Our Milestones

NUS

2017
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 8th by QS World Subject Ranking
  • Re-accreditation of the BEng (Chemical) and program from the Engineering Accreditation Board (Singapore) for the maximum period of 5 years for students graduating in academic years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20
2016
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 5th by QS World Subject Ranking
2015
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 5th by QS World Subject Ranking
2014
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 5th by QS World Subject Ranking
2013
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 6th by QS World Subject Ranking
  • Formalization of NUS Chemical Engineering Alumni Group
  • Launch of MSc (SHE) specialization in Industrial Hygiene and specialization in Process Safety
2012
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 7th by QS World Subject Ranking
2011
  • NUS Chemical Engineering was ranked 10th by QS World Subject Ranking
  • Re-accreditation of the BEng (Chemical) and BTech (Chemical Engineering) programs from the Engineering Accreditation Board (Singapore) for the maximum period of 5 years for students graduating in academic years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15
2009
  • BTech (Chemical Engineering) program accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Board (Singapore) for the maximum period of 5 years, for students graduating in academic years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12
  • MEng level reaccreditation of the BEng (Chemical) program from the (UK) Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • BEng (Chemical) program accreditation from (Singapore) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) for the maximum term of 5 years, for intakes in years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
2007
  • First batch of NUS-UIUC Joint PhD graduates
  • First batch of Singapore-MIT Alliance Dual MSc and PhD graduates
2006
  • MEng level reaccreditation of the BEng (Chemical) program from the (UK) Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • BEng (Chemical) program accreditation from (Singapore) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) for the maximum term of 5 years, for intakes in years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
2005
  • Launch of Specialization Option in Biomolecular Engineering and Process & Systems Engineering
  • Host the continuation of the Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems program under Phase 2 of the Singapore-MIT Alliance: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
2004
  • First batch of BTech (Chemical Engineering) graduates
  • Renamed Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • The Department becomes the first foreign academic entity to be invited to join the (US) Council for Chemical Research in Washington, DC, an organization consisting of most of the US chemical research enterprise whose mission is to promote cooperation in basic research and to encourage high-quality education in the chemical sciences and engineering.
2003
  • Launch of Chemical Sciences Program
2002
  • Launch of Specialization Option in Biopharmaceutical Engineering
  • Launch of NUS-UIUC Joint PhD in Chemical Engineering
2001
  • MEng level reaccreditation/accreditation of the BEng (Chemical) and BEng (Environmental) programs from the (UK) Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
2000
  • First batch of BEng (Environmental Engineering), MSc (Chemical Engineering) graduates, and launch of NUS-UIUC Joint MSc (Chemical Engineering)
1999
  • First batch of MSc (SHE) graduates
  • Launch of MSc in Chemical Engineering and BTech in Chemical Engineering
  • The Chemical Engineering Program received substantial equivalency recognition from the (US) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for a period of six years through September 30, 2005
1998
  • Renamed Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Launch of NUS-UIUC Cooperative Program in Chemical Engineering
  • Launch of MSc in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology
1997
  • First batch of Graduate Diploma (Environmental Engineering) graduates
  • Launch of BEng in Environmental Engineering
1996
  • First batch of MSc (Environmental Engineering) graduates
1995
  • Launch of Graduate Diploma and MSc in Environmental Engineering
1989
  • First graduate with PhD in Chemical Engineering
1984
  • First graduate with MEng in Chemical Engineering
1983
  • First batch of BEng (Chemical) graduates
1979
  • Department of Chemical Engineering was transferred to the Faculty of Engineering. The degree was renamed BEng (Chemical Engineering).
1978
  • First batch of students graduated with BSc (Chemical Engineering)
1975
  • The Applied Chemistry Section was separated from the Department of Chemistry to form the Department of Chemical Engineering
1969
  • Applied Chemistry was extended to the second year BSc degree in the Department of Chemistry in Faculty of Science.
1965
  • First batch of BSc (Applied Chemistry) graduates
1963
  • To provide fundamental knowledge in Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry was introduced as a Third and Honours Year science course in the Department of Chemistry in Faculty of Science