Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) / Bachelor of Mathematics

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program provides students with an opportunity to undertake study in the fields of both Chemical Engineering and Mathematics and complete two awards. In general a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

Within this program students have the opportunity to select electives according to their individual areas of interest and also complete twelve weeks of industry experience. They will have the opportunity to undertake an industry related engineering project in their final year of study.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

Please Note: This program is not available to International Students.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Assumed Knowledge for Chemical Engineering:

There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.

Assumed Knowledge for Mathematics:

Mathematics (2 unit) or equivalent


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


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The B Engineering (Chemical) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):

A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;

Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an extra year of full-time or equivalent part-time study. For further information on Honours please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/for-students/industrial-experience/


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, the Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK), and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord.

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)/Bachelor of Mathematics are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia and the Institute of Chemical Engineers.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Not available to international students.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


Additional Information (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

The Bachelor to Engineering (Chemical)/Bachelor of Mathematics combined degree program comprises courses with a total value of 400 units. The program is available at Callaghan Campus. To meet the current requirements of this combined degree program students must complete the program as listed. Within this program students have the opportunity to select electives according to their individual areas of interest.

Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree program within five years, if selection of electives involves timetable clashes, or where elective courses are not offered in a particular year. Students enrolled in a combined degree program are advised to consult the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information in relation to their academic program.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEE1000Chemical Engineering PrinciplesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I

Students may choose EITHER CHEM1010 (Callaghan) or CHEM1110 (Ourimbah) but NOT both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II

Students may choose EITHER CHEM1020 (Callaghan) or CHEM1120 (Ourimbah) but NOT both.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering ComputationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEE2691Heat Transfer and Design of Energy SystemsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE2820Transfer Processes LaboratorySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE2931Green Engineering and Sustainability PrinciplesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2410Physical ChemistrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2310Fluid MechanicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2420Engineering MathematicsTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from these directed courses.
MATH2330AnalysisSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE2940Particle ProcessingSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2470Partial Differential Equations in EngineeringSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of StatisticsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE3320ThermodynamicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE3741Mass Transfer and Separation ProcessesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
PHIL3910Technology and Human ValuesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEE2421Safety and RiskSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE3731Modelling of Separation ProcessesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE3841Research LaboratorySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Back to topYear 5 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEE4320Kinetics and Reaction EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE4510Proj Management & Innovation in Process IndustriesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE4940AChemical Engineering Design Project Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE4940BChemical Engineering Design Project Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE4971AChemical Engineering Research Project Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEE4971BChemical Engineering Research Project Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ELEC4400Automatic ControlSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 50 units from these MATH/STAT directed courses, with a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level, (NOT including the directed course selected in Year 2).
MATH2330AnalysisSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical ComputationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2800Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH3120AlgebraSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3170Number TheorySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3180TopologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3200An Introduction to Hilbert SpacesNot currently offered10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in MathematicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in MathematicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheorySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3820Numerical MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3820Numerical MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3850Industrial ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3010Statistical InferenceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3030Generalized Linear ModelsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3040Time Series AnalysisSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian MethodsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3170Surveys and ExperimentsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3990Topics in StatisticsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units