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Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology (Food)

Diploma Teknologi Kejuruteraan Kimia (Makanan)

This programme focuses on the application of principles of chemical engineering technology and food chemistry to the large-scale processing of food. Foods must be nutritious, i.e., provide the essential nutrients for growth and health; they must be safe, free from dangerous micro-organisms and chemical contaminants; and, if they are to be consumed at all, they must be attractive in taste and appearance. In this programme, students learn how to adapt the unit operations of traditional chemical engineering to the specific requirements of food processing. The main objective of this programme is to make it possible for well-trained chemical engineers and technologist to work in the food industry, possibly one of the largest manufacturing industries in Malaysia.

The programme includes exposure to areas of food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, food safety, food processing and the nutritive value of food. It is also designed to provide depth and breadth in the relevant physical and biological sciences in which food science and technology is based.

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 food 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 food 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

Our graduates have unlimited opportunities in getting jobs either in public or private sectors. In public sectors, they may work at food related government bodies like Department of Health, Educational Institutions, MARDI, SIRIM, MPOB, and others. They may join various industries like cereal manufacturing, bakery products, sugar refinery, manufacturing of flour-based sweetening agent, chocolate and confectionery products, fish processing, milk and dairy products, fruits and vegetable products, canning industry, edible oils and its products and beverages.

The scope of career may vary from production supervisors, quality assurance supervisors, technicians, assistant chemist, R&D assistants, operators, and others.

Semester 1
  • Engineering Drawing and Computing
  • Competency English
  • Amalan Islam Di Malaysia (Local Muslim) Religious Practices in Malaysia (Local Non-Muslim & Int.)
  • Technical Mathematics 1 
  • General Chemistry
  • Mandarin 1
  • Co-Curriculum

Semester 2
  • Organic & Analytical Chemistry
  • Principles of Chemical Process
  • Communication English 1
  • Electrical Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Interpersonal Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)
  • Technical Mathematics 2

Semester 3
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Mandarin 2
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Local) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Int)
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport Process
  • Basic Engineering Workshop
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Communication English 2

Semester 4
  • Reactor Technology
  • Statistics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Food Analysis
  • Separation Technology

Semester 5
  • Food Quality and Sanitation
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Food Packaging
  • Final Year Project

Semester 6
  • Industrial Training


  • Local Students Fees  – RM5,700/semester
  • International Students Fees – RM 7,450/semester

Financial Assistance

Entry Requirements

  • SPM or equivalent with at least credit (grade C) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences or Technical based subject; OR
  • Accredited Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technical or Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 with PT3.


  • 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:
Full Accreditation

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R2/0711/4/0001) 10/24, MQA/FA14409

Chemical Engineering Technology and Processes, Food Engineering Technology

Study Level:

January & July Only

3 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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