Diploma in Chemical Engineering


In the approval granted by the Ministry of Higher Education in a letter dated 19 March 2002 to the application to offer new program made by Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM) which later became known as Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), one of the programs approved was Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Process Plant) or better known by its Malay acronym, DKK for Diploma Kejuruteraan Kimia. The first intake of DKK consisted of approximately 40 students who enrolled in the 2003/2004 academic session. The duration of this diploma program is 2 years and 9 months. Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Process Plant) requires students to complete 90 total credit hours. This course has been developed not only to provide students with the knowledge of chemical engineering but also to give them exposure to aspects of humanities and social sciences. To enhance students’ understanding of the chemical engineering principles, experimental activities are carried out in dedicated chemical engineering laboratories.


 PEO1 Our graduates will demonstrate the foundation and depth for successful chemical/gas engineering careers in industry, academia or government.
PEO2 Our graduates will demonstrate the foundation and breadth to obtain, apply and transfer knowledge across diciplines and into emerging areas of chemical/gas engineering and related fields.
PEO3 Our graduates will demonstrate the effective communications, leadership and teamworking skills.
PEO4 Our graduates will demonstrate that they have a sense of responsibility, are ethical in the conduct of their profession, and have an appreciation for the impact of their profession on society. 


No MQF Program Learning Outcome
PO1 Knowledge Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to well-defined chemical engineering procedures and practices
PO2 Problem Analysis Analyze well-defined chemical engineering problems in their discipline with respect to operation and maintenance, including troubleshooting
PO3 Design/Development of Solutions Conduct investigations and assist in the design of solutions for chemical engineering systems
PO4 Investigation Not address by this programme
PO5 Modern Tool Usage Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and engineering tools to well-defined chemical engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations
PO6 The Engineer & Society Demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities
PO7 Environment & Sustainability Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development
PO8 Ethics Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practices
PO9 Individual & Team Work Function effectively in a diverse technical team
PO10 Communication Communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large
PO11 Project Management & Finance Demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices and entrepreneurship
PO12 Life-long Learning Recognize the need for professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning
Short Semester 
  • Foundation English
  • Briged Siswa
  • Basic Mathematics

Semester 1
  • English for Academic Skills
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisations I
  • Physics
  • General Chemistry I
  • Soft Skills I
  • Electrical Technology
  • Basic Science & Engineering Lab
  • Computer Application & Engineering Graphics

Semester 2
  • English for Occupational Communication
  • Sift Skills II
  • Calculus
  • General Chemistry II
  • Material & Energy Balances
  • Transport Processes
  • Mass & Heat Transfer Lab
  • Analytical Instrumental Lab

Semester 3
  • Asas Pembudayaan Keusahawanan
  • Ethnics Relations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Chemical Reaction Lab
  • Plant Supervision
  • Environmental Engineering

Semester 4
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Plant Commissioning & Start-Up
  • Plant Safety & Health
  • Plant Utility
  • Process Instrumentation & Control (Embedded Lab)
  • Unit Operations (Embedded Lab)

Semester 5
  • Industrial Training
  • Industrial Training Report 

Career Information


  • Chemical & Applied Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food & Drink
  • Materials
  • Oil & Gas
  • Process Plant & Equipment
  • Biotechnology
  • Business & Management
  • Consultancy