Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering

Newcastle University

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is concerned with developing and implementing methods that convert basic raw materials into useful intermediate or end products such as fuels, plastics, cosmetics, dyes, crop protection agents, and medical preparations by means of physical, chemical and biological processes. In addition to improving existing processes, Chemical Engineers also develop new applications for these processes in response to changes in safety and environmental protection requirements.

This degree programme has a strong environmental and sustainable focus, ensuring that process solutions are economically viable and socially and environmentally acceptable. Students will learn about techniques that will enable them do design, operate and optimise a range of unit operations commonly found in the process engineering industries.

Graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of chemical engineering, combining a sound theoretical grasp of the subject with practical experience and an awareness of their responsibilities to society and the environment. Graduates should be capable of becoming professional chemical and process engineers in the industry or of following a postgraduate route, into a research, industrial or academic career.

Chemical Engineers excel in areas such as research and development, planning, design, operation, purchasing, sales, teaching, patent procedures and business management in the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, electronic and environmental industries.

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2015/16

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Semester 1

(28 Sep 2015 – 29 Jan 2016)

Classes

28 Sep 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Study Break

19 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Classes

11 Jan 2016 – 15 Jan 2016

Examination

18 Jan 2016 – 29 Jan 2016

Semester 2

(1 Feb 2016 – 17 Jun 2016)

Classes

1 Feb 2016 – 11 Mar 2016

Study Break

12 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

Classes

11 Apr 2016 – 20 May 2015

Examination

23 May 2016 – 10 Jun 2016

Resits

22 Aug 2016 – 2 Sep 2016

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2014/15

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Semester 1

(22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015)

Classes

22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015

Study Break

13 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Classes

5 Jan 2015 – 9 Jan 2015

Examination

12 Jan 2015 – 23 Jan 2015

Semester 2

(26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015)

Classes

26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015

Study Break

14 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Classes

13 Apr 2015 – 15 May 2015

Examination

18 May 2015 – 5 Jun 2015

Overseas Immersion Programme

6 Jul 2015 – 31 Jul 2015

Resits

17 Aug 2015 – 28 Aug 2015

 

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Semester 1

(28 Sep 2015 – 29 Jan 2016)

Classes

28 Sep 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Vacation

19 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Classes

11 Jan 2016 – 15 Jan 2016

Examination

18 Jan 2016 – 29 Jan 2016

Semester 2

(1 Feb 2016 – 17 Jun 2016)

Classes

1 Feb 2016 – 11 Mar 2016

Vacation

12 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

Classes

11 Apr 2016 – 20 May 2015

Examination

23 May 2016 – 10 Jun 2016

Resits

22 Aug 2016 – 2 Sep 2016

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2013/14

Academic Calendar AY2013/2014

Semester 1

(23 Sep 2013 – 24 Jan 2014)

Classes

23 Sep 2013 – 13 Dec 2013

Study Break

14 Dec 2013 – 5 Jan 2014

Classes

6 Jan 2014 – 10 Jan 2014

Examination

13 Jan 2014 – 24 Jan 2014

Semester 2

(27 Jan 2014 – 13 Jun 2014)

Classes

27 Jan 2014 – 28 Mar 2014

Study Break

29 Mar 2014 – 27 Apr 2014

Classes

28 Apr 2014 – 16 May 2014

Examination

19 May 2014 – 6 Jun 2014

Overseas Immersion Programme

7 Jul 2014 – 1 Aug 2014

Resits

18 Aug 2014 – 29 Aug 2014

 

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Semester 1

(22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015)

Classes

22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015

Study Break

13 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Classes

5 Jan 2015 – 9 Jan 2015

Examination

12 Jan 2015 – 23 Jan 2015

Semester 2

(26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015)

Classes

26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015

Study Break

14 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Classes

13 Apr 2015 – 15 May 2015

Examination

18 May 2015 – 5 Jun 2015

Resits

17 Aug 2015 – 28 Aug 2015

Grading System

Percentage Obtained

Degree Classification

70% – 100%

First class honours

60% – 69%

Upper second class honours

50% – 59%

Lower second class honours

40% – 49%

Third class honours

0% – 39%

Fail

For more details, please refer to the following Newcastle University's links on:

  1. Exam Conventions: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/regulations/docs/04UGExam.pdf
  2. Progress Regulations:http://www.ncl.ac.uk/regulations/docs/03UGProgress.pdf

Newcastle University
Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester 1

• CME2117  Computing & Simulation

MATLAB-based computer programming is introduced and students’ capabilities in problem analysis for computer-based solutions are developed, drawing on the principles associated with some of the common computer-based techniques used to solve chemical and process engineering problems. The module also introduces the use of HYSYS to solve flowsheeting problems.

• CME2121  Engineering Practice

This module is intended to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and runs over 2 semesters. It provides an introduction to the properties and science of materials used in engineering including metals, plastics and polymers, and how they behave under loads in practical situations. Students will be introduced to the services, techniques and regulatory provisions which are required on any process plant to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the process. The module also aims to impart an understanding of the technology of, and acquire skills in, the minimisation of energy usage on process plant. This module includes laboratory work which allows students to enhance their knowledge of important chemical engineering principles in Fluids, Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Dynamics & Control.

• CME2122  Separation Processes 1

The aim of this module is to give students an understanding of the separation technologies used in the process industries. It provides an introduction to mass transfer theory and phase equilibria and shows how these can be applied to the design of selected separation processes and plant equipment.

• CME2124  Reactor Engineering

At the end of this course, students will be able to model chemical reactors (batch reactors, continuous stirred tank reactors and plug flow reactors), operating under different conditions and carrying out different types of reactions. They will recognise that that all models have limitations and develop the ability to choose an appropriate representation of sufficient complexity to solve a particular problem.

• CME2126  Engineering Mathematics

This modules aims to extend students’ knowledge, understanding and use of analytical methods required in Chemical and Process Engineering. It will cover more advanced methods for solving differential equations, theory and applications of vector analysis and various infinite series. It will also introduce essential statistics and statistical analysis of data sets.

• CME2128  Thermodynamics

The aim of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of how thermodynamic principles can be used to predict the behaviour of systems undergoing physical change. To introduce methods for calculating the properties of real fluids and to use these to design systems for generating power, compressing fluids and transferring heat by heat pumping. To increase the students' understanding of real chemical systems by expanding on the ideas and concepts of ideal phase equilibria and thoroughly understanding the phenomena of phase and chemical reaction equilibria in multicomponent systems relevant to chemical engineering.

Year 1 Semester 2

• CME2116  Process Measurement, Modelling and Control

The aim of the module is to gain an appreciation of how time-dependent process behaviour affects the design, operation and safety of process plants and to introduce the concepts behind modelling and simulation. The module also provides experience with the use of MATLAB and Simulink for process simulation. Students can learn how to analyse the dynamic behaviour of linear systems and to attain a basic understanding of Chemical Process Control.

• CME2120  Process Safety

This module is designed to provide a complete grounding in all aspects of safety related to the Chemical Engineering Industry. Students will be made aware of the relevant regulations relating to safety. They will be taught about risk and its communication and the use of a range of practical tools relating to hazards. The module also introduces the techniques and regulatory provisions which are required on any process plant to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the process.

• CME2121  Engineering Practice

This module is intended to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and runs over 2 semesters. It provides an introduction to the properties and science of materials used in engineering including metals, plastics and polymers, and how they behave under loads in practical situations. Students will be introduced to the services, techniques and regulatory provisions which are required on any process plant to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the process. The module also aims to impart an understanding of the technology of, and acquire skills in, the minimisation of energy usage on process plant. This module includes laboratory work which allows students to enhance their knowledge of important chemical engineering principles in Fluids, Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Dynamics & Control.

• CME2123  Transfer Processes

There are 2 parts to this module, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

The Fluid Mechanics part aims to generalise fluid mechanics so that at a later stage, the knowledge gained can easily be used in numerical simulations, such that the students understand the meaning and implications of exact/approximate solutions in the description of fluids, flow geometry and flow kinematics. Governing fluid flow equations, including the equations of state, are obtained in 3D form in tensor notation and applied to the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid flows in simple geometries. More complex fluid systems such as compressible and multi-phase fluids are also examined and related to the process industries.

The Heat Transfer part extends the knowledge of the principles of heat transfer and provides a fundamental knowledge of design criteria for typical forms of heat exchangers used in the process industries. The analyses of heat transfer systems where there is change of phase and transient heat transfer will be covered, as well as systems where radiative heat transfer is significant/dominant. This part of the module should ensure that students can design and choose appropriate equipment in their design projects.

• CME2127  Chemistry

The aim of this course is to demonstrate that chemistry of real systems is complex, and that this complexity must be considered to set up engineering systems. The chemistry will be linked to the assumptions made in thermodynamics and the importance in separations processes as well as the complexities encountered in measurement systems.

Year 2 Semester 1

• CME3103  Process Design, Economics and Project Management

The module covers aspects of process design methodology including design processes and decision support; methods of plant costing and process economics and use the techniques for equipment and process selection. Design optimisation is introduced through a practical exercise utilising a process flowsheet simulator. Tools for design economic evaluation are introduced, together with the elements of project management.

• CME3104  Separation Processes 2

The aim of this module is to give students an understanding of the separation technology used in the modern chemical industry. It covers prediction of phase equilibria, azeotropic distillation, multi-component distillation, gas absorption, liquid extraction and membrane separations.

• CME3105  Solids Handling

This module introduces the unit operations of crystallization and drying. The strengths and weaknesses of the various available dryer and crystallizer designs will be explained enabling the student to choose the correct one for given applications. The module also provides fundamentals of solids handling and separation of solids from gas and liquid streams.

• CME3108  Process Control 2

Process control involves the selection and tailoring of methods for the efficient operation of chemical processes. Proper application of process control can improve the safety and profitability of processes. This course provides an overview of process control algorithms as well as the mathematical techniques that may be used to analyse process systems. The aim is to learn how to select appropriate control schemes and strategies for common unit operations encountered within the chemical industry.

• CME3110  Renewable Energy Technologies

The module introduces students to energy production using renewable resources, e.g. wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, tidal, biomass and hydrogen as a fuel. The underlying science and engineering principles of the different technologies will be covered

• CME3122  Clean Technology Applications

The purpose of this module is to demonstrate examples of Clean Technology research and its applications across a breadth of areas of chemical and materials engineering. The idea is to highlight the range of applications and sustainability of the concepts.

• CME3123  Reactor Engineering 2

The aims of the module are the specification of performance and the design of the reactor unit as a key to the overall design of the process; the application of the basic principles of reactor engineering to the design of reactors involving multiple reactions, catalysis and heterogeneous mass transfer processes, and multiphase mass transport.

Additionally this module provides students with skills to apply chemical engineering principles to bioreactor design. The module provides fundamentals of bioprocess operation and design as well as providing brief information on different types of bioprocesses. The aim is to provide chemical engineers with a basic understanding of the fundamental process engineering problems specific to biochemical processes. Also to provide an insight into the creativity required in bioreactor design.

• CME3124  Chemical Engineering Laboratory

This module allows students to study important chemical engineering principles in the laboratory. The experiments demonstrate important concepts from the Fluids, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Dynamics & Control and Mass Transfer modules. This module is conducted during the Overseas Immersion Programme.

Year 2 Semester 2

• CME3107  Chemical Process Optimisation

The chemical industry has undergone significant changes over the last two decades due to, amongst other things, the increased cost of energy and increased global competition. One of the most important tools for addressing these issues is optimisation. This module develops an understanding of the principles of standard optimisation techniques and where such techniques can be beneficially applied.

• CME3109  Plant Design Project

It is a requirement for membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers that all graduates successfully complete a design project. Detailed design within the chemical and material processing industries requires a combination of many of the core skills acquired during the first years of a degree programme. This project represents a unique exercise in which students can apply and test their knowledge of process selection, conceptual design, equipment design, process safety, sustainability and economic analysis as part of a team. At the end of the project students will have translated a business, safety or environmental need into a design solution.

• CME3112  Sustainable Industry, Design and Manufacture

This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the need for Sustainability to be a key consideration in engineering practice and business decisions. To provide understanding of the tools and techniques that may be used to implement cleaner design for more sustainable products and processes.

Newcastle University
Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Applicants must note the following additional English requirements for this programme:

(To be submitted before class commencement)

a. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or
b. IELTS 6.5 or better

Polytechnic Diploma 

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Biologics & Process Technology
  • Chemical & Green Technology
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Process Technology
  • Process Engineering
  • Materials Science

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Chemical Engineering

Newcastle University
Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

AY2015/16 – Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SC

SPR

IS

Non-subsidised Fees

Sem 1

S$5,100

S$10,100

S$12,750

S$17,400

Sem 2

S$5,100

S$10,100

S$12,750

S$17,400

Sem 3

S$5,100

S$10,100

S$12,750

S$17,400

Sem 4

S$5,100

S$10,100

S$12,750

S$17,400

Legend
SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students

Note:  

1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.


The above table is not applicable for non-relevant diploma holders/A-Level/other qualifications (equivalent to A-Level).

Here's a list of relevant polytechnic diplomas for the respective degree programmes.

For students admitted to SIT in AY2015/16, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2015/16 rate for the duration of their degree programme. 

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

Find out more »

AY2014/15 – Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SC

SPR

IS / Non-subsidised Fees

Sem 1

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Sem 2

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Sem 3

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Sem 4

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Legend
SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students

Note:  

1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.


The above table is not applicable for non-relevant diploma holders/A-Level/other qualifications (equivalent to A-Level).

Here's a list of relevant polytechnic diplomas for the respective degree programmes.

For students admitted to SIT in AY2014/15, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2014/15 rate for the duration of their degree programme. 

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

Find out more »

AY2013/14 – Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SC

SPR

IS / Non-subsidised Fees

Sem 1

S$4,950

S$9,900

S$16,800

Sem 2

S$4,950

S$9,900

S$16,800

Sem 3

S$4,950

S$9,900

S$16,800

Sem 4

S$4,950

S$9,900

S$16,800

Legend
SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students

Note:  

1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.


The above table is not applicable for non-relevant diploma holders/A-Level/other qualifications (equivalent to A-Level).

For students admitted to SIT in AY2013/14, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2013/14 rate for the duration of their degree programme. 

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

Find out more »

AY2012/13 - Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SC

SPR

IS / Non-subsidised Fees

Sem 1

S$4,875

S$9,750

S$16,500

Sem 2

S$4,875

S$9,750

S$16,500

Sem 3

S$4,875

S$9,750

S$16,500

Sem 4

S$4,875

S$9,750

S$16,500

Legend
SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students

Note:  

  1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
  2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
  3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.


The above table is not applicable for non-relevant diploma holders/A-Level/other qualifications (equivalent to A-Level).

For students admitted to SIT in AY2012/13, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2012/13 rate for the duration of their degree programme. 

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

Find out more »

AY2011/12 - Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SC

SPR

IS / Non-subsidised Fees

Sem 1

S$4,680

S$9,360

S$15,270

Sem 2

S$4,680

S$9,360

S$15,270

Sem 3

S$4,680

S$9,360

S$15,270

Sem 4

S$4,680

S$9,360

S$15,270

Legend
SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students

Note:  

  1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
  2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
  3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.


The above table is not applicable for non-relevant diploma holders/A-Level/other qualifications (equivalent to A-Level).

For students admitted to SIT in AY2011/12, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2011/12 rate for the duration of their degree programme.

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

Find out more »

Newcastle University
Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,000 to S$5,000.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

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Classmates and the student leaders at the St. James Park dressing room 
(Photo courtesy of Teo Hwee Leng)

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Visit our home campus and experience the life of being an overseas student! 
(Photo courtesy of Abdul Hakim Bin Johari and Muhammad Faizal Bin Mohamed)

 “Having the opportunity to travel halfway across the globe, the newcastle experience was amazing. Pleasant climate, historic buildings, lovely English people; it’s really hard for anyone not wanting to go back again.” 
- (Teo Hwee Leng, Class of 2011)

 

Newcastle University
Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

For admission-related queries, please email to Adm@SingaporeTech.edu.sg
For general and programme-related queries, please email to AcdPrg@SingaporeTech.edu.sg

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Associate Professor Susanna Leong
Programme Director

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Ms Lisa Koh
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes

Location:

SIT@NP Building
537 Clementi Road 
Singapore 599493

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