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BE(Hons) Chemical and Biological Engineering-Dual Major

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
38432 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

Engineering combines quantitative analysis and synthesis to elucidate system design principles. Through the genomics revolution engineers can now begin to tackle biological problems using the same "measure, model, and manipulate" approach they have applied to physics and chemistry. Indeed, applying this system approach is widely recognised as essential not only for the development of innovative biotechnologies but also to yield fundamental scientific understanding of biological systems. As our ability to modify and control biological systems increases, biological processes will replace chemical and mechanical processes due to their inherent advantages of renewable resources, mild operation conditions and minimal waste problems. Early signs of the change are seen not only in the high-value pharmaceutical industry, but also in the production of bulk chemicals like lysine by fermentation and in bioleaching of copper and gold from mineral ore. Advances in our understanding of and ability to mimic biological systems are also inspiring completely new approaches such as nanotechnology and tissue engineering, which will form the foundation of new industries of the 21st century.

In this dual major, biological engineering is taught together with chemical engineering. Graduates are accredited as chemical engineers having completed every compulsory course. Graduates provide traditional chemical engineering industries an understanding of the opportunities offered by biotechnology and provide emerging biotechnology companies the power of the "measure, model, and manipulate" engineering approach. Graduates are also well prepared for graduate studies in biological engineering and medicine.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:6/89
  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

 For International students:

  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, equivalent qualifications of Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title 

      Part A - Compulsory:
      Year 1:

  • ENGG1100 Engineering Design
  • ENGG1200 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
  • ENGG1211 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]
  • CHEE1001 Principles of Biological Engineering
  • CHEM1100 Chemistry 1
  • ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • [MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]    (or)
  • [MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • [MATH1052 Calculus and Differential Equations   (or)
  • [MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

      Year 2 Semester 1:

  • BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • CHEE2001 Process Principles
  • CHEM1200 Chemistry 2
  • [MATH2000 Calculus & Linear Algebra II     (or)
  • [MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

      Year 2 Semester 2:

  • BIOL2202 Genetics
  • CHEE2003 Fluid & Particle Mechanics
  • CHEE2010 Engineering Investigation & Statistical Analysis
  • CHEM2056 Physical Chemistry for Engineering

       Year 3 Semester 1:

  • CHEE3002 Heat & Mass Transfer
  • CHEE3003 Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHEE3020 Process Systems Analysis
  • CHEE4020 Biomolecular Engineering

      Year 3 Semester 2:

  • CHEE3004 Unit Operations
  • CHEE3005 Reaction Engineering
  • CHEE3007 Process Modelling & Dynamics
  • CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine

     Year 4 Semester 1:

  • CHEE4002 Impact and Risk in the Process Industries
  • CHEE4009 Transport Phenomena
  • CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • CHEE4060 Process & Control System Synthesis

      Year 4 Semester 2:

  • CHEE4001 Process Engineering Design Project
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

      Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Electives:

  • CHEM1090 Introductory Chemistry [3]
  • MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations [2]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [4]

      Part B1 - Introductory Electives:

  • BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms
  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • ENGG1300 Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • ENGG1400 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
  • ENGG1600 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
  • ERTH1501 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers
  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

      Part B2 - Electives:

  • BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
  • CHEE3301 Polymer Engineering
  • MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology

      Part B4 - Advanced Electives:

  • CHEE4012 Industrial Wastewater & Solid Waste Management
  • CHEE4022 Principles of Adsorption
  • CHEE4028 Metabolic Engineering
  • CHEE4301 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation
  • CHEE4302 Electrochemistry & Corrosion

       End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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