Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering / Bachelor of Science - Extractive Metallurgy

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Chemical Engineers find the best sequence of physical, chemical and biological processing steps, and the right operating conditions, to convert raw materials into higher value products safely, economically and on a large scale. In the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), students examine the development, design, assessment and management of processes for the production of a wide range of materials. It covers the theory and applications of thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer and reaction engineering. Building on this foundation, students go on to explore process control, synthesis and design, process economics, risk management and safety, and research studies for general chemical processes. Extractive metallurgy is a specialist field that deals with the extraction of metals and mineral products from their ores. Extractive metallurgists play a key role in the mining industry. In the Bachelor of Science (Extractive Metallurgy) students learn about the development of the best process to treat a particular ore and the efficient operation of the processing plant to convert the ore into metal and other products, as well as the basics of resource geology, mining engineering and the socio-environmental aspects of mining. The combination of the two degree programs provides graduates with enhanced abilities to work at the interface between the two disciplines in the research and development of new processes and the improvement of existing industrial operations in the minerals processing and metals sector. Students doing this double degree spend their third year at Kalgoorlie campus.

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The Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering has full recognition by Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers. To qualify for the grade of Corporate Member, graduates must complete a minimum of 4 years approved experience following the Bachelor of Engineering award. The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy recognises the science course for admission to membership.

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Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Curtin Perth International: $188,700
  • Part-time
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  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

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