Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Bioproduct manufacturing is an emerging but fast-growing industry. It looks at innovatively converting natural renewable biological resources, such as wood and crop waste, into a wide range of value-added chemicals, materials and energy. With the increasing challenges of resource scarcity and environmental pollution, there is a strong global demand for bioproduct engineers who can design sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions for new materials and energy-efficient sources. This course integrates core engineering principles with specialist topics in the field of bioresource processing. Students will gain enhanced technical and research skills and also develop entrepreneurial acumen sought by a broad range of industries, especially bio-based industries, both locally and internationally. The course will suit engineers already working in bio-based industries and also new graduates with related qualifications who want to play a vital role in the transformative technologies for the future in the sustainable global bio-economy.
The course comprises 8 units (48 points) structured into three parts: Part A. Core units, Part B. Specialist units and Part C. Research and knowledge units.
- Bioproduct manufacturing
Standard entry requirements
- A four-year Australian bachelor degree or equivalent (honours or graduate diploma) in engineering, science or applied science in a cognate discipline such as chemical, materials, mechanical, physics, mathematics, biology or other related fields considered to be equivalent, with at least a 65% average
- Or A three-year Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in engineering, science or applied science in a cognate discipline such as chemical, materials, physics, mathematics, biology or in other related fields considers to be equivalent, with at least a 65% average plus 3 years minimum work experience* in the bioproduct manufacturing industry or other related industry considered to be equivalent: or A three-year Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in engineering, science or applied science in a non-cognate discipline** with at least a 65% average plus 5 years minimum work experience* in the bioproduct manufacturing industry or other related industry considered to be equivalent * Relevant work experience in process engineering and related research and development. ** Applicants with a non-related discipline degree must demonstrate competency in applied maths and chemistry.