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Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)


Chemical Engineering covers the development, design and operation of chemical processes and plants for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials that is based on both chemical and biological systems.

A great variety of process industries serve the needs of society. Among the more familiar are petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical and polymer production, bio-processing and bio-production, bio pharmaceutics and food processing, fertiliser manufacture, cement and lime production, minerals and metals extraction and refining, paper and board manufacture, biomass and
sugar refining, production of industrial and fine chemicals.

First Year

The major has a common first year with all other engineering disciplines which builds a range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Why Chemical Engineering?

  • Curtin Malaysia’s location in Miri, an oil and gas hub, and nearby the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), provides ample opportunities for practical learning and exposure to industry practices.
  • The course has extensive support and collaboration from industry players.
  • Curtin Malaysia is the first institution in Malaysia to be awarded the MacNab Medal for Excellence in Design Project (in 2006) by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK.
  • Curtin Malaysia Chemical Engineering students have emerged winners in a number of international and national competitions such as Honeywell UniSim Design Student Challenge for Europe (2015) and Asia Pacific (2014), Honourable Mention Award in Crown Prince CIPTA (2015), and 3rd Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Chemical Engineering Design Competition (2014/2015).
Perth, Malaysia
Study Method
Study Mode
February or July
4 years

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This page was last updated on 20 November 2023