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BE(Hons) Chemical and Materials Engineering-Dual Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Part Time

8 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

38432 AUD
9050 AUD

Application fee

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

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About this course

Graduates will be qualified chemical engineers and materials engineers.

Chemical engineering is the design, management and optimisation of processes that turn raw materials into valuable products, using the latest knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, integrated with engineering principles and economic consideration. Chemical engineers ensure economic viability, and a minimum loss of materials and consumption of energy, while maintaining safety and environmental standards. This major also applies knowledge within team-based project work. Students tackle real world issues sourced from industries and the latest research.

Materials engineering is concerned with the selection, processing and development of materials to design and make products. Materials - metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites - give manufactured products their functional and aesthetic qualities. Materials engineers apply their knowledge of materials behaviour to optimise processing and improve the properties of products. They are also involved in controlling the service behaviour of materials; improving the performance of machines and structures.

Employment opportunities:

There are career paths in design, operation, management, research and consulting in Australia and overseas.

Materials engineers, and materials and testing engineers may be employed in the materials processing and manufacturing industries, including the automobile, whitegoods, steel, aluminium and polymer industries that create wealth and add value to Australia's mineral resources. Materials engineers are employed in large multinational companies and small to medium enterprises, in research establishments, in public utilities and in consulting engineering firms.

Chemical engineers work at the cutting edge of fields such as molecular biology, nano-materials and chemistry, mathematics and information technology. They work in a range of industries, government departments and private consultancies, within environmental protection, management and safety; natural resource utilisation and the energy sector; chemical, petroleum and petrochemical industries; biochemical, biomedical and pharmaceuticals industries; computer-aided process and control engineering; advanced materials design and manufacture; minerals processing and related industries; food processing and product design and development.


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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]
  • 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:

  • CHEE2001 Process Principles
  • CHEM1200 Chemistry 2
  • [MATH2000 Calculus & Linear Algebra II    (or)
  • [MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
  • [MECH2300 Structures & Materials     (or)
  • [MECH2305 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing

      Year 2 Semester 2:

  • CHEE2003 Fluid & Particle Mechanics
  • CHEE2010 Engineering Investigation & Statistical Analysis
  • CHEM2056 Physical Chemistry for Engineering
  • MECH2310 Science & Engineering of Metals

      Year 3 Semester 1:

  • CHEE3002 Heat & Mass Transfer
  • CHEE3003 Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHEE3020 Process Systems Analysis
  • CHEE3301 Polymer Engineering

      Year 3 Semester 2:

  • CHEE3004 Unit Operations
  • CHEE3005 Reaction Engineering
  • CHEE3007 Process Modelling & Dynamics
  • MECH3301 Materials Selection

      Year 4 Semester 1:

  • CHEE4002 Impact and Risk in the Process Industries
  • CHEE4009 Transport Phenomena
  • CHEE4060 Process & Control System Synthesis
  • MECH4304 Net Shape Manufacturing

      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] [4]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

      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:

  • CHEE3008 Special Topics C
  • CHEE4003 Special Topics A
  • CHEE4015 Special Topics VII
  • ENGY4000 Energy Systems
  • MINE3211 Special Topics in Minerals Processing II
  • MINE4207 Special Topics in Minerals Processing I

      Part B4 - Advanced Electives:

  • CHEE4301 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation
  • CHEE4302 Electrochemistry & Corrosion
  • CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine

       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] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] 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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