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Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology (Hons.) in Polymer

Sarjana Muda Teknologi Kejuruteraan Kimia (Kepujian) Polimer

Many countries throughout the world have or are developing a strong manufacturing base, producing a range of products including household goods, electrical, do-it yourself, and automobile components. They are considered as the most rapidly growing sector of the materials industry consequently increasing the number of people who work in this field. Plastic and rubber, together with adhesives, resin and fibres, from a group material called polymers. Polymers have special properties which make them very useful in the modern world. The majority of polymers are derived from oil chemicals, although there are some naturally occurring polymers such as natural rubber and cellulose.

The manufacture of products from polymers requires a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of principles and technologies. For example, to make a product from plastic, one must choose which plastic to use from a very large range of plastics available, and then decide which processing method is suitable to produce the desired shaped product. Once these have been decided, it will often be necessary to design and make a mould for the products, and then ensure this mould functions effectively. This does not include the considerable expertise required to design the product in the first place to ensure maximum strength, ease of function and an aesthetic shape.

These engineers need to apply the traditional skills of chemical engineers, such as plant design, process design, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena, to the various problem involving the production and use of polymers. Many of the engineers currently working in the industry trying to solve these problems have the background in either chemical engineering or polymers. The Polymer Engineering Option in Chemical Engineering is designed to produce engineers with both sets of skills.


 

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

UniKL graduates who are :

  • PEO 1
    Knowledgeable, competent, and innovative;
  • PEO 2
    effective leaders with teamworks, skills as well as verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communications skill;
  • PEO 3
    committed towards the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvements;
  • PEO 4
    professional, ethical, and socially responsible; and
  • PEO 5
    capable of embarking on businessand technopreneurial activities.


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in chemical engineering will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering technology fundamentals and specialization principles to well-defined applied engineering technology procedures, processes, systems or methodologies in chemical engineering technology
  • PLO 2
    Plan and conduct experimental investigations of broadly defined problems using data from relevant sources
  • PLO 3
    Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly defined engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations
  • PLO 4
    Identify, formulate, research literature and solve broadly defined chemical engineering technology problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to area of specialization
  • PLO 5
    Design solutions for broadly defined problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes related to chemical engineering technology for sustainable development
  • PLO 6
    Communicate effectively with the engineering technology community and society
  • PLO 7
    Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities and norms of chemical engineering technology practice
  • PLO 8
    Understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal context and demonstrate knowledge of and the need for sustainable development
  • PLO 9
    Function effectively as an individual, and as a member and/or leader in diverse technical teams
  • PLO 10
    Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of chemical engineering technology practice
  • PLO 11
    Recognize the requirements for the need of professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning
  • PLO 12
    Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of management, business practices, and technopreneurial competencies, as well as identify business opportunities

 

Career Information

The skilled graduates can seek career in the upstream and downstream polymer industries such as the polymerization plants, petrochemical industries (Link 2, Petronas) plastic industries (Link 1 & Link 2, Link 3), rubber industries (Link 1, Link 2), latex industries (Link 1 & Link 2, Link 3), composite industries, automotive industries, electronic industries, medical industries, pharmaceutical industries, aerospace industries, paint industries, textile industries etc. Graduates also had wide career advancement in area of design, consultation, R & D, education as well in research institutes such as RRI, SIRIM and MINT.

Some of the companies accepting Polymer Engineering Graduates are:

  • Petronas
  • Ansell Sdn. Bhd.
  • Synthomer Sdn. Bhd,
  • Bayer Material Science, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Texchem (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Toray Plastics (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Drawbridge Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Silverstone Berhad
  • M-Pol Rubber Products Sdn. Bhd.
  • Teleflex Medical Sdn. Bhd.
  • Guppy Plastics Industries Sdn. Bhd
  • Titan Chemicals Corp. Berhad
  • Synthomer Sdn. Bhd.
  • SIRIM Berhad
  • Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd.
  • Motorola Sdn. Bhd.
  • Western Digital (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Texas Instruments (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Infineon Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Sin Rubtech
  • Gummi Metall Technik (M) Sdn. Bhd
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad
  • Unisem Sdn. Bhd.
  • Rubber Research Institute Malaysia (RRIM)
  • Continental Tyre Malaysia

 

Semester 1

 

  • Mathematics I
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fundamental of Electric & Electronics
  • Engineering Graphic
  • Fundamental English
  • Co-curriculum I
  • Islamic/Moral Studies
  • Malaysian Studies


Semester 2

  • Mathematics II
  • Analytical & Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Process Principles
  • Principle of Programming
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Co-curriculum II
  • Professional English I
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)


Semester 3

  • Industrial Safety & Health
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mass Transfer I
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Process Heat Transfer
  • Introduction to Polymer Science & Technology
  • Professional English II


Semester 4

  • Process Instrumentation
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Latex Technology
  • Polymer Testing and Characterization
  • Composite Technology


Semester 5

  • Plastic Processing I
  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Rubber Technology
  • Technopreneurship
  • Engineering Technologist in Society


Semester 6

  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Polymer Additives and Blends
  • Final Year Project (Proposal)
  • Mandarin I
  • Polymer Rheology
  • Elective I
  • Elective II


Semester 7

  • Final Year Project (Implementation)
  • Mold & Die Design
  • Plastic Processing II
  • Mandarin II
  • Innovation Management
  • Elective III


Semester 8

  • Industrial Training

Quick Points

Campus:
UniKL MICET

Status Programme:
Accredited

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R/524/6/0060) 02/22,  MQA A 7546

Specialisation:
Food Technology, Chemical, Bio-engineering, Polymer & Environmental

Study Level:
Bachelor Degree

Intake:
January & September Only

Duration:
4 years

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