Department of Chemical and Process Engineering


If you are looking to advance yourself through postgraduate studies

UKM is the

University for you

Programme of Study

UKM offers PhD, Master of Science and Master of Engineering by research, coursework and mix-mode

EAC Accredited

All programmes at the UKM are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Board of Architects Malaysia (BAM) and recognised by the Washington Accord

Latest Research

UKM community are always engaged in creating new knowledge

Our Postgraduate Programmes

FKAB offer a unique experience to our postgraduate students, including the opportunity to work with leading academics and with world-class libraries and laboratories

By Research

UKM offers Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science with more than 100 fields of study

By Coursework

For those who wish to upgrade their knowledge by taking advanced professional skilled courses

Executive Programme

Evolve as a leader in an executive education program that ramps up your professional journey

Research Programme

Facilitate our students to develop in-depth knowledge and experience within field of study

by completing a major research project under the supervision of an academic

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Targeted for students who are interested in research work and wish to continue their career as researchers or academicians. Students who enroll in this programme are required to produce a thesis at the end of their study period. The thesis will be evaluated by examiners and defended by the candidate in an oral presentation.

Master of Science (MSc)

Targeted for students who wish to upgrade their knowledge by taking advanced professional skilled courses without involvement in a long research. Students who enroll in these programmes are required to take advanced courses that had been specified and also produce a master project report.


A culture of collaboration that drives innovative discoveries vital

to our world, our health and our intellectual life

4 Research Centers

Cross interdisciplinary boundaries

3 Libraries

Hold more than 1 million volumes

RM 250 Million

Sponsored research grants

You become what you believe.

UKM research culture drives innovative discoveries in areas

vital to our world, our health and our intellectual life.

Pilot Plant

UKM-YSD Develop a Pilot Plant for Palm Oil Industry with Zero Waste Concept

Researches Structured Under 4 Main Groups

An extraordinary freedom of opportunity—to explore, to collaborate and to challenge yourself

Cleaner Production (CleanPro)
Smart Material & Sustainable Product Innovation (SMatSPIn)
Biobased Capital (BioCRE)
Smart Circular Design (SmaCD)

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 (Top 200)

What Our Alumni Say

Stay connected to FKAB and your community of 3,000+ alumni from around the world.

My PhD journey has been an amazing experience, especially with helpful supervisor and faculty members. The technological advances and financial support I received during my PhD study was beneficial to complete my study on time and with excellent results. Hope my research contribution will develop sustainable material in additive manufacturing technology at FKAB, UKM.

Dr. Denesh Mohan


I have learnt many of the skills pertinent to my career from my undergraduate studies in UKM. The Faculty and the Department have been continuously making improvements to the syllabus to reflect the needs of the industry as well. There are an abundance of resources available to UKM students in which when leveraged correctly can give students an added advantage when they graduate into the industry.

Au Yong Wai Leem

Process Monitoring & Analysis Engineer, ExxonMobil

Always challenge yourself to be the best version of you. Regardless of what people say, it’s you that determine your future. FKAB UKM has a lot to offer. A very supportive lecturers, good facilities and convenient place to learn and shape your future. UKM graduates never disappoint. Be proud of that legacy!

Atif Azhari

Assistant Manager, Production, Top Glove Sdn Bhd

I feel blessed beyond measure to have taken Chemical Engineering for my Ph.D. study in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FKAB), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The collaborative and creative research environment fostered at FKAB made it a great place to do research activities and is excellent for intellectual development. Besides, the university holds a high academic standard and ranking worldwide and is a perfect place to educate students to become world-class researchers.

Dr. Abdullah Amru Indera Luthfi


I am truly grateful to join UKM in Chemical and Process Engineering for my postgraduate program since 2016. During the program, I was granted full scholarship under Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) “Sustainable Development” Postgraduate Scholarship and given Graduate on Time (GOT) for my PhD program. UKM is one of the top research universities in Malaysia equipped with renowned field experts and high-end analysis equipment to facilitate their postgraduates in conducting research.

Dr. Ho Kah Chun