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BE(Hons) Chemical Engineering-Extended 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

About this course

Chemical engineers invent, design, and manage products and processes that transform raw materials into valuable products using the latest knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics to ensure minimum loss of materials and consumption of energy. This value-adding must be safe, economical and environmentally sound. It is a rapidly changing profession with chemical engineers working at the cutting-edge of fields such as molecular biology, nano-materials and chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology.

Chemical engineers design both products and the processes needed for their commercial-scale production. They also manage operation and optimisation of these processes to produce such products as petrol, plastics, instant coffee, pharmaceuticals, and artificial blood.

Employment opportunities:

Chemical engineering is one of the most mobile and diverse careers students can choose. Their skills will allow them to work in a wide range of industries, government departments and private consultancies. For example graduates can work in: -


  • 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 
  • Product design and development


New chemical engineering graduates are actively sought by employers for design, operations, research, development and management positions.

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Engineers Australia
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers

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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

      Year 3, Semester 1:

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

       Year 3, Semester 2:

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

      Year 4, Semester 1:

  • CHEE4002 Impact and Risk in the Process Industries
  • CHEE4009 Transport Phenomena
  • 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] [4]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

       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:

  • BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • BIOL2202 Genetics
  • CHEE2501 Environmental Systems Engineering I: Processes
  • CHEE3008 Special Topics C
  • CHEE3301 Polymer Engineering
  • CHEE4003 Special Topics A
  • CHEE4015 Special Topics VII
  • CIVL3141 Catchment Hydrology
  • CIVL3150 Modelling of Environmental Systems
  • ENGG4103 Engineering Asset Management
  • ENVM3103 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning
  • FOOD2000 Food Science
  • FOOD3007 Food Structure & Sensory Science
  • FOOD3008 Food Process Engineering II
  • FOOD3011 Food Product Development
  • FOOD3017 Food Policy, Safety & Quality Management
  • MECH2310 Science & Engineering of Metals
  • MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
  • MICR2001 Food Microbiology I
  • MINE2201 Physical & Chemical Processing of Minerals
  • MINE3211 Special Topics in Minerals Processing II
  • MINE3212 Pyrometallurgy
  • MINE3219 Process Mineralogy and Comminution
  • MINE4207 Special Topics in Minerals Processing I

      Part B4 - Advanced Electives:

  • CHEE4006 Individual Inquiry
  • CHEE4007 Individual Inquiry
  • CHEE4012 Industrial Wastewater & Solid Waste Management
  • CHEE4020 Biomolecular Engineering
  • CHEE4022 Principles of Adsorption
  • CHEE4026 Thesis Project [1]
  • CHEE4027 Thesis Project [1]
  • CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • CHEE4301 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation
  • CHEE4302 Electrochemistry & Corrosion
  • CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
  • ENGG3500 Reservoir Engineering
  • ENGY4000 Energy Systems
  • MECH4304 Net Shape Manufacturing
  • MINE4203 Flotation
  • MINE4204 Aqueous Solution Processing & Electrometallurgy

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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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