BEng in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering is a discipline influencing numerous areas of technology. In broad terms, chemical engineers design, develop and operate processes for converting and refining raw materials into products. A chemical engineer may improve/develop new processes and materials; design/improve methods and equipment for extraction, filtration, distillation; design/operate plants and specify equipment/processes and layout; test the quality of the process/product; find faults in plant equipment and take corrective action to ensure safe operation.
This programme is aimed at addressing a shortfall in human resource needs in Chemical Engineering for industrial development in Malawi and beyond. It is aimed at building human resource capacity with adequate skills to meet the specialised needs in the processing industry, environmental monitoring programmes, health, research and teaching.
Holders of a degree in Chemical Engineering can have careers in many manufacturing industries that use chemicals in their production processes. In Malawi, such engineers are on demand in companies such as Carlsburg, Illovo, Unilever, fertilizer making companies, companies dealing in oil and gas, paint manufacturers and those into industrial chemicals etc. One can also develop their own products or own factories for manufacturing of various products.
-Language and Communication Studies
-Engineering Drawing I
-Engineering Drawing II
-Algebra and Trigonometry
-Introduction to Analysis and Linear Algebra
-Technical Communication Studies
-Fluid Mechanics I
-Probability and Statistics
-Measurements and Instrumentation
-Process Dynamics and Control
Work Integrated Learning
-Fluid Mechanics II
-Food Processing Engineering
-Business Management and Entrepreneurship 1
-Business Management and Entrepreneurship II
Entry in Year 1:
MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE, GCE at least six credits including; Biology, Physics, Chemistry (or Physical Science), Mathematics and English. In addition the candidate should have a grade of no more than 4 in each of the following subjects: Physical Science (or Physics and Chemistry), Biology and Mathematics for MSCE or B for IGSCE in all the above subjects
Entry in Year 2:
A-level with at least C grade in the following subject Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, with Biology at ‘O’ level. But must take and pass Drawing 1 and Drawing 2.
Any other related qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning may be assessed by the Admissions Office.