major: Pursue a second major alongside the primary major (i.e., chemical engineering programme).

One Profession, Multiple Careers


Chemical engineers are critical to the development of new technologies in robust and vibrant chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Significant growths are set for these industries both at home and abroad. Our graduates have found employment in chemical, petroleum refining, petrochemical, semiconductor/electronic, bio/pharmaceutical and related industries.

Major employers of chemical engineering graduates include ExxonMobil, Shell Eastern Petroleum, TECH Semiconductor, JGC, SOXAL, GSK, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Sulzer Chemtech and many more. Thus, prospects for chemical engineering graduates are bright and exciting. Owing to its strong analytical content and many opportunities available, chemical engineering programme also enables graduates to explore a variety of non-engineering career options.

Useful Details and Links


The University provides the following notification of grade profiles and course places to enable prospective applicants to make informed choices in their application for admission to NUS undergraduate courses: Indicative Grade Profile (IGP) for Admission

View the 2015 Graduate Employment Survey results of NUS