Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Engineering Honours Petrochemical Engineering Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 4 Years
  Intake January, May, October


Overview of Bachelor of Engineering Honours Petrochemical Engineering in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Petrochemical Engineering is the application of science, in particular chemistry, physics and mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials of petroleum or other hydrocarbon origin into more useful or valuable products.  

They are engaged in the development and production of diverse range of products, commodities and specialty chemicals. These products include high performance materials needed for aerospace, automotive, biomedical, electronic, military, and environmental and health applications. 

Petrochemical engineers are very much at the forefront to improve the quality of life. There are extensive opportunities i the designing of process equipment/plants, identifying chemical and physical properties of substances, researching new products and ensuring equipment/plant operates optimally.

They work in a wide range of fields such as the oil and gas industry, petrochemicals pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, food processing, healthcare, specialty chemicals, electronic and advanced materials, biotechnology, environmental health and safely industries.


  • Gas Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Petrochemical Engineer
  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Pulp & Paper Manufacturer
  • Specialty Chemical Engineer
  • Food Processing Engineer


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)



Year 1

  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Engineering Drawing 
  • English for Engineering 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  •  Fundamentals of Programming 
  • Mass and Energy Balance 
  • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Mathematics for Engineering I 
  • National Language/Other Language 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Polymer Technology 
  • Thermodynamics I

Year 2

  • Basic Economics, Accounting and Management 
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering I 
  • Elective I 
  •  Heat and Mass Transfer 
  • Introduction to Petroleum Refining 
  • Introductory Electrical Technology 
  • Mathematics for Engineering II 
  • Numerical Methods and Statistics 
  • Occupational Safety and Health in Petrochemical Plant 
  • Process Control and Instrumentation 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • Thermodynamics II 
  • Unit Operation I

Year 3

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering II 
  • Elective II 
  • Environmental Pollution and Control in Petrochemical Industry 
  • Industrial Training 
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • Petrochemical Laboratory I 
  • Petrochemical Laboratory II 
  • Petrochemical Processes 
  • Plant Design 
  • Process Optimisation and Simulation 
  • Unit Operation II

Year 4

  • Capstone Project 
  • Elective III 
  • Engineer in Society 
  • Equipment Design for Petrochemical
  • Gas Process Engineering 
  • Law for Engineers
  • Polymer Process Engineering 
  • Project

Elective I - Choose 1 course

  • Introduction to Internet of Things and Its Applications 
  • Personal Financial Planning and Management 
  • Social Media Strategies for Business 
  • Project Management

Elective II - Choose 1 course

  • Fuel Energy and Resources 
  • Green Chemistry in Engineering 
  • Smart Manufacturing

Elective III - Choose 1 course

  • Advanced Materials 
  • Biochemical Engineering 
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

    • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students 
    • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students
    • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

      • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 
      • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

Co-Curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Arts and Cultural Performance 
  • Community Project 
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving 
  • Language, Culture and Social
  • Study Abroad
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance 
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity 
  • Management of Sports Activity 
  • Music Performance 
  • Oral Communication 
  •  Social Entrepreneurship Project 
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad 
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project 
  • Work Ethics and EQ

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