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

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

CP5091

Materials for Design

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60

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

Lab and Process Skills 1

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45

CP5202

Lab and Process Skills 2

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45

LC0256

Communicating for Project (Report) Effectiveness

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30

LC0260

Critical and Analytical Thinking

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30

LC0261

Narrative Thinking

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30

MS2125

Basic Mathematics

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60

MS2129

Engineering Mathematics

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60

SP102B

Education and Career Guidance 1: Personal Development

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30

Second Year

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

CP5065

Introduction to Chemical Product Design

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60

CP5070

Chemical Product Design and Development

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60

CP5095

Separation Processes and Simulation

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75

CP5096

Process Instrumentation and Control

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75

CP5097

Chemical Reaction Engineering

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60

CP5098

Chemical Engineering Design Calculations

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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

LC0257

Communicating for Professional Effectiveness

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30

LC8062

Social Innovation Project

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45

MS2216

Engineering Mathematics II

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60

SP202B

Education and Career Guidance 2: Career Development

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15

Elective 1

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45/60

Elective 2

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45/60

Third Year

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

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

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 developmentas 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.
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