Bachelor of Science - Applied Chemistry / Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering (Honours)

RMIT University

Combining in-depth studies in chemistry, analytical sciences and chemical engineering, this course will put you at the forefront of developing new technologies that could change the world. As an RMIT student, you'll gain the unique combination of science and engineering skills to work on the development of new products from the initial laboratory stage through to large-scale production. The course covers the application of chemical sciences and technology for the design and improvement of industrial processes. You'll learn how to make the processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. Your studies in chemistry will involve hands-on experience, combined with a theoretical and practical understanding of analytical, instrumental, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Students are encouraged to undertake at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during their study.

Course Fee:

Australian: $148,800
International: $172,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisites: Units 3 & 4-a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English


Year 1 - You'll be introduced to the fundamentals material chemistry including studies in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You'll also have the opportunity to develop and tackle a group design project, allowing you to put your studies into practice. Year 2 - Second year will focus on developing your chemical engineering knowledge and skills. You will extend your understanding of chemical engineering processes with studies in process thermodynamics. Year 3 - Your chemistry studies will include analytical spectroscopy where you'll gain hands-on experience in elemental analysis using atomic spectroscopy techniques. Year 4 - You will study your chemical engineering and chemistry specialisation. Year 5 - The focus in your final year is on your design and research projects.

Subjects you can Study:

Analytical chemistry, Chemical engineering, Computer aided design (CAD), Computer modelling, Environmental chemistry, Food chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Laboratory chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry.

Further information:

Graduates are employed in a range of chemical industries in Australia, typically in the areas of oil and gas, food, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and polymers. In the process design sector, RMIT graduates typically work on developing production processes from the lab to large-scale. They will be well placed to take leading roles in the development and commercialisation of new chemical products.


This program is fully accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. This program is also fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Graduates are also eligible for graduate membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). IChemE is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. The program is accredited by IChemE (UK) at the BEng level.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Chemical Engineer, Chemist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 75.35 No Part time
City 75.35 No Full time 5 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
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  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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