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BE(Hons)/ME Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

 Course Level
Integrated UG-PG Program
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
5 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. 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. Metallurgical engineering plays a key role in ensuring the sustainability of our modern society. Everything in our material world, even our major energy sources, is 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. These two areas of engineering combine well because Metallurgical Eng is an extension of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. A specialisation in Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering gives students an advantage for employment in Australia's important resources sector whilst maintaining employment options in other industries. Metallurgical Engineering is an exciting field because the processing changes depending on the ore body and the challenges to continuously make minerals processing more sustainable.

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 students can work in: -

  • Environmental protection
  • Energy 
  • Chemical, petroleum
  • Computer-aided process and control engineering
  • Advanced materials design and manufacture
  • Product design

As a Chemical & Metallurgical Engineer students have a clear advantage to find employment in a wide range of companies in the resources sector and employment prospects are excellent. Positions for Chemical & Metallurgical Engineers are available in production operations, engineering design, consultancies, laboratories, marketing, finance and commerce, and in R&D. The industry provides well-paid vacation work and scholarships to assist you. This is a truly international profession with a choice of employment and lifestyle opportunities throughout Australia and overseas. BE/ME graduates will have a head start in careers that require specialist skills and adaptability (e.g. in consulting, corporate/governmental advising or R&D) 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

      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

      Part M - Compulsory:

      Year 4, Semester 1:

  • CHEE4009 Transport Phenomena
  • CHEE4060 Process & Control System Synthesis
  • MINE4203 Flotation
  • MINE4204 Aqueous Solution Processing & Electrometallurgy

      Year 4, Semester 2:

  • CHEE7104 Chemical Engineering Placement A

      Year 5, Semester 1:

  • CHEE7111 Advanced Process and System Modelling
  • CHEE7113 Whole of Process Optimisation and Control
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

      Year 5, Semester 2:

  • CHEE7103 Chemical Engineering ME Design Project
  • ENGG7701 Engineering Grand Challenges
  • MINE4200 Impact and Risk for Minerals Processing

      Part N - Electives:

  • CHEE7112 Integrated Safety Design and Management
  • CHEE7501 Advanced Water Technology and Management
  • CHEE7502 Sustainable Bioresource Engineering
  • ENGG7602 Advanced Engineering Laboratory Techniques
  • ENVM7524 Carbon & Energy Management
  • MATE7001 Environmental Performance of Materials
  • MATE7013 Advanced Manufacturing
  • TIMS7317 Corporate Sustainability

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How to Apply

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

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