Minimum Requirements (for students admitted from 2017/2018 onwards)

University Level Requirements (ULR)Programme RequirementsUnrestricted Elective Modules

General Education Modules (GEMs)

Five pillars:

Human Cultures (HC)

Asking Questions

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

Singapore Studies (SS)

Thinking and Expression (T&E)

Sub-total 20 MCs

Faculty Requirements:

Critical Thinking & Writing (ES1531)

Engineering Professionalism (EG2401)

Sub-total 6 MCs

Foundational Requirements:

Engineering Calculus, Differential Equations for Engineering,
Linear Algebra with Differential Equations, Physical Chemistry

Discipline-specific modules:

ChE (CN) modules, inclusive of
core subjects, electives and Final
Year Design Project

6-month Industrial Attachment (12 MCs)1

Sub-total 102 MCs

Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)

Sub-total 32 MCs

Minimum required for graduation 160 MCs

1 6-month Industrial Attachment is compulsory for students. It is optional for Polytechnic students and those in the Special Programmes (Double Degree Programmes, Concurrent Degree Programme and Global Engineering Programme)

Discipline-specific Modules

Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice I
Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice II
Material and Energy Balances
Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
Process Dynamics and Control
Separation Processes
Process Modelling and Numerical Simulation
Process Safety, Health & Environment
Process Synthesis and Simulation
Final Year Design Project

CHE Technical Electives / B.Eng. Dissertation

The department decides on the modules to be offered in any given semester.

Module codeModule title
CN4233R Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry
CN4241R Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery
CN4246R Chemical and Bio-Catalysis
CN4247R Enzyme Technology
CN4249 Engineering Design in Molecular Biotechnology
CN5172 Biochemical Engineering
CN5173 Downstream Processing of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Products
Module codeModule title
CN4216R Electronics Materials Science
CN4217R Processing of Microelectronic Materials
CN4223R Microelectronic Thin Films
Module codeModule title
CN4205R Pinch Analysis and Process Integration
CN4221R Control of Industrial Processes
CN4227R Advanced Process Control
CN4238R Chemical & Biochemical Process Modelling
CN4245R Data Based Process Characterisation
CN4248 Sustainable Process Development
CN4250 Chemical Product Design
CN4251 Troubleshooting with Case Studies for Process Engineers
CN5111 Optimisation of Chemical Processes
CN5181 Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
CN5185 Batch Process Engineering
CN5186 Design and Operation of Process Networks
CN5191 Project Engineering
Module codeModule title
CN4201R Petroleum Refining
CN4203R Polymer Engineering
CN4211R Petrochemicals and Processing Technologies
CN4215R Food Technology and Engineering
CN4240R Unit Operations and Processes for Effluent Treatment
CN5251 Membrane Science and Engineering
Module codeModule title
CN4291 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
CN5222 Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals
Module codeModule title
CN4118 B.Eng. Dissertation (over two semesters)

Recommended schedule (First 2 semesters in Year 1)

Semester 1Semester 2

MA1511 Engineering Calculus2

MA1512 Differential Equations for Engineering2

CN1101 Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice I6 MA1513 Linear Algebra with Differential Equations2
GE on T&E4 CN1102 Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice II6
GE on SS4 CM1502 General and Physical Chemistry for Engineers4
UEM-14 GE on QR4

Sub-total 20

Sub-total 18