Syllabus & Synopsis
First Year
EMM 101/3 Engineering Mechanics  
Objectives: 
To provide students with the fundamental concepts and principles of rigid bodies in statics and dynamics equilibrium. 
Synopsis: 
This course is an introduction to the mechanics of rigid bodies. It is divided into two areas: Statics and Dynamics. In Statics, the student will learn the fundamental concepts and principles of rigid bodies in static equilibrium. In Dynamics, the student will learn the fundamental concepts and principles of the accelerated motion of a body (a particle). Consideration is given on the fundamental of mechanics and structure analysis, including concepts of free body diagram as well as force, moment, couples, kinematic of motion, momentum, impulse, conservation of energy and equilibrium analyses in two and three dimensions. 
EML 101/2 Engineering Practice  
Objective: 
To provide the exposure and basic knowledge of handson engineering practices that includes the academic aspects as well as practical trainings in learning and teaching of common engineering workshop works and also to optimize the use of available resources in the laboratory 
Synopsis: 
Trainings are based on theoretical and practical concepts which consists of manufacturing process; computer numerical control (CNC), lathe, mill and thread machining, joint process, arc welding, gas welding and MIG welding, metrology measurement, electric and electronic circuits, and safety practice in laboratory and workshop. 
EUM 113/3 Engineering Calculus 

Objectives: 
This course reviews the concept of one and multivariable calculus and covers the concept of ordinary differential equation. This course will provide students with a variety of engineering examples and applications based on the above topics. 
Synopsis: 
Calculus of one variable: Multiple integral: First order ordinary differential equation: Laplace transform: Numerical solutions: 
EBB 113/3 Engineering Materials 

Objective: 
To introduce the basic of engineering materials and the relationship between the structure and properties of materials. 
Synopsis: 
The course is an introductory course on engineering materials which is divided into three main parts. The first part includes the classifications of materials that determine their applicability, the structure of the materials explained by the quantummechanical principle that relates electrons to energies, bonding scheme of different materials, the structure of crystalline solids and introduction to imperfection in solids. The second part covers the mechanical characteristics of materials for service use and methods of assessing the mechanical characteristics of materials. The second part also includes the behaviour of material in thermal equilibrium (free energy concept, phase transformation and examples of phase diagrams), diffusion mechanisms and usual causes of failure in a given material. The third part is on application and processing of specific material (metals, ceramics and polymer). Introduction of electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials is also presented in the course. In general, this introductory materials science and engineering course deals with the different material types (i.e., metals, ceramics, polymers, composites), as well as the various kinds of properties exhibited by these materials (i.e., mechanical, electrical, magnetic, etc.) which intended to equip the students with necessary knowledge on material science and engineering. 
EKC 107/3 Organic Chemistry 

Objective: 
Students will acquire the ability to correlate the concepts of synthetic chemistry in industrial processes. 
Synopsis: 
This course deals with important organic chemical processes and industrial chemical reactions. Typical reactions like hydrogenation, esterification/transesterification, oxidation and polymerization will be described with emphasis on compounds and reactions of industrial importance. Some experiments will be carried out which focus on synthesis of basic organic chemical products to reinforce the theory. 
EKC 157/2 Chemical Engineering Drawing 

Objective: 
At the end of this course, the student will be exposed to the basic concepts of standard Engineering Drawing and the application of conventional signs, symbols, lettering, geometry, instrument needed, types of orthographic and isometric presentation including piping system. It also exposes students to application of AUTOCAD and PROCEDE software in engineering process drawing. 
Synopsis: 
The student will be exposed to the basic concepts of standard Engineering Drawing and the application of conventional signs, symbols, lettering, geometry, instrument needed, types of orthographic and isometric presentation including piping system. It also exposes students to application of AUTOCAD and Procede software in engineering process drawing. 
EEU104/3 Electrical Technology 

Objective: 
To study characteristics of various elements of electrical engineering and analyze the electrical circuits and magnetic devices. 
Synopsis:

Units, Definitions, Experimental Laws and Simple Circuits Circuit Analysis Techniques Inductance and Capacitance Sourcefree Transient Response of RL and RC Circuits Response to Unit Step Forcing Function Response to Sinusoidal Forcing Function Phasor Concept Average Power and RMS Values Power System Circuits Magnetic Circuits and Devices 
EUM 114/3 Advanced Engineering Calculus 

Objectives: 
This course covers the concepts of linear algebra, Fourier series, partial differential equation and vector calculus. This course will provide students with a variety of engineering examples and applications based on the above topics. 
Synopsis: 
Linear algebra: Fourier series: Vector Calculus: Partial differential equation: 
EKC 108/4 Physical and Analytical Chemistry 

Objective: 
At the end of the course, the students will be able to acquire the basic concepts of thermodynamics and its associated laws. They will also acquire knowledge of liquid solutions behaviour in terms of ideal solution and ideally dilute solution as well as electrochemical system. For the analytical chemistry part, the students will acquire the ability to calibrate, operate and analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively using various analytical equipments such as UV/Vis, GC, HPLC and AAS. 
Synopsis: 
This course will give the students the basic concept of First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. This will include perception of concept on heat, work, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy. The basic concept of solution behaviour will also be introduced including ideal and non ideal solutions as well as the electrochemical systems. In addition this course is also devoted to the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative measurements with emphasis on spectrometry, common analytical equipment like UV/Vis, GC, HPLC, AAS. There will be a 4 hrs laboratory demonstration on the analytical equipment. 
EKC 111/3 Mass Balance 

Objective: 
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on the concept and applications of mass balances for chemical engineering processes. At the end of this course, students will be able to convert a quantity expressed in one set of units into its equivalent in any other dimensionally consistent units using conversion factor tables. The students should also be able to identify and perform mass balances on open and closed systems with reactive and nonreactive processes. 
Synopsis: 
This course is an introduction to the analysis of chemical processes with an emphasis on mass balances. Topics include an introduction to flow chart for the chemical industry, concepts of recycle, bypass and purge in mass balances for reactive and nonreactive systems. MS EXCEL is used to solve mass balance problems in chemical processes. 
Second Year
EKC 212/4 Fluid Flow for Chemical Engineering  
Objective:  Students should be able to apply the basic principles of fluid flow for incompressible and compressible fluid and the theory of fluidization, flow pass immersed body, transportation, metering, mixing and related equipment. 
Synopsis:  This course will cover the basic principles of fluid transport including the phenomena of fluid and theories related to fluid static, incompressible fluid and compressible fluid. The student will also expose to mass and energy balances of fluid flow in conduits, transportation and metering of fluids, fluidization and flow past immersed bodies as well as agitation and mixing of liquids. 
EKC 214/3 Energy Balance  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on the concept and applications of energy balances for chemical engineering processes. At the end of this course, students will be able to describe various type of energies. The students should also be able to identify and perform energy balances on open and closed systems with reactive and nonreactive processes. 
Synopsis:  This course provides knowledge on the principles and application of the energy balance in chemical process industry. Students will be introduced to the forms of energy, tables of thermodynamics, concept of latent heats and energy balance for nonreactive and reactive processes. Application of Microsoft Excel for solving energy balance problems will also be introduced as well as having industrial talk for industrial exposure. 
EKC 217/3 Mass Transfer  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to impart knowledge of diffusion and mass transfer. To train the students in gaining the competency to carry out calculations in process operations and design such as absorption, distillation and extraction (liquidliquid and solidliquid). At the end of this course, students will be able to carry out chemical engineering calculations related to design of absorbers, distillation tower and extraction unit. 
Synopsis:  Students are introduced to the theories of diffusion and mass transfer. Basic principles of unit operations such as distillation, absorption and extraction are covered. 
EKC 244/4 Computer Programming and Applications  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of programming using MATLAB to solve chemical engineering problems and exposes students to simulation of chemical process plants. It also teaches students how to use chemical engineering modelling software which also introduced the techniques of estimating process conditions to facilitate process simulation. At the end of this course, students will be able to apply, design and code MATLAB programming for solving chemical engineering problems and represent information in graphical forms. The students should also be able to analyse and perform the simulation of chemical processes using software. 
Synopsis:  The course introduces the use of MATLAB in problem solving in engineering with a special emphasis on basic calculations in chemical engineering. It covers arrays, which are the basic building blocks in MATLAB; file usage, built in math functions, and user defined functions; programming using branch and loop constructs; 2D and 3D plots, and fitting data to models. Other tools such as Microsoft Excel will be used as well as MATLAB for solving linear and nonlinear equations and function optimization. This course will also provide student with the knowledge of process simulation in chemical engineering design using software. This course also guide students through the key steps in process simulation modelling for chemical processes in which the students will gain handson experience on the techniques to troubleshoot common simulation problems. 
EKC 271/3 Biotechnology for Engineers  
Objective:  Students should be able to describe the structural component of cell and its relationship to biological function. They also acquire the ability to apply microbial and enzyme kinetics principles of biochemical processes and sterilization techniques. 
Synopsis:  This course provides an overview of fundamental concepts in Biotechnology which are pertinent to Engineering and technology. Primary topics include: Cell, cell metabolic pathways, microbial growth kinetics both batch and continuous system, sterilization and enzyme kinetics. 
EKC 216/3 Process Heat Transfer  
Objective:  At the end of this course, the student will be able to apply the concepts of heat conduction, convection, and radiation in the design and operation of heat exchanger, evaporator and furnace. 
Synopsis:  This course involves the introduction of different modes of heat transfer. The principles and basic calculations of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation will be covered. Heat exchange equipment such as heat exchangers are also included. 
EKC 222/3 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics  
Objective:  The students will acquire the ability to discuss the fundamental of chemical engineering thermodynamics and apply it in the chemical engineering processes. 
Synopsis:  This course introduces the concepts of chemical engineering thermodynamics including laws of thermodynamics, volumetric and thermodynamic properties of fluids, thermodynamics properties of fluids, thermodynamics applications, refrigeration and liquefaction, solution thermodynamics. 
EUP 222/3 Engineers in Society  
Objective:  To provide knowledge on ethics, management, law and financial accounting related to engineering industry and the related framework necessary for the effective conduct to the society and industry 
Synopsis:  This course provides exposure to students the fundamentals principles of engineering ethics such as code of engineering ethics and the responsibility of a professional engineer, basic law covering introduction to Malaysian Laws, engineering accounts and basic introduction to management theory. 
EKC 245/3 Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineering  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of engineering computational methods in solving chemical engineering problems. At the end of this course, students will be able to express real chemical engineering related problems in the form of mathematical equations, identify and solve them using numerical methods with the help of mathematical software. 
Synopsis:  This course will provide the knowledge of various numerical techniques in solving chemical engineering problems. Students will be introduced to error analysis, optimization techniques and numerical methods to solve Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. Application of MATLAB and Microsoft Excel for solving numerical problems. 
EKC 291/2 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I  
Objective:  The students will acquire the ability to carry out experiments and analyze experimental data of fluid flow and heat transfer equipment. They should also be able to obtain and interpret thermodynamics and equilibrium data. 
Synopsis:  This course would be an application of heat transfer and fluid flow through executing 20 Pilot Plant experiments in Unit Operation Laboratory which are related to chemical engineering principles. 
Third Year
EKC 313/4 Separation Processes  
Objective:  At the end of this course, the student will be able to apply the knowledge in mass transfer analysis in laminar and turbulent flow conditions to transform dimensional expression into dimensionless groups in simulating chemical engineering problems, and to make use of the conceptual correlations related to heat transfer and mass transfer in problems related to separation processes. Also, they will be able to carry out calculations on humidification, cooling towers, membrane separations, drying, crystallization, adsorption and filtration using graphical and theoritical approaches. 
Synopsis:  To introduce the theory of humidification and separation processes to the students. This includes mass transfer and the design criteria of processes such as drying, crystallization, adsorption, humidification, filtration, membrane processes and supercritical fluid extraction. 
EKC 336/3 Chemical Reaction Engineering  
Objective:  Students should be able to express basic concepts of reaction kinetics, chemical equilibria, design and evaluate operational performance of ideal, nonideal, isothermal, nonisothermal, adiabatic, nonadiabatic of batch and flow reactors for homogeneous reactions by using computer software package. 
Synopsis:  This course contains knowledge on the principles of homogeneous reaction kinetics, reaction equilibria, isothermal and nonisothermal, ideal, nonideal, adiabatic, nonadiabatic reactor design. 
EKC 361/4 Process Dynamics and Control  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of process dynamics and control in chemical and process industries. At the end of this course, students will be able to model and describe the dynamic behaviour of various simple chemical processes; design, apply and analyze typical type of controllers and describe enhanced single loop control strategies and basic process instrumentation. 
Synopsis:  This course will provide the knowledge of process dynamics and control in chemical engineering processes. It covers the concept of theoretical model, dynamic behavior of open and closedloop systems, basic type of controllers, PID controller tuning procedures and controller stability criterion. This course also introduces enhanced single loop control strategies and basic process instrumentation. 
EKC 375/4 Environmental Engineering and Management  
Objective:  The students will acquire the ability to discuss the current environmental laws locally and internationally, and will be able to understand overall purpose of Environmental Management System (ISO140001). The students will learn the 3R concept and waste minimization. They will also acquire the ability to discuss the essential element of wastewater, solid waste and hazardous waste treatment and management, air pollution control. 
Synopsis:  This course introduces the current environmental laws and the essential elements of environmental engineering and management. This includes introduction to environmental management system ISO140001, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste and hazardous waste management, 3R concept and waste minimization. 
EKC 314/3 Transport Phenomena  
Objective:  Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to set up shell balances for conservation of momentum, energy and mass; understand and apply flux laws in balances, interphase transport relationships, solve appropriate equations to obtain desired profiles for velocity, temperature and concentration. The students will utilize information obtained from solutions of the balance equations to obtain engineering quantities of interest. The students will be able to recognise and apply analogies among momentum, heat and mass transfer. The students will appreciate relevance of transport principles in diverse applications of chemical engineering problems. 
Synopsis:  The course contributes primarily to the student’s knowledge of transport processes in chemical engineering by providing molecular level understanding of transport processes and establishing the modeling tools (mathematics and physics) to predict macroscopic behavior of real systems. This course develops the skills and tools needed for engineering practice, especially for extension of new models to new systems. The course describes the underlying physical processes involved in transport of momentum, heat and mass. This information supports the empirical models for transport parameters widely used in many unit operations analyses. 
EKC 337/4 Reactor Design and Analysis  
Objective:  At the end of this course, the student will be able to design conventional catalytic reactor, multiphase reactors and bioreactors. The students will also have necessary knowledge on the preparation and characterization of different types of catalyts needed for industrial processes. 
Synopsis:  The student will be exposed to design conventional catalytic, multiphase reactors and bioreactors. Sufficient knowledge on the preparation and characterization of different types of catalyts needed for industrial processes will also be given 
EKC 367/3 Plant Safety  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of safety in the chemical and process industries. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand and use safety concepts in identifying major hazards and conducting risk assessment associated with the hazards. Student will also be able to use safety concepts in chemical engineering designs to ensure the plant is inherently safer. 
Synopsis:  This course provides the principles knowledge related to safety in chemical and process industries. It covers to the introduction of safety concept, industrial hygiene, characteristic of major hazards, derivation of mathematical model related to leakages and dispersion. Students will be also taught hazard identification and risk assessment techniques. And finally the use of safety concept in designing chemical plant to produce Inherently Safer Plant. 
EKC 394/2 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II  
Objective:  Students will be able to apply the practical concepts of heat and mass transfer, environment and petroleum product analysis. The aim of this course is to provide handson application of mass transfer and heat transfer phenomena to students, from which they will have to handle and run by themselves the pilot plant processes and bench scale reactions as well as the analytical equipment under the supervision of lecturers and technicians. 
Synopsis:  This course would be an application of heat transfer, mass transfer and combined heat and mass transfer through executing experiments in Unit Operation Laboratory which is related to chemical engineering principles. The course also covers the experiments related to environment and petroleum product analysis. 
EKC 376/3 Downstream Processing of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Products  
Objective:  The students will be able to efficiently integrate the separation processes required for the purification of the biochemical and pharmaceutical products. 
Synopsis:  This course gives an overview of possibilities and problems typically associated with the recovery of biochemical and pharmaceutical products. It focuses on the concentration, recovery and isolation of the biological molecules relevant in biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. The principles, advantages and limitations of centrifugation, membranes, cell disruption, twophase extraction, precipitation crystallization and chromatography are discussed. The integration of bioseparation schemes will be emphasized with specific applications. 
EKC 377/3 Renewable and Alternative Energies  
Objective:  On completion of the course, the students will be able to learn about the different forms of energy: Fossil Fuel, Renewable and Alternative energy. The student will learn design and performance of renewable energy system based on Biomass, Solar thermal, Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind. The student will also learn about the alternative energy system design and performance with emphasis on Fuel Cell system, Hydrogen Technologies, Biofuel production from sustainable resources. The student will be able to apply cost benefit analysis on each form of alternative energy for its suitability to the large scale system. The student will be able to understand the importance of clean energy, Green power and global warming. 
Synopsis:  This course will cover with the issues of renewable energy and alternative energy sources. The sustainable energy will include biomass utilization and conversion technologies, solar energy generation including energy collection, storage, and its applications, Photovoltaic, wind farms and collection devices. The alternative energy will include fuel cell performances, types of fuel cells, fuel cell systems, basic thermodynamics and heat/mass transfer in fuel cell systems, biofuel production from bioresources; hydrogen based technologies including storage of hydrogen. The course will analyze in terms of cost benefit, energy solutions and cost comparison. The analysis will be project based and will provide solution in terms of nature of energy, its resources, energy conservation and efficiency. The economic and environmental effects of energy use will be included. 
EUP 301/3Engineering Management  
Objective:  To extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the direction and operation of organization in areas of human resources management, marketing management and engineering economics. This course is also meant to develop student’s ability to provide analysis and commentary to make decisions of work tasks in engineering activities. 
Synopsis:  This course introduces the students of the basics of fundamentals of theoretical principles of human resource management, marketing management and engineering economics. 
Fourth Year
KC 451/4 Process Design and Analysis  
Objective:  On completion of the course, the students will be able to work in a group to synthesize, integrate and analyze a complete process plant to manufacture a product, to develop and specify the mass and energy balances of a major section of the process plant, to specify and design major pieces of process plant equipment and to incorporate heat integration using pinch technology in the complete design of a process plant. The students will be able to defend the aspects of the design both in the written form and orally in formal presentations. 
Synopsis:  To introduce the preliminary design of chemical process plant to the students. This includes process creation and analysis, synthesis of separation trains, heat and power integration and process equipment design. ASPEN PLUS II will be implemented through out the course in the process flow sheeting and equipment design. 
EKC 493/2 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III  
Objective:  The students will acquire the ability to carry out experiments and analyze experimental data in various unit operation equipment such as heat transfer equipment, process control equipment, chemical reaction and environmental treatment and separation processes. 
Synopsis:  This course covers experiments on chemical reactions, mass transfer, heat transfer, separation processes, process control and environmental treatment. The experiments are: Air Pressure System, Air Flow System. Air Temperature System. Boiler Drum and Heat Exchanger – Pilot Plant 1, Boiler Drum and Heat Exchanger – Pilot Plant 2, pH Control (Pilot Plant). Heat Exchanger Control. pH Control (Bench). Level and Flow Control (Bench). Level Transmitter Calibration and Level Dynamics. Coagulation and Flocculation, Sedimentation, PM10, Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, Filter Press, Plug Flow Reactor, Heavy Metal Removal, Aeration Unit Solid Handling. 
EUM 213/3 Operational Research  
Objective:  To gain knowledge and understanding on the concepts and applications of operational research in engineering. 
Synopsis:  Introduction to operational research. Solving linear programming problems using graphical technique, the M method, the two phase method and the dual simplex method. Modeling and solving of transportation and assignment problems. Definitions and examples of network models. Project scheduling using CPM and PERT. Decision analysis. Modeling and solving inventory and queuing models. 
EKC 474/3 Wastewater Treatment Engineering  
Objective:  Students will acquire the ability to interpret physical, chemical and biological treatment of wastewater; the design of aerobic and anaerobic treatment processes including advanced treatment of wastewater. Also will be able to understand treatment, reuse and disposal of solids and biosolids produced from wastewater. 
Synopsis:  This course contains physical, chemical, advanced and biological treatment of wastewater including design, operation, analysis and troubleshooting of treatment plant. In addition it also deals with treatment, reuse and disposal of solids and biosolids produced during wastewater treatment processes. 
EKC 483/3 Petroleum & Gas Processing Engineering  
Objective:  The course provides students the knowledge about petroleum refining and natural gas processing industries. This includes fundamental in evaluating the performance of various refinery operation units, understanding of various crude oil and natural gas processing technologies, understanding of the world wide LNG industries; production, storage and transport and marketing issues, and conversion of natural gas into methanol and other chemicals, petrochemicals and fuel cell. 
Synopsis:  The students will be able to understand the operations of downstream processing units of petroleum refining plant and natural gas treating processes. The student will learn about crude oil and petroleum products properties and specifications. The student will gain knowledge about the operation of petroleum refinery and natural gas processing units. 
EKC 453/4 Plant Design and Economics  
Objective:  On completion of the course, the students will be able to work individually and in a group to design a complete chemical process plant. The students will be able to do the cost estimation, profitability analysis, piping and instrumentation, plant wide control, waste management and life cycle assessment, plant safety, reliability and operability, plant layout , plant start up, commissioning and shutdown. The students will be able to defend the aspects of the design both in the written form and orally in formal presentations. 
Synopsis:  The course utilizes the knowledge gained by the student’s in earlier courses and applies in the complete design of a Chemical Process Plant. The plant design includes cost estimation, profitability analysis, piping and instrumentation, plant wide control, waste management and life cycle assessment, plant safety, reliability and operability, plant layout, plant startup, commissioning and shutdown. ASPEN PLUS II will be implemented through out the course in the chemical process plant design and economic analysis 


EKC 499/6 Final Year Project  
Objective:  At the end of the course, students will be able to carry out research projects on an individual basis and report their research findings or results through written and/or oral forms. 
Synopsis:  This course provides the platform for carrying out individual research on specific areas in chemical engineering. This project involves literature survey, theoretical analysis, computer modelling and/or design of experiment, also development of experimental setup, data analysis and presentation of results in terms of oral and written report. 


EKC 462/3 Advanced Control System for Industrial Processes  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of advanced process control in chemical and process industries. At the end of this course, students will be able to describe and apply theadvanced control strategies, multiloop and multivariable systems, modelbased control strategies and systems with large dead time. 
Synopsis:  This course will introduce the concepts of advanced control strategies, multiloop and multivariable control as well as modelbased control strategies. This course will also introduce the control concepts for systems with large dead time. 
EKC 463/3 Advanced Process Safety Engineering  
Objective:  The aim of this course is to provide the advanced knowledge related to process safety engineering. At the end of this course, students will be able to learn advanced techniques such as accident causal theory, human factor analysis, system safety engineering and computer aided modeling of major hazards. In additions, students will also learn the advanced risk assessment analysis and also the application of Inherent Safer Concept in designing a chemical plant. 
Synopsis:  This course covers industrial accident analysis, human factor principle and analysis, system safety engineering, computer aided modeling of major hazards. It also covers advanced risk assessment and application of Inherent Safer concept in designing a chemical plant. 
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Academic Handbook 20162017