Chemical Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy 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. You’ll explore the development, design and operation of processes for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials. Throughout your studies, you’ll specialise in biosystems engineering, chemical engineering or oil and gas.
Extractive metallurgists are involved in plant design, development, operations and control, management and research. This course will provide you with sound training in minerals processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. You will also cover environmental considerations and mine finance and management.
Studying for two semesters in Kalgoorlie will give you first-hand experience and contact with the minerals industry and its personnel which will provide you with a level of knowledge and awareness of the industry which is unavailable elsewhere. You will learn from highly qualified and experienced staff, and also industry experts who visit to lecture on specialist topics. To ensure a well-rounded and fully hands-on education you will undertake field trips and at least 12 weeks of professional experience prior to graduation.
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.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- At least three of the following four: Mathematics 3C/3D, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B
Desirable WACE coursesEngineering Studies 3A/3B
In certain cases, the need to complete special units may extend the duration of your studies.
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.
After graduation and 12 weeks of appropriate and recorded work experience, you will also be eligible for membership of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.
This course can help you become a:
- Chemical Engineer
- Metallurgical Technician
- Chemical Engineer
- Strong and active alumni provide excellent networking opportunities in the profession.
- 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.
- Extremely flexible engineering program offering job opportunities within chemical, petroleum, mineral, pharmaceutical, food and other processing industries in Australia and internationally.
- Active participation of local process industries provides practical flavour to graduate students.