Bachelor of Science - Chemical Sciences (Honours) / Master of Engineering - Materials

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Chemical and materials engineering is the principle of turning raw materials into valuable and useful products for society by combining the knowledge of scientific disciplines such as physics, maths and chemistry together with the integration of engineering principles. New materials give products their functional and aesthetic properties with the consideration that they must also be economically viable and maintain safety and environmental standards. This double degree equips students with the ability to combine chemically founded scientific and engineering solutions in order to problem solve. They will have to critically apply theories and methodologies which will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and performance of materials.


The first year contains study in fundamental science and engineering topics including chemical structures, engineering physics, professional skills, modern chemistry and mathematics. The second year and third year builds on this base with topics dealing with a variety of areas of both chemistry and engineering including spectroscopy, chemical reactions, engineering design and mechanics, organic and inorganic chemistry and introduces forensic chemistry and materials and polymer science. The fourth year then provides further forensic study into drug metabolism and toxicology, looks at how material science and engineering can be applied in nanotechnology, delves deeper into the engineering principles of materials with the ability to choose topics in a materials engineering discipline that interests. The final year includes a major materials Masters thesis, the ability to study project management skills and ability to participate in work experience.


  • Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Chemical Reactions, Engineering Design, Forensics, Polymer Science.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Prerequisites SACE stage two chemistry plus specialist mathematics, mathematical methods or equivalent. Assumed knowledge Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.

Study pathways

The Flinders' Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical Sciences) / Master of Engineering (Materials) includes a fifth year leading to a Master of Engineering which has both coursework and practical requirements. Expectations are high and only students who complete the first three years with a credit average will be permitted to continue in this course. Students who do not meet a credit average may be permitted to transfer to the single Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical Sciences) course.

Study information

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