Newcastle University in Singapore

BEng Honours in Chemical Engineering

BEng Honours in Chemical Engineering


This is a two-year programme. You can convert Diploma-level or similar qualifications to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

Details on our new BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering joint degree with the Singapore Institute of Technology can be found on the SIT website.

UCAS Code: 1209U 
Duration: 2 years

This degree programme is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.


This programme aims to give you a coherent understanding of chemical engineering. This is combined with:

  • a sound theoretical grasp of the subject
  • practical experience
  • an awareness of your responsibilities to society and the environment

It will enable you to become a professional chemical and process engineer in industry. You can also follow a postgraduate route into a research, industrial or academic career.

Course Content

Find out about the course modules, how the programme is taught, and how to apply.

Employment Opportunities

Chemical engineers are the highest paid of all engineers. Your expertise and knowledge are required in many industrial sectors. These include the production of silicon chips and the manufacture and processing of bulk chemicals and polymers.

Chemical and process engineering is constantly evolving. Career paths are varied, including jobs in research and technology, production, sales and management.

Further information

For Teach-out programme, please download 2016 degree programme CEAM Singapore Handbook 2016 for more details.

The Joint Degree programme handbook will be uploaded in due course.

Contact the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.


This degree programme is oriented towards the impact of industry on the environment. You'll develop process solutions that are economically viable and socially and environmentally acceptable.

Year one

You'll develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of chemical engineering. You'll gain deeper knowledge in chemistry, thermodynamics and mathematics.

You'll study fundamental chemical engineering topics such:

  • process safety
  • transfer processes
  • reactor engineering
  • process dynamics
  • process control

Compulsory modules

Year two

You'll take part in a major group process plant design project. You will apply your chemical engineering knowledge in a holistic and integrated manner.

You'll also study more advanced chemical engineering subjects. There is a major focus on sustainability issues. You'll learn how to balance environmental, social and economic considerations.

Compulsory modules

Teaching and Assessment

Our academics are experts in their field. They're involved in research and apply it in the teaching environment.

The academic year starts in September and ends in June.

It is divided into two semesters, each with 12 teaching weeks. There is an additional two weeks for assessment. There are short breaks for Christmas and Easter.


Teaching is through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • independent guided reading

Laboratories will be used to demonstrate the practical application of theory.


You will study 120 credits in each year of the programme. Every 10 credits is approximately 100 hours of total study time. This includes timetabled class hours and private study.

Assessment is a mix of examination and continuous assessment. Examinations generally occur at the end of each semester.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for this programme, and what the entrance requirements are.

To apply for this programme please visit the Singapore Institute of Technology website.

Entrance Requirements

You will be considered on the basis of:

  • the information provided in your application
  • academic performance 
  • potential

We have a positive approach to mature candidates seeking to return to higher education. Contact us if you have any doubts or would like any further details.