Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours

Create. Enhance. and Sustain.

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) in UTAR is an EAC (Engineering Accreditation Council) accredited programme. This programme aims to equip students with strong foundation in the principles of engineering, focusing on the use of engineering knowledge in chemical related industries. It serves as a bridge to many different industries (petrochemical, food, biochemical, biotechnology, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical), where chemical engineering graduates are highly desirable.

Department of Chemical Engineering

Welcome on board to the Department of Chemical Engineering. We are accredited by Engineering Accreditation Council for the past 15 years. In the department, we have 30 experienced staff consisting of 1 Professor, 3 Associates Professor, 20 Assistants Professor, 3 Lecturers and 3 Specialist II.

Students of Chemical Engineering department are introduced to the current technologies used and the best practices of the industry at an early stage and will apply them in the form of assignments and projects. To ensure that the students are being exposed to the current practices and the latest industrial trends, field trips are organised as one of the annual department activities. Furthermore, seminars and talks by invited speakers from the relevant industry are also organised frequently.

Check out other Programmes offered within Department of Chemical Engineering

Get to knows our staff within Department of Chemical Engineering

Current Students

Our Success Stories

Chemical Engineering staff, ChM. Ts. Dr. Tee Shiau Foon featured in Media Prima 8TV, in show “Living Delight” live TV program” which discussed the topic related to the topic “Using of graphene oxide (GO) in COVID 19 vaccines?” On 7 September 2021, Dr. Tee was on air on 8TV at 2pm. The show lasted for 45 minutes. The show can be watch at:
Chemical Engineering staff, Dr Pang Yean Ling secured a research grant from “Kurita Overseas Research Grant” worth 400,000 Yen (RM 14,585) entitled “Phytoremediation of heavy metal using accumulator plants for biosynthesis of metal oxide (zinc oxide) nanomaterials with high catalytic activity”. The duration of the grant from 1 Oct 2021 to 30 Sept 2022
Master of Engineering Science student from Chemical Enginering, Brenda Lim Ai-Lian  (most left) was chosen as one of the recipients for this year’s POPSIG Student Research Project Bursary, sponsored by Desmet Ballestra (M) Sdn Bhd and Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG). She received a total of RM3,000 for her research project which was related to the palm oil sector. More info:

Career Prospect for Our Students

Chemical engineers are very much at the forefront to improve the quality of life. There are extensive opportunities in the designing of process equipment/plants, identifying chemical and physical properties of substances, researching new products and ensuring equipment/plant operates optimally. They work in a wide range of fields such as design and construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, food processing, petrochemicals, healthcare, specialty chemicals, electronic, advanced materials, microelectronics, biotechnology, environmental health and safety.

Want to know more about our programme?

Contact Person

Dr. Mah

Dr. Mah Shee Keat
Head of Department
Department of Chemical Engineering
Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering & Science

Interested to join UTAR? Apply Now