Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)

The University of Adelaide

From minerals to pharmaceuticals, food to cosmetics, chemical engineers help solve important global challenges including energy storage, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, and tissue engineering. This degree combines engineering with study across chemistry, mathematics and biology to produce products including chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food. The student experience is interactive from first year. You'll learn how to turn laboratory-scale research results into large-scale commercial production. Practical projects with external groups-including Engineers Without Borders-will provide you with unique opportunities to understand how chemical engineering is applied in the real world. The University of Adelaide is the only South Australian university in the world's top 50 for Computer Science and Engineering. You'll learn from award-winning and industry-connected researchers and teachers, and apply your knowledge to practical projects via study experiences including tours, projects, and work placements with companies such as PepsiCo, Smiths Crips, Jurlique, and BHP.

Course Fee:

International: $172,000

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry; International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies.


The first two years of the academic program are spent developing an understanding of the foundation subjects of chemical engineering, which are increasingly put into practise in the third and fourth years via major design, research and experimental projects. Students are required to complete 6 weeks of approved practical experience. The degree offers specialisations in Chemical, Minerals Processing and Sustainable Energy.

Subjects you can Study:



Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and IChemE (UK).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 4 years
North Terrace No info Yes Part time 8 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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