Bachelor of Engineering (Process and Food Engineering), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

The Department of Process and Food Engineering offers a four-year, Bachelor of Engineering (Process and Food Engineering) programme. The programme has been developed in response to the requirements of fast evolving industry in integrated process and food engineering. It concentrates on the processing and manufacturing industries, which convert biological/agricultural raw materials into processed foods as well as utilising bio-products/agro-based materials as inputs for the production of consumer foods (food, pharmaceutical and industrial materials). Thus, provides the necessary knowledge and skills for future engineers in related areas and applications.

The Objectives(PEO) and Outcomes(PO) of this program ensure that Bachelor of Engineering (Process and Food) is relevant for the years to come.

The programme is accredited by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and certified by the Board of Engineers Malaysia. The programme goes through a periodical review of every 5 years by the EAC to ensure the continual suitability and relevant to the needs of the nation and industry. An integral part of the accreditation is the report by an independent external reviewer/assessor appointed from professors from established and prestigious world class universities. The programme assessment and examination processes are carried out annually.

The faculty is also certified by ISO 9001: 2000 for all operations including matters pertaining to teaching and learning processes. Outcome Base Education (OBE) has also been adopted as the main approach of teaching and learning at the department.

Bachelor of Process and Food Engineering Curriculum

The programme structure and curriculum of the Bachelor of Engineering programme is designed to focus on knowledge and skills in the integrated process and food engineering covering a period of 4 years (8 semesters).

A total of 140 credit hours are required for graduation, including a 5-credit hour practical training (10 weeks) and a 6-credit hour final year project.

The Process and Food Engineering programme is founded on a balance blend of the basic sciences and engineering courses. The curriculum gives a strong foundation of mathematics, chemistry, microbiology, engineering sciences, unit operation, heat and mass transfer, electronics and instrumentation. Practical skills in design, development and tests are emphasized in practical courses and computer-aided-design exercises.

Students are required to undergo a minimum of 10 weeks of industrial training in private firms or government agencies during the fourth semester holidays. This provides the students with the opportunity to learn at first hand the reality of work in the industry and enables them to see the relevance of the academic programme that they follow.

In the final year, students are given two options for their fields of specialization to suite their interest and preference; Food Engineering and Biomaterials Processing Engineering. Advance courses such as microbial process engineering, powder technology, pharmaceutical technology and biopolymer technology are provided as option and elective courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme can find career development opportunity in various relevant industries such as manufacturing/processing plant operation and management, engineering design (process, equipment and system design), product development and research. Previous records have shown that the employability of graduates from PFE is very high.

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Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor,

Phone: +6(03)8946 6363/6364
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