Advanced Diploma in Chemical and Processing Engineering Technology (Adv. Dip. CPET)

School of Engineering Technology & Industrial Trades
Tuition & Fees
Program Description:

The Advanced Diploma in Chemical and Processing Engineering Technology (Adv. Dip. CPET) is an applied program which provides students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for a career in chemical industries. Through the program students develop skills to install, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot chemical processes. Through experiential learning students engage in hands-on skill development in the operation and troubleshooting of chemical equipment, units, and processes.

 

Program Duration:

Three years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Chemistry or Physics is preferred);

OR

2. Two –year Chemical Processing Engineering Technician Diploma from UDST, or equivalent.

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

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2023-2024 Study Plan:

course number course title REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-Req co-req cr lec lab
Semester 1
AECH1201 Basic Engineering Calculations - - 1 0 3
CHEM1010 General Chemistry Ⅰ - CHEM1011 3 3 0
CHEM1011 General Chemistry Ⅰ (Lab) - CHEM1010 1 0 3
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
MATH1010 Algebra & Trigonometry MA1029 OR AMPI Score of 60% - 3 3 1
PHYS1020 General Physics - PHYS1021 3 3 0
PHYS1021 General Physics (Lab) - PHYS1020 1 0 3
Semester 1 Total 18 15 10
SEMESTER 2
AECH1112 Health, Safety & Environment in the Process Industries - - 2 2 0
AEEL1100 Fundamentals of Electricity MATH1010 OR AMPII Score of 75% - 2 2 0
AEEL1200 Fundamentals of Electricity (Lab) - AEEL1100 1 0 3
AEMA1312 Engineering Graphics AECH1201 - 3 1 4
CHEM1020 General Chemistry II CHEM1010
CHEM1011
CHEM1021 3 3 0
CHEM1021 General Chemistry II (Lab) CHEM1010
CHEM1011
CHEM1020 1 0 3
MATH1020 Pre-Calculus MATH1010 OR AMPII Score of 75% - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total 15 11 10
SEMESTER 3
AECH1100 Environmental Awareness & Ethics - - 2 2 0
AECH1103 Industrial Process Overview CHEM1020 OR CHEM1030 - 2 2 0
AEPC1203 Basic Instrumentation AEEL1100 & AEEL1200 OR AEEL1101 & AEEL1201 - 2 0 5
Semester 3 Total 6 4 5
Year 1 Total 39 30 25
course number course title REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-Req co-req cr lec lab
Semester 4
AECH2111 Principles of Chemical Engineering Ⅰ

AECH1201
CHEM1020
PHYS1020 MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85%

- 3 3 0
AECH2121 Process Control Systems AEPC1203 - 3 3 0
AECH2241 Chemical & Processing Plant Operation AECH1103

AECH2121

2 0 6
AECH2251 Instrumentation & Control (Lab) AEPC1203 AECH2121 1 0 3
AECH2331 Process Equipment - AECH2111 4 3 2
MATH1030 Calculus Ⅰ

MATH1020

OR AMPII Score of 85%
- 3 3 0
Semester 4 Total 16 12 11
SEMESTER 5
AECH2122 Principles of Chemical Engineering II AECH2111 - 2 2 0
AECH2142 Basic Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer

AECH2111
MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 75%

- 2 2 0
AECH2332 Chemical & Processing Plant Troubleshooting AECH2241 - 2 1 2
CHEM3010 Petrochemistry CHEM1020 CHEM3011 2 2 0
CHEM3011 Petrochemistry (Lab) CHEM1021 CHEM3010 1 0 3
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
MATH2010 Calculus II MATH1030 - 3 3 0
Semester 5 Total 15 13 5
SEMESTER 6
AECH2103 Leadership & Management Principles AECH1100
COMM1020
- 2 2 0
AECH2112 Sustainability & Renewable Energy AECH1100 - 3 3 0
AECH2113 Quality Assurance COMM1020 - 2 2 0
Semester 6 Total 7 7 0
Year 2 Total 38 32 16
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
AECH3132 Chemical Reaction Engineering

AECH2122 MATH2010

- 3 3 0
AECH3101 Applied Fluid Mechanics AECH2142 - 3 3 0
AECH3321 Process Unit Design AECH2122 - 4 3 2
AECH3331 Technology Capstone Ⅰ AECH2142 - 0 0 2
RSST3002 Probability & Statistical Analysis MATH2010 - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 13 12 4
SEMESTER 8
AECH3302 Applied Thermodynamics MATH1020
PHYS1020
- 3 2 2
AECH3332 Technology Capstone ⅠⅠ AECH3331 - 3 3 0
AECH4221 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Lab) AECH3132 - 1 0 3
AECH4232 Materials & Corrosion CHEM3010 - 4 3 0
AEMA3142 Applied Heat Transfer AECH2142 - 3 3 0
Semester 8 Total: 14 11 5
SEMESTER 9
AECH3222 Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer (Lab) AECH3101
AEMA3142
- 1 0 3
AETN2302 Applied Programming Ⅰ MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 1 5
Semester 9 Total: 4 1 8
Year 3 Total: 31 24 17
Adv. Dip. CPET Program Total: 108 86 58
             

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Chemical and Processing Engineering Technology (Adv. Dip. CPET) program may choose to continue their studies and complete the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – Chemical and Processing Engineering (B.Sc. CE-PE) degree.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Advanced Diploma in Chemical and Processing Engineering (Adv. Dip. CPET) is an applied three year program with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chemical Engineering Technologist
  • Chemical Engineering Research & Development Technician
  • Refinery Process Technologist
  • Quality Control Technologist
  • Chemical Operation Technician
  • Production Technologist
Dr. Mohannad AlJarrah
Department Head, Chemical Engineering Technology

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