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Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology (Bioprocess) with Honours

Sarjana Muda Teknologi Kejuruteraan Kimia (Bioproses) dengan Kepujian

Chemical Engineers with a focus in Bioprocess work at the forefront of biological and engineering sciences through the conversion of biological materials into other forms needed by mankind. Application areas commonly associated with bioprocess engineering include the production of biofuels, design and operation of fermentation systems, development of food processing system, application and testing of product separation technologies, the design of instrumentation to monitor and control biological processes, and much more.

Like other engineering disciplines, bioprocess engineers are trained in the application of engineering sciences and problem-solving techniques. What separate them from other engineers is their understanding of how every engineering field relates to living materials. With the rapid growth of biologically based technologies, bioprocess engineers are uniquely qualified to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. The demand for bioprocess engineers continues to grow. They provide a bridge between the research lab and the economic, large-scale implementation of biotechnologies and food production systems.

Bioprocess Engineering is about using biology for cleaner and more efficient manufacturing process, and for the design of better products such as;

  • Detergents
  • Confectionary and Ice Cream
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Vitamin
  • Cheese
  • Clean Water

The technology used includes:

  • Fermentation
  • Separation

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

UniKL graduates who are :

  • PEO 1
    UniKL graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative which will contribute towards the requirement of the human capital in chemical and/or process/ food/ polymer/bioprocess/ environment engineering technology related industry
  • PEO 2
    UniKL graduates who are effective leaders with teamwork skills, as well as verbal and nonverbal interpersonal communication skills;
  • PEO 3
    UniKL graduates who are committed towards the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement;
  • PEO 4
    UniKL graduates who are professional, ethical, and socially responsible;
  • PEO 5
    UniKL graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in chemical engineering will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    Knowledge: apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment) to defined and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems or methodologies; (SK1 to SK4)
  • PLO 2
    Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature and analyse broadly-defined chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment) problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to their discipline or area of
    specialisation; (SK1 to SK4)
  • PLO 3 
    Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for broadly-defined chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment) problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations;(SK5)
  • PLO 4
    Investigation: Conduct investigations of broadly-defined chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/ bioprocess/environment) problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions; (SK8)
  • PLO 5
    Modern Tool Usage: Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to broadly-defined chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment) problems, with an understanding of the limitations; (SK6)
  • PLO 6
    The Engineer and Society: Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice and solutions to broadly-defined chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment) problems; (SK7)
  • PLO 7
    Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of engineering technology solutions of broadly-defined chemical engineering technology (process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment) problems in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development; (SK7)
  • PLO 8
    Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practice; (SK7)
  • PLO 9
    Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams;
  • PLO 10
    Communications: Communicate effectively on broadly-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions;
  • PLO 11
    Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles, business practices, and technopreneurial competencies, as well as identify business opportunities, and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments;
  • PLO 12
    Life Long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist technologies.

Career Information

There is a rapidly increasing demand for engineering graduates with an appreciation and knowledge of the biological sciences. They help to create new technology for food and agricultural systems by improving processes, materials and products. The main areas are machinery and equipment, soil and water, structures, food storage, and food processing. For example the manufacture of many pharmaceutical products, healthcare products, medicines, vaccines, and new material rely upon the application of biology to industrial processes. Career fields that can be pursued by Bioprocess Engineering Technology graduates are:

  • Bioprocess engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Plant engineer
  • R&D engineer

Semester 1
  • Mathematics I
  • Engineering Technologist in Society
  • Professional English 1
  • (TITAS)/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Foreign Language 1
  • Engineering Drawing & Computing
  • Fundamental English


Semester 2
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Design
  • Hubungan Etnik / Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • Chemical Process Principles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Foreign Language 2


Semester 3
  • Fundamental of Electric & Electronics
  • Analytical & Organic Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport Process Principles
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Isu-isu Kontemporari Muslim di Malaysia/Culture and Lifestyle in Malaysia 2
  • Biology of Cell


Semester 4
  • Principles of Bioprocess Technology
  • Professional English 2
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Industrial Safety & Health
  • Co-curriculum
  • Principle of Microbiology
  • Biochemistry


Semester 5
  • QA & QC in Bio Product
  • Bioprocess Development & Equipment
  • Process Instrumentation & Control
  • Bioseparations Engineering Technology
  • Biomolecular Technique
  • Technopreneurship


Semester 6
  • Bioplant Design Project 1
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Final Year Project 1 (Proposal)
  • Oil & Fat Process Technology
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2


Semester 7
  • Final Year Project 2 (Implementation)
  • Bioplant Design Project 2
  • Elective 3
  • Innovation Management


Semester 8
  • Industrial Training


Elective subjects offered by Section of Bioengineering Technology are divided into two clusters:

Forensic chemistry:

  • Forensic Molecular Biology
  • Forensic Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics

Healthcare Biotechnology:

  • Formulation of Cosmetics & Healthcare Product
  • Cosmetics & Healthcare Product Development
  • Halal Cosmetics & Healthcare Product

Fees

Local Students Fees  – RM7,500

International Students Fees – RM 9,750 – 10,400

Financial Assistance


Entry Requirements

  • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in Mathematics and ONE (1) relevant science subject ; OR
  • Recognised Diploma in Engineering or Engineering Technology or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.0; OR
  •  Recognised related Technical / Vocational / Skills Diploma with minimum CGPA 2.0

Quick Points

Status Programme:
Accredited

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R2/524/6/0015) 07/22, MQA/FA11929

Specialisation:
Bioprocess Technology

Study Level:
Bachelor Degree

Intake:
January & September Only

Duration:
4 years

UNIVERSITI KUALA LUMPUR
Branch Campus Malaysian Institute of Chemical & Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET)

Lot 1988, Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Vendor, Taboh Naning,
78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.

+606 – 551 2011

+606 – 551 2001

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