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Programme Guideline

The University adopts the semester system. The academic year is divided into two (2) normal semesters, namely Semester I and Semester II, and a short semester at the end of Semester II. Thus, intake for new undergraduate students is normally made during the semester I of an academic year. The minimum duration of the programs is 4 years (8 semesters). The programs are conducted based on lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.

The minimum total credit required for a student to be awarded with the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering is 135 credits. The credits are classified into several groups as shown in Table 1 below:

Students are obliged to take compulsory University General Subjects that are Ethnic Relation, Islamic and Asian Civilization, Management, English Language and Co-curriculum.
Final year students are required to do a research or design project in the related field. At the end of each semester in their final year, a report based on the research must be submitted.

Students are also required to undergo Industrial Training for 10 weeks either at the private or government sector during the short semester of the third year. This is to equip the future graduates with practical technical knowledge while exposing them to working environment in the industry.

All the subjects offered by the Faculty have credits except for subjects, which are approved by the University Senate. One (1) credit is equivalent to 14 hours of lectures or 30 hours of practical sessions (studio/project), in a semester.

All students’ performance and achievements are assessed formally. Normally, every subject is assessed based on the coursework, which constitutes not less than 50% from the overall marks, and a final exam paper, which constitutes another 50% of the overall marks. Coursework may in the form of homework, quiz, test and presentation. Final examination is held at the end of each academic semester.

Students’ performance in a course is indicated by the grade obtained. Generally, the passing grade for any course is a ‘D+’. Student who failed a course (obtained grade ‘D’ and below) is required to repeat the failed course the following semesters when it is offered. Student may improve the grade of any course with a ‘B-‘ or lower once. Subjected to the Faculty and University’s Academic Regulation, students may withdraw from a course.

Student must pass all courses specified for his/her program of study and fulfill all the requirements specified for his/her program of study set by the Faculty and University in order to be awarded with the Bachelor degree.

Table 1:  Classification of Courses

No. Classification Credits hours Percentage (%)
A Programme Core 103 76.3
B Programme Electives 12 8.9
C General/University Courses


ii. Language-English/Japanese

iii.  Co-curriculum/Service Learning




Total 135 100

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