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Programme Requirements


AY2012/2013 Intake

Academic Unit Requirement for Graduation
Under the Academic Unit System, each course is assigned a certain number of academic units (AU), typically 3 AU. AU is a measure of the student’s work-load associated with both class attendance and preparation.

The total number of AU required in both B.Eng. (CBE and BIE) programmes to qualify for graduation is 138 AU.

Breakdown of AU Requirement for the Programme
Students are to fulfill the specified AU requirement in the B.Eng. (CBE and BIE) programmes, according to the broad groups of courses in the curriculum structure indicated below.  

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Bioengineering (BIE)
Summary of Requirement
Summary of Requirement
Study Plan
Study Plan
Course Description
Course Description

Academic Units (AU)
University Requirement General Education Requirement Core (GER-Core)
  • Effective Communication (2 AU)
  • Technical Communication (2 AU)
  • Professional Communication (2 AU)
  • Environmental Sustainability (3 AU)
  • Engineers & Society (3 AU)

General Education Requirement Elective (GER-Elective)
  • GER-Elective in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (3 AU)
  • GER-Elective in Business & Management (3 AU)
  • GER-Elective in Science, Technology & Society (3 AU)
  • GER-Elective in Liberal Studies (3 AU)
  • GER-Elective in any areas
Unrestricted Elective (UE)
Major Requirement

CBE Core

BIE Core

Core Elective


Total AU Requirement

 * Students who opt for the 8AU Industrial Attachment (IA) are to utilise the extra 4AUs required from GER Unrestricted Elective.

**For students without A-level Physics and need to take FE1012 Physics A (4AUs).