Chemical Engineering, MSc

Chemical Engineering, MSc

Programme Overview

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is a 60-ECTS*-credit postgraduate programme to equip graduates and professionals with strong fundamentals and robust training in modern chemical engineering technologies. It is also suitable for mid-career professionals who wish to take advantage of current economic restructuring and industrial transformation to switch to chemical engineering careers.

This programme is tailored to working professionals. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings.

*ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, a credit system designed to make it easier for students to move between different countries.

Programme Highlights

The programme specialises in Chemical Engineering with emphasis on:

  • Modern controller design methods for the chemical and process industries;
  • Modelling and simulation strategies for process analysis and design;
  • Characteristics of various WTE technologies, design of WTE facilities with consideration of the regulatory and socio-economic aspects;
  • Exposure to computational tools in process simulation and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA);
  • Reaction mechanisms and kinetics; interpretation of the kinetics simulation and proposal of reactor design;
  • Multi-disciplinary design and operation of advanced separation processes for the oil & gas and chemical industries through the analysis of fundamental theories of phase diffusion and flow dynamics;
  • Technical competency in applying the principles of classical and applied statistical thermodynamics to solve complex engineering and practical thermodynamic problems;
  • The ability to optimize and re-engineer the production systems at the workplace to enhance business profitability through the applications of fundamental and advanced chemical engineering principles;
  • Membrane applications in chemical, environmental and pharmaceutical industries;
  • A unified and comprehensive approach to the formulation, interpretation and solution of problems in fluids, mass transfer and heat transfer.


The MSc in Chemical Engineering (CE) programme will be seeking professional accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Board. The first provisional accreditation exercise of the MSc (CE) with BEng (CE) has concluded in 2019.

Upcoming Intakes

Commencement Date: 7 September 2020
Application Period: 11 May to 11 June 2020

Curriculum Structure

All classes are conducted on weekday evenings. You are required to complete ten coursework modules to graduate.



Trimester I

Trimester II

Trimester III

Normal Candidature


2 modules (12 credits)

2 modules (12 credits)

2 modules (12 credits)


1 module (6 credits)

2 modules (12 credits)

1 module (6 credits)

Modules for this programme can also be taken individually. Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses offered by SITLEARN.


Applicants must possess the following:

  • Having the SIT-Newcastle University BEng in Chemical Engineering degree or equivalent qualifications; and
  • At least one year of relevant post-bachelor’s working experience (including internship experience).
Subsidised Fees Non-Subsidised Fees/International Students (inclusive of 7% GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore Permanent Residents S$34,476
(S$537 per credit)
(S$145.50 per credit)
(S$302 per credit)

1 The above Postgraduate Programme Fees are for AY2020/21. They are not fixed throughout the student’s entire candidature and are subject to yearly review and revision.
2 The fees for International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST, with the exception of credit-rate fees (where GST is not indicated but will be included in the billing of the fees).
3 The subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents shown are without GST, as GST on tuition fees will be subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
4 For Programme by Coursework, MOE will only subsidise students who hold the relevant Bachelor qualifications that are accepted by the Professional Engineers Board together with the MSc for the purpose of registering as a Professional Engineer (PE). In addition, students must not have previously attained masters or higher qualification through government subsidy or sponsorships.


Students are required to complete six core modules and four elective modules, amounting to a total of 60-ECTS-credits. The modules currently offered are as listed: 

Module Code Module Title Credits
CHE6001 Advanced Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering 6
CHE6002   Advanced Reaction Engineering 6
CHE6003 Advanced Thermodynamics 6
CHE6004 Advanced Process Control 6
CHE6005 Advanced Transport Phenomena 6
CHE6006 Advanced Separation Processes 6
CHE6011 Chemical Process Safety 6
CHE6012 Advanced Bioprocessing 6
CHE6013 Membrane Technology 6
CHE6014 Polymer Engineering 6
CHE6015 Specialty and Fine Chemicals 6
CHE6016 Advanced Optimisation Methods in Chemical Engineering 6
CHE6017 Chemical Process Pathways 6
CHE6018 Process Modelling and Simulation 6
CHE6019 Waste to Energy Technologies 6
CHE6020 Quantitative Risk Analysis 6
CHE6050 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering 1 6
CHE6051 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering 2 6
CHE6090 Industrial Research Project 6

 (SIT reserves the right to amend the information without prior notice.)

Campus Location

10 Dover Drive
Singapore 138683