Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/31/319330.html
- Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event, the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree. The structure of Engineering, Science and Computing owned double degrees is such that students have the option of completing the component Engineering, Science or Computing degree in the minimum time, provided they elect to change from the double degree within the first two semesters of the course.
Standard entry requirements
Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-ug-bachelor-of-engineering-chemical-engineering-honours-bachelor-of-science-extractive-metallurgy--bb-cenexmv3/ for further information on entry to this course.
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