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BE(Hons) Chemical and Metallurgical 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

Metallurgical engineers play a key role in ensuring the sustainability of our modern society. Everything in our material world, even our major energy sources, are derived from minerals or recycled materials. It is the role of the metallurgical engineer to develop, design and operate processes that transform these low value raw materials into useful high value mineral and metal products.

The dual major in chemical & metallurgical engineering provides the best of both worlds - a broad education in chemical engineering combined with more specialist metallurgy courses. The program for the dual major has been designed for maximum commonality with the chemical engineers program, particularly in years 1 and 2 of the program. 

The compulsory metallurgy courses included in the program provides students with the experience and skills that employers in the minerals and manufacturing industries seek. These courses include both the physical and chemical processing techniques, process modelling, process design and economics, individual research.The combination of courses within the dual major program provides maximum flexibility in job choice with a head start for those who want a career in the minerals and manufacturing industries.

Metallurgists find employment in a wide range of companies and employment prospects are excellent. Positions for metallurgical engineers are available in production operations, engineering design, consultancies, laboratories, marketing, finance and commerce, and in research and development. The industry provides generous, well-paid vacation work to enable you to obtain practical experience in the sector before students graduate, and scholarships to assist students to pay tuition fees. This is a truly international profession with a choice of employment and lifestyle opportunities throughout Australia and overseas.

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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

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • CHEE2003 Fluid & Particle Mechanics
  • CHEE2010 Engineering Investigation & Statistical Analysis
  • CHEM2056 Physical Chemistry for Engineering
  • MINE2201 Physical & Chemical Processing of Minerals

      Year 3, Semester 1:

  • CHEE3002 Heat & Mass Transfer
  • CHEE3003 Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHEE3020 Process Systems Analysis
  • MINE3219 Process Mineralogy and Comminution

      Year 3, Semester 2:

  • CHEE3005 Reaction Engineering
  • CHEE3205 Metallurgical Process Modelling
  • MINE3208 Mineral and Coal Beneficiation
  • MINE3212 Pyrometallurgy

      Year 4, Semester 1:

  • CHEE4060 Process & Control System Synthesis
  • MINE4203 Flotation
  • MINE4204 Aqueous Solution Processing & Electrometallurgy

      Year 4, Semester 2:

  • MINE4200 Impact and Risk for Minerals Processing
  • MINE4201 Metallurgical Plant Design
  • 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
  • CHEE1001 Principles of Biological Engineering
  • 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:

  • CHEE2501 Environmental Systems Engineering I: Processes
  • CHEE3008 Special Topics C
  • CHEE4003 Special Topics A
  • CHEE4015 Special Topics VII
  • ENVM2522 Carbon & Energy Management
  • ENVM3103 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning
  • ENVM3525 Sustainable Business Practice
  • MECH2300 Structures & Materials
  • MECH2305 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing
  • MECH2310 Science & Engineering of Metals
  • MINE2105 Introduction to Mining
  • MINE3211 Special Topics in Minerals Processing II
  • MINE4207 Special Topics in Minerals Processing I
  • TIMS3309 Fundamentals of Technology and Innovation Management

      Part B4 - Advanced Electives:

  • CHEE4006 Individual Inquiry
  • CHEE4007 Individual Inquiry
  • CHEE4009 Transport Phenomena
  • CHEE4012 Industrial Wastewater & Solid Waste Management
  • CHEE4022 Principles of Adsorption
  • CHEE4026 Thesis Project [1]
  • CHEE4027 Thesis Project [1]
  • CHEE4301 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation
  • CHEE4302 Electrochemistry & Corrosion
  • ENGG3500 Reservoir Engineering
  • ENGY4000 Energy Systems
  • MECH4304 Net Shape Manufacturing

      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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