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

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

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.


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.


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

Standard 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


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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $148,800
International: $172,800
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 5 years

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.

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