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BEng Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17100 SGD
8050 SGD

Application fee

International 20 SGD
National 20 SGD
Faculty of Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
SAT (avg)1225
ACT (avg)29

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About this course

Chemical engineering (ChE) and chemical engineers are essential for many industries such as oil and gas, petroleum refining, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biologics, chemicals, semiconductor/electronic, food, polymers etc. Besides these, chemical engineers find satisfying and rewarding careers in engineering design and consultancy, research institutes, government, educational institutions and finance. All these sectors have been growing and contributing significantly to the manufacturing output in Singapore.

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.

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Eligibility Criteria

The following are the requirements for the degree of B.Eng. (ChE):

  • Students in the B.Eng. (ChE) programme are required to complete a minimum of 161 MCs with a CAP ≥ 2.0 to graduate from the programme.
  • 161 MCs will have to be earned by reading modules in accordance with Table 3.2.2a.
  • Students are free to choose any combination of the offered modules from Table 3.2.2b to satisfy the technical electives requirement.
  • A student may choose to specialise in Biomolecular Engineering, Microelectronics Processing or Process Systems Engineering by taking 4 technical electives from the specified basket of electives and the B.Eng. Dissertation (Research Project) in the specialisation area.
  • A student must also satisfy other additional requirements that may be prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering or the University.

The medium of instruction at NUS is English. To enable you to benefit from an NUS education, we expect you to have achieved a minimum level of English proficiency. For certain qualifications, you are also required to furnish additional English Language test scores.

Please note that only IELTS and/or TOEFL scores obtained in the two years leading up to 1 March of the year of application will be considered. For instance, for applications closing on 1 March 2016, the validity period for the scores is from 1 March 2014 to 1 March 2016 (both dates inclusive).

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Course Modules

University Level Requirements

  • General Education Modules (GE) (5 Modules, each of 4MCs)
  • Human and Cultures (H&C)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Thinking and Expression (T&E)
  • Singapore Studies (SS)
  • Asking Questions (AQ)

Faculty Requirements:

  • GET1021 Critical Thinking & Writing1      -
  • ES2331 Communicating Engineering
  • EG2401 Engineering Professionalism
  • ES1102 English2
  • HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations

Foundation Requirements:

  • MA1505 Mathematics I
  • MA1506 Mathematics II
  • CM1502 General and Physical Chemistry for Engineers
  • LSM1401 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • MLE1101 Introductory materials science & Engineering
  • IT1005 Introduction to Programming with Matlab

Chemical Engineering Major:

CHE Core Subjects:

  • CN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles
  • CN2108 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
  • CN2116 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • CN2121 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CN2122 Fluid Mechanics
  • CN2125 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • CN3108 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
  • CN3109 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III
  • CN3124 Fluid-Solid Systems
  • CN3121 Process Dynamics and Control
  • CN3132 Separation Processes
  • CN3135 Process Safety, Health & Environment
  • CN3421 Process Modeling and Numerical Simulation
  • CN4122 Process Synthesis and Simulation  
  • CN4123R Final Year Design Project
  • CHE Technical Electives/B.Eng Dissertation3
  • CN4118 B.Eng. Dissertation or 2 Technical Electives
  •  EG3601 Industrial Attachme

Technical Elective Modules

Biomolecular Engineering

  • 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
  • CN5222 Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals

Microelectronics Processing

  • BN4404 Bioelectromechanicals systems – BioMEMs
  • CN4216R Electronics Materials Science
  • CN4217R Processing of Microelectronic Materials
  • CN4223R Microelectronic Thin Films

Process Engineering

  • CN4205R Process Systems Engineering
  • CN4227R Advanced Process Control
  • CN4238R Chemical & Biochemical Process Modelling
  • CN4245R Data Based Process Characterisation
  • CN4248 Sustainable Process Development
  • CN4250 Chemical Product Design
  • CN5111 Optimisation of Chemical Processes
  • CN5181 Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
  • CN5185 Batch Process Engineering
  • CN5186 Design and Operation of Process Networks
  • CN5191 Project Engineering
  • ESP4402 Transport Phenomena in Energy Systems

Process Technology

  • 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


  • CN4291 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering

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How to Apply

Applicants are allowed to submit only one application online. Duplicate applications will not be considered. Forms which are downloaded and printed from our website will not be accepted. An acknowledgement screen showing your 8-digits application number will be displayed if your online application has been successfully submitted. Please save or print a copy of the acknowledgement screen for future reference.

  • A non-refundable application fee of S$20 (inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax) must accompany your application.
  • Electronic submission of Application Checklist and supporting documents

Print and complete the Application Checklist. Attach the checklist with a clear set of supporting documents and upload it electronically at the Online Application Status Facility.

List of Supporting Documents required:

  • National level High school examination results slip (if applicable)
  • School examination results slip e.g. Year 11 High School transcripts/ SPM/ IGSCE/ Indian Standard 10
  • University academic transcripts (only applicable to applicants applying for 3-year Law Programme)
  • Additional results slip (if scores are indicated in application form) e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, SAT and SAT Subject Test scores, AP, ACT etc.
  • Passport / Birth Certificate / Identification Card (clearly reflecting your Full Name and Date of Birth)
  • Medical report(s) if you have or had any illnesses or disabilities (if applicable)
  • Criminal record(s) (if applicable)

Supporting documents must be arranged in the above order with full name and application number written on the top right hand corner of all copies.

Passport-sized photograph, extra-curricular activities records and recommendation letters are not required. All non-English supporting documents must be accompanied by an English translation, except for applicants submitting the Indonesian Ujian Nasional (UN)/Ebtanas or STPM result slips. Indonesian and Vietnamese applicants are required to translate Prizes/Awards documents before submission of documents.

All applicants are encouraged not to submit original certificates and documents. The Office of Admissions will not be held responsible for the damage or loss of original certificates or documents submitted. All documents submitted will not be returned.

The Fees mentioned above is payable by students in receipt of MOE Tuition Grant.

But the Fees payable by students not in receipt of MOE Tuition Grant (Inclusive of GST) would be S$ 37,550

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