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BE(Hons)/ME Chemical and biological Engineering (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Integrated UG-PG Program
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
10 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.

Employment opportunities:

Chemical engineering is one of the most mobile and diverse careers you can choose. Your skills will allow you to work in a wide range of industries, government departments and private consultancies. For example you 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.

Chemical & Biological Engineering involves working with processes like the design and manufacture of biomolecules, cell-based products, and tissue replication and manipulation. Students with a specialisation in this field will have a clear advantage in industrial and research positions that deal with these emerging areas. BE/ME graduates will have a head start in careers that require specialist skills and adaptability (e.g. in consulting, corporate/governmental advising or industrial research) or when applying for research higher degrees at the world's top research institutions.

 

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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
  • Entry to the 5 year program BE(Hons)/ME will be via student application after completion of at least #48 towards a BE(Hons) in a relevant discipline and is available only to students who are performing at Honours level (i.e. a cumulative weighted GPA of at least 5.0) at the time of application.

 For International students:

  • Entry to the 5 year program BE(Hons)/ME will be via student application after completion of at least #48 towards a BE(Hons) in a relevant discipline and is available only to students who are performing at Honours level (i.e. a cumulative weighted GPA of at least 5.0) at the time of application.
  • 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

Part M - Compulsory:

       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:

  • CHEE7104 Chemical Engineering Placement A

      Year 5, Semester 1:

  • CHEE7111 Advanced Process and System Modelling
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

      Year 5, Semester 2:

  • CHEE4028 Metabolic Engineering
  • CHEE7103 Chemical Engineering ME Design Project
  • ENGG7701 Engineering Grand Challenges

      Part N - Electives:

  • BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
  • CHEE7112 Integrated Safety Design and Management
  • CHEE7113 Whole of Process Optimisation and Control
  • CHEE7501 Advanced Water Technology and Management
  • CHEE7502 Sustainable Bioresource Engineering

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Program Change Request on mySI-net.

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