Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Biotechnology (BE(Hons)(Chem)(BBiotech))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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Through this double degree program students can combine the concepts of chemical engineering with science (Biotechnology). The chemical engineering program will provide students with a background in the physical sciences, chemical engineering core disciplines, integrated design skills and research training. Students choose a science specialisation in Energy and Environment, Process and Product Engineering, or Food, Wine and Bimolecular Engineering. Through the science program, students learn a number of transferable skills including analytical methods, laboratory and field techniques, information technology skills, teamwork, initiative and the ability to communicate and cooperate with people from a range of backgrounds and expertise.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)/ Bachelor of Biotechnology is an AQF Level 08 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) (UK).


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Biotechnology

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Biotechnology.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)/ Bachelor of Biotechnology, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 84 units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical).
  2. Bachelor of Biotechnology courses to the value of 36 units.
  3. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.
  4. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.
  5. Students who have not undertaken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in Mathematics IM, followed by Mathematics IA with Mathematics IB taken in Summer Semester to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level I. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Core Courses