Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering with Second Major in Entrepreneurship

Single Degree with 2nd Major

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a discipline to apply principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology to make valuable products in an economic and safe manner. Chemical engineers are involved in the manufacturing of chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, and many other products. We offer 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. With its dynamic faculty from internationally renowned universities, modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, we provide students a stimulating learning environment and opportunities to identify and pursue personal and professional goals. Our goal is to empower a new generation of chemical and biomolecular engineering graduates with the necessary skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of the chemical and biomedical sciences industries in Singapore and the region.


GCE 'A' LEVEL: H2 Level pass in Mathematics and H2 Level pass in Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Computing

POLYTECHNIC DIPLOMA: An engineering diploma from local polytechnics. Relevant diplomas (by merit) may be exempted from selected courses. For the list of acceptable local diplomas, please refer to Office of Admission website.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA: Mathematics at Higher Level and Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science at Higher Level.

NUS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics and Major CAP of 2.0 in Physics / Chemistry / Biology

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Mathematics at Senior High School Level and Physics / Chemistry / Biology at Senior High School Level

Please visit the Office of Admission website for more details.

Admission enquiries for local students:

Tel: (65) 6790 5055 or (65) 6790 5972

Email: [email protected]

Admission enquiries for international students:

Tel: (65) 6790 5806 or 6790 5807

Email: [email protected]

The period of study for the Bachelor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is four academic years.


During the period of study, a student must pursue courses of study as prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE).



The courses of study and the distribution of courses for B.Eng. (CBE) will be determined by SCBE with the approval from the University. Each Course will be assigned a certain number of Academic Units (AUs) as determined by the University. The total number of AU required in B.Eng. (CBE) programme to qualify for graduation is 136/137^ AU.


There are five course types in the curriculum:

Major Requirement - Core Courses (Core)

Core courses are offered throughout the programme of study. They are foundation courses designed to provide essential training in the fundamental of chemical engineering.

Major Requirement - Major Prescribed Elective Courses (Major PE)

Major PE courses provide students with opportunities to explore specialized areas of chemical engineering in more depth and intensity. The students may select their courses of study according to their own interests and career goals.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Requirement - Common Core Courses (Common Core)

The Common Core courses are specified by the University as being essential to train today's Engineering graduates, covering areas such as communication and environmental sustainability.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Requirement - Foundational Core Courses (Foundational Core)

Students are required to read and pass the Foundational Core Courses from a range of areas such as compulsory Professional Internship and Data Science & Artificial Intelligence. The number of AUs to be read in each area is specified by the School and in the table below.

Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)

The BDE requirement is an extended version of the Unrestricted Electives (UE) which accommodates greater diversity of choices that better align with the graduate attributes through more varied forms of curricular, co-curricular as well as experiential learning. BDE may be used to fulfil requirements for double major, second major, minor, and work-study degree programmes. It may also be used to read MOOCs approved by NTU or to read graduate level courses. General electives catering to broad interests, such as foreign language courses, can continue to be read under BDE. CBE students are required to read and pass 21AU of BDE. Students may select to read any courses from the list of BDE offered by all Schools within the University. 



Students are to fulfil the specified AU requirement in the B.Eng. (CBE) programmes, according to the different course types in the curriculum structure indicated below.  The distribution of the courses of study and the associated number of AUs are shown in the tables below.

B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
(AY2022-2023 Intake)
Academic Units (AU)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) 
Common Core (University-level)
  • CC0001 Inquiry and Communication in the Interdisciplinary World (2 AU)
  • CC0002 Navigating the Digital World​ (2 AU)
  • CC0003 Ethics & Civics in a Multi-Cultural World (2 AU)
  • CC0005 Healthy Living & Wellbeing (3 AU)
  • CC0006 Sustainability: Society, Economy & Environment (3 AU)
  • CC0007 Science & Technology for Humanity (3 AU) 
  • ML0004 Career and Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World (2 AU)
Foundational Core (College-level)
  • HW0288 Engineering Communication (2 AU)
  • CB0494 Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (3 AU)
  • CH3880 Professional Internship (10 AU) 
Major RequirementCBE Core77/78*
CBE Major Prescribed Electives (MPE)6
Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)21
Total AU Requirement 136/137*

For information about the University’s Academic Unit System, Grade Point Average System and calculation of Honours classification, please refer to the AUS Handbook here.

CBE Curriculum and Course Syllabus (AY22-23 Intake)

Refer to Recommended Curriculum for CBE students.

Major Prescribed Electives (MPE) & Unrestricted Electives (GER-UE)

Please refer to List of Major Prescribed Electives (MPE) and Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE) / Unrestricted Electives (UE) available to CBE Students.

Programme Options

Eligible students may also read the following programmes options: