University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Chemical engineering is at the forefront of efforts to address the most significant issues facing the international community in the 21st Century: the provision of potable water, overcoming greenhouse gas emissions, and the establishment of clean energy sources. Chemical engineering is concerned with the processing of gases, liquids and solids for the purpose of producing everyday products from toothpaste to steel. Chemical engineers also apply their skills to solving problems in many fields including the emerging fields of biotechnology, microfluids and nanotechnology and the environmental sector.


  • The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) is a four year program, students are required to complete 320 units, which is comprised of: 280 units of Core courses
  • and 40 units of Elective courses.


  • Chemical engineering

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $162,740
  • ATAR: 75.00
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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