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Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology

Diploma Teknologi Kejuruteraan Kimia

As Industrial Revolution 4.0 such as additive manufacturing, advanced material, big data, and advanced simulation continue to redefine industrial production, Malaysia’s chemical industry is increasingly searching for highly skilled manpower with Industry 4.0-ready skill sets to enhance its transformation.

In order support this, UniKL MICET will begin offering a 2.5-year diploma programme in Chemical Engineering Technology (DCET) in July 2021. The curriculum is designed to produce manpower with the requisite skills for economic and national development of the nation. The four major specialisations in the program are Sustainable Process Engineering, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Advanced Material, and Environmental Engineering Technology & Sustainability.

This program’s courses are enhanced by embedding Professional Certifications including Smart 3D Modelling Software (Intergraph) and Ergonomic Trained Person. With credit transfer eligibility of up to 57 credits, graduates from this programme can continue and complete Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology at UniKL MICET in 2.5 years. This programme is also in line with the post pandemic socioeconomics drivers, which are focused on energy, smart technology and systems, water and food, environment, and biodiversity.

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 applied mathematics, applied science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation as specified in DK1 to DK4 respectively to wide practical procedures and practices in chemical and process/food/polymer/bioprocess/environment engineering technology.
    • PLO 2
      Problem analysis: Identify and analyse well-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity (DK1 to DK4).
    • PLO 3
      Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations (DK5).
    • PLO 4
      Investigation: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems; locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements.
    • PLO 5
      Modern Tool Usage: Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations (DK6).
    • PLO 6
      The Engineer and Society: Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined engineering problems (DK7).
    • PLO 7
      Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
    • PLO 8
      Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice.
    • PLO 9
      Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member in diverse technical teams.
    • PLO 10
      Communications: Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, 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 technical 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 updating in the context of specialised technical knowledge.

Career Information

Job Prospects for Graduates of the Programme

  • Chemical Manufacturing Companies
  • Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries
  • Energy and Transportation Industries
  • Oleochemical Industries
  • Safety and Health
  • Design and Simulation Industries
  • Bioplastic Industries
  • Rubber and Latex Industries
  • Cosmeceutical Industries
  • Nutraceuticals Industries
  • Biopharmaceutical Companies and Medical Research Institutes
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Solid Waste and Wastewater Management Sector

Career Path for Graduates of the Programme

  • Chemical Production Assistant Engineer
  • Plating Technician
  • Plant Assistant Engineer
  • Plant 3D Software Trainer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Chemical Production Assistant
  • Chemical Sales & Service Technician
  • Primary Production Executive
  • Compounding Supervisor
  • QA Executive
  • Quality and Reliability Technician
  • Materials Analysis Technician
  • Wastewater Treatment Process Technician

(Source: Jobstreet, Careerjet)

Semester 1
  • Religious Practices in Malaysia
  • Co-curriculum
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Competency English
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Foreign Language 1
  • General Chemistry
  • Technical Mathematics 1
  • Electrical Technology

Semester 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Communication English 1
  • Technical Mathematics 2
  • Organic & Analytical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Material & Energy Balance

Semester 3
  • Communication English 2
  • Foreign Language 2
  • Heat Transfer
  • Process Instrumentation & Control
  • Mass Transfer
  • Industrial Safety & Health
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Semester 4
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • Final Year Project (FYP)

Semester 5
  • Industrial Training

Specialization: Sustainable Process Engineering

Elective 1: Plant Utility & Safety

Elective 2: Petrochemical & Petroleum Refining Technology

Elective 3: Plant Maintenance & Inspection

Elective 4: Oil & Fat Process Technology

Specialization: Biotechnology & Bioengineering

Elective 1: Introduction to Bioprocess Technology

Elective 2: Principle of Microbiology

Elective 3: Analytical Methods in Bioprocessing

Elective 4: Techniques in Bioproduct Recovery

Specialization: Advanced Material

Elective 1: Rubber Processing

Elective 2: Plastics Processing

Elective 3: Latex Science & Technology

Elective 4: Composite Technology

Specialization: Environment Engineering Technology and Sustainability

Elective 1: Wastewater Treatment Technology

Elective 2: Air Pollution Control Technology

Elective 3: Introduction to Environmental Engineering Technology

Elective 4: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management



  • Local Students Fees  – RM6,840/semester
  • International Students Fees – RM 7,450/semester

Financial Assistance

Entry Requirements

  • SPM or equivalent with at least credit in mathematics and, natural sciences or technical based subjects. OR
  • Accredited Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technical or Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 with PT3; or equivalent OR
  • Recognised related Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications AND an adequate and relevant bridging programme OR
  • Matriculation Technical or Science Stream. OR
  • APEL A as prescribed by MQA based on appropriate justifications by the IHL. OR


  • Technical Certificate refers to certificates in an engineering field without ‘engineering’ in the programme’s name
  • Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 programmes are accredited by the Skills Development Division (SDD) under the Ministry of Human Resource. These programmes are at Level 3 in the Malaysian Qualifications Framework

Quick Points

Status Programme:
Provisional Accreditation

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (N/524/4/0072) 04/26, MQA/PA14383

Chemical Engineering Technology and Processes

Study Level:

January and July

2.5 years

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

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

+606 – 551 2000

+606 – 551 2001

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