Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (BE(Hons) (Chem) BMaCompSc)

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 mathematical and computer sciences. The chemical engineering 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, majors and/or a choice of thematic minors. The mathematical and computer sciences program includes a range of mathematics, statistics and computer science courses.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)/ Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is an AQF Level 8 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).

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Contribute to the design of creative, sustainable, economic and safe solutions, which satisfy the objectives of clients and stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrate a broad, theory-based understanding of the mathematical, natural and physical sciences underpinning engineering practice, and evaluate the differences between theoretical and applied system behaviour.
  3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the computer and information sciences that underpin engineering practice.
  4. Demonstrate a substantial and contemporary body-of-knowledge of engineering methods, tools and processes for a specific discipline, complemented by relevant knowledge from related disciplines.
  5. Professionally and ethically conduct themselves and their work, respecting the communities and cultural norms within which that work is carried out.
  6. Communicate objectively and effectively, in written and oral forms, to lay and expert audiences.
  7. Apply critical and independent thinking to make sound judgements, based on evidence, theory and logical reasoning.
  8. Maintain and develop knowledge of advancements in engineering practice and research in the specific discipline, and apply this knowledge innovatively when devising solutions.
  9. Be an effective, emotionally and culturally intelligent team member, with leadership potential.
  10. Apply a systems approach to managing and developing solutions to complex problems.
  11. Demonstrate deep knowledge of the mathematical and computer sciences.
  12. Apply problem-solving skills in the mathematical and computer sciences.
  13. Critically analyse and solve problems as independent self-directed learners.
  14. Demonstrate skills in the use of technology to solve mathematical and computational problems.
  15. Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
  16. Demonstrate awareness of professional practice.


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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)/ Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Science, 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 96 units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical), Core courses up to the value of at least 72 units and Elective courses of at least 3 units, with the option of a major in:
    • Minerals Processing
    • Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • Food and Beverage Engineering
  2. Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences courses to the value of 24 units as specified to provide a double degree with a major in either:
    • Computer Sciences, or
    • Mathematical Sciences
  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 enroll 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).

The Pharmaceutical Engineering Major offered in this program is unable to be combined with a second Degree of Computer Sciences. 

Core Courses