In the approval granted by the Ministry of Higher Education in a letter dated 19 March 2002 to the application to offer new program made by Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM) which later became known as Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), one of the programs approved was Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Process Plant) or better known by its Malay acronym, DKK for Diploma Kejuruteraan Kimia. The first intake of DKK consisted of approximately 40 students who enrolled in the 2003/2004 academic session. The duration of this diploma program is 2 years and 9 months. Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Process Plant) requires students to complete 90 total credit hours. This course has been developed not only to provide students with the knowledge of chemical engineering but also to give them exposure to aspects of humanities and social sciences. To enhance students’ understanding of the chemical engineering principles, experimental activities are carried out in dedicated chemical engineering laboratories.

Programme Objectives and Outcomes

Programme Educational Objective (PEO)
To prepare graduates who posesss a command of chemical engineering knowledge amd hands on skills, undertake supervision of a team and troubleshooting in both operation and maintenance within the industrial context and able to pursue study to higher level

Entry Requirement

General University requirement
  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with at least C grade for FIVE (5) subjects including Bahasa Melayu
  • At least E grade for History subject (SEJARAH) in SPM

What are you going to learn?to explore?to experience?

Semester 0 (Short Sem)

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First Year

DKK1111 Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

This subject gives an overview of engineering, the profession and its requirement in Malaysia scenario. Topics that will be included ethics, management and contribution of engineering also generic skills and study skills. Student will participate in plant visit and seminar as an exposure to the current issues & technology in the real field of engineering and adapt to the current engineering situation in the industry.


Course Outcomes


CO1   Define engineering & identify different branches of engineering.

CO2   Explain engineering ethics, management and contribution.

CO3   Keep up to date the current technology & issue in the engineering field

Second Year

DKK2333 Thermodynamics
Credit: 3
Prerequisite: None
This course covered the properties of pure substances, the first law of thermodynamics for the closed and open systems, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy and introduction to the refrigeration, heat engine and heat pump.
Course Outcomes
CO1   Apply and solve energy balance of a process by the First Law of Thermodynamics.
CO2   Apply and solve the problems related to the Second Law of Thermodynamics on ideal and irreversible processes.
CO3   Apply and solve the problems related to the refrigerator, heat engine and heat pump.

Third Year

DKK3812 Industrial Training
Credit: 12
Prerequisite: None
In industrial training, the students should gain insight into the industrial practice, in order to visualize the tasks and possibilities of their later occupation work. All students are required to undergo 24 weeks of industrial training during the start of the semester of the third academic year. The performance of each student during the periods of his/her Industrial training is evaluated jointly by the faculty staff, and the representatives from employer organizations. The student is required to maintain proper records and submit reports on the training received by him/her. The industrial training report should cover all periods of approved training time. The report document is expected to demonstrate development of practical and professional skills in Engineering through technical experience and application of theoretical knowledge. Development of skills in dealing with people, and communication skills are part of the subject objectives. The student should be able to present the report to university supervisor, as a complement to their diploma.
Course Outcomes
CO1   Display independency in actual working environment with minimal supervision
CO2   Display communication skill with different levels of staff in the organization
CO3   Present technical documents related to the work completed
CO4   Practice positive attitude during the training