University of Nottingham Malaysia

Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering BEng / MEng (Hons)


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Qualification: BEng / MEng (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM48,900 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM57,000 per year
Mode: BEng - Full-time 3 years / MEng - Full-time, 4 years
Intake: February and September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Studying these programmes you can expect to acquire the essential core knowledge and skills of chemical engineering enhanced with added emphasis on the minimisation of environmental impacts. The programme will provide you with core scientific and engineering knowledge coupled with a wide range of transferable skills which will together enable you to create environmentally responsible solutions to the engineering challenges of tomorrow.


MEng students will need to undergo at least 12 weeks of industrial training in an external institution and meet appropriate coursework requirement before starting 4th year of study.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements
A Level BBB, including mathematics and either chemistry or physics, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level, including mathematics and either chemistry or physics
STPM  B+B+B+, including mathematics and either physics or chemistry, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  2 As including mathematics and either chemistry or physics, and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects,  excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM/AUSMAT  ATAR 86 including Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects, including Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors and relevant science subjects. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 including AP Calculus and AP Chemistry or AP Physics. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Engineering programme.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

English language requirements
IELTS(Academic): 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
GCE A Level English Literature or Language: grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature grade C
PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
SPM:  grade B+ 
GCE O-Level (1119): grade C 
GCSE O Level grade C
IGCSE (first language) grade C
IGCSE (second language) grade B
MUET Band 4
UEC: grade B3 
IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  4 points 
IB English B HL:  4 points 
IB English B SL:  5 points 
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.



The Foundation in Engineering is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Engineering. Modules on the programme aim to improve language and study skills as well as enhance understanding of mathematics and the physical sciences.

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway from thermal science or chemistry to electricity and magnetism.


Year one

Typical core modules

  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Design
  • Introductory Geology
  • Mathematical Methods for Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Process Engineering Principles
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer


Year two

Typical core modules

  • Analytical Measurement
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods for Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical and Phase Equilibria
  • Environmental Assessment**
  • Interfacial Chemistry*
  • Materials and Sustainable Processes
  • Process Design and Control
  • Process Engineering Project*
  • Separation and Partical Technology


Year three

Typical core modules

  • Air Pollution**
  • Biochemical Engineering*
  • Industrial Process Analysis*
  • Process Simulation 1
  • Process Engineering Laboratories
  • Reactor Design and Process Control
  • Water Treatment**
  • Multi-Component Separations
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Design Project


Year four (MEng only)

Typical core modules

  • MEng Project

Typical optional modules

  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering*
  • Advanced Computational Methods
  • Advanced Environmental Assessment
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Advanced Rheology and Materials
  • Air Pollution 2**
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Contaminated Land**
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Fats and Oils Processing Technology**
  • Industrial Dehydration
  • Nanotechnology
  • Palm Oil and Oleochemicals**
  • Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing
  • Power Generation and Carbon Capture
  • Process Design and Optimisation
  • Process Synthesis and Design
  • Professional Engineer in Society
  • Statistical Process Control and Quality Management
  • Water Treatment Engineering**

* Chemical engineering students only.

** Chemical engineering with environmental engineering students only.


You will be equipped for a career in chemical engineering, working as a professional in areas such as process and product design or plant management, or for work in other disciplines benefiting from the technical and problem-solving skills you have acquired.

Additionally, the chemical engineering with environmental engineering degrees equip you for a career in environmental engineering, perhaps working as a professional in environment related functions such as waste treatment, pollution control or materials recycling.

As a Nottingham chemical engineering graduate you will be highly sought-after by companies worldwide. With our unique combinations of chemical and environmental engineering, we are well placed to provide multi-skilled graduates to work in a diverse range of industries including energy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food and environmental services, as well as government agencies and departments around the world.


Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 

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Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
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