The profession of chemical engineers uses the knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained through study and practical experience and this knowledge is applied through analysis and design to solve problems as well as to develop processes and systems for the benefits of mankind. To help the chemical engineers in the chemical industries, a large number of skilled technical personnel is very much required. Realising this need, we designed a curriculum towards the conferment of the Diploma in Chemical Engineering. The first intake of students began in June 2003.
Students of this programme are provided with a strong fundamental of science in chemistry, physics and mathematics before they proceed to do chemical engineering courses such as Unit Operation, Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Instrumentation. The curriculum also include common engineering courses namely Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics. Apart from the engineering courses, they also learn important tools in Occupational Safety and Health and Human Resource Management.
The courses are conducted via lectures and tutorials and practical work laboratories. Assessment for majority of the courses includes tests, quizzes, assignments and examinations. The number of students in each class is limited to about 30 to enable an effective teaching and learning process. Besides class-style courses, students are divided into small groups to carry out mini projects.
Our diploma programme is currently conducted at 3 UiTM branch campuses; Penang, Terengganu and Sarawak. Only our degree programmes are conducted in Shah Alam main campus.
The rapid growth in Malaysia’s economy especially in the industrial sector contributes to the high demand for technical skills. The chemical industries in particular, require a high workforce in chemical engineering discipline.
Graduates of the Diploma in Chemical Engineering may work as assistant engineers or technical assistants in either the public or private sectors to provide technical support and services in the design, development, and maintenance of various processes such as in food and beverages, plastics, toiletries and pharmaceutical industries.
Apart from that, our Diploma graduates can also find employment in various other job requirements such as in maintaining and managing natural resources (petroleum and palm oil), recycling materials and protecting the environment.
As new industries are emerging, more sophisticated skills are expected. To meet these challenges, graduates can always upgrade their knowledge or further their studies either locally or abroad to become full-fledged engineers.
Diploma graduates must obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 at the end of Semester 6 in order to apply for Bachelor Programs in Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara.
Bachelor Programs offered are:
1) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Chemical
2) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Chemical and Process
3) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Chemical and Bioprocess
4) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Oil and Gas
Diploma graduates also can apply to further studies at other universities either locally or abroad where the minimum CGPA requirement is based on the universities requirement.
For more information, contact
Puan Noorsuhana Mohd Yusof
Tel: 03 5543 6341
Fax: 03 5543 6300