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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering


TUM Asia

Bachelor of Science 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 is largely focused on industrial chemistry, dealing with more upstream processes of Chemical Engineering. Students will be exposed to the development and design of chemical processes. A strong focus is placed on the fundamentals of inorganic and organic chemistry to provide novel solutions to the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental industries.

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.

Learn about SIT-TUM Asia’s Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.


TUM Asia
Chemical Engineering, BSc

Programme Structure*

Semester 1 

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

*This module outline is only applicable to Polytechnic graduates with exemption credits. 


TUM Asia

Chemical Engineering, BSc

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic*

  • Biologics & Process Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Green Technology
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology & Materials Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic*

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Environmental & Water Technology
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy Science

Republic Polytechnic*

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Singapore Polytechnic*

  • Applied Chemistry with Materials Science
  • Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Process Technology
  • Chemical Process Technology (Food Technology option)
  • Chemical Process Technology (Industrial Chemistry option)
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Perfumery & Cosmetic Science
  • Process Engineering

Temasek Polytechnic*

  • Applied Food Science & Nutrition
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science

*Students who do hold a diploma from other programmes which are not listed here are welcome to apply. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Applicants who are not graduates from one of the five local polytechnics, but have completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to A-Levels, are eligible to apply for the following degree programme at SIT.

Overseas University Partner

Degree Programmes

Subject Requirement(s)

TUM Asia

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

  1. A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. HL Mathematics, and a HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)


TUM Asia
Chemical Engineering, BSc


All students will have to complete an attachment at the home campus of Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany within the final semester of their degree program. Students will undergo matriculation at the TUM home campus when they attend the Overseas Immersion Programme. The exact duration of their stay in Germany may vary with each student but in general, students from the EEIT degree programme will have to spend about 12 weeks abroad, whilst students from the CE degree programme will have to spend about 17 weeks abroad. EEIT students will carry out their Bachelor’s thesis under supervision by their German professors. CE students, in addition to the Bachelor’s thesis, will have to attend laboratory courses on Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the home campus.

The trip to Germany will provide students an enriching immersive experience of living and studying at the TUM campus in Munich. The estimated cost ranges from S$7,000 to S$9,000.

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

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For admission-related queries, please email to 
For general and programme-related queries, please email to 

Lim Kok Hwa

Associate Professor Lim Kok Hwa
Programme Director

Loo Liat Wen Bernard

Assistant Professor Bernard Loo
Deputy Programme Director

toh tingji

Mr Toh Ting Ji
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes


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