Programme Requirements


Programme Requirements (AY2016/2017 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 fulfil 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.

Programme Requirement s Downloads
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Bioengineering (BIE)
Summary of Requirement Summary of Requirement
Study Plan​​ Study Plan​​
Course Content Course Content

AU Requirements for the Programme (AY 2016/2017 onwards)

academic Units (AU)
University Requirement General Education Requirement: Core Courses (GER-Core)
• Absolute Basics for Career (1 AU)
• Career Power Up (1 AU)
• Engineering Communication I (2 AU)
• Engineering Communication II (2 AU)
• Engineers & Society (3 AU)
• Ethics & Moral Reasoning (1 AU)
• Entrepreneurship & Innovation (1 AU)
• Introduction to Sustainability (1 AU)


General Education Requirement: Prescribed Electives (GER-PE) 

• GER-PE in Business & Management (3 AU)
• GER-PE in Liberal Arts (3 AU)
• GER-PE in Science, Technology & Society (3 AU)  

General Education Requirement: Unrestricted Electives (GER-UE)

Major Requirement

CBE Core Courses

BIE Core Courses


Major Prescribed Electives


Total AU Requirement
^ For students who do not have “A” level Physics.