Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) (BE(Hons)(Chem))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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This program will provide students with a background in the physical sciences, chemical engineering core disciplines, integrated design skills and research training. All Engineering students will complete a common first year before branching out into their disciplines and majors. The first two years of the program are spent developing an understanding of the foundation courses of chemical engineering, which are increasingly put into practice in the third and fourth years via major design, research and experimental projects. The program offers majors in Minerals Processing, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Food and Beverage Engineering as well as an interdisciplinary major in Renewable Energy.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical is an AQF Level 08 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and 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)

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

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 96 units; Core courses up to the value of 81 units and Elective courses up to the value of 15 units with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Food and Beverage Engineering 
    • Minerals Processing
    • Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • Renewable Energy
  2. 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.  
  3. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering

Core Courses