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 1993 to 1995 (4 Year Programme)


Intake 1996 to 1998 (3 Year Programme)

23 to 24 October 2002


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

18 to 19 March 2003


Intake 1999 (3 Year Programme)

21 to 22 June 2004

06 December 2004

Intake 2000 to 2004 (4 Year Programme)
04 to 05 August 2008

06 March 2009

Intake 2005 to 2006 (4 Year Programme)
12 to 13 July 2010

11 October 2010

Graduate 2011 to 2013 (4 Year Programme)

19 to 20 March 2014
(Interim EAC Panel visit 10th January 2017)

30 June 2014

Graduate 2014 to 2018 (4 Year Programme)

14 to 15 November 2018
(Interim EAC Panel visit 13th October 2020)

27 March 2019

Graduate 2019 to 2024 (4 Year Programme)
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