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Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Double Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) - BEng(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - 303763

Science and Engineering

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.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Laboratory Worker
  • Chemist

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Professional recognition

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.

Credit for previous study

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.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 1000

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer Processes 422 3.0 25.0
Analytical Chemistry 202 7.0 25.0
Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy 301 6.5 25.0
Chemical Energetics and Kinetics 211 7.0 25.0
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 223 5.0 25.0
Chemical Reactions and Mechanisms 212 6.5 25.0
Chemical Research Methods 362 16.0 50.0
Chemical Sensing and Measurement 310 6.0 25.0
Chemical Structure and Spectroscopy 201 7.0 25.0
Design Project 499 6.0 50.0
Engineering Sustainable Development 201 3.0 12.5
Environmental Chemistry 352 10.0 25.0
Fluid Mechanics 230 4.0 25.0
Fluid and Particle Processes 324 5.0 25.0
Materials Chemistry 231 6.5 25.0
Principles and Processes in Chemistry 100 6.0 25.0
Process Economics and Management 423 5.0 25.0
Process Engineering and Analysis 212 5.0 25.0
Process Heat Transfer 228 7.0 25.0
Process Instrumentation and Control 328 5.5 25.0
Process Mass Transfer 221 5.0 25.0
Process Modelling and Simulation 314 5.0 25.0
Process Plant Engineering 322 5.0 25.0
Process Principles 227 5.0 25.0
Process Synthesis and Design 312 5.0 25.0
Reaction Engineering 325 8.0 25.0
Reactivity and Function in Chemistry 120 6.0 25.0
Risk Management 421 5.0 25.0
Synthetic Methods in Chemistry 311 6.5 25.0
Transport Phenomena 323 5.0 25.0
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
Advanced Modelling and Control 401 5.0 25.0
Advanced Particle Processes 415 6.0 25.0
Advanced Thermodynamics and Reactor Engineering 401 5.0 25.0
Biochemical Engineering 471 4.0 12.5
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Control 313 3.0 12.5
Petroleum Processing 475 6.0 12.5
Wastewater Treatment Processes 302 3.0 12.5

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 80
STAT entry*: Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

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

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.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

  • At least three of the following courses: Mathematics 3C/3D, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B.
  • At least English 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

Engineering Studies 3A/3B

Where:

Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

5 years full time

Fees (indicative first year only):

2014
Commonwealth supportedCommonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$8,650*

*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 for students in 2014 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.

Other notes:

Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year

 

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2013 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
TER (including TEE/SACE/HSC/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 77%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

5 years full time

Fees for 2013:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year

2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
TER (including TEE/SACE/HSC/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 77%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

5 years full time

Fees for 2014:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800
Indicative year 1 fee $30,800
Total indicative course fee $170,400
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

Bentley or Kalgoorlie
This course may not be offered at all locations every year

CRICOS: 050336F
This page was last updated on 01 December 2010

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