International Recognition

The School of Chemical Engineering has been ranked by different organizations such as QS World University Ranking  as this organization provide ranking specifically on chemical engineering programme. The current standing of the School is as follows:


Chemical Engineering 
Subject Ranking
QS World Ranking
(Out of 200 Universities)
Category <50
= 38
Category <50
= 46
Category <50

For more information on the ranking system please visit the following links: 

QS Subject Ranking:  http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings

D-SETARA (Engineering) Ranking by Ministry of Education

In addition to external accreditation bodies, the School also need to adhere to internal accreditation procedures as one of the governing centre in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). USM has been awarded a Self-Accreditation status by Malaysian Quality Agency (MQA) on 17th May 2010 and are made responsible to strictly self-enforce undergraduate programmes quality accreditation procedures internally under supervision of MQA according to the Malaysian Quality Framework (MQF) through to the Code of Practice for Institutional Audit (COPIA) and Code of Practice for Programme Accreditation (COPPA). In this regard, the School of Chemical Engineering was evaluated under the Engineering discipline with other USM Engineering Schools. Engineering USM was ranked in Tier 5 (Excellent) out of Tier 6 (Outstanding) for 2011 Discipline Based Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (D-SETARA ‘11).


Accreditation by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)   View Certificate

The School has been accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) via the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). The Board of Engineers Malaysia has been accepted to be a full member of Washington Accord's signatory in 2009. With this inclusion, all programmes accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia are recognized at the national and international levels. The summary of the accreditation are as follow:

Accreditation Visit

Accreditation Approved




Intake 1990 to 1995 (Graduate 1994 to 1999) – 4-Year Programme



Intake 1996 to 1998  (Graduate 1999 to 2001) – SPTT 3-Year Programme 

23 to 24 October 2002


Part Time Intake 1994 to 1999 –  3-Year Programme (Phase Out)

18 to 19 March 2003


Intake 1999 (Graduate 2002) – SPTT 3-Year New Nibong Tebal Campus

21 to 22 June 2004

06 December 2004

Intake 2000 to 2004 (Graduate 2004 to 2008) – SPKET 4-Year Programme

04 to 05 August 2008

06 March 2009

Intake 2005 to 2006 (Graduate 2009 to 2010) – 4-Year OBE Programme 

12 to 13 July 2010

11 October 2010

3-Year Accreditation (Graduate 2011 to 2013)

19 to 20 March 2014

16 June 2014

5-Year Full Accreditation (Graduate 2014 to 2018)