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 engineers use their knowledge of the synthesis and processing of chemicals to convert raw material into useful products. They help develop everyday products like toothpaste, beer, puff pastry, chocolate, lipstick, paracetamol and petrol. Chemical engineers work in fields such as energy production, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. UON train engineers capable of solving the greatest global challenges. As a chemical engineer students may be part of a team developing high-efficiency insulation products that improve heating and cooling. They could work on biofuel production in remote communities, assisting with both waste disposal and energy production, or they might work in the food industry, refining products for people with special dietary needs.

Structure

  • The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units, of which 280 units are core courses and 40 units are elective pathway courses. An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their engineering discipline
  • or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science
  • or undertake study overseas. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industry related project in their final year and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. A graded honours classification is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects

  • 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.

Recognition

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $137,880
  • ATAR: 71
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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