The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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.


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.


  • Engineering-chemical

Standard 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.


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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $178,000
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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