Bachelor Of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


CBE Programme

The Division offers a four-year undergraduate programme leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, B.Eng. (CBE). Upon graduation, successful students will be awarded direct honors.

Our goal is to empower a new generation of chemical and biomolecular engineering graduates with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of the chemical and biomedical sciences industries in Singapore and the region.

The programme amalgamates principles of chemical engineering and life sciences (biology, biochemistry and genetics ) to facilitate the development of safe, profitable and environmentally friendly processes for the synthesis and manufacture of products from chemical/biological raw materials.

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore through its Engineering Accreditation Board has granted accreditation to our Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) programme for students graduating from the programme since 2007/2008.

With its dynamic faculty from the internationally renowned universities, modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, the School provides students a stimulating learning environment and opportunities to identify and pursue personal and professional goals.


CBE Programmes:


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)



To fulfil the mission and to realize the vision of the University and the School, SCBE’s Chemical and Biomolecular Programme is formulated to enable graduates to:


PEO #1


To apply concepts in chemical, biological, and physical sciences, as well as engineering principles, effectively to the practice of chemical and biomolecular engineering


PEO #2


To be equipped with good technical knowledge and skills to practice in a wide spectrum of industries such as chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and semiconductor, or to obtain further education in graduate programs


PEO #3


To achieve a successful career in a diverse, multi-disciplinary environment, exercise a spirit of entrepreneurship and adopt lifelong learning as a key paradigm


Note: Program Educational Objectives (PEO)s are statements to describe the career and professional capability of our graduates 3 to 5 years after graduation. 



Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)


The programme must demonstrate that by the time of graduation, the students have attained the following graduate attributes:

1)  Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2)  Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

3)  Design/development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

4)  Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

5)  Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

6)   The engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

7)   Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for the sustainable development.

8)  Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

9)   Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.

10) Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

11) Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and economic decision-making, and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

12) Life-long Learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.