Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides students with the opportunity to undertake concurrent study in Chemical Engineering and Science (with a major) and complete two awards. A combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. 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 program students will deepen their technical skills with advanced chemistry or earth science courses. Chemistry is fundamental to chemical engineering and a deeper knowledge of this science can open up opportunities in toxicology, pharmacy, biochemistry, bio-engineering, forensics and research.
The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Honours / Bachelor of Science is a 5 year program comprising 400 units, of which 320 units are core courses, 60 units are compulsory or directed courses for the science major and up to 20 units of 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 Science component of this combined program may be awarded with Distinction on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.
- Chemical engineering
- Earth sciences
- Heat transfer and design of energy systems
- Mass transfer and separation processes
- Fluid mechanics
- Kinetics and reaction engineering
- Green engineering and sustainability 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 Science (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an additional year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.
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Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.
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.