Purdue Research Professor Interview

Hey! Here at Purdue AIChE we created a video where we interviewed two professors on their research. Enjoy the video and feel free to ask us questions about the video!

Here’s the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g69qtgBAim8

Weekly Questions –

Hello! We really enjoyed getting to know more about NUS and Singapore so we thought it would be best to start asking biweekly questions again. To start:

  • What is the biggest difference between what you thought Chemical Engineering was going to be and what it actually is?
  • What has been your most memorable experience during you time as a Chemical Engineer?

Looking forward to your response!

A Word from our Past President

It gives me great pleasure to see the AIChE NUS Student Chapter in its 2nd year running. When the Student Chapter was first formed in 2014, we had the aim of empowering our members, to enable them to have the best foundation to fulfill their careers in the chemical engineering industry. Over the last 2 years, NUS AIChE has organised various extra-curricular events, such as the Industry 7 Series – comprising industry visits and talks by key industry players, and Student Mentorship Programme.

This year saw the organisation of an Industrial Attachment (IA) program panel sharing, of which I was part of the panel. The sharing was a great opportunity for current undergraduates to understand first-hand about the IA program from seniors and alumni, especially when IA is now a compulsory part of the NUS Chemical Engineering curriculum.
I am also heartened to see increased collaboration between the AIChE NUS Student Chapter and our sister chapter in Purdue University, which led to being featured on AIChE’s Chenected Blog! Establishing connections with a sister chapter was a decision my committee had made in the early months of the NUS Student Chapter, and I am glad that it was a step in the right direction.
There is still much room for growth, and I wish the AIChE NUS Student Chapter the very best in their efforts to enhance and enrich the student experience in NUS Chemical Engineering!
Terence Tan
President (2014-2015)
AIChE NUS Student Chapter
1st Management Committee

NUS Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Curriculum

As a Department that is ranked 6th in the world, 1st in Asia, and as part of a distinguished University that is ranked 25th in the world and 2nd in Asia (Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings 2012/2013), we offer a comprehensive selection of courses and activities for a distinctive and enriching learning experience. You will benefit from the opportunity to work with our diverse faculty in a cosmopolitan environment. Join us at NUS – Singapore’s Global University, and be a part of the future today!

Strategic Research Thrusts

  • Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering Sciences
  • Chemical & BioSystems Engineering
  • Environmentally Benign Processing & Sustainability
  • Functionalized and Nanostructured Materials & Devices

Graduate Modules

Module Code Module Title
CN5010 Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
CN5020/6020 Advanced Reaction Engineering
CN5030 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CN5040 Advanced Transport Phenomena
CN5050 Advanced Separation Processes
CN5172 Biochemical Engineering
Module Code Module Title
CN5111 Optimisation of Chemical Processes
CN5131 Colloids and Surfaces
CN5161 Polymer Processing Engineering
CN5162 / 6162 Advanced Polymeric Materials
CN5173 Downstream Processing of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Products
CN5192 Future Fuel Options: Prospects and Technologies
CN5193 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
CN5222 Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals
CN5251 / 6251 Membrane Science and Technology
CN5391/ 5392 Selected Topics in Advanced Chemical Engineering I/II
CN5555 Chemical Engineering Project
CN6163 Inorganic Nanomaterials for Sustainability


Safety Specialization Modules

Module Code Module Title
SH5002 Fundamentals in Industrial Safety
SH5003 Fundamentals in Environmental Protection
SH5101 Industrial Toxicology
SH5108 Chemical Hazard Management
Module Code Module Title
SH5102 Occupational Ergonomics
SH5103 Advanced Industrial Hygiene
SH5104 Occupational Health
SH5105 Noise and Other Physical Hazards
SH5106 Radiation
SH5107 Industrial Ventilation
SH5109 Biostatistics and Epidemiology
SH5110 Chemical Hazard Evaluation
SH5201 Hazard Identification and Evaluation
SH5202 Quantified Risk Analysis
SH5203 Emergency Planning
SH5204 Safety Engineering
SH5205 Incident Management
SH5206 Human Factors in Process Safety
SH5401 SHE and Quality Management Systems
SH5402 Advanced SHE Management
SH5403 Independent Study
SH5404 Safety Health and Environmental Project
SH5880 Topics in Industrial Hygiene
SH5881 Topics in Process Safety
SH5882 Topics in Environment Protection

The above information was taken from the NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Website. Find out more here.

NUS Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is Asia’s Top Chemical Engineering Department and in the Top 10 in the World. As one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the world and the oldest chemical engineering department in Singapore, we enjoy the luxury of being strong in both classical domains and emerging areas in chemical and biomolecular engineering. We have more than 5000 alumni, with some in top-level positions in industry and government.

The four-year B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) programme at NUS educates budding engineers to design, develop, and operate chemical processes by which chemicals, petroleum products, food, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods can be produced economically and safely with minimal environmental impact. In addition, Chemical Engineering students acquire the necessary background and skills to design and develop functional products that benefit society in many ways. Chemical processes involve reactions, heat transfer, separations and biological phenomena to produce useful and valuable products. Accordingly, they study changes in the composition, energy content and/or state of aggregation of materials taking into consideration the nature of matter and its properties (chemistry), the forces that act on matter (physics), similar aspects of biological materials (biology), and the relationships between them (mathematics). Chemical engineering differs from chemistry and applied chemistry programmes, with its emphasis on industrial applications of chemical reactions, separations and techniques for designing and operating economical, safe and environmentally benign processes.


Unlimited Opportunities @ NUS

  • Minor Programmes: Technopreneurship, Management, Management of Technology, Mathematics, Economics, Life Sciences, Bioengineering, and many more.
  • Enhancement Programmes: Industrial Attachment Programme, Innovation Programme, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme etc.
  • Special Programmes: University Scholars Programme, NUS Overseas Colleges, Student Exchange Programmes (SEP) with many US, European and Asian universities.
  • Double Degree Programmes: Engineering and Business Administration, Engineering and Economics, and French Grandes Écoles,
  • Double Major: Pursue a second major alongside the primary major (i.e., chemical engineering programme).



Discipline-specific Modules:

CN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles CN3124 Fluid-Solid Systems
CN2108 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I CN3121 Process Dynamics and Control
CN2116 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design CN3132 Separation Processes
CN2121 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics CN3421 Process Modelling and Numerical Simulation
CN2122 Fluid Mechanics CN3135 Process Safety, Health & Environment
CN2125 Heat and Mass Transfer CN4122 Process Synthesis and Simulation
CN3108 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II CN4123R Final Year Design Project
CN3109 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III




Biomolecular Engineering
Module Code Module Title
CN4233R Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry
CN4241R Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery
CN4246R Chemical and Bio-Catalysis
CN4247R Enzyme Technology
CN4249 Engineering Design in Molecular Biotechnology
CN5172 Biochemical Engineering
CN5173 Downstream Processing of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Products


Microelectronics Processing
Module Code Module Title
BN4404 Bioelectromechanicals systems – BioMEMs
CN4216R Electronics Materials Science
CN4217R Processing of Microelectronic Materials
CN4223R Microelectronic Thin Films


Process Engineering
Module Code Module Title
CN4205R Pinch Analysis and Process Integration
CN4227R Advanced Process Control
CN4238R Chemical & Biochemical Process Modelling
CN4245R Data Based Process Characterisation
CN4248 Sustainable Process Development
CN4250 Chemical Product Design
CN5111 Optimisation of Chemical Processes
CN5181 Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
CN5185 Batch Process Engineering
CN5186 Design and Operation of Process Networks
CN5191 Project Engineering
ESP4402 Transport Phenomena in Energy Systems


Process Technology
Module Code Module Title
CN4201R Petroleum Refining
CN4203R Polymer Engineering
CN4211R Petrochemicals and Processing Technologies
CN4215R Food Technology and Engineering
CN4240R Unit Operations and Processes for Effluent Treatment
CN5251 Membrane Science and Engineering


Module Code Module Title
CN4291 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
CN5222 Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals



The above information was taken from our Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Website which you visit to find out more here.