Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)

Handbook

This program has been discontinued, and there will be no further intake for new students. The information in this program is for continuing students only, who are already enrolled in the program.

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)

Information correct as at

20th Apr 2015 10:50am

Program Code

10063

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Chemical engineering is at the forefront of efforts to address the most significant issues facing the international community in the 21st Century, the provision of potable water, overcoming greenhouse gas emissions, and the establishment of clean energy sources.Chemical engineering is concerned with the processing of gases, liquids and solids for the purpose of producing everyday products from toothpaste to steel, while also applying their skills to solve environmental problems. Especially in the emerging fields of biotechnology, microfluidics and nanotechnology.


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Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory Program Requirements

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/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment/student-resources/industrial-experience


Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.

Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

This program is accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) are eligible to apply for membership to the Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The chemical engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units in which students complete a series of core and elective courses majoring in environmental processing, food and bio-processing, and mineral processing. The core courses focus on fundamental process engineering topics such as: heat and mass transfer; thermo-fluid engineering, particle technology, reaction engineering, separations involving solids, liquids, and gases; process control; plant design for clean and economical processes; project management and research.

Any students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.


Transition Arrangements

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 "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CHEE1000Chemical Engineering Principles
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE2421Safety and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE2691Heat Transfer and Design of Energy Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE2820Transfer Processes Laboratory
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE2931Green Engineering and Sustainability Principles
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE2940Particle Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2470Partial Differential Equations in Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE3320Thermodynamics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE3731Modelling of Separation Process
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE3741Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE3841Research Laboratory
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
CHEE4320Kinetics and Reaction Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4940AChemical Engineering Design Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4940BChemical Engineering Design Project Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4971AChemical Engineering Research Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4971BChemical Engineering Research Project Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic Control
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 AND MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Mid Summer - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 AND MATH1220

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CHEM2410Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE3920Coal and Mineral Processing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from these Group B Directed Courses (or from Group A Directed Courses not already undertaken).

CHEE3690Environ. Process Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4510Proj Man and Innovation in Process Ind.
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

The B Engineering (Chemical) 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.

To calculate your WAM, visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty%20of%20Engineering%20and%20Built%20Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

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

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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