Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake study in the fields of both chemical engineering and mathematics and complete two awards. In general, a combined program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate program. At the same time it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. 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. In this combined degree students will deepen their technical skills with advanced maths courses. Mathematics is fundamental to break-through engineering and can open up new, complimentary fields like data mining, mathematical modelling, statistics and predictive analysis.
The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics is a 5 year program comprising 400 units, of which up to 330 units are core courses, 60 units are directed courses, and 10 units are elective courses. 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 in engineering is awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the program. The Bachelor of Mathematics component of this combined program may be awarded with Distinction on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.
- Chemical engineering
- Mathematics and statistics
- Heat transfer and design of energy systems
- Mass transfer and separation processes
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.
Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation. A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.
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It may not always be possible to complete this combined Engineering degree within 5 years. This combined Engineering degree is not available for midyear admission by International Students.