Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Double Degree
|Indicative ATAR||80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Location||Bentley or Kalgoorlie This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||5 years full time|
Chemical engineering uses chemistry, physics and mathematics to convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. A great variety of process industries serve the needs of society. Among the more familiar are petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical and polymer production, fertiliser manufacture, cement and lime production, minerals and metals extraction and refining, paper and board manufacture, sugar refining, food processing, and production of industrial and fine chemicals.
In this double degree, the chemical engineering component explores the development, design and operation of processes for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials. Throughout your studies, you will specialise in either biosystems engineering, chemical engineering or oil and gas.
The chemistry component develops your knowledge in chemistry and a range of skills necessary for a career in a modern analytical or industrial laboratory. You will develop a sound foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry and undertake units in computer programming, mathematics and statistics along with a continuous study of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. Your learning will be largely based in our laboratories which are amongst the best equipped in Australia.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR, and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR.
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Specialist ATAR
Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and for corporate membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Engineers Australia.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Chemical Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Laboratory Worker
- Strong and active Alumni provides excellent networking opportunities in the profession.
- Professionally accredited by both Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK.
- Practical course with hands-on experience and job-ready capabilities and substantial industry exposure through many industrial expert guest lecturers.
- Multicultural environment with a diversity of staff and students.
- Graduates are well regarded and sought after both locally and internationally.
- Extremely flexible engineering program offering job opportunities within chemical, petroleum, mineral, pharmaceutical, food and other processing industries in Australia and internationally.
- Research active staff provide students with state-of-the-art chemical engineering technological processes.
- Active participation of local process industries provides practical flavour to graduate students.