Department of Chemical and Process Engineering


Master of Chemical Engineering


Online application through JOIN UKM System via and intake once a year (September Intake). Application fee of RM50.00 (for Malaysian applicants), USD50.00 or MYR100.00, USD 100 (for International applicants) as instructed in the online application system.

Programme Introduction

The Master of Chemical Engineering program is offered by the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as a course work program. It offers core courses in the field of chemical engineering such as system design, advanced reaction processes, advanced separation technology, dynamics and advanced process control, and simulation techniques for chemical engineering applications. Students are given the option to choose 4 elective courses from various aspects of chemical engineering that are related to bioprocess, process technology sustainability, energy, process safety and waste management. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop research skills through research project courses. At the end of the program, students are expected to acquire the latest knowledge of chemical engineering, and be able to meet the needs of industry and other stakeholders, both locally and internationally.

Programme Advantages

Either one of the criteria below:

Criteria 1

CGPA 2.50 and above : A Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours or Bachelor of Engineering
Technology/ its equivalent

Criteria 2

CGPA 2.0 – 2.49 : Bachelor of Engineering degree or related field or its equivalent with thorough
internal assessment

Criteria 3

CGPA 3.00 and above : A Bachelor of Science degree with honours (other than engineering) or
Bachelor of Science Technology (other than engineering) / its equivalent

Criteria 4

CGPA 2.99 and below : A Bachelor of Science degree with honours (other than engineering) or
Bachelor of Science Technology (other than engineering) / its equivalent with thorough internal

Criteria 5

Meet Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL A) for Malaysian candidates only:

a) Minimum age of 30 years old at the date of the application
b) Pass Diploma in related field or other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian
Government and approved by the University’s Senate;
c) Other equivalent qualification;
d) Certificate of MQA APEL with MQF Level 7

Mode of Study: Course Work

Full Time: 1½ -2 years

Part Time: 2- 4 years

Lectures start at 6:00-9:00pm, Monday – Thursday

English Language requirement for international candidates are as follows:

a. Minimum score 5.5 IELTS or any equivalent exams as aligned to The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as approved by the Senate OR

b. Letter of confirmation of academic qualification obtained using English as the medium of instruction issued by the stated University OR

c. Candidates studying from countries where English is gazetted as the official language (refer to The International Academic Grade Guide 2nd Edition)

Please contact coordinator Ir. Dr. Nor Yuliana Yuhana at for more details.

SemesterCourse CodeCourse NameCategoryUnits
Semester IKKKF6013Research Methodology for Science and TechnologyW3
KKKK6193System DesignW3
KKKK6573Advanced Process ReactionW3
KKKK6173Advanced Separation TechnologyW3
Social Entrepreneurship
Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi Antarabangsa
Compulsory for international candidates
Bahasa Melayu untuk Pelajar Nusantara
Compulsory for Indonesia and Brunei candidates
Total Units15
Semester IIKKKF6016Research Project 1W6
KKKK6163Dynamic and Advanced Process ControlW3
KKKK6283Simulation Techniques for Chemical Engineering
Elective I & Elective II (Choose 2 courses only)
KKKK6233Bioprocess EngineeringP3
KKKK6243Biological Downstream ProcessesP3
KKKK6383Conversion of Biomass and BiorefineryP3
KKKK6373Nanomaterial and NanotechnologyP3
KKKS6263Low Carbon TechnologiesP3
KKKK6273Fuel Cell and Hydrogen TechnologyP3
KKKK6583Consequences AnalysisP3
KKKK6543Industrial Hygiene and Design For Safe Handling of
Industrial Chemical
KKKS6433Industrial Waste MangementP3
Total Units18
Semester IIIKKKF6026Research Project 2W6
Elective I & Elective II (Choose 2 courses only)
KKKK6253Biopharmaseutical TechnologyP3
KKKK6263Advanced Biomaterial EngineeringP3
KKKK6363Symbiotic Eco-CommunityP3
KKKK6443Solar EnergyP3
KKKK6473Energy Recovery from Waste and Biomass FuelsP3
KKKK6553Quantitative Risk AnalysisP3
KKKK6563Chemical Exposure MonitoringP3
KKKS6353Advanced Wastewater Treatment ProcessP3
Total Units12
Grand Total45
**Note: W = Compulsory, P = Elective, AU – Audit

For more details of the programme, please contact :

Ir. Dr. Nor Yuliana Yuhana
Master of Chemical Engineering Programme,
Department of Chemical & Process Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor,

Tel : 603-8921 6977
Fax : 603-8911 8345
Email :