Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE - S70)

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

CDIO-Enabled Curriculum

Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE) in Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is the FIRST chemical engineering diploma course in the World to adopt Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) educational framework, which is based on commonly shared premise that our students should be able to conceive, design, implement and operate complex value-added systems in modern team-based engineering environment to create systems and products. Some of our CDIO collaborators are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Tsinghua University, China, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

By adopting the CDIO educational framework, we transform traditionally boring and dry engineering education to an exciting and purposeful one that balances theoretical knowledge with realistic applications of chemical engineering principles. Our students are thus able to:

 

  • Conceive: Identify and define real world problems with critical thinking
  • Design: Approach any problem effectively and propose its possible solutions with creative thinking
  • Implement: Apply and evaluate possible solutions with systems thinking
  • Operate: Optimise and improve final selected solution to ensure its functionality, practicality and sustainability

In addition, our students are imbued with skills in teamwork, communication, ethics, responsibility as well as life-long learning.

A list of modules that are offered to all our students in their three-year education with us is tabulated below.

First Year

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

CC1201

Thinking Critically about the UN SDGs (TCU)

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30

CC1206

Digital Communication for Impact (DCI)

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15

CC1207

Collaboration in the Digital Age (CDA)

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15

CC2202

Data Fluency (DF)

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15

CC2203

AI and Its Impact (AII)

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15

CP4171

Chemistry I

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60

CP4172

Chemistry II

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75

CP5090

Introduction to Chemical Engineering

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75

CP5092

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

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60

CP5093

Heat Transfer and Equipment

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60

CP5094

Fluid Flow and Equipment

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60

CP5201

Laboratory and Process Skills 1

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45

CP5202

Laboratory and Process Skills 2

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45

MS2125

Basic Mathematics

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60

MS2129

Engineering Mathematics

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60

SP102C

Education and Career Guidance

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30

Second Year

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

CC1S10

Sustainable Innovation Project (SIP)

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45

CC1208

Effective Writing for the Workplace (EWW)

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15

CC3204

Persuasive Communication with Data Storytelling (PCDS)

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30

CC3205

Problem Solving with Creative & Computational Thinking (PSCCT)

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15

CP5065

Introduction to Chemical Product Design

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60

CP5070

Chemical Product Design and Development

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60

CP5096

Process Instrumentation and Control

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75

CP5097

Chemical Reaction Engineering

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60

CP5102

Separation Processes

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75

CP5103

Chemical Engineering Design Calculations and Simulation

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60

CP5203

Process Operation Skills 1

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45

CP5204

Process Operation Skills 2

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45

MS2216

Engineering Mathematics II

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60

Elective 1

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45/60

Elective 2

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45/60

Third Year

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

CC1209

Personal Branding and Career Agility (PBCA)

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30

CP5062

Plant Design, Economics and Sustainable Development

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60

CP5099

Pharmaceutical Engineering

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60

CP5100

Biopharmaceutical Engineering

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60

CP5101

Process Plant Safety and Engineering Ethics

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45

CP515Y/Z

Capstone Project

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120

IC2003

Internship Programme

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22 weeks

Elective 3

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45/60

Common Core Curriculum

The Common Core Curriculum is designed to prepare students for a disruptive world that is ever-changing. Comprising critical human and emerging digital skills, the common core modules offer students an integral and inter-disciplinary learning experience to address the wicked problems of the world (framed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals). Through the Common Core modules, students will think critically about real-world problems, empathise with local and global communities and be challenged to effect change.

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Electives

The SP elective framework offers students options to pursue their passion and / or meet different career needs, and is an integral part of the holistic education we seek to provide to our students. The learning experiences of this elective framework help students in their development as self-directed, versatile, life-long learners, which are essential in today’s volatile and changing societal as well as occupational landscape.

Please note: Course structure subjected to change.