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BE(Hons)/ME Chemical and Materials 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

Chemical engineering is concerned with inventing, designing, and managing products and processes that transform raw materials into valuable products such as bio-fuels, plastics, wine, pharmaceuticals, and artificial blood. This is done using the latest knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics to ensure viable commercial production whilst minimising loss of materials and energy consumption. This value-adding must be safe, economical and environmentally sound. 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. These two areas of engineering combine well because the properties of materials are often strongly affected by their processing. In addition, chemical processes are conducted in vessels, pumps, reactors and other equipment where the selection of the right materials of construction and material behaviour over time is very important. Chemical & Materials Engineers are ideally suited to work at this interface which is important for industry as well as cutting edge areas like biomaterials, nanotechnology and novel composites.

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

The combination with Materials Engineering opens up employment opportunities in 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. 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]
  • 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

      Part M - Compulsory:

      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:

  • CHEE7104 Chemical Engineering Placement A

      Year 5, Semester 1:

  • CHEE7111 Advanced Process and System Modelling
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment
  • MATE7013 Advanced Manufacturing

      Year 5, Semester 2:

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

      Part N - Electives:

      Part N1:

  • CHEE7112 Integrated Safety Design and Management
  • CHEE7113 Whole of Process Optimisation and Control
  • MATE7001 Environmental Performance of Materials

      Part N2:

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

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How to Apply

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

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